Origin : Gallifrey

Companion’s reign – 1963 – 64

“I was born in another time, another world” Susan – An Unearthly Child – 1963

The only known family of the Doctor

Susan “Foreman” – (played by Carol Ann Ford), was the chosen Earth name of the First Doctor’s companion; who appeared as a 15-year-old girl.

The Doctor referred to Susan as his Grand-daughter and she referred to him as Grand-father. But again, this was never made clear whether the two shared biological ties, or they simply continued to refer to each other by their chosen Earth aliases.

Most likely, she was Gallifreyan in origin (although this was never confirmed). It was confirmed, that Susan was born sometime around the 49th Century.

Susan’s Fifteen Earth years, were considered to be much higher in Gallifreyan measurement but she was still considered young; by Gallifreyan standards.

Susan’s chosen Earth alias ‘Susan Foreman’ was taken in part from ‘I.M. Foreman’s junkyard’ in An Unearthly Child – 1963, which she and the Doctor were using as a base for Tardis repairs; in London – in 1963.

Susan’s first love was 20th Century Earth culture and she longed to experience it, by attending an Earth school – to learn more about it. So she enrolled at Coalhill School in London.

It was here, at Coalhill, that Susan attracted the attention of teachers; Barbara & Ian. Who noticed how academically gifted Susan appeared to be – and completely naive in others.

In lessons, Susan would completely undermine the teacher by always knowing the answer to complex equations. Sometimes even appearing slightly arrogant and frustrated, that no-one else, could verify her answers.

Other times, she was unable to answer simple questions – such as what the correct currency was in use – in London, in 1963.

It was this – and the lack of a visible parental figure, that made Ian & Barbara decide to follow Susan home – one night, after school. They noticed Susan slip into the junkyard and then inside a blue police phonebox. They both followed her inside and met the Doctor.

Susan became particularly close to Barbara, during their travels together and although being academically gifted, she was still extremely naive and Barbara provided motherly protection; which Susan craved.

Although bright, Susan didn’t understand the Tardis workings fully, aswell as the Doctor did. She did however, claim to have given the Tardis it’s name : ‘Tardis’ “being the abbreviation of “Time And Relative Dimension In Space”. Susan also showed herself to be mildly telepathic in The Sensorites – 1964.

After a number of adventures with the Doctor, Barbara & Ian. Susan met and fell in love with a freedom fighter – called David Campbell, in The Dalek Invasion of Earth – 1964 and decided to stay with him – in 22nd Century London – and leave the Doctor and the Tardis, for good.

Susn was briefly reunited with the first Doctor in  The Five Doctors – 1983 having been thrust into the Deathzone, on Gallifrey – in the Timelord games.


Appearances :

Season One – 1963-64

An Unearthly Child – (Pilot)🔵🔵🔵⚪⚪
The Daleks⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Edge of Destruction⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Marco Polo (whole episode missing)🔵🔵🔵🔘⚪
The Keys of Marinus🔵🔵🔵🔵⚪
The Aztecs🔵🔵🔵🔵⚪
The Sensorites🔵🔵🔵🔘⚪
The Reign of Terror (Parts 4 & 5 missing)🔵🔵🔵⚪⚪

Season Two – 1964-65

Planet of Giants🔵🔵🔵🔘⚪
The Dalek Invasion of Earth (leaves)⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Season Twenty – 1983

The Five Doctors⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐