Susan Foreman
Susan Foreman
Aliases: Susan Campbell
Continuity: Doctor Who
Type: Supporting character
Gender: Female
Race: Gallifreyan
Location: Mobile
Known relatives: The Doctor ("grandfather")
Alex Campbell (son)
First: "An Unearthly Child"
Actor: Carole Ann Ford

Susan Foreman is a fictional alien and a time traveler featured on the original British science fiction television series Doctor Who. She was played by actress Carole Ann Ford and first appeared in the program's pilot episode, "An Unearthly Child".

Biography Edit

Susan Foreman was a humanoid alien from the planet Gallifrey and the granddaughter of the Time Lord known as the Doctor. Accompanying the older man aboard a stolen Type 40/Mark I TARDIS, they journeyed to Earth and settled in England, where they took up temporary residence at the I.M. Foreman Junkyard at 76 Totter's Lane in Shoreditch. By human standards, Susan had the appearance of a fifteen-year-old girl. She began attending classes at the Coal Hill School where she studied history under teacher Barbara Wright and science under Ian Chesterton.

The idiosyncrasies of Susan's education became readily apparent to her teachers who realized that although she excelled at world history, knew nothing of common events. Their curiosity piqued, Barbara and Ian decided to investigate the home life of this girl and discovered her alien heritage. The Doctor forced them to remain with Susan and he aboard the TARDIS in order to protect their secret. [1]

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • Susan Foreman has taken credit for coining the name TARDIS as an acronym for Time and Relative Dimension in Space while describing its properties to Barbara Wright. [2]

See also Edit


The World of Doctor Who

Doctor Who miscellaneous

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