The Doctor and Jo in The Sarah Jane Adventures

Former companion Jo Grant is making a sensational return to the world of Doctor Who in the new series of The Sarah Jane Adventures. She will appear in a special story written by Russell T Davies that also features the Eleventh Doctor!

Executive producer Nikki Wilson said, ‘We are absolutely thrilled to be introducing Sarah Jane and the gang to both the Eleventh Doctor and Jo Grant, and to have a script penned by Russell T Davies is the icing on the cake!’

She added, ‘Viewers are in for a real treat, with an action-packed story full of Russell’s usual wit and warmth, which takes the gang inside a secret base beneath Snowdon and introduces brand-new vulture aliens, the mysterious Shansheeth. All this, plus a trip to an alien planet – a first for The Sarah Jane Adventures.’

Elisabeth Sladen, who plays Sarah Jane commented, ‘It’s a fantastic script and I can’t wait to work with another Doctor and hope Matt has fun with us. I’ve known Katy for ages and I am delighted to be working with her. I last met her in LA but this time we will be in Cardiff. LA was good but Cardiff is better.’

Katy Manning was last seen as Jo Grant in The Green Death in 1973. Discussing her return she said, ‘Playing Jo Grant again is something I never really considered. I was gob-smacked when they told me and I am over the moon. What an incredible little treat.’

Watch Katy’s last appearance on Doctor Who as Jo says farewell to the Third Doctor in the Green Death.


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