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WATCH: Katy Manning returns as Jo Grant in new Doctor Who short

November 25th, 2020 by Marc Comments


In anticipation of the pre-orders going live for the upcoming Doctor Who Season 8 blu-ray box set, director Pete McTighe has revealed a short movie he made starring the Doctor’s assistant, Jo Grant played once more by Katy Manning.

The episode revisits the classic Jon Pertwee era story Terror of the Autons from season 8 which also happens to be the first appearance of Jo (here).

Manning had returned to the role briefly to the role in The Sarah Jane Adventures before the untimely death of star Elizabeth Sladen.

Here’s the short, wrapped around a trailer for the complete Doctor Who Season 8:

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