The Jo Grant Page

Last modified on March 3rd, 2001

Josephine Grant served as an assistant to Doctor Who during seasons eight-ten. She was the niece of a UN official, and got her job with UNIT because he pulled some strings. She was palmed off on the Doctor by the Brigadier after the departure of his previous assistant, Dr. Liz Shaw. But the Doctor took a liking to his young assistant, and they worked well together until she left UNIT. Jo is bright, energetic and enthusiastic, and has a wonderful fashion sense. Although she is not scientifically trained, she is able to follow the Doctor's explanations.

Jo's character had it's good and bad moments. She showed her skills in her opening serial, "Terror of the Autons." While she and the Doctor are tied up on the floor of the Auton's coach, it is Jo who escapes first, and unties the Doctor. Remembered by many for her clothing and screaming, if you watch her episodes carefully you will notice that she shows her competence and intelligence as often as she shows her clumsiness. She was an excellent screamer, though. :)

Episode list

The character of Jo Grant appeared in the following episodes of Doctor Who:

Eighth Season:
Terror of the Autons
The Mind of Evil
The Claws of Axos
Colony in Space
The Dæmons

Ninth Season:
Day of the Daleks
The Curse of Peladon
The Sea Devils
The Mutants
The Time Monster

Tenth Season:
The Three Doctors
Carnival of Monsters
Frontier in Space
Planet of the Daleks
The Green Death

Jo in books and video
Jo Grant was played by Katy Manning . She appeared from 1971-73 with the third Doctor, Jon Pertwee.

Some Jo Links:
The best source for pictures of all the companions is Steven Hill's Shillpages.

Katy Manning's Voiceover Agent in Australia, RMK Voice Productions, has a page for her, which includes a professional bio, recent picture and a sample of her voicework. Click here to visit.

Jeri Massi's page of Doctor Who Fiction Page includes only stories about the Third Doctor, and includes some Jo stories.

The Doctor Who Club of Australia is offering two specially designed autographed photos of Katy. Click here for more information on these pictures.

The Jo Grant Poll
Cast your ballot in the Jo Grant poll, or just view the results .

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Special thanks to my friend George. It was with his kind help that I was able to view many of these episodes for the first time in many years. Many thanks to all of those of you who have commented, added or corrected something, or just dropped in.

The two pictures on this page came from Steven Hill's Shillpages(the upper one has been cropped). The picture of Katy with the Dalek came from the newsgroup alt.binaries.drwho. Thanks to Jason Fraser, for running the Who's Who in Who Ring, now closed due to ringhost ownership changes.

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This site created on March 29, 1997.
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