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Sarah Jane Adventures – Jo Grant Returns

The Sarah Jane Adventures – Jo Grant Returns

Jo Grant – or should that be Jo Jones has made a triumphant return In the Sarah Jane Adventures story Death of the Doctor – and there were plenty of references to past stories.

We wont say any more just now in case you haven’t seen it yet and there will be a special Mr Smith quiz on this story. There is also a brief history of Jo Grant on our website Blog.

A special “Jo Jones” section has been added along with screenshots from The Vault of Secrets to our gallery pages Here. You can also find Katy Manning’s official website which contains lots of useful information Here.



  • Thomas Amor

    October 27th, 2010 - 10:18pm

    Oh my, that was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. I would even go as far as saying that the ‘Death of the Doctor’ episodes were the finest I’ve ever seen from the SJA to date! And the fact that Russell T Davies managed to tie up fifty years of canon in under two minutes is pure genius! And Katy Manning is truly lovely as Jo and with all those flashbacks – I am still yet to get out of my nostalgic haze! Also congrats’ to Sam Watts for a beautiful score <3

  • Alfie

    October 27th, 2010 - 2:54pm

    I enjoyed all the references and flashbacks, the episode was exciting and much darker, emotional and intense than most stories. I also enjoyed the foreshadowing of the Doctos death in Series Six.

  • gary

    October 27th, 2010 - 12:40pm

    well i think the shan shee (did i spell it right?)were really good and looked fabulous.
    and as for jo well, she was simply brilliant!1 she’s my favourite classic companion and i was so glad to see her back.

  • Anonymous

    October 27th, 2010 - 9:49am

    Im sorry has Russel T Davies really got no imagination, more talking earth animals! the judoon and now these silly freaks, looked like obvious emu puppets, come on! why is there this ridiculous thing going on where the producers think all aliens are just earth inhabitants slighlty modified, couldnt they create something, CGI? Latex? Asda halloween mask?

  • booboo

    October 27th, 2010 - 8:19am

    The doctor tlod me that he can change 511 times

    It was 507 and just a figure plucked out of thin air

  • Clyde Langer

    October 27th, 2010 - 8:03am

    The doctor tlod me that he can change 511 times! is that true? i thought it was only 13. lol!

  • paul c

    October 27th, 2010 - 1:46am

    I liked this story and it was great to see Kat Manning again, i hope we get to see her again in either SJA OR DW or both at some point again soon? Matt smith was great as ususal 🙂

  • Mr Pond

    October 26th, 2010 - 9:32pm

    Both katy Manning and Matt Smith were excellent in this i really enjoyed it and i hope Katy will be back at some time

  • Robert Casey

    October 26th, 2010 - 9:30pm

    All i can say is WOW!!! It was so amazing, I really hope thats not the end we see of Jo Grant (now Jones) and Santeago!! Please come again soon.

    Also Matt smith was brilliant, great doctor!!

  • Sonic screwdriver

    October 26th, 2010 - 9:05pm

    Utterly brilliant seeing katy Manning again, the scene on the planet was one of my favourite ever

  • The Pandorica

    October 26th, 2010 - 8:35pm

    The Doctor wasn’t in this much. Anyway, I really liked this. I was really happy Captain Karim died because she was evil and it shows SJA is getting darker and it is toughening up. Great!

  • Eternal Dalek

    October 26th, 2010 - 7:31pm

    I wou;d have liked it if the funeral holders were somin like old companions as a joke and then they turn out to be creatures that have taken over there bodys but they werent but it was still the best story yet it seems to me that all the best eps of SJA always have some refrence to the dr or tim travel

  • Juddon Platoon

    October 26th, 2010 - 6:52pm

    This was a great story

  • cyberdalek

    October 26th, 2010 - 6:16pm

    Love the Shansheeth. Hope they feature in Doctor Who

  • David

    October 26th, 2010 - 5:50pm

    The story wasn’t that good – but it didn’t matter, Katy Manning was brilliant

  • Extermineron

    October 26th, 2010 - 4:53pm

    This waz great!

    The only rubbish part were those stupid shansheeth vultures. They are rubbish. There could have been judoon, slitheen or sontarans instead of these.
    Jo waz great and so waz Sj

  • biggest doctor who fan

    October 26th, 2010 - 4:22pm

    god jo grant/jones is such a funny character
    part 1 was brilliant
    those groske are the same as the graske , just as bad as each other
    funny when matt smith came on in clyde
    waiting now for part 2

  • dalek eternal

    October 26th, 2010 - 2:48pm

    i can,t wait till 5.15 to see the next part.

  • third doctor

    October 26th, 2010 - 12:51pm

    Russel T Davies brought that story to life. All the impact of the doctor and his companions how they feel about each other. It was sad that jo never got to see the doctor again and sarah did. but with katy manning and elisabeth sladen the did this story brillant well done to them.

  • dr daddy cool 67

    October 26th, 2010 - 11:27am

    My family and I sat down to watch this and really enjoyed it, ( I do remember jo grant first time round with the 3rd doctor). The only thing spoiling it was the clumsy looking vultures. Still part 2 to go though.

  • king gerbil

    October 26th, 2010 - 10:07am

    its like jon pertwee doctor who-sarah jane, jo grant, bow ties and braces, monsters that look unrealistic(i’m sorry but i think they are)unit base and an alien planet.GREAT

  • Robert Casey

    October 26th, 2010 - 8:53am

    I loved how Jo and Sarah Jane met!It was quite sad when sarah jane was talking about her reuinion with the doctor and Jo never saw him after she left :'(
    Gonna be good tonight!!!!

  • tardistik

    October 26th, 2010 - 8:46am


  • Juddon Platoon

    October 26th, 2010 - 8:45am

    Jo and Sarah Jane make a great team and I’m going to watch it again

  • gryffindor1991

    October 25th, 2010 - 10:42pm

    i loved this episode. i was great to see the doctor in something new. that should hold me over until the christmas special

  • Peladon

    October 25th, 2010 - 9:49pm

    Just leaves you wanting more, i think i was looking forward to seeing her more than The Doctor

  • Juddon Platoon

    October 25th, 2010 - 9:30pm

    She was incredible and her and Sarah make a good team!
    I hope she comes back next year

  • Dalek ironside

    October 25th, 2010 - 9:29pm

    It was great found the vultures a bit strange, i think they are something else

  • Simon

    October 25th, 2010 - 9:25pm

    She was really good, almost as if she had never been away. I hope this isn’t the last we see of her.

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