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Doc 11 Meets Jo Grant

Matt Smith and Katy (Jo Grant) Manning to guest star in The Sarah Jane Adventures

Jo Grant (played by Katy Manning) and the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) will both be appearing in the new series of The Sarah Jane Adventures , in a special adventure penned by Russell T Davies.

According to the press BBC press release: “The two episodes will see The Doctor and his two former time-travelling partners caught up in an alien-busting adventure that will entertain Doctor Who fans of all ages. 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 adds: “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 , who recently returned to live in the UK again, adds: “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. I come home and this is one of the first things that happens.”

A galaxy of guest stars are lined up to appear in the series, including Laila Rouass ( Primeval , Footballers Wives ) and Cheryl Campbell ( Pennies From Heaven ), whilst David Bradley (Argus Filch in Harry Potter ) will provide the voice of the Shansheeth.