The Night Belongs To Katy Manning


Katy Manning played Jo Grant, the Doctor’s companion, on Doctor Who from 1971 to 1973. And today’s her birthday!

The early seventies were a big monster era for the show, and Manning got to battle a lot of gross things covered in roots. In the clip above, you can watch her reacting to some Time Lord workplace discrimination — she’s not the tea lady! Manning also appeared on spinoff The Sarah Jane Adventures last year.

Raise a glass to Katy/Jo while you watch her freak out about the Axons. For some reason on vintage Doctor Who, moving really slowly was considered scary.

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