Doctor Who companion star Katy Manning is to reprise her role as Jo Jones (née Grant) in a brand new audio adventure that will see her reunited with the Third Doctor.
Doctor Who – The Third Doctor Adventures: The Return of Jo Jones is the latest full-cast audio serial to be announced by Big Finish Productions and is due to be released in February 2023, the year of the 60th anniversary of Doctor Who.
The new series will be set “years after the former UNIT employee ended her TARDIS travels.
“Now, Jo is about to reunite with her Doctor at a very important point in her life”
The three-part drama will see Manning joined by Tim Treloar who will once again be recapturing Jon Pertwee’s iconic Third Doctor performance.
Producer Heather Challands said of the new series: “We’re always looking for new ways to celebrate an old and much-beloved era. This instalment of The Third Doctor Adventures has not one, not two, but three new two-part standalone adventures!
“Ranging from bird attacks on the Isle of Wight, to political unrest in a repressive regime looking to robotically control all elements of risk, and then to a haunted dock under an alien curse. The Doctor is reunited with Jo Jones, setting off on another trip around the universe.. .and I couldn’t be more thrilled!”
2023 will also see an epic multi-Doctor Big Finish production called Doctor Who: Once and Future which will see David Tennant and Christopher Eccleston reunited alongside no less than five other Doctor Who actors. The eight-part series will be released monthly and coincides with the 60th anniversary of Doctor Who.
Meanwhile, TV fans can look forward to three hour-long specials of the show in November 2023 starring David Tennant and after that the adventures of Ncuti Gatwa’s Fifteenth Doctor and Millie Gibson as Ruby Sunday in Doctor Who season 14 in 2024.