Jo and the Third Doctor reunite for three new adventures

Big Finish have revealed the cover and story details for Doctor Who: The Return of Jo Jones. Taking place decades after her departure in The Green Death, the new box set, due out next month, sees Katy Manning’s Jo Jones (nee Grant) reunite with her Doctor at a very important point in her life. Together they embark on three new adventures.

Tim Treloar, who plays the Doctor in Big Finish’s Third Doctor Adventures, says “It’s wonderful to be reunited with Katy – I haven’t worked with her for a while. It’s great having her back and it’s the first time doing it with her as the age that Jo Jones would be now. It’s a new venture.”

Katy Manning herself adds “I love working with Tim. This is the first time that Jo has been back with the Third Doctor since she left him at the end of The Green Death. After everything that’s happened to her, I think she needs this moment and last hurrah with the Doctor. It’s absolutely lovely.”

(l-r) David O'Mahony (Petroz), Katy Manning (Jo Jones), Tim Treloar (the Doctor), Poppy Miller (Vykane), Paul Copley (Wendell), Gary Turner (Premier Maldon) Doctor Who The Return of Jo Jones Big Finish Jo Grant Third Doctor
(l-r) David O’Mahony (Petroz), Katy Manning (Jo Jones), Tim Treloar (the Doctor), Poppy Miller (Vykane), Paul Copley (Wendell), Gary Turner (Premier Maldon)

Supernature by Matt Fitton (2 parts)

After a spate of terrifying bird attacks, Jo Jones is called to the Isle of Wight by an old friend. Something has thrown the natural order out of balance – but Jo’s own world has also changed forever.

It turns out she is not the only one investigating. Soon it’s like old times, facing down arrogant scientific ambition, as danger grows. The Doctor and Jo have been reunited just when they need each other most.

The Conservitors by Felicia Barker (2 parts)

On the planet Viltris in the 49th Century, a regime obsessed with statistical analysis of risk has created a force of robots to protect its citizens. But when Jo Jones arrives with the Doctor on her first space-time voyage for decades, she discovers that long-held grudges from a past conflict are about to bubble over into outright rebellion.

The Iron Shore by Lizzie Hopley (2 parts)

Landing on the troubled, sea-faring planet Mercator, the Doctor and Jo encounter Callis, a ‘cursed man’, the last surviving member of his family line – and the curse is keen to find new victims.

Nearby, a condemned wet dock, a deep rectangle of unmoving water, is the source of mystifying rumours. As Jo lifts the lid on the tensions within the local community, the Doctor finds himself in deep trouble.

Doctor Who – The Third Doctor Adventures: The Return of Jo Jones is now available to pre-order for just £19.99 (collector’s edition CD box set + download) or £16.99 (download only).


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