The Many Deaths of Jo Grant
Katy Manning (Jo Grant), Nicholas Asbury (Rowe)
“I wasn’t going to let this happen. After all we’d been through, the Doctor wasn’t going to die like this, on his knees, in the mud.”
When Jo Grant was very young, her grandmother told her that There was a time for everything. A time to laugh and a time to cry. A time to live and a time to die.
Since meeting the Doctor, Jo has laughed till she thought she might burst. She has also shed a few tears along the way, but has lived more than she ever thought possible.
But now, as a strange spaceship materialises over UNIT HQ and a heavily injured Doctor returns to Earth, it is Jo’s time to die. Again, and again, and again…
- The Many Deaths of Jo Grant was the forty-eighth release in the Companion Chronicles audio range
- Jo dies four hundred twelve times in four days in the artificial scenarios created by Rowe.
- Rowe created artificial scenarios in which the Doctor sacrificed his life to save Jo, his granddaughter Susan Foreman, Jamie McCrimmon, Zoe Heriot, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart and Sgt. Benton, among many others.
- In the first artificial scenario, the Brigadier refers to the Doctor recently being released from his exile on Earth by the Time Lords in gratitude for his assistance in dealing with Omega. (The Three Doctors)
- The Doctor promised to take Jo to the Hanging Gardens of Draconia. (Frontier in Space)
- Jo mentions watching a documentary about a cult in Utah on BBC3, which “gave [her] the creeps.” (The Dæmons)
- The Doctor mentions the fast return switch. (The Edge of Destruction)