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Who’s a Naughty Girl?

The Radio Times website has been running for a while now, but never has it run such an in-depth and fascinating article as today, when an interview by Patrick Mulkern in which he chats at length with Katy Manning, was published.

You’ll have to head over there to read the details yourself, which covers car crashes, Jon Pertwee, TV lesbians, vomiting and Lis Sladen, not to mention nudity with Daleks.

The really interesting thing, however, is that despite a showbiz lifestyle that rivals (and arguably outdoes) that of her predecessor Anneke Wills, Katy – who of course played Jo Grant from 1971-1973 – has no intention of publishing an autobiography.

“I am asked all the time. Daily! I’m exaggerating, but I’m a very private person. I’ve been secretive since childhood. It would be so goddamn boring tracking back over my life, which ain’t over yet. There are too many people involved I don’t really need to talk about.

“And I’ve been a naughty girl. Naughty girls don’t write books!” A throaty cackle. How naughty, Katy? “I think I’ve been about as naughty as you can get.” She gives one of those faraway but saucy, you-name-it/I’ve-done-it grins.

It’s a shame, but you might understand why. It might barely be suitable reading for a Doctor Who fan!

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