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Published on April 25th, 2012 | by Christian Cawley

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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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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