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RIDING THE 1970s home crafts (i.e. Britain is broke) boom like a hastily-put-together show possessed, this little macrame/polished stone/tie dye extravaganza was notable mainly (only) for featuring KATY “JO GRANT” MANNING in the role of “hands were made for making” presenter. Shared name with supposed “cure” for giant maggots as seen in Katy’s last Dr Who adventure, The Green Death.



  1. Glenn Aylett

    June 25, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    She appeared in a Brian Rix film shortly after that and then disappeared to Australia where she does Doctor Who fan conventions and some stage acting. However, Katy Manning will always be best remembered as Jo Grant, a kind of Rose Tyler style contemporary companion, but obviously not as streetwise or apt to make comments about pop culture as this wasn’t the done thing on Doctor Who then.

    • richardpd

      February 27, 2019 at 10:56 pm

      She did quote I Am The Walrus in The 3 Doctors, though half a decade after it was released.

      Katy also appeared in an episode of Target.

  2. Glenn Aylett

    February 27, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    27{30e2395aaf6397fd02d2c79d91a1fe7cbb73158454674890018aee9c53a0cb96} inflation time, kids, when we had to share a cup of tea as the price had gone up again, throw some wood and yesterday’s paper on the coal fire, and freewheel the car( we were lucky enough to have one)down the hill to save petrol. Except for the music, the classic sitcoms and some of the funny fashions, I’d not want to go back to the mid seventies.

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