The Sarah Jane Adventures

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The Sarah Jane Adventures
Created byRussell T. Davies
StarringElisabeth Sladen
Yasmin Paige
Tommy Knight
Daniel Anthony
Theme music composerMurray Gold
Country of originUK
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes11
Executive producer(s)Phil Collinson
Russell T. Davies
Julie Gardner
Producer(s)Matthew Bouch
Running time60 min (special)
25 min (series)
Original networkBBC One
CBBC Channel
Picture formatPAL (576i)
Original release1 January 2007 – Present
Preceded byK-9 and Company
Related showsDoctor Who
External links

The Sarah Jane Adventures is a 2007 science fiction television series. It is a spin off from the British cult series Doctor Who.

The series stars Elisabeth Sladen as the journalist Sarah Jane Smith, who was a companion of the Third and Fourth Doctor in the classic Doctor Who series. Sladen played the original part of Sarah Jane from 1973 until 1976. Sarah Jane was considered the most popular companion of the Doctor and appeared in the new series episode "School Reunion" along with her robot dog, K-9.

Unlike the other spin off of Doctor Who, Torchwood, the target audience for The Sarah Jane Adventures is children as it is shown on CBBC.

Connections to Doctor Who[change | change source]

The series features many connections to Doctor Who. The Slitheen family, who first appeared in the Doctor Who episode "Aliens of London" appeared in two stories in the first series, and the Sontarans, who first appeared in the Doctor Who story The Time Warrior featured in two stories in the Second series. Doctor Who had also used ideas from The Sarah Jane Adventures. In the Doctor Who episode "Turn Left", the Doctor makes a reference to the Trickster - an enemy who had only featured in The Sarah Jane Adventures. Sarah Jane also appeared with her son Luke Smith in the Doctor Who episodes "The Stolen Earth" and "Journey's End".

Episodes[change | change source]

Special (2007)[change | change source]

The first episode was a 60-minute special, and served as a basic introduction to the series.

Number Story Title Date Shown
01 Invasion of the Bane 1 January 2007

Series 1 (2007)[change | change source]

The first series featured five stories. Each story was made up of two episodes.

Number Story Title Dates Shown
02 Revenge of the Slitheen 24 September 2007
03 Eye of the Gorgon 1 and 8 October 2007
04 Warriors of Kudlak 15 and 22 October 2007
05 Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? 29 October and 5 November 2007
06 The Lost Boy 12–19 November 2007

Series 2 (2008)[change | change source]

The second series featued six stories. As with the first series, each story was made up of two episodes

No Story Title Dates Shown
07 The Last Sontaran 29 September 2008
08 The Day of the Clown 6 and 13 October 2008
09 Secrets of the Stars 20 and 27 October 2008
10 The Mark of the Berserker 3 and 10 November 2008
11 The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith 17 and 24 November 2008
12 Enemy of the Bane 1 and 8 December 2008

Comic Relief Special (2009)[change | change source]

A short, 5-minute special was made for the 2009 Comic Relief appeal.

Number Story Title Dates Shown
13 From Raxacoricofallapatorius with Love 13 March 2009

Series 3 (2009)[change | change source]

A third series is currently being filmed. It will feature 6 more stories, each with two episodes. David Tennant who plays the Tenth Doctor will feature in one of these stories.

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