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October 18th, 2011 89 comments

Sarah Jane Smith – The Story Goes on – Forever

Sarah Jane Smith

Following the tragic death of Elisabeth Sladen earlier this year, the very last Television episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures has aired – but The Story Goes On – Forever.

Farewell The Sarah Jane Adventures

Filmed in 2010 along side series 4, The man who never was marks the untimely end of a wonderful and highly popular series – the World of Doctor Who will never be quite the same again.

In 2006 Elisabeth Sladen returned to Doctor Who as Sarah Jane Smith in School Reunion alongside the 10th Doctor (David Tennant). Later that year filming began for Invasion of the Bane, a special hour long opening episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures which originally aired January 1st 2007.

The Sarah Jane Adventures quickly became one of the most popular shows on CBBC picking up record audiences. In 2009 a special episode, From Raxacoricofallapatorius with Love aired as part of Comic Relief on BBC One.

The show has remained closely linked to Doctor Who. Sarah Jane and her adopted son Luke have turned up in Doctor Who a few times, the most recent being the 10th Doctors final story The End of Time. The Doctor has also shown up in The Sarah Jane Adventures, most recently the 11th Doctor (Matt Smith) in Death of the Doctor.
My Sarah Jane: A Tribute to Elisabeth Sladen

On the 19th April 2011 Elisabeth Sladen sadly passed away from cancer. My Sarah Jane: A Tribute to Elisabeth Sladen aired on CBBC directly after The Impossible Astronaut.


89 comments

  • Stevie Fredrico

    June 4th, 2018 - 5:49pm

    The best Sarah Jane story was hand of fear. Also Baker’s best story. Realistic plot and excellent characters. Loved Sarah who resembled Susan from the 1960s Hartnell stories.

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  • Stevie Fredrico

    June 4th, 2018 - 5:46pm

    The best Sarah Jane story was undoubtedly HAND OF FEAR. She resembled Susan (the first doctor’s granddaughter) from the sixties. Realistic plot and great special effects. Also the best of the Baker stories, by far.

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  • Buckeye John 1976

    May 30th, 2018 - 7:16am

    Especially compared to the long time fans, I am a relative newcomer to the Whoniverse, and am watching TSJA for *my* first time. Reading through the comments, all the RIP’s and the sad goodbyes, I cannot help but think of a Mark Twain quote- “Praise is well, compliment is well. But affection, that is the last and final and most precious reward that any person can win, whether by character or achievement.” She most definitely won our hearts, and then broke them with her passing. But I would remind you of Sarah Jane’s own words- “Some things are worth getting your heart broken for.” Elisabeth Sladen is one of those things.

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    • Richard Harmon

      June 1st, 2018 - 6:25pm

      What a very touching thing to say. Welcome to the Whoniverse my friend

  • handbot10

    April 21st, 2012 - 12:41pm

    as it was a year ago on the 19th when she died i’d like to ask everyone what was their favorite sarah jane moment

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    • booboo

      April 21st, 2012 - 12:46pm

      easy for me – Her and David Tennant in the Tardis at the end of wedding of Sarah Jane Smith

    • Matthew Purcell

      July 10th, 2014 - 1:59pm

      I enjoy The Sarah Jane Adventures the episodes With The 10th Doctor (David Tennant) in The Wedding Of Sarah Jane Smith 2009 & The 11th Doctor (Matt Smith) in Death Of The Doctor 2010 they excellent Doctor Who Spin Off Episodes.I will miss Elisabeth Sladen on Doctor Who & The Sarah Jane Adventures we will miss you R.I.P Elisabeth Sladen.

  • Calum Brown

    November 25th, 2011 - 4:45pm

    goodbye Sarah Jane and Lis Sladen: you were amazing!
    my top ten Sarah Jane episodes are…

    10: WARRIORS OF KUDLAK.
    9: MONA LISA’S REVENGE.
    8: THE TEMPTATION OF SARAH JANE SMITH.
    7: ENEMY OF THE BANE.
    6: THE WEDDING OF SARAH JANE SMITH.
    5: LOST IN TIME.
    4: THE CURSE OF CLYDE LANGER.
    3: THE MAN WHO NEVER WAS.
    2: DEATH OF THE DOCTOR.
    1: GOODBYE, SARAH JANE SMITH.

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    • NICOLE PRICE HYATT

      December 30th, 2011 - 2:23pm

      the sarah jane adventures is amazing i watch it every day i have all the clothes that rani wears clyde is cool and amazing luke is super brain box but most importly sarah jane has inspired me to stand up for my self i love the sarah jane adventures R.I.P liz sladen.

    • Caitlin Brennan

      January 18th, 2012 - 3:18pm

      Episode 5 Sky
      Curse of clyde langer
      A man who never was

  • aarondrwhofan64

    November 12th, 2011 - 5:03pm

    bye my sarah jane 🙁

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  • ski

    November 12th, 2011 - 4:16pm

    so sad i will miss her 🙁 🙁

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  • ski

    November 12th, 2011 - 4:10pm

    rip best actress so sad 🙁 :(:(

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  • Calum Brown

    November 7th, 2011 - 7:15pm

    Elisabeth Sladen, the story of you and Sarah Jane Smith will carry on forever in our hearts.
    R.I.P
    I will always miss you and I will carry on watching all of the Sarah Jane Adventures through my entire life.

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  • Jordan.

    November 4th, 2011 - 4:05pm

    I Really Miss Elizabeth. She Was One Of The Best Actors In The World! I Will Always Keep On Watching The Sarah Jane Adventures, Always.

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  • sja fan

    November 2nd, 2011 - 8:34pm

    r.i.p. and may you rest in peace

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  • riptosarah

    October 29th, 2011 - 8:59am

    RIP sarah jane smith
    you inspired many
    and now you will be missed by many
    thank you elizabeth sladen.
    rest in peace.

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  • the doctor

    October 28th, 2011 - 5:51pm

    R.I.P Elisabeth Sladen the story ( does ) go on forever

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  • Jaden

    October 26th, 2011 - 2:58pm

    RIP Liz Sladen, i thought the end of the man who never was, was really emotioanl, but it is true, the sotry will go on forever

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  • Barry Cool

    October 26th, 2011 - 2:44am

    I really miss Sarah Jane adventures and Liz herself but i will also miss the gang especially Sky she was so adorable i just wish they could continue the show as the Sky Smith adventures in memory of Elizabeth Sladen/Sarah Jane Smith then we could see her grow up as a character meet the doctor and travel with him
    My thoughts and love go out to the cast crew friends and family RIP Liz we will miss you

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  • doctor d

    October 26th, 2011 - 1:56am

    It is sad that she died i’l miss THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES GO BUY ELISABETH SLEDEN..RIP

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  • dalek eternal

    October 25th, 2011 - 2:15pm

    omg just watching dr who dreamland and the robots in it ar mr dred and his men like in sja

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    • The Silent Empire

      October 25th, 2011 - 6:53pm

      yes but dreamland came frist

  • Joshua Winterbottom

    October 25th, 2011 - 12:36pm

    after watching the final episode of the Sarah jane smith adventures i am sad they won’t be anymore rip elizabeth sladen i miss you

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  • exeter22

    October 24th, 2011 - 4:47pm

    i know liz has sadly passed but surely that shouldn’t end SJA ,u could get one of the kids to takeover and maybe a good actress that looks like liz,just on my lil bro’s behalf he love clyde,rani,luke and sarah.

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    • Joshua

      October 24th, 2011 - 7:26pm

      But surely Lis has been Sarah Jane all her life on screen. It would be very disrespectful to just replace her.

    • Elisabeth Sladen Mega Fan

      January 13th, 2013 - 1:14pm

      I AGREE WITH JOSHUE YOU CANNOT REPLACE HER.. AND THIS WIZARDS VS ALIENS WONT EITHER

  • Joshua

    October 24th, 2011 - 2:53pm

    I really liked the ending, was part of the voice over from the very first episode? Wonder when she recorded the family bit…

    I really loved Sky as a character and am sad we wont see her progress as a character.
    – I hope the gang appear in the next series of Doctor Who (But will be hard to get Sky in it without Sarah Jane).

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    • wieran

      October 26th, 2011 - 12:10am

      will it i mean they could say that she died i mean n dr who we found out that the brigodear died

  • The Georgia-Doctor

    October 24th, 2011 - 9:16am

    Rest In Peace Elizabeth Sladen
    No One Will Ever Forget Her,
    An Inspiration To Many,
    The Most Important In SJA
    And A Never To Be Forgotten
    CHaracter In Doctor Who

    R.I.P

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  • unkown

    October 24th, 2011 - 1:25am

    r.i.p babes

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  • HJILOVELISSLADEN

    October 23rd, 2011 - 10:07pm

    I agree i love Lis sladen she’s such a huge inspiration to me playing Sarah Jane and a huge dr who icon and the shows never EVER! Going to be the same without her, i miss u so much Lis R.I.P

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  • HJILOVELISSLADEN

    October 23rd, 2011 - 9:58pm

    I agree, Lis sladen’s character sarah jane has been such a huge inspiration to me, its why i even watch dr who anymore and it makes me cry to think she’s gone. I miss you so much lis
    R.I.P

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  • dalek95

    October 23rd, 2011 - 2:54pm

    R.I.P Elisabeth sladen/sarah jane smith.you will be remembered forever and what a nice ending to the man who never was.

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  • Harold Saxon

    October 22nd, 2011 - 2:40pm

    the series was fabulous and really showed how great lis sladen was,great cast,you will be missed.

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  • evierox

    October 22nd, 2011 - 11:46am

    such a shame it had to end 🙁

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    • R.I.P.sladen

      October 23rd, 2011 - 12:28pm

      Its not the show im worried about its all her

    • R.I.P.sladen

      October 23rd, 2011 - 12:28pm

      Fans

  • The supreme

    October 21st, 2011 - 9:55pm

    It was weird thet the man who wasnt there was the series finale.why would they film the last epi before all the others.Sinead Michael(Sky)only dod three epis.

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    • booboo

      October 22nd, 2011 - 11:13am

      it was never intended to be the last episode, its been confirmed this was the 3rd story of series 5

    • crazy

      October 23rd, 2011 - 8:48am

      yeah they just made the last bit using clips from the last series

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