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April 21st, 2011 71 comments

My Sarah Jane: A Tribute to Elisabeth Sladen

My Sarah Jane: A Tribute to Elisabeth Sladen

Saturday 23 April
6:45pm – 7:00pm

Airing immediately after Doctor Who on BBC1, here’s a celebration of the Time Lord’s greatest companion played by actor Elisabeth Sladen, who passed away this week. Contributors include David Tennant and Matt Smith. Producers Gillane Seaborne and Brian Minchin.

Elisabeth Sladen created one of Doctor Who’s best loved and most enduring characters, Sarah Jane Smith. For over 35 years she brought the feisty, compassionate journalist to life, creating a figure that was adored by audiences of all ages – truly a heroine whose appeal had no boundaries.

David Tennant on Elisabeth Sladen – BBC Breakfast…


  • JJ

    April 23rd, 2011 - 11:36am

    My BEST Companions are Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane Smith) and Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) and I’m so sad that she’s gone.

    Michelle Ryan, Kylie Minogue and Linsey Duncan (Lady Christina De Souza, Astrid Peth and Adelaide Brooke) would have been good series companions.

    Rest In Peace

    Elisabeth Sladen


    • jimbob

      April 23rd, 2011 - 11:44am

      dont you mean 1948 – 2011

  • Mr Master

    April 23rd, 2011 - 8:41am

    God rest her sould, RIP Liz

  • ferg 1

    April 23rd, 2011 - 4:19am

    a truly remarkable person.. she will be greatly missed by all the children.. My thoughts are with her family.. especially luke,clyde and rani…

    • Anonymous

      April 23rd, 2011 - 8:38am

      sad news! so young! so sad! ๐Ÿ™

  • Dr 3

    April 23rd, 2011 - 4:14am

    she was the best

  • shaan

    April 23rd, 2011 - 4:11am

    i was so sad to hear the news about elizabeth sladen, she will be greatly missed…

  • Andrew Blakey

    April 22nd, 2011 - 10:27pm

    This has been a great shock for us all and I believe that she is now watching down from Heaven and smiling her famous big grin. I look up at the stars now each night and say thank you Liz for everything. the really sad thing for me is I never got to meet Liz in person but one day when I pass away and reach heaven Liz is the first I will look for.

    R.I.P Liz xxxxx

    • JuddonMaster

      April 22nd, 2011 - 10:37pm

      I bet she’ll be there with Nick to welcome us with open arms

    • Bad Wolf

      April 23rd, 2011 - 12:11am

      Now Sarah, Brig, and the First thru third are in the big TARDIS in the sky

    • doctorwhoforever

      April 23rd, 2011 - 8:25am

      That is a very touching comment

  • riversong:)

    April 22nd, 2011 - 6:54pm

    we all elizabeth was a great actor and a great companion in doctor who, and she was brilliant in sarah jane smith adventers.. and she will not be forgotton..
    rest in peace

    • Best Dr who & Sarah Jane Adventures Fan 4ever

      May 27th, 2011 - 5:36pm

      You are COMPLETLY right
      Me and my mum spent all night crying about it.
      But everybody remember… she had a good life and was loved by everybody

  • Juddon Master

    April 22nd, 2011 - 2:33pm

    Booboo do you know if Katy Manning will be on this show or Samantha Bond or any of david Tennet’s companions as they worked with Liz loads

    • booboo

      April 22nd, 2011 - 2:35pm

      I only know of David Tennant and Matt Smith, obviously they are having to put it together quite quickly so there may be other contributors filming as we speak

    • JuddonMaster

      April 22nd, 2011 - 10:38pm

      Thanks I understand it is a rush but 15 mins is a bit short

    • booboo

      April 22nd, 2011 - 10:41pm

      To be honest it shows how much the BBC thought of her, to get a special tribute programme like this so soon is quite rare

    • JuddonMaster

      April 23rd, 2011 - 1:50pm

      Yes I agree Booboo they don’t do it with a lot of stars it’s probably because they know how popular she is but it’s a shame it’s not 30mins but anythings better than nothing

  • DalekDrone9

    April 22nd, 2011 - 1:19pm

    I hope she has met Jon Pertwee and Nicholas Courtney again

    R.I.P Sarah Jane

  • Steven

    April 22nd, 2011 - 9:38am

    I as did david grow up with liz and i am glad seen Liz acted with my other fav dr who girl jo.
    One time i waited hours to meet Liz and it was well worth the wait. She never age R.I.P Liz

  • alison george

    April 22nd, 2011 - 9:28am

    a lovely lady who will be missed sarah jane smith my kids loved u and ur programms one more angel in heaven one more star in the sky brave lady

  • whofan4ever

    April 22nd, 2011 - 9:12am

    i cant believe it. this is a big bit of dr who history gone because for me she was one of the best ever companions. well R.I.P lis sladen.

    i hope she has found jon pertwee in heaven

  • Hector Sadler

    April 22nd, 2011 - 5:11am

    Well I seen the video & I pleased to see & Hear that David Tennart who had her in one his who episode. It great speech Dav. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I proud of him.

  • jeremy

    April 21st, 2011 - 10:29pm

    im actualy using my real name and i hope liz is talking with jon pertwee. farewell best companion:(

  • Alex Galpin

    April 21st, 2011 - 4:40pm

    RIP Elizabeth Sladen…Save Heaven from Monsters with your Deadly Lipstick!

  • michael

    April 21st, 2011 - 4:19pm

    I grew up on Dr Who, with Lis as his companion and I had hoped that maybe my own children would get the chance to do the same with The Sarah Jane Adventures, sadly that will not happen now.

    A terrible loss to her family, and to those of us who remember her as a part of our own childhood. May you rest in peace Elisabeth, we miss you.

  • silence

    April 21st, 2011 - 1:17pm

    what will happen to the sarah jane adventures we will never now what happened to k9 and how he got discovered by those guys in the show k9

  • Fishy Frank

    April 21st, 2011 - 11:44am

    Why wasn’t there a show for Nicholas Courtney as well? Seems a bit unfair.

    • booboo

      April 21st, 2011 - 11:52am

      In a way yes, but in this case Elisabeth Sladen was a major character in an on-going TV series, some of series 5 has even been filmed, To loose a lead person in a currant tv show is rare and heartbreaking to fans of the show, past and present and deserves special attention, especially has she has such a large following of younger people, having said that I’m sure “the brig” will be talked about as well


      April 21st, 2011 - 12:43pm

      I cant look at pictures of here with out feeling sad


    April 21st, 2011 - 11:24am

    Im not saying all this is funny but what if her last words were “mr smith i need you!”but it is very sad


      April 21st, 2011 - 11:36am

      Very Very sad Though R.I.P Goodbye sarah jane

  • time lord victories

    April 21st, 2011 - 10:41am

    i sore this live on the news earlyer today! just after a talk about the new series it was sad to hear them say ” since that interview we have lent of the death of elisabeth sladen” and then for them to talk to david about it

  • McGann is still the Doctor.

    April 21st, 2011 - 10:14am

    I was in total-disbelief when I was told the news. Such a vibrant, full of life individual she seemed, only to succumb to terminal cancer.

    It can happen to the best of people, we know that now.

  • Hector Sadler

    April 21st, 2011 - 8:19am

    I liked her. Not just as Sarah Jane Smith also a most beautiful & godgess girl. The Doctor will never another have companion like her again. ๐Ÿ™

    • m.j who

      April 21st, 2011 - 10:12am

      goodbye liz my sja girl and drwho girl she was bestist girl compion
      so if your waching us all now liz then i blow you a kiss and thanck u for the thriling perfromess by goodbye

  • Jason doctorwhoone

    April 21st, 2011 - 7:37am

    I’ll definatly be watching, even if Doctor Who Confidential is on right after the Impossible Astronaut, but im sure we can all miss 15 minutes of that for Liz’s sake, plus we can allways catch up with Confidential on BBC IPlayer or something.

    • booboo

      April 21st, 2011 - 8:14am

      I dont think confidential strats till 7.00pm so this will be in the gap

    • Jason doctorwhoone

      April 21st, 2011 - 11:09am

      Ah well, if Confidential starts after this Tribute is broadcast no one like me will miss the begining of Confidential then, but will see what happens.

  • Prometheus

    April 20th, 2011 - 10:10pm

    OMG…. I cannot believe that Elizabeth Sladen is no more. Shocked. Gutted. I absolutely adored her when she appeared in the 1970’s DW, was elated when she appeared with David Tenant, and ecstatic when she progressed through the Sarah Jane Adventures. And coming so soon after the Feb 2011 obituary of Nicholas Courteney.


    Hopefully, her legacy will live on, and Sarah Jane Adventures will continue.

    Love You Elizabeth Sladen. R.I.P.


    April 20th, 2011 - 9:46pm

    :'( of everyone. why her? :'( she was great actress. She will never be forgotten. We hope you can keep saving the world from Heaven Liz
    XXX <3

  • Juddon Platoon

    April 20th, 2011 - 9:16pm

    It’s so sad she died and this is just the send off she needs

  • gary

    April 20th, 2011 - 8:58pm

    My Sarah Jane- what a brilliant title. It’s so good a 15 minute tribute programe has been made. We’ll never forget her, ever.

  • jimbob

    April 20th, 2011 - 8:40pm

    this is more than i expected.

    • booboo

      April 20th, 2011 - 8:45pm

      There is supposed to be something before the episode on BBC1 as well, probably just a mention

  • KG919

    April 20th, 2011 - 8:03pm


  • scarletXmay

    April 20th, 2011 - 7:57pm

    R.I.P Elisabeth. <3

    • kg919

      April 22nd, 2011 - 12:56pm

      yeah, r.i.p. Elizabeth =)

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