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March 4th, 2010 149 comments

Sarah Jane Adventures Series 4 and 5 confirmed

Sarah Jane returns to CBBC for two further series of adventures

From the BBC Press office…

CBBC Controller Damian Kavanagh has commissioned two new series (24 x 30-minutes) of hugely successful Doctor Who spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures, which will see the intrepid investigative journalist and her gang of young sidekicks continue to enthral children for the foreseeable future.

Created by Russell T Davies, and featuring one of Doctor Who’s most famous companions, Sarah Jane Smith, The Sarah Jane Adventures is made by BBC Cymru Wales and has been a huge hit on CBBC since its debut in 2007, with viewing figures continuing to grow year on year.

The fourth series, set to air this autumn, will again star Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane. Young actors Tommy Knight, Daniel Anthony and Anjli Mohindra return as popular regulars Luke, Clyde and Rani.

The new adventures will feature the usual mixture of thrills, scares and fun with enemies old and new, including the terrors of the Nightmare Man, the sinister Shansheeth, the series’ first visit to an alien world, and even a dangerous journey back into history.

The series will go into production in Cardiff later this month with series three producer Nikki Wilson stepping up alongside Russell T Davies as executive producer and new producer Brian Minchin joining the team.

Damian Kavanagh says: “We are thrilled to be making many more episodes of The Sarah Jane Adventures.

“It is been a huge ratings and critical success on CBBC and we hope our viewers are going to be hooked on Sarah Jane’s action-packed adventures for some time to come.”

BBC Wales Head of English Language Programmes, Clare Hudson, says: “The idea for The Sarah Jane Adventures sprang from the success of Doctor Who and it has since rocketed in popularity in its own right, thanks to the vision, talent and hard work of the show’s brilliant cast and crew.”

The fifth series will go into production in 2011 for transmission later that year.

Writers on the fourth series include Phil Ford (also co-producer), Joseph Lidster, Rupert Laight, Gareth Roberts and Clayton Hickman.

The Sarah Jane Adventures is a BBC Cymru Wales/Children’s BBC Production.

The press release can be seen Here


149 comments

  • Ahmed

    October 31st, 2011 - 8:17pm

    Can cbbc bring a sixth series of the Sarah Jane adventures with androvax and the judoon. I love the Sarah jane adventures so much and I wish to be an actor in the Sarah Jane adventures.

  • Zuhair

    October 31st, 2011 - 8:11pm

    I am so sad that Elisabeth sladen died I wish they bring a sixth series of the Sarah jane adventures with me joining the gang.

  • Zuhair

    October 31st, 2011 - 8:06pm

    I am so sad that Elisabeth sladen died and I wish they bring a sixth series of the Sarah Jane adventures with me joining the gang .

  • sky55854

    October 30th, 2011 - 1:20pm

    r.i.p. elisabeth sladen, one of the best actors ever. I thought she died b4 the making of series 5?

  • Sumayyah

    October 29th, 2011 - 10:14am

    I do not agree to what you said.I hope GOD rests elisabeth sladens soul in peace

  • BOOBOO JR

    October 5th, 2011 - 6:28pm

    Yes there is an Episode 3, but SJA isn’t on on a Wednesday. The next episode is on Monday, and the concluding part to it the next day.

  • marie

    October 5th, 2011 - 5:37pm

    is there a episode 3 of series 5 because it’s not on 2day and it should have come on at 5:15

    Elisabeth Sladen was the best actress ever she will be remembered through out history

  • richard gunnell

    September 23rd, 2011 - 7:46pm

    i was born in 1958 and i seen all of the docs and companiens sarah jane was the best when she came back to the new doctor who i was over the moon and another thing i liked brigadier leftbridge stewart was in her show wich was great and bring the doctor in to her show was magnificent i am 53 my sons of 19 and 21 will not miss dr who and sarah jane adventures cant wait for the new ones ,will miss her very much i reckon she did not die she whent off with the doc in his tardis to save other worlds good luck to her and k9 were ever they are

  • stephanie

    August 31st, 2011 - 4:43pm

    when are they on telle

  • stephanie

    August 31st, 2011 - 4:42pm

    is not ready for sarah jane adventures to end. i keep on watching every single episode over and over again.

  • kgh

    August 19th, 2011 - 6:24pm

    and me

  • kieran

    August 14th, 2011 - 4:33pm

    I think sarah jane adventures is so cool r.i.p elizibeth. These 6 episode will be great to watch.

  • booboo

    June 25th, 2011 - 6:00pm

    sadly no apart from the 3 stories that were filmed for series 5, they will be shown in the Autumn although they would never have replaced Elisabeth Sladen

  • kieran tella

    June 25th, 2011 - 5:39pm

    i love sarah jane is there going to be another sarah jane

  • i love daleks

    May 28th, 2011 - 10:35am

    god should of took Justin Beiber

  • i love daleks

    May 28th, 2011 - 10:34am

    no, this is old. yes, there will be 6 new episodes, but they were made before she died.

  • Abeer

    May 28th, 2011 - 10:22am

    is sarah going 2 be replaced i cried my heart out when she passed away plz make a new actor to make my troubles go away!

  • Shane

    May 14th, 2011 - 2:08pm

    How can you say that

  • Anonymous

    April 30th, 2011 - 10:24pm

    i keep watchingthe series over and over again and keep crying because i know no sarah jane smith actor would ever bee the same again R.I.P Elizibeth you are still the best

  • Anonymous

    April 30th, 2011 - 10:21pm

    i love her i am sad she has died and i really wanted seies 5 to be on

  • Anonymous

    April 30th, 2011 - 3:11pm

    They are half way through series 5 and they are getting shown this year

  • Brittany.spires

    April 28th, 2011 - 9:18pm

    miss you come back help!!!!!!

  • Brittany.spires

    April 28th, 2011 - 9:18pm

    miss you plz make more sorry to say RIP at least make a new sarah jane smith actor!!!! ;(
    waaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
    the series was a hit

  • MEEEEEEEEEEE

    April 25th, 2011 - 7:11pm

    I really miss the Sarah Jane adventures and I wish they could make more episodes. However I do want the episodes they’ve recorded to be shown on TV. Rip Elizabeth Sladen.

  • hazzy d

    April 25th, 2011 - 7:11pm

    I hope that they air the first 6 episodes of series 5… just as a tribute that would be great 🙂

    R.I.P Lizzie

  • Sikh154

    April 24th, 2011 - 11:34pm

    When are the Series 5 episodes going to come out because they recorded 6 episodes of Series 5 I wish you could be risen from the dead R.I.P

  • casey

    April 24th, 2011 - 3:46pm

    she was excellent no can be better than her . i have all the series on dvd .i miss her . R.I.P

  • aliyyaa

    April 24th, 2011 - 2:40pm

    i miss you sarah jane some people hate you so much but i don’t know why i feel like crying alot so dose my family apart from my mum and dad because they don’t watch it (not interested with it at all)trust me in it.don’t worry i won’t let this happen to you i think.espeally rani clyde and luke will help you and that was bad news for me to hare i got really scerd about it espeully my famliy.

  • aliyyaa

    April 24th, 2011 - 2:16pm

    i would not let this happen.i was so scerd to here this news of sarah jane adventeres cancer (illnass) and i fand out on 23 of april i just though my parents were joking with me but then i went on the intanet and proved it.

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