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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



  • 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 .

    • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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


      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.

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