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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

  • Anonymous

    November 9th, 2010 - 9:23pm

    does sarah jane die?

  • The Pandorica

    November 9th, 2010 - 8:06pm

    I hope Clyde leaves in Series five because i’m starting to get a little bored of him.

  • luke come back

    November 9th, 2010 - 4:24pm

    ohh my word luke come back. i cant believe hes leaving, theres no point watching it if tommys o in. yer all the other charectures are good but it wont be the same 🙁

  • ANDREW

    November 4th, 2010 - 7:59pm

    WHOEVER CAME UP WITH THE SJA THANK YOU YOU ARE THE KING (OR QUEEN)!!!!!!

    Answer=
    the original creators and crew of Doctor Who officially came up with the idea of SJA!
    So that you know

  • rose

    November 4th, 2010 - 7:37pm

    i want Maria to come back and luke too they would be great togther but i still want Rani and CLYDE in the show they are all great to me.

  • zesgsn

    November 1st, 2010 - 10:53am

    you now that that maria went amrica and there neww girl mame rani

  • SJA Girl xxx

    October 26th, 2010 - 5:54pm

    I loved todays episode!!! it was the death of the doctor, i am so happy that there is going to be a series 5 for the sarah jane adventures. I really hope that luke comes back, he was the best character! I think there should be an episode where there is, sarah jane, clyde, rani, luke, the doctor, and maria all together in one episode!!! how cool would that be!!!

  • I llove S,J,A + docter who.

    October 19th, 2010 - 2:19am

    Hey whats wiv oh oh why dont rani and clyde get together there just really good friends , but im sad that luke’s is going…. any wayz cant wait til series 5 is out!! yayyy 🙂 😀

  • Pantheress

    October 18th, 2010 - 8:41pm

    Well obviously he was gonna leave hes not that young and hes got other things he needs to do tututut

  • sammy

    October 14th, 2010 - 11:22am

    mr dread (from dr who dreamland)the trickster androvax jo grant the black guardian(from the 5th doctor episodes) r all returning hooray!!!!!!!!!

  • sammy

    October 14th, 2010 - 11:17am

    i love torchword dr who sja they r all so cool the last episode sounds creepy i dont want any one to die

  • Anonymous

    October 12th, 2010 - 5:46pm

    i really hope Luke comes back?
    it almost made me cry did todays episode;(

    Luke was amazing!

    i think there will be like a big episode where Luke comes back&&stuff:)

  • Hafsa I

    October 9th, 2010 - 8:31pm

    i hate rani and i like maria better

  • SJA FAN

    September 25th, 2010 - 4:30pm

    WHY IS LUKE LEAVEING

  • dr who and sja fan

    September 24th, 2010 - 4:13pm

    why cant they just stick 2 the same caracters i dont want luke 2 go hes great and geeky! 🙂 comeon russel t davies bring luke and maria back.

  • mystery guuy

    September 19th, 2010 - 12:41am

    its sad lukes leaving but ive seena ll the trailers on cbbc its sooo awesome :)))

  • de379

    September 4th, 2010 - 5:42pm

    i know what would make a great cliffanger for episode 1
    sarah jane goodbye luke
    luke goodbye
    the door closes suddenly k9 starts shooting lazers
    rani k9 bad dog
    clyde this is weird luke leaveing for uni and now this what is going on
    rani shut up
    the floor begins to shake
    clyde sarah jane … the crack
    rani what about it
    clyde secrets no wait silence
    the crack shows rani and clyde getting married
    rani im sorry sarah jane im so sorry
    sarah jane looks at rani in a disgusted look
    sarah jane you dident or did …
    the floor opens and they all fall through
    rani im sorry clyde im sorry

    voice its not you rani its not you its silence the cracks

  • ..

    September 4th, 2010 - 5:39pm

    maria should come back.

  • GO SJA

    September 4th, 2010 - 5:16pm

    I absolutly love Sarah Jane
    It’s what got we into watching more CBBC and Doctor Who!
    I hope I don’t sound geeky but I’ve watched every episode!LUKE CAN’T GO!!!!!! NO!
    RANI&ClYDE NEED TO GET TOGHTHER!!!
    WHOEVER CAME UP WITH THE SJA THANK YOU YOU ARE THE KING (OR QUEEN)!!!!!!
    🙂

  • Ramyyy

    August 23rd, 2010 - 8:31pm

    I luv the sarah jane adventuress 🙂 xx rani is the besttttttttttttt

  • the super K-9

    August 20th, 2010 - 4:53pm

    i want cylde and rani to get together sooon, they make a gd couple. i cant wait for series 4

  • Mrs Tennant

    August 19th, 2010 - 11:35am

    I want clyde and rani to get together so bad! They have been dropping hints SO BAD and all they have done is let rani give clyde a kiss on the cheek :/ You guys agree with me right?

  • sja is cool

    August 16th, 2010 - 5:09pm

    why do u need the stupid blonde character in series 5 it will ruin the show if they take another characters place

  • de379

    August 6th, 2010 - 7:13am

    great ive heard about seires 4 but a 5th seires of sja
    wow

  • silence will fall

    July 26th, 2010 - 7:30pm

    can t wait until sja s4 and 5 and dw series 6 the trickster could be in sja but not dw who is the silence steven moff said a group might be rassilon and omega silence will fall

  • Jen-Jens

    July 26th, 2010 - 6:22pm

    Maria wont come back. FACE IT! And Luke’s gonna be replaced you cant change that :@ though it IS sad 🙁

  • The TARDIS

    July 3rd, 2010 - 6:43pm

    :*
    :^
    🙂
    ):
    S
    J
    A
    rocks, way better than K9.

  • The TARDIS

    July 3rd, 2010 - 6:39pm

    Here is my own plot of SJA:

    A man stood alone, in a room. He was sitting on a deck chair, his expression sad. “Death awaits!” he screamed, but it was too late because just as he said that an angry scaly alien stormed inside, “You’ll be taken, our warriors need food, now COME!” growled the alien, dragging the man out of the room.

    Meanwhile at Sarah Jane’s house, Mr Smith was giving Luke a history lesson, on Roman numerals and Eygtian hyrogliphics. “Thanks Mr Smith, goodbye.” said Luke calmly, as Sarah Jane came in.
    “Mr Smith, I’ve heard about a disaperance of a man, who was in West London who vanished last night with no trace.” said Sarah Jane, looking worried.

    “The records of the kidnapping, are unlikely to be alien, but I’ll still have a look,” Mr Smith stopped, then continued, “DATA, DATA…DATA,” his voice was deeper, “transmitted!” his voice was now a lot more relaxed.
    Just then the room shoke, and an the blood-thirsty alien glared at them all, “Dinner!”

    TO BE CONTINUED!

    The next series of SJA should be better, but Luke is definetly leaving, but not going to die. 2011 SJA will have a new charecter replacing Luke.

  • jaden marston

    July 3rd, 2010 - 6:33pm

    lukes leaving, oh no, its series 4 he leaves , and the shansheeth are volture like humanoids . And are not related to the slitheen , blathereen, rakateen. But they visit an alien world and its not raxacoricophallabatourius , but it would be cool if they did, maybe they do.

  • The Pandorica

    July 3rd, 2010 - 6:27pm

    Hi guys, the following bellow are SPOILERS! As river song would say! 🙂

    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 :(? 🙂 🙂 Why all the smiles (expept one, 🙁 ), well because SJA WILL HAPPEN IN 2010 AND 2011, BUT LLLLLLLLLLLLLLUUUUUUUUUUKKE IS LEAVIN’ BUT THATS OKAY, COS CLYDE IS MY FAVE, THEN SARAH JANE, THEN LUKE, AND K-9, AND MR SMITH, THEN RANI!

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