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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


  • fazer

    February 16th, 2011 - 6:08pm

    hi sja rocks
    am i funny

  • malaika

    February 7th, 2011 - 7:24pm

    i want sarah jane adventures series 5 to come out NOW ….. lol i love rani and all of the characters exept thr bady zzzz !! LOL X 🙂

  • fazer

    February 1st, 2011 - 7:04pm

    your sooooooooooooooooooooo coool jordan.
    do you love sja more than clyde

  • jordan stacey

    February 1st, 2011 - 3:52pm

    sarah jane adventures is a good series i got series 1 – 3 on dvd and if they do a new series of sarah jane i know it go to be grant and the new series of doctor who look good i am a big fan of doctor who torchwood and sarch jane adventures and k9 series of got every doctor who dvd from 1963 to 2011 and i got or the series of sarah jane adventues and i cant with for the new series.

  • fazer

    January 31st, 2011 - 5:39pm

    i love sja,
    i hope luke and mariah go out

  • SJA Fan!!!

    January 24th, 2011 - 6:12pm

    OMG, lovin the new series! Cant wait to see series 5! Absolutely love Clyde, I think he’s sooo cute and really funny! He’s by far the best character out of the whole cast. Glad Marias not coming back though, she would just interupt the gang. I’m wondering what this new comer’s gunna be like though?? Hope she’s good! And I certainly hope she doesn’t interfer with what’s going on between Clyde and Rani!!! I’m so excited bout series 5, but does anyone know the release date?? 🙂

  • SJA is the BEST!!!!!!!

    January 17th, 2011 - 5:34pm

    I think Luke and Maria should get together and clyde and rani. Tommy Knight is fitttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • The Pandorica

    January 2nd, 2011 - 3:52pm

    In DWM, it says the Shopkeeper and Captain the Parrot will return in Series five.

  • Sweetie53

    January 2nd, 2011 - 3:03pm

    Here are my ideas or series 5 of the Sarah Jane adventures:
    I think that Rani and Clyde should be together,Maria and Luke should be together and the four of them should all come back and reunite as friends with the two separate couples within.All four of them with Sarah Jane as their leader should face more events and solve them together.I think this would be a great ending series,if all five friends reunite together and save the planet!

  • sja forever

    January 1st, 2011 - 8:27pm

    i think rani and luke should be together and clyde to still be a friend. sarah jane should get married to the doctor and the adventures should be way more scarier and funny too. rani chandra is the best!!!
    maria wouldnt come back though…

  • sja forever

    January 1st, 2011 - 8:27pm

    i think rani and luke should be together and clyde to still be a friend. sarah jane should get married to the doctor and the adventures should be way more scarier and funny too. rani chandra is the best!!!


    December 28th, 2010 - 3:22pm

    Why can’t Rani and Clyde just get together! They’ve kissed each other on the cheek. SO JUST GET TOGETHER ALREADY!

  • completefreak123

    December 23rd, 2010 - 10:30am

    to “beth” i think series 5 will be shown Autumn 2011 and yes rani and clyde MUST GET TOGETHER!!!

  • Hafsa Iqbal

    December 21st, 2010 - 3:15pm

    I think that rani and maria are good but luke and maria should be together and clyde and rani should be together cuz they are a couple!!!!!!

  • beth

    November 21st, 2010 - 10:22pm

    Just started watching sja and hav to admit i love it! Have watched all 4 series in 2 weeks and i love CLYDE! He is so the best character and he has to gt with Rani! Nearly every episode something happens with them speccialy in series 4 and im like gt together already! Love the show! Anyone know when series 5 is going to be shown????

  • Harry has

    November 20th, 2010 - 9:41pm

    all u guys want rani and clyde to get together! why? luke and rani r a much better couple. Also luke does come back, but he proberly goes again in series 6

  • Clyde 4 Rani

    November 20th, 2010 - 11:47am

    Seriously if Clyde and Rani don’t get together soon im gonna shoot myself. So far we have had her kiss him on the cheek and him kiss her on the cheek. why can’t they just say the love each other!!?? and every time they try they are ALWAYS interrupted!! its SO annoying!!!!!!

  • sja fan xx

    November 20th, 2010 - 8:03am

    y cant luke and maria be together and clyde and rani can be together

  • SJA FAN 123

    November 19th, 2010 - 10:50am


  • 1234 Luv SJA

    November 16th, 2010 - 7:15pm

    just watched the whole series and have to admit it’s not my favourite. i miss luke and have you reliesed that all the episodes without him weren’t that chanlleging. i’m mean shanstheen one had the doctor. back in time one where givin instuructions on what to do. i mean really!

    also i think luke might pop back in and out for the very odd episode but i think he’s pretty much gone. really sad about that!

  • leona

    November 15th, 2010 - 6:16pm

    i am making a tv show on cbbc not for defnet though ok and you know the
    amailer pond that one shoud be the replacement of luke and i think the
    actorers name who is replacing luke is kate? i think so luke go’s in
    epsiode 3 and 4 i think series 5 and i think its a superstison day and
    fish come out of the sky by the school? rani meets her !

  • dave1259

    November 15th, 2010 - 9:00am

    Luke does come back in the last episode of series 4 (Goodbye Sarah Jane Smith)of the sarah jane adventures i don’t know about K9 i hope K9 comes back!

    I want clyde and rani to get together too!
    I hope there is a series 6??

  • Huh…

    November 15th, 2010 - 3:32am

    Wow, judging by the below comments, your IQs are lower than your actual age. Yeah I’m talking to ALL of the commenters below. Seriously, take a grammar lesson, I can barely understand a word any of you are saying. Anyway, just wanted to say the latest series is a bit of a dissapointment, I gotta admit the show was better with Luke in it. Btw, Luke left because Tommy Knight, who played him, wants to be a doctor, not an actor, so it wasn’t the writer’s fault, as a previous comment suggested.

  • Lumlum

    November 14th, 2010 - 2:34pm

    Ive seen the Shansheeth episode and they are not at all related to the slithereen

  • Anjli Mohindra Fan

    November 13th, 2010 - 4:07pm

    So glad it’s back for a 5th series, enjoying series 4, my friend who has seen “Goodbye Sarah Jane” coz her mum works there says Rani and Clyde kiss in the episode and that in the next series luke is leaving 🙁

  • Harry has

    November 12th, 2010 - 10:53pm

    Why does rani and clyde have to get together why cant it be luke and rani! and why havnt we seen maria in this series!

  • amy

    November 12th, 2010 - 5:26pm

    Luke Smith is coming back on Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith and I don’t know how Luke will be replaced with a girl who is 12 year old!
    I like Sarah Jane Smith, Luke Smith, Rani Chandra, Clyde Langer, Mr.Smith, K-9 and sometime Maria Jackson, I don’t Know why I like Maria a little bit and but Luke is sexy, very intelligence and funny, Rani is smart and Clever, Clyde is very funny too and Sarah Jane is sweet and intelligence and Clyde and Rani make a cute couple.

  • sean

    November 12th, 2010 - 4:44pm

    Luke is leaving and to be replaced in 2011 and did I said this is a spoiler

  • Coolio

    November 12th, 2010 - 4:11pm

    When will Clyde and Rani admit there feelings for each other

  • billy

    November 10th, 2010 - 4:20pm

    imagine if the trickster turns good and peter returns and her mum and dad sarahs

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