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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

  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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    • stephanie

      August 31st, 2011 - 4:43pm

      when are they on telle

  • kieran tella

    June 25th, 2011 - 5:39pm

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

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    • 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

  • i love daleks

    May 28th, 2011 - 10:35am

    god should of took Justin Beiber

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  • 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!

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    • 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.

  • 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

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  • Anonymous

    April 30th, 2011 - 10:21pm

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

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  • Brittany.spires

    April 28th, 2011 - 9:18pm

    miss you come back help!!!!!!

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    • Sumayyah

      October 29th, 2011 - 10:14am

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

  • 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

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  • 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.

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    • Anonymous

      April 30th, 2011 - 3:11pm

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

  • 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

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    • 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

  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • joshua01

    April 23rd, 2011 - 4:13pm

    I was devastated when I heard the news about sarah jane(elizebeth sladen). I think they should have a dalek sarah jane episode with in the episodes they already filmed before the happening, also you know the brigader passed away as well I think they should have done a tribute for the brigader as well.

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    • 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.

  • 2doctors2000

    April 20th, 2011 - 11:06am

    series 4 has already been aired though i dont understand if there will be 2 more series it will be 5 and 6

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    • tardis2

      April 20th, 2011 - 11:26am

      liz died yesterday so there can’t be

    • Anonymous

      April 20th, 2011 - 10:04pm

      Yer thats why I’m here. I Googled “SERIES 5 CONFIRMED” just to see the BBC and the Internet contradict itself. RIP LIZZIE

    • booboo

      April 20th, 2011 - 10:08pm

      Series 5 was confirmed way before she was taken Ill some filming had been taking place and 3 stories are complete, no decision has been made on the shows future, its far to early.

    • Rhiannon Maxey

      April 21st, 2011 - 5:19pm

      elisabeth sladen is dead so there cant be any more sarah jane adventures

  • Líam

    April 20th, 2011 - 10:28am

    Elisabeth sladen had already filmed parts 1 and 2 of the first story, and part 1 of the second story, but the bbc might not release them. rest in peace lis sladen

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    • Anonymous

      April 20th, 2011 - 11:00am

      before anything, RIP liz, in my mind probably the best actor born yet, i have heard she filmed the first six episodes (E1P1, E1P2, E2P1, E2P2, E3P1, E3P2) i do not know whether they will bring in a new Sarah-Jane for Series 6 because the top of this page states “The fourth series, set to air this autumn, will again star Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane, surely that should be ovbious”and just put 3 episodes in number 5, its sad because the most recent episode was called “goodbye sarah jane smith”, (ironic or fate) i hope the series keeps on going, but youll never be able to replace her. RIP Elizabeth Sladen.

    • 2doctors2000

      April 20th, 2011 - 11:05am

      how ioncic like u said i was talking about that to my mate how the last episode was called goodbye sarah jane smith

  • Nicholas Jessup

    April 19th, 2011 - 10:47pm

    I’m sorry to say everyone but there isn’t going to be a series 5 because Elisbeth Sladen (Sarah Jane Smith) Died this morning (19th April 2011) Suffering serious Cancer I was very sad to hear this terrible news.

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    • Angel Tim

      April 19th, 2011 - 10:53pm

      Someone else could star in it but A it wouldn’t be the same and B the bbc would need to change the title to the Martha jones adventures or the Joe jones adventures.

    • Jack Bowden

      April 20th, 2011 - 1:46am

      I was so sad to hear this news, I was coincidentally watching Doctor Who and on Twitter, I saw a tweet stating Elisabeth Sladen had passed away this morning. This deeply saddened me.

      Although, the new series of the Sarah – Jane Adventures was due to start on CBBC in less than 5 months. This would make me think that, some, if not all of series 5 had already been shot. I would have thought we would have heard from the BBC if SJA had been canceled due to Elisabeth Sladen’s illness, as in the filming being stopped. I still think there may be some hope for SJA series 5, there will never be anything like it agin. Elisabeth Sladen is a true legend to me and am sure many other people.

  • 2doctors2000

    April 19th, 2011 - 9:47pm

    series 4 already happened

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  • F

    April 9th, 2011 - 1:22pm

    I heard in series 5 the trickster returns,a sontaron but not Caarg the man with the parrot and there is gonna be a new person in the gang and heart breaking stories for rani and clyde and luke is back at college for a few episodes BUT I AM NOT SURE, I ONLY READ ABOUT IT ON THE INTERNET!!!!!!!

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    • billy

      April 9th, 2011 - 8:31pm

      but WHEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • F

      April 15th, 2011 - 1:26pm

      I typed in The Sarah Jane Adventures S5 on Google and I looked on random sites that come up and there is some news on the Sarah Jane Ad on this website

    • D

      April 19th, 2011 - 9:45pm

      soory but i dont think there is a series 5

  • Fraz

    April 9th, 2011 - 1:18pm

    I heard in series 5 the trickster returns,a sontaron but not Caarg the man with the parrot and there is gonna be a new person in the gang and heart breaking stories for rani and clyde and luke is back at college for a few episodes BUT I AM NOT SURE, I ONLY READ ABOUT IT ON THE INTERNET!!!!!!!

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  • TheSarahJaneAdventures2011

    April 9th, 2011 - 10:33am

    I hated series 4 series 5 better be much exciting than series 4

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    • Shane

      May 14th, 2011 - 2:08pm

      How can you say that

  • fraz

    April 9th, 2011 - 10:04am

    It is SJA that made we wtch Doctor who

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    • kgh

      August 19th, 2011 - 6:24pm

      and me

  • doctor who rocks, sarah jane rocks

    March 27th, 2011 - 6:12pm

    sarah jane is a great and espcially doctor who…yh i think clyde and rani should be together and luke with maria….too admit it i reallly want clyde back in series 5 and i really want sarah jane adventures to carry on like doctor who for 50 or so years…please doctor who productors , make my dream come true……here’s and idea plot to carry it on…..sarah jane marries the doctor, then she becomes a timelord and then she regenerates, so u can swap over elizabeth sladen coz she is getting old….or u can somehow make sarah jane a timelord and make her regernerate……please take my ideas to account

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  • fazer

    March 10th, 2011 - 4:11pm

    hi i love sarah jane adventers so much!!!!!
    i love it more than anyone!!
    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
    ANYONE!!!!

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  • Lauren Dawson

    March 5th, 2011 - 2:13pm

    Sarah Jane Adventures is the best, i want it to go on 4ever. One tip Clyde and Rani should get 2gether, Sarah Jane and Doctor who should get together. In my opinion David Tennant is better than Matt Smith, i would prefer him to be back in but Matt Smith is alright wiv me. I’m a mega SJA fan ive even done the morph on CBBC website, it so cool. I really wanna meet ELISABETH SLADEN, DANIEL ANTHONY, ANJLI MOHINDRA, TOMMY KNIGHT, YASMIN PAIGE and all the other SJA characters. I am a massive fan, i so want SJA’s number so i can tell her how amazing she is and all the great ideas for the next hundred series. Ive watched all the series i get in a mood if ive missed em. Gotta go LUV U ELISABETH
    ( SARAH JANE)

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  • georgia davies

    February 28th, 2011 - 10:03pm

    hello is there 100% going to be a series 5 and when is series 4 out on dvd i got all of them apart from series 4!!! i lovee luke i think hes cutexx

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  • fazer

    February 21st, 2011 - 11:57am

    hi sarah jane adventurs is the best.
    i love it more than anyone

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  • Year 1 Class 4 Lego

    February 16th, 2011 - 7:13pm

    sja cant cacth up with doctor dw who

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  • XxXRoxyXxX

    February 16th, 2011 - 7:01pm

    I just want to say that I adore the sarah Jane adventures. It is one of my favourite shows. I am seventeen years of year and I absolutely lobe this programme.. My favourite actor is Elizabeth Sladen (aka sarah Jane smith). I personally think she is a fantastic actor, i lve the way that she acts with passion and imagination. She makes the showso enjoyable, I’m 17 and I’m not ashamed to watch this programme. I have only started watching it in the summer of 2010, and I have watched every single episode thatnhas been produced. I am really looking forward to series five. I would really like to know when that series is coming out?

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