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Sarah Jane Adventures – BBC Statement

The Sarah Jane Adventures

From the BBC

04th May 2011

The BBC confirmed today that following the death of Elisabeth Sladen there are no plans to film further episodes of The Sarah Jane Adventures.

Elisabeth Sladen first played the role of Sarah Jane in Doctor Who in 1973 and following her return to the show in 2006, played the eponymous lead in the award-winning CBBC series, The Sarah Jane Adventures, from 2007 onwards.

The full statement regarding the future of the series is below:

Contrary to press reports today we can confirm that no new episodes of The Sarah Jane Adventures will be filmed following the tragic death of actress Elisabeth Sladen in April, 2011. As a tribute to Elisabeth the six episodes that were recorded with her last year will be broadcast on CBBC at a date to be confirmed.”



  • Dan

    October 27th, 2011 - 10:38pm

    i almost felt like crying when i found out that she died and that there werent going to be any more episodes, we’ll miss you Elizabeth. xx 🙁 they just brought sky into the series and its unfortunate they have to end, i would spend an hour or 2 watching sarah jane episodes every day. what am i going to do now? Goodbye Sarah.x

  • The Doctor

    August 9th, 2011 - 4:41pm

    They won’t be episodes.

  • tyler bolton

    August 6th, 2011 - 2:32pm

    i love sarah jane and doctor who it so cool im so sad that she died

  • tyler

    July 29th, 2011 - 10:36pm

    i think the bbc should put ace[who appered with the senventh doctor]in where sarah jane is and about sarah jane she should disapear.

  • Anonymous

    May 31st, 2011 - 6:55pm

    its nor cheering me up….:(

  • Dalekdude

    May 28th, 2011 - 6:26pm

    i was devestated when elizebeth sladen died… still, i cant wait for the episodes. i would really like sarah, luke, clyde and rani face something like the daleks or the cybermen 😀

  • 2doctors2000

    May 23rd, 2011 - 5:40pm

    they are coming out in episodes. not books or scripts.

  • SJA is the best

    May 22nd, 2011 - 3:57pm

    Hopefully though I doubt it

  • SJA is the best

    May 22nd, 2011 - 3:56pm

    I think we are all going to miss the Sarah Jane Adventure but there is the new series to look forward to so that should cheer up us fans a bit.

  • Sarah Jane’s Number 1 Fan

    May 22nd, 2011 - 3:54pm

    I think that everyone will miss

  • Fox Mulder

    May 20th, 2011 - 3:30am

    Sorry guy I didn’t known William russel was alive loops but yes characters are immortalized weather or not the actor is alive or passed on. RIP Lizzz

  • Jonathan Turner

    May 17th, 2011 - 5:06pm

    Hopefully they’ll bring them out in a special book

  • Jonathan Turner

    May 17th, 2011 - 5:06pm

    It wouldn’t work cause the ratings would drop dramaticlly as everyone loves Lis

  • Professor River Song

    May 12th, 2011 - 7:33pm

    It’s sad to think that this series will just end.
    I hope they release the scripts to the remaining 6 episodes.

  • somebloke

    May 11th, 2011 - 2:59pm

    @biggest doctor who fan

    What you said about another former companion taking over may be quite good. Someone like jo grant because (I dont know if you know about the show) But in the 80’s show blakes 7, the original charcter blake left the show before the last series and they continued on with out him so yeah not a bad idea

  • Jonathan Turner

    May 9th, 2011 - 9:41pm

    I agree with you there it wouldn’t work with Rani, Luke and Clyde or having someone else take over the lead role

  • Black TARDIS

    May 9th, 2011 - 7:08pm

    Well they obviously can get rid of it. It would be a crime to continue it and it would not be respective to the fact that Elizabeth Sladen was a great actress, simply by replacing her to create a replicate. Also, with luke, clyde or Rani to continue it would still be difficult. For one: they’re teenagers and has always relied on SJS to save the world as she has had the experience from 3 doctors from the regular series (4 if you count Dimensions in Time). It also would be setting a bad example, say if the trickster invaded earth while Luke, Clyde and Rani were at School/Uni. They would effectively be commiting truancy (Bunking off school)

  • Jak

    May 9th, 2011 - 6:26pm

    in six episodes does that man the whole series or the first three including the parts? im glad they’re not filming more cos they would use another actor and that would be rubbish

  • biggest doctor who fan

    May 8th, 2011 - 4:01pm

    I think that’s actually a really good idea
    Maybe amy and rory aswell

  • biggest doctor who fan

    May 8th, 2011 - 3:58pm

    I think the show should still continue
    I love the show and do not want it to end
    An old companion could take up the reins or luke, clyde & rani just continue on their own
    There’s just got to be a way to keep the show running
    IT CAN’T GO 🙁

  • NotADalek

    May 7th, 2011 - 6:59pm

    Well, at least the filmed episodes will air later this year. It is a shame that such a popular series had to come to such an abrupt end…probably, what do people around here make of the Jo Grant Adventures or the Luke, Clyde and Rani Adventures?

  • Anon

    May 7th, 2011 - 5:10pm

    i think that in a few years they should make a new spin off when luke clyde and rani are grown up and dey fite aliens .

  • tardistik

    May 7th, 2011 - 3:58pm

    i agree but i think it would be weird watching an episode without sarah jane at all

  • third doctor

    May 7th, 2011 - 2:21pm

    There should be no explaination of Sarah Jane smith. She will live on as the same as the Brigadier. Sarah jane smith is still living on Bannerman Road or might be travelling with the doctor again in the tardis with the tenth doctor fighting aliens. As shown in the Elisabeth Sladen Tribute Russell T Davies said he wants to keep Sarah alive so to keep thinking of what she’s doing to protect the earth from aliens.

  • Drsuperwho

    May 6th, 2011 - 1:23pm

    Erm, Bill Russle is still alive and well. Anyway back on topic, it is true the BBC should just leave it there. Srarah will live forever.

  • Flobble2000

    May 5th, 2011 - 8:45pm

    In the whoniverse sarah jane dies in 2019 i think

  • Harry

    May 5th, 2011 - 7:24am

    He is still very much with us

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