List of The Sarah Jane Adventures serials

The Sarah Jane Adventures is a British science fiction television programme that was produced by BBC Cymru Wales for CBBC. Created by Russell T Davies, it is a spin-off of the long-running science fiction programme Doctor Who. 53 episodes and 1 short were produced between 2006 and 2011 across five series. In comparison to Doctor Who's family-orientated viewership, The Sarah Jane Adventures is aimed at a younger audience generally aged between 6–12 years old.

The programme focuses on Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen), an investigative journalist and former companion to the Doctor, an alien time traveller whom Smith had numerous adventures with in her youth. Now living in modern-day Ealing, London, she investigates extraterrestrial matters and protects Earth against alien threats with a group of teenage accomplices: adopted son Luke Smith, neighbour Maria Jackson and friend Clyde Langer. New neighbour Rani Chandra and adopted daughter Sky Smith later join the cast. Additionally, the group is aided by Mr Smith, a sentient extraterrestrial computer, and K9, a dog-shaped robot gifted to Sarah Jane by the Doctor.

Following a New Year's Day special, the first series premiered on 24 September 2007, featuring 10 episodes (5 two-part serials). Series 2–4, each made up of 12 episodes (6 serials), respectively followed between 2008–2010. A fifth series of 12 episodes was commissioned in 2010, however, only 6 (3 serials) were completed before Sladen's death. They were broadcast posthumously in 2011.

For Series 1 and 2, after an episode was broadcast on BBC One, the next would air immediately after on CBBC. Certain repeats are broadcast in omnibus rather than the traditional Part One and Two format.[1]

Series overviewEdit

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
110[a]24 September 2007 (2007-09-24)19 November 2007 (2007-11-19)
21229 September 2008 (2008-09-29)8 December 2008 (2008-12-08)
31215 October 2009 (2009-10-15)20 November 2009 (2009-11-20)
41211 October 2010 (2010-10-11)16 November 2010 (2010-11-16)
563 October 2011 (2011-10-03)18 October 2011 (2011-10-18)

EpisodesEdit

Series 1 (2007)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
UK viewers
(millions) [2]
Special
1"Invasion of the Bane"Colin TeagueRussell T Davies & Gareth Roberts1 January 2007 (2007-01-01)1.X2.92
Series
21Revenge of the SlitheenAlice TroughtonGareth Roberts24 September 2007 (2007-09-24)1.11.40
24 September 2007 (2007-09-24)1.21.55
32Eye of the GorgonAlice TroughtonPhil Ford1 October 2007 (2007-10-01)1.31.47
8 October 2007 (2007-10-08)1.41.44
43Warriors of KudlakCharles MartinPhil Gladwin15 October 2007 (2007-10-15)1.51.43
22 October 2007 (2007-10-22)1.61.60
54Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?Graeme HarperGareth Roberts29 October 2007 (2007-10-29)1.71.61
5 November 2007 (2007-11-05)1.81.73
65The Lost BoyCharles MartinPhil Ford12 November 2007 (2007-11-12)1.91.77
19 November 2007 (2007-11-19)1.101.86

Series 2 (2008)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
UK viewers
(millions) [3]
Series
71The Last SontaranJoss AgnewPhil Ford29 September 2008 (2008-09-29)2.10.82
29 September 2008 (2008-09-29)2.21.18
82The Day of the ClownMichael KerriganPhil Ford6 October 2008 (2008-10-06)2.31.11
13 October 2008 (2008-10-13)2.41.28
93Secrets of the StarsMichael KerriganGareth Roberts20 October 2008 (2008-10-20)2.51.42
27 October 2008 (2008-10-27)2.61.21
104The Mark of the BerserkerJoss AgnewJoseph Lidster3 November 2008 (2008-11-03)2.71.43
10 November 2008 (2008-11-10)2.81.53
115The Temptation of Sarah Jane SmithGraeme HarperGareth Roberts17 November 2008 (2008-11-17)2.91.18
24 November 2008 (2008-11-24)2.101.39
126Enemy of the BaneGraeme HarperPhil Ford1 December 2008 (2008-12-01)2.111.36
8 December 2008 (2008-12-08)2.121.26
Supplemental
"From Raxacoricofallapatorius with Love"Joss AgnewGareth Roberts & Clayton Hickman13 March 2009 (2009-03-13)8.30

Series 3 (2009)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
UK viewers
(millions) [4]
131Prisoner of the JudoonJoss AgnewPhil Ford15 October 2009 (2009-10-15)3.10.73
16 October 2009 (2009-10-16)3.20.82
142The Mad Woman in the AtticAlice TroughtonJoseph Lidster22 October 2009 (2009-10-22)3.30.75
23 October 2009 (2009-10-23)3.40.84
153The Wedding of Sarah Jane SmithJoss AgnewGareth Roberts29 October 2009 (2009-10-29)3.51.59
30 October 2009 (2009-10-30)3.61.47
164The Eternity TrapAlice TroughtonPhil Ford5 November 2009 (2009-11-05)3.71.14
6 November 2009 (2009-11-06)3.80.93
175Mona Lisa's RevengeJoss AgnewPhil Ford12 November 2009 (2009-11-12)3.91.12
13 November 2009 (2009-11-13)3.100.92
186The GiftAlice TroughtonRupert Laight19 November 2009 (2009-11-19)3.110.95
20 November 2009 (2009-11-20)3.120.89

Series 4 (2010)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
UK viewers
(millions) [5]
191The Nightmare ManJoss AgnewJoseph Lidster11 October 2010 (2010-10-11)4.10.59
12 October 2010 (2010-10-12)4.20.67
202The Vault of SecretsJoss AgnewPhil Ford18 October 2010 (2010-10-18)4.30.73
19 October 2010 (2010-10-19)4.40.61
213Death of the DoctorAshley WayRussell T Davies25 October 2010 (2010-10-25)4.50.92
26 October 2010 (2010-10-26)4.60.96
224The Empty PlanetAshley WayGareth Roberts1 November 2010 (2010-11-01)4.70.99
2 November 2010 (2010-11-02)4.80.81
235Lost in TimeJoss AgnewRupert Laight8 November 2010 (2010-11-08)4.90.98
9 November 2010 (2010-11-09)4.100.68
246Goodbye, Sarah Jane SmithJoss AgnewGareth Roberts & Clayton Hickman15 November 2010 (2010-11-15)4.110.81
16 November 2010 (2010-11-16)4.120.82

Series 5 (2011)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
UK viewers
(millions) [6]
251SkyAshley WayPhil Ford3 October 2011 (2011-10-03)5.10.53
4 October 2011 (2011-10-04)5.20.53
262The Curse of Clyde LangerAshley WayPhil Ford10 October 2011 (2011-10-10)5.30.79
11 October 2011 (2011-10-11)5.40.73
273The Man Who Never WasJoss AgnewGareth Roberts17 October 2011 (2011-10-17)5.50.71
18 October 2011 (2011-10-18)5.60.60

RatingsEdit

The Sarah Jane Adventures : UK viewers per episode (millions)
SeriesEpisode numberAverage
123456789101112
11.401.551.471.441.431.601.611.731.771.86N/A1.59
20.821.181.111.281.421.211.431.531.181.391.361.261.27
30.730.820.750.841.591.471.140.931.120.920.950.891.01
40.590.670.730.610.920.960.990.810.980.680.810.820.80
50.530.530.790.730.710.60N/A0.65
Audience measurement performed by Broadcasters' Audience Research Board.BARB

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Plus 1 special.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Sarah Jane Adventures Episodes". BBC online. Retrieved 19 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Sarah Jane Adventures – Series 1". TheDoctorWhoSite. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Sarah Jane Adventures – Series 2". TheDoctorWhoSite. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Sarah Jane Adventures – Series 3". TheDoctorWhoSite. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Sarah Jane Adventures – Series 4". TheDoctorWhoSite. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Sarah Jane Adventures – Series 5". CBBC News. Retrieved 28 January 2015.

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