10 Years SJA
Yesterday marked the Tenth anniversary of the transmission of the first episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures.
The Doctor Who spin-off, starring the late Elisabeth Sladen, made its debut on BBC One at 4.51pm on New Year’s Day 2007, with a special 60 minute special written by Russell T Davies and Gareth Roberts called Invasion of the Bane.
Also starring Samantha Bond, Yasmin Paige, Tommy Knight, Porsha Lawrence-Mavour and the voices of John Leeson and Alexander Armstrong, the episode led to a full series being comissioned, which was screened later that year. The Sarah Jane Adventures would run for five series, only ending after the death of star Elisabeth Sladen during the making of series five.
To mark the Anniversary a special Celebration video has been released on YouTube by The Attic, the group organising a reunion event for the series in Cardiff this summer.
Guests will include Tommy Knight, Daniel Anthony, Yasmin Paige, Anjli Mohindra as well as Elisabeth Sladen’s husband and daughter, Brian Miller and Sadie Miller.
The day will raising money for Ty Hafan, a children’s hospice based in Cardiff.
Full details on The Attic Website.
It’s no secret that Sarah Jane was and is still my favorite Companion of all time. The show was a triumph over all, only marred by Lis’s untimely death.
If you haven’t seen, do so. Yes, it’s not as sophisticated or adult-themed as WHO, but it very Who-like.
Lis was a triumph as effectively “The Doctor” but doing it her own way.
I cherish it. But how time flies…