The end of an era – Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith!

October 18th, 2011

It’s the end of an era this afternoon, as the final ever episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures airs on the CBBC Channel.

On 19th April 2011, it was confirmed that Elisabeth Sladen had passed away following a battle with cancer, and today, for one last time, we return to 13 Bannerman Road for Sarah Jane and the gang’s final adventure – part two of The Man Who Never Was. Her adventures might be coming to a close, but both Sarah Jane and Elisabeth will be remembered forever by fans young and old.

Although it’s a sad day, it’s also important to remember the amazing times, and remember that the most wonderful thing about the universe is that there’s always something more amazing to come! The final episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures airs today at 5:15pm.

12 comments on this article
  1. Alex
    October 18th, 2011 at 12.35am | #1

    It’s small consolation, but next month a pair of audio adventures read by the cast are being released by AudioGo, so there are still a couple more adventures to come. Odds are that’s probably it after that, of course. Very sad.

  2. Chris Lockwood
    October 18th, 2011 at 5.16am | #2

    I grew up watching your adventures with the Doctor and you will be forever missed. God speed Sara Jane Smith.

  3. Tom Versey
    October 18th, 2011 at 4.13pm | #3

    I have decided not to end my journey on Bannerman Road, I am keeping the adventures alive by creating my very own series, not names The Sarah Jane Adventures however, Sarah Jane is a big part of my show and I’m doing this to always remember her.

  4. David
    October 18th, 2011 at 4.19pm | #4

    It’s been strange watching these final episodes knowing Elisabeth isn’t here anymore, and especially as she looks so well in them.

    Forever Sarah Jane Smith. You’ll never be forgotten.

  5. Sam
    October 18th, 2011 at 5.47pm | #5

    After all this time, it still hasn’t sunk in that she’s gone. It’s such a tragedy, she is thought about every day. The final series was brilliant, even though it was cut short by her tragic death. I’ll miss her so much. She touched every single Whovian’s hearts, and the younger kids of our generation will miss the alien busting gang in the attic. RIP Sarah Jane.

  6. Bad Wolf
    October 18th, 2011 at 6.05pm | #6

    I wonder if Elisabeth’s death will be addressed in Doctor Who, the way the Brigadier’s death was addressed in The Wedding of River Song… Goodbye Sarah Jane Smith, you’re in our hearts forever !

  7. Rose Weasley
    October 18th, 2011 at 8.58pm | #7

    Goodbye Sarah Jane, our Sarah Jane. We will never forget you.
    Rest in peace, Elisabet Slade.

  8. Rose Weasley
    October 18th, 2011 at 8.58pm | #8

    Goodbye Sarah Jane, our Sarah Jane. We will never forget you.
    Rest in peace, Elisabet Sladen.

  9. Thetasigma
    October 19th, 2011 at 7.33am | #9

    @Bad Wolf – It sure should be ! If not done in an even better way…I was of the opinion that the Brig should have been remembered by a funeral with full military honours and SJM should be remembered in a likewise manner !

  10. Roger Keenor
    October 19th, 2011 at 12.50pm | #10

    With the last episodes of SJS aired we bid a sad farewell to Elisabeth Sladen and another fantastically inspired series by Russell T Davies.No time travel or big budgets required to deliver a host of aliens and monsters to a quality children’s Sci-Fi programme the likes we haven’t seen for a long time.With Clyde and Rani such likeable ,well fleshed out characters and the galactic highways already gridlocked bring on TEAM CLANI.The concept really does beg another series guys.

  11. cybergirl
    October 19th, 2011 at 3.17pm | #11

    I think a feature length episode to tie up the series would be good,perhaps SJ has disapeared and the team get some help locating or rather trying to find out her fate by calling in some familiar faces perhaps Martha,Mickey jack jO jONES and the Doctor and we find that she has given her life in a heroic act.I think it would be a fitting tribute and the team are such a great bunch of actors and also we all know that the last episode was never meant to be the last as filming was stopped due to Lis Sladens ill health,just an idea.I will really miss the series ,i watched with my kids and we still cant realise the fact that LS has passed away.RIP .

  12. terry
    October 23rd, 2011 at 1.18pm | #12

    I like the series of SJA when baby Sky went older

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