Sarah Jane Adventures News
June 24th, 2012
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Today we send out our birthday wishes to Yasmin Paige!

The actress is best known in the Doctor Who universe for her role as Maria Jackson in the CBBC spin off series The Sarah Jane Adventures.

She is turning 21 today and we thoroughly hope she enjoys her celebrations!

Leave your own messages for her in the comments below.

June 18th, 2012
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The nominations for this year’s Portal Awards were recently revealed, and there is plenty of Doctor Who to go around!

Matt Smith is up for Best Television Actor, while his co-stars – Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill – are shortlisted in the Best TV Actress/Best Televison Supporting Actor categories, respectively. Alex Kingston is in the running to win Best TV Special Guest for her portrayal of River, and the mid-Series 6 finale, A Good Man Goes to War, is nominated for Best TV Episode. The series itself is up for Best TV Series.

Steven Moffat and the late Elisabeth Sladen are in the running for the Gene Roddenberry lifetime achievement award. Fans can vote once a day between 25th June and 25th July.

May 22nd, 2012
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Once again it’s time for Whovians to unite, as the longlist for this year’s TV Choice Awards has been announced!

An exciting factor this time round is that it’s not just Doctor Who that could be making its way to the final shortlist, as its spin offs are also included – both Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures are listed alongside the main series in the drama categories! And that’s not all… Matt Smith and Karen Gillan find themselves in the running for Best Actor/Actress, respectively, too! So, you know what to do…

To get Doctor Who/Torchwood/The Sarah Jane Adventures on the shortlist, click below to vote before midnight on Friday 15th June. The all-important shortlist will then be revealed in July, and voting will continue ahead of the results ceremony this September.

Who are you rooting for? Let us know in the comments! At last year’s awards, Doctor Who was named as the Best Family Drama, while Karen Gillan took home Best Actress.

April 30th, 2012
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Radio Times has a feature interview with Katy Manning, in which she fondly reflects on the impact Doctor Who had – and continues to have – on her life.

The actress appeared as companion Jo Grant in the series between 1971-1973, and comments: “It was a real high for me. Three of the most inspiring, creative and loving years of my life. Jon and I were so close.” She goes on to describe her charater as “endearing”. “She was fiercely loyal,” she added. “She offered her life for the Doctor’s.”

In 2010 she reprised the role in The Sarah Jane Adventures. She guest starred in Death of the Doctor, in which she appeared on screen with Elisabeth Sladen and Matt Smith…

“It was the first time I’d actually worked with Lis, although we had already become close friends,” she said. “We had a lot of past with Jon that bonded us. And Matt’s a joy to work with. It’s an education to watch his beautifully realised physicality as the Doctor. I said to him once, ‘Jon Pertwee would be proud of what you’ve done with the character’.”.

Above – Jon Pertwee and Katy Manning as the Third Doctor and Jo Grant.

April 19th, 2012
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Today, it is one year since Elisabeth Sladen passed away.

Although she is gone, she is certainly not forgotten, and she still lives on in our hearts as one of the Doctor’s most loved companions, Sarah Jane Smith. Joining the series in 1973, Elisabeth’s adventures through time and space went on to span decades, and they are are sure to continue on in our memories for decades to come. In 2007, she was introduced to a new generation in The Sarah Jane Adventures, proving life on Earth can be just as exciting.

Relive one of many classic Sarah Jane moments, and share your best memories, below.

Elisabeth Sladen: 1946-2011

February 20th, 2012
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Please join us as we raise our glasses to wish Anjli Mohindra a very happy birthday!

The actress, who played budding journalist Rani Chandra in The Sarah Jane Adventures, turns 22 today, and we hope she enjoys her celebrations!

Leave your own birthday messages for Anjli in the comments below. You can read WhovianNet’s exclusive interview with her, conducted last August, here.

February 6th, 2012
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Today sees the release of the fifth and final series of The Sarah Jane Adventures on DVD and Blu-ray, as well as the series’ Complete Collection boxset.

The Fifth Series brings together last year’s trilogy of stories, as well as an exclusive, never before seen documentary – Goodbye Bannerman Road – featuring specially shot cast contributions. The Complete Collection, meanwhile, contains every single episode of the CBBC spin off across 12 discs, so you can relive the gang’s adventures from start to finish!

Buy The Fifth Series on… DVD/Blu-ray | Buy The Complete Collection on… DVD

See the latest Sarah Jane products on sale now via our merchandise section!

February 3rd, 2012
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Tune into BBC3 over the weekend, as they’ll be continuing their repeats of David Tennant’s first series.

Tonight on the channel, the Doctor, Rose, Mickey and Sarah Jane investigate a London school being haunted by strange, bat-like creatures in School Reunion from 7pm, followed by an attack from sinister clockwork killers in The Girl in the Fireplace at 7:45pm. Tomorrow night, at 7pm, the TARDIS is trapped on a parallel Earth, and just in time to witness the Rise of the Cybermen. Prepare to be deleted!

You can catch up with the early adventures on BBC iPlayer. Feels like only yesterday…

January 1st, 2012
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Next month will see the release of the Complete Collection of The Sarah Jane Adventures!

The 12 disc set contains every episode of the acclaimed spin off, from the pilot – Invasion of the Bane – through to the final two-parter of Series 5, The Man Who Never Was.

The boxset can be pre-ordered on DVD now for £51.99, and will be available to buy from 6th February, the same day as The Fifth Series goes on sale.

See the latest Sarah Jane products on sale now via our merchandise section!

January 1st, 2012
Warning! This article and its comments may contain spoilers...
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The 5th and final series of The Sarah Jane Adventures will be available on DVD and Blu-ray next month, and its bonus features have been confirmed.

Included on the release will be a special documentary which is called Goodbye Bannerman Road, Remembering Elisabeth Sladen. It serves as a tribute to the late actress, who sadly passed away in April last year, with contributions from those who worked closely with her, including the Eleventh Doctor actor Matt Smith.

Own The Sarah Jane Adventures – The Fifth Series on DVD & Blu-ray from 6th February.

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