|We earlier highlighted news appearing in Doctor Who Magazine that there would be audio adventures of SJA to accompany the televised series. What we didn't know at the time was the shape these would take and their release date.
Sarah-Jane.tv have now revealed that at least two are coming in early November, further confirming a fall premiere for the show itself.
The Thirteenth Stone and The Golden Storm will not be full-cast audios, but they will be read by Elizabeth Sladen. Both involve plots which separate Luke from Clyde, Sarah and Maria. Both appear to be readings of hardcover books, to be released simultaneously.
The amazon.co.uk website also seems to be differentiating between types of SJA book. Some are being listed as paperbacks "based on an episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures", while The Golden Storm, in particular, is simply listed as a hardcover novel. Whether this means that we will see the return of novelizations to the Doctor Who universe is still unclear, but the possibility, at least, seems to exist.
Indeed, novelizations seem to be undergoing a renaissance of late, with audio recordings of old Target novelizations being released in November as well by the BBC. Of particular interest to SJA fans is Tom Baker's new recording of Terrance Dicks' "Robot" novelization, Doctor Who and the Giant Robot. It will be the first of a new range of audio recordings of novelizations, which will also include Doctor Who and the Dinosaur Invasion, read by Martin Jarvis.