|Sarah Jane.tv are now reporting that Doctor Who Magazine #386, out today in the UK, gives the closest thing yet to an official launch date for the programme.
As has been suspected for a few months now, late September is confirmed. However, a definite time slot has yet to be decided.
Head writer Gareth Roberts continues to enthuse about his second story, "Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?" In earlier issues of the magazine, he had indicated that it was the best work of his professional life, but now he adds that it's the best work of Elizabeth Sladen's career. Praising Graeme Harper's work on the story, he goes on to say that "Liz gives the performance of her life (so far)."
Russell T. Davies is likewise impressed with the series, and enthusiastic about Roberts' series finale:
. . . [Liz is] very brilliant at not sinking into the softness of a family show. It could be a very cute series, but she keeps that spikiness. There's always that journalist ticking away, and there's still that woman who's been alone for very many years. Especially in the last two episodes, we really play off that - what Sarah was like before she met Maria.