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Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane Smith of Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Adventures) has died at the age of 63 I am so sad to report…
I was stunned and dismayed when read the news of passing of Elisabeth Sladen today from a tweet from Gallifrey One. I am at a lost for words. This news came to me very unexpected as I am sure it does for all Doctor Who and Sarah Jane Adventures fans. I don't know what to say at this point. Writer Paul Cornell and actress Nicola Bryant have also confirmed the news by tweeting their sentiments as well. BBC News has also confirmed it in a short statement (now a full obituary).
Watch the latest teaser 'trailer' video for series 4 of The Sarah Jane Adventures coming to the CBBC next week (11 October 2010). Along with Elisabeth Sladen and the regular cast members, you will see Matt Smith as the Doctor in it as well in this promo video.
Below is the official BBC press release for Sarah Jane Series four.
The Sarah Jane Adventures returns to CBBC with a host of guest stars, amazing monsters, and a visit from the Doctor
Alien investigator, Sarah Jane Smith, is back on CBBC with a fourth series of The Sarah Jane Adventures from Monday 11 October.
To go along with the reported start date for Series 4 of The Sarah Jane Adventures (see Sarah Jane, The Doctor, and Jo Grant Return in October), there is a very short video preview for it as well:
According to various (unconfirmed) reports on the net, the new 4th series of The Sarah Jane Adventures will be returning to the BBC and CBBC on Monday, 11 October 2010 (with part 1 of The Nightmare Man by Joseph Lidster).
It is unclear whether the new series is back to one episode a week or will it be similar to last year which transmitted two episodes a week. Remember, each story takes two half-hour episodes to tell in The Sarah Jane Adventures. The BBC had commissioned two new series (24 x 30-minutes episodes), this is the first of the two (12 episodes telling six stories). No details as of yet pertaining to this series outside of the UK.
The Sarah Jane Adventures titles have just been announced for Series 4, They are
It was a quarter of century ago today, as hard as it is for me believe, is when the Gallifreyan Embassy began. Unbeknownst at the time, it was the day after the Discovery Channel was launched. It was also the day after the launch of the space shuttle Discovery (STS-51-G) which marked the first Arab and Muslim in space (payload specialist Sultan bin Salman bin Adulaziz Al Saud). Yes, it was 1985. Ronald Reagan was in the White House, Commodore launches the Amiga personal computer while NeXT is founded by Steve Jobs after leaving Apple Computer.
Just two weeks before we went Back to the Future in the theaters, the Gallifreyan Embassy of Long Island officially began.
Elisabeth Sladen and Russell T Davies are interviewed together on Breakfast this morning talking about the Sarah Jane Adventures and Doctor Who. Will Darth Vader battle the Daleks? All is told here.
Expect an emotional end of the 10th Doctor era says RTD.
The Sonic Newsdriver 20091023
Selected Doctor Who related news delivered sonically.
For Earth-date: Friday, the 23rd of Oct. 2009
A Glimpse of the New TARDIS Interior, David Tennant Up for BAFTA Scotland Award, RTD Calls for Champion Children's TV, Sarah Jane Adventures Series 3 Underway, Tennant and Sladen Dumped From Radio Times Cover, Blue Peter Says Design Your Own TARDIS Console, BBC iPlayer Goes International at a Price, Catch Doctor Who: Podshock 165, and Get Your Sonic Gear, plus more!
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The latest trailer promo video for series 3 of The Sarah Jane Adventures starring Elisabeth Sladen features the 10th Doctor, David Tennant.
Series 3 is set to begin this Thursday, the 15th of October 2009. Episodes will be shown on Thursday and Friday of each week leading into mid-November.
SARAH-JANE.tv, the website blog all about the latest news on The Sarah Jane Adventures have posted screenshots from the new trailer for Series 3 (trailer video is locked down to the UK only on the BBC site). The trailer features some other familiar faces.
The site also reports on an article from Digital Spy featuring shots of the Doctor on Sarah Jane Adventures. Here are a couple from the trailer below a couple featuring the Doctor from Digital Spy, see more here: SARAH-JANE.tv - And We Have A Trailer…! and Digital Spy: First Look: The Doctor in 'Sarah Jane'
CBBC has confirmed that the animated Doctor Who adventure Dreamland starring David Tennant as the Doctor along with Georgia Moffet playing companion Cassie Rice and with David Warner playing the villainous leader of the Viperox will be premiering on the BBC One red button interactive service and the Doctor Who website first.
The latest issue of Doctor Who Monthly magazine has published the transmission dates for the 3rd series of The Sarah Jane Adventures according to a recent post on sarahjane.tv.
Breaking away from the usual one episode per week format, series 3 is to present two episodes each week. Adopting a Thursday and Friday schedule, the first episode debuts on Thursday, the 15th of October, followed by the second episode on Friday, the 16th of October. It continues on with an episode each Thursday and Friday until the close of the series on Friday, the 20th of November.
The 3rd series of The Sarah Jane Adventures is due to premiere on CBBC in October, not in September as we were previously led to believe. The Doctor Who spin-off series starring Elisabeth Sladen begins its 3rd series on CBBC in October (the exact date is still not known at this time though they have been unconfirmed reports on the net indicating the 15th of October).