Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Sarah Jane Adventures Press Release

The BBC Press Office have recently revealed a press release regarding the Third series of The Sarah Jane Adventures which is currently filming in Cardiff. The article confirms that Doctor Who actor David Tennant will be appearing in The Sarah Jane Adventures as the Tenth Doctor plus the Doctor Who aliens the Judoon, first seen during Smith & Jones and most recently in The Stolen Earth, will be making an appearance.

Series Three will see Elisabeth Sladen, Thomas Knight, Daniel Anthony and Anjli Mohindra all reprised the characters of Sarah Jane Smith, Luke Smith, Clyde Langer and Rani Chandra. The Fourth Doctor’s companion K9 also is returning to The Sarah Jane Adventures this year for the majority of the series after having recently appeared in the Comic Relief scene for The Sarah Jane Adventures.

Below is the official BBC Press Release:

Doctor Who fans are in for a treat this Autumn as David Tennant makes a special appearance as The Doctor in CBBC's hit drama series The Sarah Jane Adventures with a starring role across two episodes.

Investigative journalist Sarah Jane Smith, one-time companion to that strange wanderer in time and space known as The Doctor, is reunited with her old friend as The Sarah Jane Adventures is back for a third series of alien-busting adventures on CBBC this September.

Elisabeth Sladen, who plays Sarah Jane, says: "When I heard the news that David was going to be joining us I was absolutely over the moon. Not only has it made my day but it will also make the viewers' day.

"It's fantastic news that Sarah Jane is going to spend some time working with The Doctor again and is testament to just how successful this CBBC series is."

Russell T Davies, Executive Producer of The Sarah Jane Adventures, adds: "Viewers thought they may have to wait until November for the next full episode of Doctor Who, but this is an extra special treat.

"And it's not just a cameo from David – this is a full-on appearance for The Doctor as he and Sarah Jane face their biggest threat ever."

The series includes 12 weeks of brand new adventures featuring a new alien race, the reptilian Veil and their enemies the Judoon, alongside an extraterrestrial girl that can make people play games against their will.

There will also be a living painting, the inhabitants of a supposedly haunted house, monsters who want to infect Earth with a strangely aggressive weed and a chance for Sarah Jane to find personal happiness with someone who could be the perfect person to complete her family.

Alongside adopted son Luke, Sarah Jane's team is made up of Luke's streetwise pal Clyde Langer, their schoolmate Rani, who lives opposite and has aspirations to become a journalist like Sarah Jane, and Mr Smith, their Xylok supercomputer up in the attic, plus Sarah Jane's robot dog, K-9.

Usual writers for The Sarah Jane Adventures, Phillip Ford and Gareth Roberts, are joined by Joseph Lidster, Rupert Laight and Brian Dooley for the Third series of The Sarah Jane Adventures. The Third series of The Sarah Jane Adventures is currently scheduled for transmission this Autumn on both BBC One and CCBC.

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