first series of was broadcast following the broadcast of a The Sarah Jane Adventures special 60-minute episode on 1 January 2007. The season proper aired between 24 September 2007 and 19 November 2007 and consisted of five two-part stories, with each episode running 25 minutes in length (the first time 25-minute episodes have been used in the Doctor Who franchise since the parent series ended in 1989).
narrative trailer for the series aired, featuring Clyde discussing 13 Bannerman Road. As well as another trailer, generally advertising the series.
Invasion of the Bane promotional image.
Television stories Edit
Episodes Title Writer(s) Director Notes
1 Invasion of the Bane Russell T Davies & Gareth Roberts Colin Teague Reintroduction of Sarah Jane Smith and K9 Mark IV. First appearance of Luke Smith, Maria Jackson, Alan Jackson, Chrissie Jackson, Mr Smith, Mrs Wormwood and the Bane. Kelsey Hooper makes her only appearance. K9 is shown to be containing the spread of a black hole due to an experiment going wrong in Switzerland, allowing for the shelving his character while licensing issues to use K9 are sorted out. Reintroduction of the Arcateenians, first seen in the story Torchwood , marking the only time a reference to Greeks Bearing Gifts Torchwood is made on the show.
2 Revenge of the Slitheen Gareth Roberts Alice Troughton Reintroduction of the Slitheen and introduction of Clyde Langer.
3 Eye of the Gorgon Phil Ford Alice Troughton Alan Jackson has his first contact with alien life.
4 Warriors of Kudlak Phil Gladwin Charles Martin First appearance of the Uvodni, later seen in the story Doctor Who . First time the cast goes into The Pandorica Opens space, and are involved in a plot that takes place beyond Earth.
5 Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? Gareth Roberts Graeme Harper First appearance of the Trickster and Krislok. First appearance of the Graske in a valid -related production.
6 The Lost Boy Phil Ford Charles Martin Reintroduction of the Slitheen and K9 Mark IV. Mr Smith is revealed to be a an alien called a Xylok embedded into a supercomputer, with a hidden villainous nature. However, he is reprogrammed through use of a virus to become docile and more friendly.
Although broadcast separately from the rest of the season, the BBC considers Invasion of the Bane to be part of Series 1, and released it as such to DVD.
Aliens and enemies Edit
Series 1 of
The Sarah Jane Adventures marked the first time since in The Novel of the Film 1996 that novelisations were commissioned for televised episodes of a Doctor Who franchise production. The first four novelisations were published in 2007, with the last two following in 2008.
SJA Series 1 DVD
Home video releases Edit
Invasion of the Bane was released on a vanilla DVD on 29 October 2007.
It was the first Doctor Who related DVD to not be released by 2Entertain since 2005's Doctor Who Volume 2.
The Complete First Series (including Invasion of the Bane) was released on 10 November 2008.