a real world point of view
The first series of The Sarah Jane Adventures was broadcast following the broadcast of a special 60 minute episode on the 1st January 2007. The season proper aired during the final months of 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).
Primary cast Edit
- Sarah Jane Smith - Elisabeth Sladen
- Maria Jackson - Yasmin Paige
- Luke Smith - Tommy Knight
- Clyde Langer - Daniel Anthony (From Revenge of the Slitheen)
- Mr Smith - Alexander Armstrong
Secondary cast Edit
- Alan Jackson - Joseph Millson
- Chrissie Jackson - Juliet Cowan
- K9 - John Leeson (voice)
- Kelsey Hooper - Porsha Lawrence-Mavour (Invasion of the Bane only)
Guest cast Edit
- Mrs Wormwood - Samantha Bond
- Andrea Yates - Jane Asher
- Carl - Anton Thompson McCormick
- Bea Nelson-Stanley - Phyllida Law
- Sister Helena - Beth Goddard
- Mark Grantham - Chook Sibtain
- Jen - Nadiyah Davis
- Professor Rivers - Floella Benjamin
- Jay Stafford - Jay Simpson
- Heidi Stafford - Holly Atkins
- Trinity Wells - Lachele Carl
Television stories Edit
|1||Invasion of the Bane||Russell T Davies &|
|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|
|2||Revenge of the Slitheen||Gareth Roberts||Alice Troughton||Reintroduction of the Slitheen and introduction of Clyde Langer|
|2||Eye of the Gorgon||Phil Ford||Alice Troughton|
|2||Warriors of Kudlak||Phil Gladwin||Charles Martin|
|2||Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?||Gareth Roberts||Graeme Harper||First appearance of The Trickster|
|2||The Lost Boy||Phil Ford||Charles Martin||Reintroduction of the Slitheen and K9 Mark IV|
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
- Mrs Wormwood
- Bane Mother
- Sister Helena
- Uvlavad Kudlak
- Mark Grantham
- Mr Smith
Season 1 of The Sarah Jane Adventures marked the first time since the early 1990s 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.
- Invasion of the Bane
- Revenge of the Slitheen
- Eye of the Gorgon
- Warriors of Kudlak
- Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?
- The Lost Boy
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.
SJA Series 2