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Series 3 (SJA)

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The third series of The Sarah Jane Adventures aired on CBBC and BBC One in autumn 2009. The series consisted of six stories of two episodes each.

In a change of broadcast format, two episodes aired each week, on Thursday and Friday, meaning the entire series aired over a six-week period, with a complete storyline told each week.

A slight change to the opening was made: Before the title sequence, Clyde would narrate the basic premise of the series over a montage of scenes.

Among notable appearances this series, K9 Mark IV appeared in six of the twelve episodes and David Tennant appeared as the Tenth Doctor in the two-part story The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith which aired in late October.

Thanks in part to Tennant's appearance, the series scored higher-than-average ratings for children's programming, and also consistently scored high Appreciation Index ratings from viewers.

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Television stories edit

Episode Number Title Writer(s) Director Notes
1 Prisoner of the Judoon Phil FordJoss AgnewFirst appearance of Androvax
2 The Mad Woman in the Attic Joseph Lidster Alice TroughtonFirst regular appearance of K9 Mark IV
3 The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith Gareth RobertsJoss AgnewReintroduction and final appearance of the Trickster, guest appearance by the Tenth Doctor
4 The Eternity Trap Phil FordAlice Troughton
5 Mona Lisa's Revenge Phil FordJoss Agnew
6 The GiftRupert Laight Alice Troughton Reintroduction and guest appearance of the Slitheen

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The only story of this series to be directly novelised was The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith. Additionally, Prisoner of the Judoon was adapted as The Sarah Jane Adventures: Judoon Afternoon, The Eternity Trap was adapted as The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Haunted House, Mona Lisa's Revenge was adapted as The Sarah Jane Adventures: Painting Peril and The Gift was adapted as The Sarah Jane Adventures: Blathereen Dream.

Home video releases edit

The Complete Third Series boxset was released on BBC DVD on 1 November 2010.

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Previous series:
SJA Series 2
Next series:
SJA Series 4