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Series 4 (SJA)

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Series 4 of The Sarah Jane Adventures premiered on CBBC between 11 October 2010 and 16 November 2010. According to Doctor Who Magazine, [which?] pre-production was under way as early as November 2009. On 4 March 2010, the BBC officially announced that production had been commissioned, with filming expected to begin by the end of March. (The same announcement also confirmed that a fifth series for 2011 had also been commissioned.)[1][2]

The season saw the return of all the core cast members for the 12-episode series, plus guest appearances by Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor and Katy Manning as Jo Jones.

For the new series, Brian Minchin joins as producer, with Phil Ford as co-producer. Russell T Davies remains as executive producer along with Nikki Wilson.

Cast Edit


A promotional image for Series 4.

Recurring Edit

Guest Edit

Television stories Edit

The titles and writers of this season's episodes were revealed in Doctor Who Magazine. [which?] All of series 4's episodes were in 2 parts.

# Title Writer Director Notes
1 The Nightmare Man Joseph Lidster Joss Agnew Departure of Luke Smith and K9 Mark IV.
2 The Vault of SecretsPhil FordJoss Agnew Reappearance of Androvax.
3 Death of the DoctorRussell T DaviesAshley WayGuest appearances of the Eleventh Doctor and Jo Grant.
4 The Empty PlanetGareth RobertsAshley Way
5 Lost in TimeRupert LaightJoss Agnew
6 Goodbye, Sarah Jane SmithGareth Roberts and Clayton HickmanJoss Agnew Return of Luke Smith and final appearance of K9 Mark IV

Aliens and enemies Edit

Novels Edit

As of August 2010 only two stories from this series were announced for adaptation as a novelisation. These were later reported as being cancelled. [3][4] However the novelisations were later published in e-book format. These were the final novelisations published as none were commissioned in any format for Series 5.

Audiobooks Edit

DVD and Blu-ray release Edit

UK release of the series on DVD and, for the first time, Blu-ray occurred on 31 October 2011, followed by North American release on DVD only on 6 December. The UK edition included TV: Pyramids of Mars as a bonus feature (this is not included in the North American release).

A slight alteration to the first episode of the season was made for DVD with the addition of a dedication in memory of Elisabeth Sladen.

Footnotes Edit

Previous series:
SJA Series 3
Next series:
SJA Series 5


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