|6 episodes comprising 3 stories|
|starting with Sky|
|Main character:||Sarah Jane Smith|
|Regular characters:||Clyde Langer|
|Executive producer(s):||Russell T Davies|
|Start date:||3 October 2011|
|End date:||18 October 2011 (series finale)|
|Typical episode length:||25'|
Series 5 of The Sarah Jane Adventures aired on CBBC in 2011. On 4 March 2010, the BBC announced that it had officially commissioned both a fourth and fifth series of the spin-off. Part of the series was planned to film in 2010 alongside Series 4 and it was later announced that half the series had been completed as planned. With the death of Elisabeth Sladen in April 2011, the BBC announced that no new episodes will be made. Three stories (six episodes) of series 5 were completed. The final episodes aired between 3 October 2011 and 18 October 2011.
- Sarah Jane Smith - Elisabeth Sladen
- Rani Chandra - Anjli Mohindra
- Clyde Langer - Daniel Anthony
- Sky Smith - Sinead Michael
- Luke Smith - Tommy Knight
The series consisted of 3 two-part serials. The series began on the 3 October. Luke Smith made appearances in the first and third stories, but this was the only SJA season in which K9 Mark IV did not appear. A new ongoing character, Sky Smith, was introduced for the season.
|1||Sky||Phil Ford||Ashley Way|| First appearance of Sky Smith.|
Final appearances of Gita Chandra, the Shopkeeper and Captain.
|2||The Curse of Clyde Langer||Phil Ford||Ashley Way||Final appearances of Haresh Chandra and Carla Langer. Rather than a typical happy ending commonplace to SJA stories, this story has an unusually downbeat and ambiguous ending.|
|3||The Man Who Never Was||Gareth Roberts||Ashley Way|| Final appearances of Sarah Jane Smith, Luke Smith, Clyde Langer, Rani Chandra, Sky Smith, and Mr Smith and the 13 Bannerman Road residence.|
Final episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures, with the series coming to an end prematurely after Elisabeth Sladen's sudden illness and passing.
DVD and Blu-ray releases Edit
- DVD and Blu-ray release occurred in the UK on 6 February 2012 in a single-disc edition that includes the featurette "Goodbye Bannerman Road: Remembering Elisabeth Sladen". A North American release, on DVD only, occurred on 12th June 2012 with the same bonus feature.
- ↑ http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2010/03_march/04/sarah_jane.shtml
- ↑ http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/s47/sarah-jane-adventures/tubetalk/a208123/sarah-jane-exec-talks-series-four-five.html
- ↑ http://doctorwhotv.co.uk/sarah-jane-adventures-series-5-update-13009.htm
- ↑ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-13137674
- ↑ http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/dw/news/bulletin_110504_03/The_Sarah_Jane_Adventure
- ↑ Doctor Who News Page Elisabeth Sladen obituary, accessed 19th April 2011