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The Sarah Jane Adventures
Publisher: Penguin Character Books
Type: Prose adaptations
Release date: 1 November 2007 - 25 November 2010

The Sarah Jane Adventures novelisations are a series of prose adaptations of select episodes of The Sarah Jane Adventures. The books carry the BBC logo (and later, the Doctor Who logo) but are published by Penguin Character Books, not BBC Books. As of late 2010, they are the only form of prose SJA fiction offered; there has yet to be an original prose story based upon the show.

They effectively revive a tradition associated with Doctor Who. During — and slightly beyond — the original run of Doctor Who, Target Books and a few other companies offered a regular stream of adaptations of past Doctor Who stories. Since the BBC Wales version of Doctor Who has never generated novelisations, these SJA adaptations are the first Doctor Who universe novelisations in a regular series of adaptations since 1994's The Evil of the Daleks.

The complete first season of The Sarah Jane Adventures has been novelised, along with the first two stories of Series 2. To date only a single Series 3 story, featuring the Tenth Doctor, has been adapted. Two Series 4 novelisations were given a publication date of 4th November 2010 and cover art was released. However, it was revealed in September 2010 that these books would instead only be offered as e-books, though their publication date would be unaffected by the change of medium.

Next to the Penguin Character Novelisations, there are four photo novelisations of the Sarah Jane Adventures, which are published Pearson.

Title Author ISBN Original TV story Image
Invasion of the BaneTerrance DicksISBN 978-1-4059-0397-4TV: Invasion of the BaneInvasionBaneNovel
Revenge of the SlitheenRupert LaightISBN 978-1-4059-0398-1TV: Revenge of the SlitheenRevengeSlitheenNovel
Eye of the GorgonPhil FordISBN 978-1-4059-0399-8TV: Eye of the GorgonEyeGorgonNovel
Warriors of KudlakGary RussellISBN 978-1-4059-0400-1TV: Warriors of KudlakWarriorsKudlakNovel
Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?Rupert LaightISBN 978-1-4059-0507-7TV: Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?Whatever happened to SJ novelisation
The Lost BoyGary RussellISBN 978-1-4059-0506-0TV: The Lost BoyLostBoynovel
The Last SontaranGary RussellISBN 978-1-4059-0509-1TV: The Last SontaranLastSontaranBook
Day of the ClownPhil FordISBN 978-1-4059-0510-7TV: The Day of the ClownDayoftheClownnovel
The Wedding of Sarah Jane SmithGareth RobertsISBN 978-1-4059-0628-9TV: The Wedding of Sarah Jane SmithBooks-sjswedding

E-books Edit

Title Author Original TV story Image
The Nightmare ManJoseph LidsterTV: The Nightmare ManNightmareMannovel
Death of the DoctorGary RussellTV: Death of the DoctorDeathoftheDoctornovel

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