And with new Torchwood AND Doctor Who in the mean time, how spoiled are we?
Anyhoo, its for young Sarah Jane we are here .... so this is an incredibly 'no new news article' that appeared in icWales last week. (sorry, I haven't learned how to do that clever highlight a word thing and make it a link yet!! If anyone wants to educate me, feel free!!!)
Sarah Jane is back with her own Doctor Who spin-off...
Dec 13 2006
Sally Williams, Western Mail
THE Doctor Who Christmas special might be less than a fortnight away, but sci-fi fans have been offered another treat with the release of The Sarah Jane Adventures.
Written by Russell T Davies, the new series for CBBC features one of the Doctor's most famous companions, investigative journalist Sarah Jane Smith, who shared the Tardis with the third and fourth Doctors, Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker, and was a regular in the series from 1973 to 1976.
The pictures show Sarah Jane, played by original Sarah Jane actress Elisabeth Sladen, and her 13-year-old neighbour Maria, played by Yasmin Paige, embarking on a number of adventures.
In the series, the two form an unlikely alliance to fight evil alien forces at work in Britain.
The scheming Ms Wormwood, played by Samantha Bond who is dressed in a sharp black suit, with her hair scraped back, looks like a force to be reckoned with.
And behind the scenes shots reveal what life is really like on the set as the production team grapple with out-of-this-world props and sci-fi costumes.
Sarah Jane's time travelling days came to an end when the Doctor received a summons to his home planet Gallifrey and could not take her along.
But she returned in the latest series in the School Reunion episode starring opposite David Tennant.
The Sarah Jane Adventures begin with a 60-minute special which will be broadcast in early 2007 with the series due later in the year.
Next month filming will begin on location in Wales.
The series is produced by BBC Wales and will transmit on the CBBC Channel and CBBC on BBC One.
So, who's counting down the days...?