The BBC Shop website is now displaying a pre-order for "Invasion of the Bane" - the pilot episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures. The DVD is scheduled for release on the 29th October, woth an RRP of £12.99. There's no news on any potential follow up releases for the 10 part series proper, but I'll take an estimated guess that the rest of the Sarah Jane Adventures should see a DVD before 2007 is out.
Elsewhere, and (thanks to Martin Day over at OutpostGallifrey's forums) it seems that Broadcast Magazine has published an update on the progress being made on the independent "K9 Adventures" series. According to the magazine, which is industry based, the series will begin filming later in the year ready to be delivered by July 2008. The press release states:
Running time: 26 x 30 minutes
Description: The loveable BBC TV robot dog created by Academy Award winner Bob Baker (Wallace and Gromit - The Wrong Trousers) is brought to the screen in a series of new adventures in space developed with Jetix Kids. A mix of live action and state-of-the-art CGI and with scripts by Darrell Vickers and Andrew Nicholls (W.I.T.C.H), K-9 is sophisticated, funny and adult in a way that relates to younger viewers, as well as speaking to family audiences. Currently in pre-production with delivery targeted at July 2008."
And finally, for today's short updates, there's a number of rumours flying around about tonight's episode of Doctor Who (so discontinue reading right now if you want to remain un-spoiled in any way). Apparently several reviewers claim that there's a short cameo appearence by Elisabeth Sladen; who's been captured and placed under arrest by Saxon's officers. Whether this particular rumour (and a few others I've heard) actually come to pass remains to be seen...
"The Sound of Drums" airs tonight at 7:15pm on BBC One.