Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Something Good On Telly

Today's Radio Times features a very positive write-up of The Sarah Jane Adventures, which begins next Monday on BBC One. The review reads: "The show looks perfect for cheering up Mondays; it confirms the promise of the pilot episode and has its heart in exactly the right place."

There's also an interview with the SJA's co-creator and executive producer, Russell T Davies. The man comments, "From my time on Children's Ward, I learnt an enormous amount from [its creators] Paul Abbott and Kay Mellor. It dealt with tough issues such as rape and anorexia, but it did stories for younger viewers expuisitely."

"It wasn't my natural audience..." Davies continues, "I fancied the challenge of writing something for children based on Doctor Who... I had to be aware of the audience being young. You have to monitor yourself not to be paternalistic or not to write in a strand of romance, but to keep it aimed squarely at that audience."

The television listings confirm that "Invasion of the Bane" will be repeated on the CBBC Channel this Sunday at 5:10pm. It's sandwiched between repeats of Who Peter (a Doctor Who themed Blue Peter special) and the omnibus edition of Totally Doctor Who's cartoon adventure, "The Infinite Quest" - which stars David Tennant and Freema Agyeman.

And for the first time we have confirmation that following "Revenge of the Slitheen - Part One" airing on BBC One, at 5pm next Monday, the second installment will follow straight after on the CBBC Channel (airing between 5:30 and 6:00pm). So, you if you've got access to a digibox you won't have to wait a full week for the conclusion to Sarah's first new adventure...

But where's the fun in that?

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