Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Traveling the World

It had to happen some time - The Sarah Jane Adventures has been sold to a television network outside of the United Kingdom. Well, according to reports in the Sydney Sun-Herald anyroad. The paper states that the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (which already airs brand new Doctor Who) will show the series sometime next year. There's been no official word from ABC either confirming or denying the story.

Meanwhile the entire SJA team will be appearing on this Saturday's edition of TMI on BBC Two. The programme is part of CBBC's weekend line-up, and is a morning magazine in the same vein as "Live and Kicking" and "Dick and Dom In the Bungalow". It's hosted by Sam, Mark and Caroline, apparently...

Next up, and the ratings are in for yesterday's episodes. Over on BBC One "Eye of the Gorgon - Part Two" had 1.0 million viewers watching, whereas there were 0.3 million people on hand to watch the first part of "Warriors of the Kudlax" on the CBBC Channel. A slight slip, but nothing to worry about (and hey, I missed "Kudlax" this week! Blame a tough filming schedule, and bad weather... I'll have to catch it on BBC One next week!)

Lookaway now, spoilerphobes! The BBC have released a press release about part one of "Whatever Happened to Sarah-Jane?" - the fourth SJA adventure, which is due to air early next month. Highlight the invisable text below to read what to expect from the episode - which includes a face from the past...

Sarah Jane mysteriously disappears – just as a huge meteor threatens to crash straight into Earth. When Maria wakes up one morning it's as though Sarah Jane – and Luke – never existed. Living across the road in Sarah Jane's house is a woman called Andrea. And, with the attic empty and Mr Smith nowhere to be seen, every other trace of Sarah Jane has vanished – and Maria is the only one able to remember her.

With the mysterious, hooded figure of the Trickster haunting Bannerman Road and the alien Graske meddling in time, Maria sets out to discover whatever happened to Sarah Jane. But as her journey takes her back to 1964, will she be able to find Sarah Jane in time to stop the meteor from destroying the world? Jane Asher guest stars as Andrea Watson.

Finally, the official Doctor Who site previews the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine (which is out later this week). In it, Elisabeth Sladen talks about the series finale, "The Lost Boy"...

"All hell breaks loose! Sarah Jane tries to do the right thing, but then someone shows her something... and it's not the right thing. There's someone else who knows about the shenanigans in the attic. And Sarah Jane gets the shock of her life, too! When Russell first suggested The Sarah Jane Adventures, I wondered where they could take her, but she's opened up and I've absolutely relished that. I loved that period of finding things in Sarah Jane, and it's all come back. I'm so pleased."

And so are we, Lis! More news as it comes in...
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