Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Twice Weekly?

News from GallifreyBase contributer ANobleToaster, who writes that the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine reveals the transmission dates/times for the approaching third series of The Sarah Jane Adventures.

According to ANT (a nickname kindly bestowed upon the user on the forum) here's the all important schedule:

Prisoner of the Judoon Part 1 - Thursday October 15th
Prisoner of the Judoon Part 2 - Friday October 16th

The Mad Woman in the Attic Part 1 - Thursday October 22nd
The Mad Woman in the Attic Part 2 - Friday October 23rd

The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith Part 1 - Thursday October 29th
The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith Part 2 - Friday October 30th

The Eternity Trap Part 1 - Thursday November 5th
The Eternity Trap Part 2 - Friday November 6th

Mona Lisa's Revenge Part 1 - Thursday November 12th
Mona Lisa's Revenge Part 2 - Friday November 13th

The Gift Part 1 - Thursday November 19th
The Gift Part 2 - Friday November 20th

It means that from October, the SJA runs twice weekly! The advantage of this is we get double the amount of Sarah Jane goodness every week... but looking at it from another (more negative) angle it means the show is on our screens only half as long as normal - 6 weeks, instead of 12.

Back in the 1980's the BBC ran Peter Davison's Fifth Doctor adventures on a twice weekly basis. Ratings actually improved, initially, through doing this.

So... are the BBC right to double the series up? Tell us in the comments section below!
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