Inside the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine (issue 419, out today) newly promoted executive producer Nikki Wilson discusses the upcoming fourth series of The Sarah Jane Adventures:
"After a hugely successful third year, in which ratings went up - a rare feat for television these days! - the fourth series has been planned for a long time, with scripts well underway, and all the regular cast rasy to return. It's a testament to them that the series has become so popular with young viewers. I can promise lots more thrills, scares and fun with enemies old and new, including the terrors of the Nightmare Man, the sinister Shansheeth, our first visit to an alien world, and even a dangerous journey back into history."
Brian Minchin, former Doctor Who/Torchwood script editor is stepping into Wilson's shoes to become the series' fourth producer, following Susie Liggat ("Invasion of the Bane"), Matthew Bouch (all of series one, and now BBC Three's Being Human) and Nikki Wilson (series two/three, and Doctor Who's 2010 series).
This very site reported on Clayton Hickman writing for the SJA well over two years ago. He posted on the now defunct Outpost Gallifrey soon afterwards that the story was 'nonsense' - guess something changed between then and now!
I'm hearing whispers that this year's series [POTENTIAL SPOILERS!!] may feature appearences by the Weeping Angels, and one of the stories may serve as a sequel to the classic 1970's Doctor Who adventure "The Hand of Fear". Neither of these reports (sent in by two different readers) are confirmed at the mo, so take with a pinch of salt until evidence presents itself either way.
Doctor Who Magazine #419 is out now, priced £4.20.