The Sarah Jane Adventures – Series 5

Episode 1 and 2 – Sky:

FIRST SHOWN: Part 1: 3 October 2011    Part 2: 4 October 2011
WRITER: Phil Ford
DIRECTOR: Ashley Way
LENGTH: Part 1: 26 Minutes and 11 Seconds    Part 2: 25 Minutes and 34 Seconds
ORIGINAL CHANNEL: The CBBC Channel
RATINGS: The CBBC Channel – Part 1: 0.534 Million viewers    Part 20.532 Million viewers

SYNOPSIS:
Sarah Jane finds a baby girl on her doorstep and tries to find out who abandoned her. At a nuclear power station, a beautiful woman appears out of thin air and uses alien powers to take control. She’s looking for something – and realises that Sarah Jane may just have it.

Episode 3 and 4 – The Curse of Clyde Langer:

FIRST SHOWN: Part 1: 10 October 2011    Part 2: 11 October 2011
WRITER: Phil Ford
DIRECTOR: 
Ashley Way
LENGTH:
 Part 1: 25 Minutes and 18 Seconds    Part 2: 26 Minutes and 29 Seconds
ORIGINAL CHANNEL: The CBBC Channel
RATINGS: The CBBC Channel – Part 1: 0.793 Million viewers    Part 2: 0.733 Million viewers

SYNOPSIS:
It’s raining fish from the skies, and Sarah Jane’s investigations lead the gang to the Museum of Culture, where the ancient god Hetocumtek may offer answers. But when Clyde acts the fool once too often, family and friends savagely turn against him, and he is thrown out of their lives!

Episode 5 and 6 – The Man Who Never Was:

FIRST SHOWN: Part 1: 17 October 2011    Part 2: 18 October 2011
WRITER: Gareth Roberts
DIRECTOR: Joss Agnew
LENGTH: Part 1: 26 Minutes and 03 Seconds    Part 2: 26 Minutes and 03 Seconds
ORIGINAL CHANNEL: The CBBC Channel
RATINGS: The CBBC Channel – Part 1: 0.71 Million viewers    Part 2: 0.60 Million viewers

SYNOPSIS:
Joseph Serf has launched his new SerfBoard, the must-have computer that no one can resist owning. Intrigued, Sarah Jane takes Luke and Sky to investigate what’s so compelling about Serf and his business. Clyde and Rani meanwhile take a SerfBoard to pieces, suspecting alien technology may be the answer…

Series 5 is expect for DVD release in 2012.

The Ultimate Sarah Jane Adventures Vote

CBBC are doing a vote for the “Ultimate Sarah Jane Adventure”, the episode that gets the most votes will then be shown on the CBBC Channel on Halloween, Monday 31st October at 5.45pm. You can vote here.

The episodes you can vote for are:

Series 1: The Revenge of the Slitheen
Series 2: The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith
Series 3: The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith
Series 4: The Death of the Doctor
Series 5: The Man Who Never Was


If you can’t see the video above, click here.

BE QUICK! VOTING CLOSES TOMORROW MORNING (28th October 2011) at 9am!!

The Sarah Jane Adventures – Series 4

The scheduling for this series was slightly different. The episodes would first air on Monday and Tuesday on The CBBC Channel then on BBC One on Wednesday and Thursday.

Episode 1 and 2 – The Nightmare Man:

FIRST SHOWN: Part 1: 11 October 2010    Part 2: 12 October 2010
WRITER: Joseph Lidster
DIRECTOR: Joss Agnew
LENGTH: Part 1: 27 Minutes and 08 Seconds    Part 2: 27 Minutes and 50 Seconds
ORIGINAL CHANNEL: The CBBC Channel
RATINGS: The CBBC Channel – Part 1: 0.59 Million viewers    Part 20.67 Million viewers
BBC One – Part 1: 0.28Million viewers    Part 20.38 Million viewers

SYNOPSIS:
Luke faces life-changing events, and Bannerman Road will never be the same again. But when Sarah Jane’s son has his first nightmare, he’s haunted by a dark figure from his dreams; The Nightmare Man. A strange entity is reaching out to our world through Luke, with terrible consequences for the whole human race. With Luke, Clyde and Rani trapped in a bizarre dreamscape, Sarah Jane must fight alone! As the Nightmare Man grows stronger, only K-9 might hold the key. But can Luke summon the courage to face his adult life before the whole world is trapped in an endless nightmare?

Episode 3 and 4 – The Vault of Secrets:

FIRST SHOWN: Part 1: 18 October 2010    Part 2: 19 October 2010
WRITER: Phil Ford
DIRECTOR:  Jose Agnew
LENGTH: Part 1: 26 Minutes and 25 Seconds    Part 2: 26 Minutes and 16 Seconds
ORIGINAL CHANNEL: The CBBC Channel
RATINGS: The CBBC Channel – Part 1: 0.73 Million viewers    Part 2: 0.61 Million viewers
BBC One – Part 1: 0.43 Million viewers    Part 2: 0.49 Million viewers 

SYNOPSIS:
When an old enemy, Androvax the Veil, returns to Earth asking for help, the gang face a dilemma – should they trust him? Or does the legendary Vault hold an even greater terror? But a second threat arises, when android guardians threaten to destroy anyone who uncovers their secrets. As the battle between Sarah Jane, Androvax and the androids reaches its climax, Rani has to save her own mother from being caught in the crossfire. But as the Vault opens the destiny of the entire Veil species is at stake. Is it too late to save them?

Episode 5 and 6 – Death Of The Doctor:

FIRST SHOWN: Part 1: 25 October 2010    Part 2: 26 October 2010
WRITER: Russell T Davis
DIRECTOR: Ashley Way
LENGTH: Part 1: 26 Minutes and 21 Seconds    Part 2: 26 Minutes and 10 Seconds
ORIGINAL CHANNEL: The CBBC Channel
RATINGS: The CBBC Channel – Part 1: 0.92 Million viewers    Part 2: 0.96 Million viewers
BBC One – Part 1: 0.48 Million viewers    Part 2: 0.47 Million viewers
* A omnibus showing on BBC One on 25th December 2010 had 1.4 Million viewers, more than the original airing.

SYNOPSIS:
When the Doctor is declared dead, old companions Sarah Jane and Jo Grant meet for the very first time, and join forces to discover the truth. As an interstellar conspiracy gathers around UNIT HQ, Clyde finds that he holds the fate of the Time Lord in his hand – quite literally!

Episode 7 and 8 – The Empty Planet:

FIRST SHOWN: Part 1: 1 November 2010    Part 2: 2 November 2010
WRITER:  Gareth Roberts
DIRECTOR: Ashley Way
LENGTH: Part 1: 25 Minutes 11 Seconds    Part 2: 25 Minutes and 34 Seconds
ORIGINAL CHANNEL:  The CBBC Channel
RATINGS: The CBBC Channel – Part 1: 0.99 Million viewers    Part 2: 0.82 Million viewers
BBC One – Part 1: 0.51 Million viewers    Part 2: 0.58 Million viewers 

SYNOPSIS:
Clyde and Rani wake up one day to discover that they are the only survivors of the human race! The whole of Earth is empty – even Sarah Jane has vanished. But a deserted London holds terrors of its own. Strange forces lurk in the shadows, as mysterious visitors approach!

Episode 9 and 10 – Lost In Time:

FIRST SHOWN: Part 1: 8 November 2010   Part 2: 9 November 2010
WRITER:  Rupert Laight
DIRECTOR: Joss Agnew
LENGTH: Part 1: 25 Minute 44 Seconds    Part 2: 26 Minutes and 07 Seconds
ORIGINAL CHANNEL: The CBBC Channel
RATINGS: The CBBC Channel – Part 1: 0.99 Million viewers    Part 2: 0.68 Million viewers
BBC One – Part 1: 0.59 Million viewers    Part 2: 0.54 Million viewers

SYNOPSIS:
A harmless investigation turns into an epic quest across time and space. Sarah Jane and the gang are separated by the enigmatic Shopkeeper, and find themselves in three different time-zones throughout history – doing battle against ghost hunters, Nazis, Tudors and a mysterious parrot called Captain!

Episode 11 and 12 – Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith:

FIRST SHOWN: Part 1: 15 November 2010    Part 2: 16 November 2010
WRITER:  Gareth Roberts and Clayton Hickman
DIRECTOR: Jose Agnew
LENGTH: Part 1: 26 Minute 16 Seconds    Part 2: 26 Minutes and 17 Seconds
ORIGINAL CHANNEL: The CBBC Channel
RATINGS: The CBBC Channel – Part 1: 0.81 Million viewers    Part 2: 0.82 Million viewers
BBC One – Part 1: 0.52 Million viewers    Part 2: 0.58 Million viewers 

SYNOPSIS:
Sarah Jane faces her saddest day, as she realises that no one can defend the Earth forever. She’s saved the world so many times, but must now hand over the task to safer hands. Clyde and Rani are distraught, and the forces of darkness gather as the inevitable day approaches.

Series 4 Promo:

CBBC Autumn Promo – 2010:

The complete fourth series can be brought on DVD, here.

> SJA: Series 4 – Pictures