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Series 1 of The Sarah Jane Adventures ran between 1 January 2007 and 19 November 2007. It starred Elizabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith, Yasmin Paige as Maria Jackson, Tommy Knight as Luke Smith, Daniel Anthony as Clyde Langer and Alexander Armstrong as Mr Smith. The series opened with Invasion of the Bane and concluded with The Lost Boy.

Overview[edit | edit source]

It consisted of six stories and eleven episodes. It was broadcast following the broadcast of a special 60-minute episode on 1 January 2007. The season proper aired between 24 September 2007 and 19 November 2007 and consisted of five two-part stories, with each episode running 25 minutes in length (the first time 25-minute episodes have been used in the Doctor Who franchise since the parent series ended in 1989).

A narrative trailer for the series aired, featuring Clyde discussing 13 Bannerman Road.

Cast[edit | edit source]

Invasion of the Bane promotional image.

Recurring[edit | edit source]

Guest[edit | edit source]

Television stories[edit | edit source]

Episodes Title Writer(s) Director Notes
1 Invasion of the Bane Russell T Davies &
Gareth Roberts
Colin Teague Reintroduction of Sarah Jane Smith and K9 Mark IV. Introduction of Luke Smith, Maria Jackson, Alan Jackson, Chrissie Jackson, Mr Smith, Mrs Wormwood and the Bane. Kelsey Hooper makes her only appearance. K9 is shown to be containing the spread of a black hole due to an experiment going wrong in Switzerland.
2 Revenge of the Slitheen Gareth Roberts Alice Troughton Reintroduction of the Slitheen and introduction of Clyde Langer.
3 Eye of the Gorgon Phil Ford Alice Troughton
4 Warriors of Kudlak Phil Gladwin Charles Martin First time Luke, Clyde and Maria go into space, and are involved in a plot that takes place beyond Earth.
5 Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? Gareth Roberts Graeme Harper First appearance of the Trickster and Krislok.
6 The Lost Boy Phil Ford Charles Martin Mr Smith is revealed to be an alien called a Xylok embedded into a supercomputer, with a hidden villainous nature. However, he is reprogrammed through use of a virus to become docile and more friendly.

Aliens and enemies[edit | edit source]

Novels[edit | edit source]

Series 1 of The Sarah Jane Adventures marked the first time since The Novel of the Film in 1996 that novelisations were commissioned for televised episodes of a Doctor Who franchise production. The first four novelisations were published in 2007, with the last two following in 2008.

Audiobooks[edit | edit source]

SJA Series 1 DVD

Home video releases[edit | edit source]

  • Invasion of the Bane was released on a vanilla DVD on 29 October 2007.
  • It was the first Doctor Who related DVD to not be released by 2Entertain since 2005's Doctor Who Volume 2.
  • The Complete First Series (including Invasion of the Bane) was released on 10 November 2008.
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