The Doctor’s best friend returns to iPlayer with all five series of The Sarah Jane Adventures available now!

The Sarah Jane Adventures has returned to iPlayer! All fifty-three episodes of all five series are now available to stream from the official BBC app. The CBBC show created by Russell T Davies ran from 2007 to 2011 and starred Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith, one of the Doctor’s most beloved former companions. The Doctor Who spin-off introduced younger children to the Whoniverse with slightly less scary thrills, while never losing the same high quality of storytelling.

Along the way, Sarah Jane faced off against familiar alien faces like the Slitheen, Sontarans, and Judoon. She even battled the Trickster himself, the master of the pantheon that had caused Donna Noble’s alternate timeline in Turn Left. There were also villains such as the squid like Bane, conquering the world with an alien soft drink, and the sinister Nightmare Man who attacked people in their dreams. Not to mention the Mona Lisa (who’s revealed to be both alive, and malevolent).

 

The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith (c) BBC
David Tennant guest stars in The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith, now on iPlayer (c) BBC

Sarah Jane keeps on saving the world across 53 episodes with the help of her friends, old and new

But helping Sarah Jane out in her adventures from her Bannerman Road home are a range of friends, old and new. Her alien supercomputer ‘Mr. Smith’ is an invaluable aid from his hiding place behind the chimney of her attic, as his her loyal robot dog K9. Her adopted son Luke, and later her adopted daughter Sky, are the result of alien experiments and possessed of unusual gifts. The teenage girls from across the road, first Maria in Series One, and then Rani, are young women following in Sarah’s heroic footsteps. While Luke’s best friend at school, Clyde, quickly becomes an inseparable part of the time.

Not only that, but the Doctor even pops by Bannerman Road a couple of times, first in the form of David Tennant and then as Matt Smith. While Sir Alistair, previously Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Jo Jones (nee Grant) and UNIT also appear to lend a hand.

With The Sarah Jane Adventures back on iPlayer, it’s the perfect time for a whole new generation to be introduced to the Doctor Who universe and the magic of Sarah Jane Smith. Meanwhile a sequel audio series featuring Rani and Clyde, Rani Takes on the World, is due from Big Finish Productions in April of next year.

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