The Sarah Jane Adventures is a British science fiction television series created by Russell T. Davies as a spin-off of Doctor Who, which focuses on the adventures of investigative journalist Sarah Jane Smith, a former companion of the Doctor.
The series debuted on BBC One with a 60-minute special entitled Invasion of the Bane, on 1 January 2007. Ten half-hour episodes followed, beginning on 24 September 2007. The series consists of five two-part stories.
A second season of 12 episodes was announced by the BBC in December 2007.
The Sarah Jane Adventures premiered in South Africa on SABC2 on Saturday 9 February 2008, at 15h30.
The Sarah Jane Adventures, targeted at a younger audience, sees the return of some familiar alien enemies from Doctor Who, as the Slitheen are back and out for revenge.
The series stars one of Doctor Who's most famous former companions – investigative journalist Sarah Jane Smith.
Having travelled the universe with The Doctor, Sarah Jane is used to dealing with alien encounters. But when her young friends Maria, Luke and Clyde join her they soon become embroiled in a mysterious world of chases, danger, and monsters from outer space, discovering that life on Earth can be an adventure too.
In Revenge Of The Slitheen, the first two-part story from the new series, Maria, Luke and Clyde realise that all is not as it seems on their first day at their new school.
The food keeps going off, there's a funny smell and the new technology block is hiding some dark secrets. They soon find out that the Slitheen have disguised themselves as teachers as part of their deadly plan which threatens the future of Earth.
Will Sarah Jane and the gang be able to stop them all before it's too late?