The Sarah Jane Adventures had its pilot episode air on New Years Day 2007 and it was a hit, unlike K-9 and Company.
With a couple of tweeks a series of 10 episodes began airing in September that year. A second series of 12 episodes was commissioned and aired from September 2008 this series sadly (in my opinion) saw the departure of Yasmin Paige who played Maria Jackson.
Series 3 containing 12 episodes aired from October 2009, this series had a guest appearance by David Tennant as The Doctor, the first time The Doctor had appeared in a spin-off show. In October 2010 a 12 episode 4th Series began and this series had a guest appearance of Matt Smith as The Doctor.
A 5th series of 12 episodes was commissioned however sadly Elisabeth Sladen died in April 2011 whilst this series filming was underway. Due to the way the filming to date had taken place, the first 2 stories along with the final story of the season had been completed. These were screened in October 2011.
The reason for this article is not just to praise Elisabeth Sladen (although if it were I doubt many would object), it is to announce that The Doctor Who Bar Saturday sessions will be The Sarah Jane Adventures. This will start this coming Saturday (24th August) with Invasion of the Bane and Revenge of the Slitheen.
We will continue to watch 2 stories (that is 4 episodes) every Saturday until the 16th November. On that Saturday we will watch the 3 stories (6 episodes) that made up the final series.
I know primarily The Sarah Jane Adventures was children's show but I and I know many other Doctor Who fans enjoyed it. This is a big step for The Doctor Who Bar to show this spinoff and I want to thank Captain Voidy :) (aka Via_The_Void) a bar founder for his faith and willingness to allow me (SimonGa) to put on and host these sessions. I hope as many of you as you can will join me for these sessions. As I would like to remind you that everyone is welcome to join in our sessions, even if you have never joined a session before or if you haven't joined in a session for a while you are welcome to join us.
In closing on behalf of myself as 2nd in command of The Bar and David (Via_The_Void) as a founder of it, thank you for all your support. We really appreciate it.