Waters of Mars Clue in SJA Schedule?

According to rumours, the upcoming series of The Sarah Jane Adventures – which boasts a range of guest stars that include David Tennant – is to be broadcast twice a week!

Apparently the plan is to double up the episodes into consecutive days, a tactic not dissimilar to the Peter Davison era of Doctor Who which aired at 7pm on Mondays and Tuesdays from 1982’s Castrovalva onwards until early in the Colin Baker era.

This initially gave the series a boost – however thinking on the matter of Sarah Jane’s twice weekly schedule seems to concern the parent show more than the adventures of Sarah Jane, Luke, Clyde and Rani.

Notice the dates:

Prisoner of the Judoon Part 1 – Thursday October 15th
Prisoner of the Judoon Part 2 – Friday October 16th

The Mad Woman in the Attic Part 1 – Thursday October 22nd
The Mad Woman in the Attic Part 2 – Friday October 23rd

The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith Part 1 – Thursday October 29th
The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith Part 2 – Friday October 30th

The Eternity Trap Part 1 – Thursday November 5th
The Eternity Trap Part 2 – Friday November 6th

Mona Lisa’s Revenge Part 1 – Thursday November 12th
Mona Lisa’s Revenge Part 2 – Friday November 13th

The Gift Part 1 – Thursday November 19th
The Gift Part 2 – Friday November 20th

If The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith – a story that guest stars David Tennant as the Doctor – is broadcast at the end of October then this would seem to indicate the date of The Waters of Mars. It can be no coincidence that statements of “October or November” for the next Doctor Who adventure should also apply to The Sarah Jane Adventures.

(Via the superb Sarah-Jane.tv)

Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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