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Hand of Fear Tribute

BBC Four is to air The Hand of Fear, the final episode of classic Doctor Who to feature Sarah Jane Smith as companion, as a tribute to Elisabeth Sladen who died last week. The Hand of Fear sees the Doctor (Tom Baker) and Sarah landing in a quarry, and after avoiding certain death they discover…

Tom’s Big Finish is Underway!

Big Finish have announced some great news – while many Doctor Who fans sit awaiting the new series of adventures for the Eleventh Doctor and Amy, the Fourth Doctor and Leela are getting into the swing of a brand new series of audio adventures! Recording commenced at 10am on Friday 22nd April on Big Finish’s…

Elisabeth Sladen Tribute Announced

As soon as the thrills of The Impossible Astronaut have faded from our television sets the BBC will reflect on the recent sad passing of Elisabeth Sladen – the actress who played perhaps the greatest and most worthy of the Doctors companions, journalist Sarah Jane Smith – with a 15 minute tribute entitled My Sarah Jane:…

Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith

This, people, is what the news shows mean when they say “tributes have poured in”. Elisabeth Sladen was hugely popular, and indeed will remain so, and if you haven’t already experienced the tip of the iceberg that we have featured from Twitter and various news websites over the past day, there are more here thanks…

Elisabeth Sladen

The death of Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Aventures star Elisabeth Sladen was announced on the evening of Tuesday, April 19th, following her sad loss earlier that day. Born in Liverpool on 1 February 1948, Sladen was best known for her portrayal of time travelling companion Sarah Jane Smith from 1973 to 1976 opposite…

Sarah Jane: Uber-companion

Back in 2005 when Kasterborous launched, we were keen to make public our favourite elements of the classic series. We typically did this with a slightly cheeky essay and some artwork to catch the eye of new readers. One such element was Sarah Jane Smith, as wonderfully played by Elisabeth Sladen. While we steal ourselves…

Elisabeth Sladen RIP 1948-2011

This is a tough one: we’re terribly sad to relay the passing of Elisabeth Sladen, star of The Sarah Jane Adventures and one of Doctor Who’s most enduring stars following her partnership with the Third and Fourth Doctors from 1973-1976. Usually we try to keep the obituaries as balanced as possible, but I have to…

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