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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Release Date:
1 January 2007 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
Investigative journalist Sarah Jane Smith, with the help of her adopted son, his friends, and an intelligent supercomputer, combats evil alien forces here on Earth.
Awards:
1 win & 3 nominations See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 128)

Elisabeth Sladen ... Sarah Jane Smith (53 episodes, 2007-2011)
Daniel Anthony ... Clyde Langer / ... (52 episodes, 2007-2011)

Alexander Armstrong ... Mr. Smith (47 episodes, 2007-2011)

Tommy Knight ... Luke Smith / ... (42 episodes, 2007-2011)

Anjli Mohindra ... Rani Chandra (40 episodes, 2008-2011)

Ace Bhatti ... Haresh Chandra (24 episodes, 2008-2011)
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Series Directed by
Joss Agnew (20 episodes, 2008-2011)
Alice Troughton (9 episodes, 2007-2009)
Ashley Way (8 episodes, 2010-2011)
Graeme Harper (6 episodes, 2007-2008)
Charles Martin (4 episodes, 2007)
Michael Kerrigan (4 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Writing credits
Russell T. Davies (47 episodes, 2007-2010)
Phil Ford (22 episodes, 2007-2011)
Gareth Roberts (17 episodes, 2007-2011)
Joseph Lidster (6 episodes, 2008-2010)
Robert Holmes (4 episodes, 2008)
Rupert Laight (4 episodes, 2009-2010)
Philip Gladwin (2 episodes, 2007)
Mervyn Haisman (2 episodes, 2008)
Henry Lincoln (2 episodes, 2008)
Clayton Hickman (2 episodes, 2010)

Series Produced by
Russell T. Davies .... executive producer / executive producer: BBC Wales / ... (37 episodes, 2007-2010)
Nikki Wilson .... producer / executive producer: BBC Wales (36 episodes, 2008-2010)
Julie Gardner .... executive producer / executive producer: BBC Wales / ... (25 episodes, 2007-2009)
Phil Ford .... co-producer (24 episodes, 2008-2009)
Matthew Bouch .... producer / series producer (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Piers Wenger .... executive producer (12 episodes, 2009)
Brian Minchin .... producer (12 episodes, 2010)
Phil Collinson .... executive producer / executive producer: BBC Wales / ... (11 episodes, 2007)
Debbi Slater .... associate producer (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Original Music by
Sam Watts (53 episodes, 2007-2011)
Dan Watts (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Cinematography by
Rory Taylor (20 episodes, 2007-2008)
Mark Waters (12 episodes, 2009)
Sian Elin Palfrey (2 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Film Editing by
William Oswald (16 episodes, 2008-2010)
Ceres Doyle (12 episodes, 2008-2010)
Mike Hopkins (9 episodes, 2007-2009)
Matthew Tabern (4 episodes, 2007)
William Webb (4 episodes, 2007)
Tim Hodges (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Casting by
Andy Brierley (36 episodes, 2008-2010)
Andy Pryor (35 episodes, 2007-2009)
 
Series Production Design by
Arwel Jones (24 episodes, 2008-2009)
Keith Dunne (18 episodes, 2010-2011)
Edward Thomas (8 episodes, 2007)
Tim Dickel (7 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Art Direction by
Matthew North (10 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Costume Design by
Stewart Meachem (7 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Makeup Department
Sarah Lockwood .... prosthetic makeup artist (12 episodes, 2008)
Olivia Jones .... assistant makeup artist (10 episodes, 2007)
Emma Bailey .... makeup designer (8 episodes, 2007)
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth (8 episodes, 2009-2010)
Adrian Rigby .... prosthetic makeup artist (4 episodes, 2008)
Kate Roberts .... make-up and hair designer: segments (4 episodes, 2008)
Stuart Szymanski .... prosthetic sculptor (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Production Management
Nerys Davies .... post-production supervisor (40 episodes, 2007-2010)
Debbi Slater .... production manager (8 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Delmi Thomas .... third assistant director (18 episodes, 2010-2011)
Anna Evans .... second assistant director (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Guy de Glanville .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 2009)
Sarah Davies .... third assistant director (4 episodes, 2007-2008)
Gareth Williams .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 2007)
Lloyd Elis .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 2008)
Simon Morris .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 2008)
Richard Harris .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 2010)
Fraser Fennell-Ball .... third assistant director (3 episodes, 2007)
Dan Mumford .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Art Department
Paul Jones .... standby carpenter / stand-by carpenter (47 episodes, 2007-2010)
Christina Tom .... graphic designer (18 episodes, 2007-2008)
Richard Wells .... art department assistant (18 episodes, 2010-2011)
Paul Aitken .... property master / props (14 episodes, 2007-2010)
Sue Jackson-Potter .... production buyer / props buyer (13 episodes, 2007-2009)
Blaanid Maddrell .... assistant designer (12 episodes, 2009)
Will Pope .... standby carpenter (12 episodes, 2010)
Beverley Gerard .... standby art director (8 episodes, 2010)
Jonathan Marquand Allison .... art department production manager (7 episodes, 2007)
Stephen Nicholas .... chief supervising art director (7 episodes, 2007)
Alexandra Merchant .... standby art director (6 episodes, 2007)
Kez Keyte .... dressing props (6 episodes, 2011)
Nick Murray .... stand-by props (4 episodes, 2007)
Phil Shellard .... standby props (4 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Sound Department
Mark Ferda .... dubbing mixer (44 episodes, 2007-2011)
Matthew Cox .... dialogue editor / supervising dialogue editor (42 episodes, 2008-2011)
Howard Eaves .... sound effects editor (36 episodes, 2008-2010)
Jeff Welch .... sound maintenance engineer / boom operator (26 episodes, 2007-2011)
Julie Ankerson .... foley artist (23 episodes, 2007-2008)
Kelly-Marie Angell .... foley editor / dialogue editor (18 episodes, 2007-2008)
Jamie Talbutt .... foley editor (18 episodes, 2010-2011)
Will Everett .... foley editor (12 episodes, 2008)
Pietro Dalmasso .... adr mixer (12 episodes, 2009)
Helen Dickson .... sound editor (12 episodes, 2009)
Adam Horley .... adr recordist (12 episodes, 2010)
Jeremy Child .... sound effects editor / sound editor (11 episodes, 2007)
Martin Ireland .... sound assistant (11 episodes, 2007)
Paul McFadden .... supervising sound editor (11 episodes, 2007)
Doug Sinclair .... supervising sound editor / audio post production / ... (11 episodes, 2007)
Michael Feinberg .... dialogue editor / sound editor (10 episodes, 2007)
Brian Milliken .... sound recordist / production sound mixer / ... (10 episodes, 2007)
Julian Howarth .... sound recordist (10 episodes, 2008)
Antony Bayman .... adr mixer (8 episodes, 2010)
Bradley Kendrick .... boom operator (6 episodes, 2007)
Simon Koelmeyer .... sound recordist (6 episodes, 2011)
Tim Ricketts .... dubbing mixer (3 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Special Effects by
Ben Ashmore .... special effects coordinator (35 episodes, 2007-2009)
Neill Gorton .... special effects designer (35 episodes, 2007-2009)
Martina Hawkins .... special effects administrator (35 episodes, 2007-2009)
Rob Mayor .... special effects supervisor (35 episodes, 2007-2009)
Kate Walshe .... special effects coordinator (24 episodes, 2008-2009)
Gilles Paillet .... foam latex technician (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
Charlie Bluett .... prosthetics technician (10 episodes, 2007-2008)
David Malinowski .... special effects makeup: life casting & seaming (2 episodes, 2009)
Stuart Szymanski .... special effects sculptor (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Peter Bailey .... digital effects artist (42 episodes, 2008-2011)
Jenna Powell .... visual effects coordinator (11 episodes, 2007)
Dave Freeman .... concept art and matte paintings (10 episodes, 2010-2011)
Bryan Bartlett .... digital compositor (9 episodes, 2007)
James Ballard .... visual effects artist (9 episodes, 2010)
Arianna Lago .... digital compositor (7 episodes, 2007)
Simon C. Holden .... on-set visual effects supervisor (6 episodes, 2007)
Tim Barter .... digital compositor / on set visual effects supervisor / ... (5 episodes, 2007-2008)
Will Pryor .... visual effects artist / digital effects artist (5 episodes, 2007-2008)
Neil Roche .... animator (5 episodes, 2007-2008)
David Jones .... visual effects (2 episodes, 2008)
Gene Hammond-Lewis .... visual effects artist (2 episodes, 2009)
Christopher Taylor .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Stunts
Abbi Collins .... stunt coordinator (9 episodes, 2007-2008)
Dean Forster .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Rees .... first assistant camera / focus puller (33 episodes, 2007-2011)
Keith Bainton .... first assistant camera (30 episodes, 2009-2011)
Dave Fowler .... gaffer (24 episodes, 2009-2010)
Paul Duffy .... electrician (18 episodes, 2010-2011)
Blaxter Paliwala Mani .... first assistant camera (18 episodes, 2010-2011)
Chris Davies .... best boy (12 episodes, 2009)
Guto Vaughan .... assistant camera (12 episodes, 2009)
Laurence J. Wigfield .... camera trainee (12 episodes, 2009)
Tom Hartley .... second assistant camera (11 episodes, 2007)
Clive Baldwin .... grip (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Mark Hutchings .... gaffer / lighting (4 episodes, 2007)
Steve Slocombe .... gaffer (3 episodes, 2007)
Jamie Southcott .... focus puller (3 episodes, 2007)
Steve Hopkins .... electrician (3 episodes, 2008)
Stuart Brereton .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2007-2010)
David Holliday .... grip (2 episodes, 2008)
Joe Marsden .... second assistant camera (2 episodes, 2009)
Daniel Bishop .... jimmy jib operator (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Casting Department
Andy Brierley .... casting associate (10 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Andrea Mear .... costumer assistant / costume assistant (47 episodes, 2007-2011)
Arabella Rhodes .... costume supervisor (6 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Editorial Department
Lee Bhogal .... assistant editor (24 episodes, 2008-2009)
Matt Mullins .... on-line editor / colorist (18 episodes, 2010-2011)
Tim Hodges .... assistant editor / assistant: editor (11 episodes, 2007)
Marie Brown .... post-production coordinator (7 episodes, 2007)
Jon Everett .... colorist (7 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Music Department
Murray Gold .... composer: title music (53 episodes, 2007-2011)
Dan Watts .... composer: additional music (34 episodes, 2007-2011)
 
Series Other crew
Dyfed Thomas .... production accountant (38 episodes, 2007-2010)
Nicki Coles .... script supervisor / continuity (23 episodes, 2007-2009)
Ross Southard .... production staff (18 episodes, 2009-2010)
Hannah Simpson .... production coordinator (18 episodes, 2010-2011)
Alex Williams .... runner/driver (18 episodes, 2010-2011)
Mark Strainge .... production accountant (14 episodes, 2010-2011)
Jacqueline Graham .... assistant accountant (12 episodes, 2010)
Lindsey Alford .... script editor (10 episodes, 2007)
Penny Appelbe .... production runner (10 episodes, 2007)
Julie Scott .... production executive (9 episodes, 2007-2008)
Jonathan Allott .... location manager (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Phillipa Cole .... production coordinator (7 episodes, 2007)
Jenny Morgan .... floor runner (6 episodes, 2009)
Debi Griffiths .... assistant production co-ordinator (5 episodes, 2007)
 

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Whilst the majority of characters in this series call the journalist by her full name of Sarah Jane, in the original series it was more common for her to be addressed as just Sarah. This has been commented on in the series, where the Doctor notes she allows very few close friends (such as him) to use the diminutive.See more »
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0 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Tooth Fairy becomes a real woman, version 2.20, 2 April 2009
Author: annevejb from UK

Looking at the reviews of this, at March 2009 there were 13 so practical to browse them all, those in favour and those not. I can agree with big chunks of both sides. If I shrug off the flaws this is okay. The best is really okay. But on the days when the ham acting drags me down it is way too other.

This is something that I need to watch only occasionally, but at March 2009, season one was available as a DVD set, and at what for me is an affordable price. At least it was possible for me to purchase this.

The worst aspects remind me of UK media when they try to fight the good fight, deliberately making their work into flawed creations, some with a love for kiddie level SF might even consider this to be a manufactured virus that might erase their love of BBC SF. At the same time there is another side, there are even some very positive aspects to this series. Some are, to me, from the story creation, some are fan stuff, if one is a fan of most of the key actors then one will have to be impressed by how they mostly cope with the ham, sometimes they all fall but mostly there are some who stand out as good actors.

*

When Doctor Who first appeared, with two consecutive episodes, I watched it with my toughest sister. Scary, but everyone else was out, sunny Saturday late afternoon. We both liked it a lot. I thought that it was way better than anything else that was in the 5 to 6 pm time slot, but I was around the age of Maria and Luke, a lot of the other progs no longer made sense.

Doctor Who as apparent perfection. When I noticed any flawed acting or flawed continuity or flawed anything I could not remember it for long. I would now be suspicious of such a reaction but then I had to rate it highly.

I do not consider Sarah Jane to be perfect. As far as perfection goes, season one is way below such as Skippy 1992 and Pete and Pete 1993-5. I rate the Gorgon episode as 100% for political reasons, I rate Whatever Happened and The Lost Boy as way less than 90%, Sarah being like gritty ham to me, but I rate the first two stories, Bane and Slitheen, as amazing SF.

A big political plus. Many of the monsters in season one are unlikely to be frightening to any of age 5, some yes, most not. The first scary, Gorgon, was predictably scary, but covered until just the right time, the unveiling slow. The ugly scary related to the Gorgon host being rather old, well past her sell by date. I should shudder. With Kudlak there was an acclimatisation time, a cute look until rough stuff got rough. Whatever Happened to … is maybe in the borderline territory, but if any feel a need to skip that they also miss some really ham science fiction. This monster aspect shows sophistication. Several of the older audience are said to have a love for the scary and this does try to include some, but while also scaring some who just have a love for science fiction.

I have to rate this series, despite the ham and flawed SF, for that monster aspect. If the early Dr Who achieved that it would likely be because special effects were not so advanced. This is kids television, and not geared just for the older kids. The bad guys tending to be ham might link with this, but that only occasionally works, for me. When it does work it is a big plus, folksy ham.

Fan stuff: A series that is not perfect, oh woe, just that Yasmin Paige is there so I have to take it seriously, this series covers her transition from tooth fairy to beginner level woman, it is one of the definitive Paige's. Essential viewing for those with that sort of good sense. And her acting stands out alongside the best in these stories. Except in some stories the principle actors go weak ham too, and that includes Yasmin, as if the directors sometimes had off days. Fans of any of the main actors will often be pleased, but occasionally wonder if their world has gone askew. The flaws can be difficult to shrug off.

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Season 2. The DVD set available not so long after the season appeared. A lot of features have this, but not so many series. I found the price tag of season two to be welcome, especially with the season including appearances by Yasmin and Claire Thomas, as most series that I purchased during 200.9 had a price that got higher and higher.

First impressions of the story content: More solid, negligible ham acting until the later episodes. More scary, but not looking more scary just feeling more scary. Except none of them compared with the first two stories of season one. To me this season is missing out on something special, though comments suggest that some are finding this to be better. Rani having a very different style to Maria, impressively superhero versus impressively nice girl, to me that is the big difference.

I also found a copy of Dr Who season one, but that was the Eccleston Dr of 2005ish. I find it to be consistently at the level of the best of Sarah Jane, a big quality improvement over the early years, but not what I interpret as kiddie level SF, which is how I interpret Sarah Jane, I prefer Sarah Jane. Then I notice lots of Dr Who Easter eggs and assume that it is rather popular with today's young.

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