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Invasion of the Bane 

Maria moves into her new home and meets her neighbour Sarah Jane Smith. It's long until both of them find themselves at the local Bubble Shock factory and in terrible danger.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Porsha Lawrence-Mavour ...
Jamie Davis ...
Juliet Cowan ...
Rungano Nyoni ...
Philip North ...
K-9 (voice)
Mr. Smith (voice)
Bubbleshock girl
Olivia Hill ...
TV Reporter
Konnie Huq ...


Maria Jackson and her divorced father Alan move into a house opposite that of Sarah Jane Smith, a rather secretive woman who is an investigative reporter, currently looking at Bubble Shock, a very influential soft drink, manufactured very speedily at a factory run by the elegant Mrs. Wormwood. In fact Mrs. Wormwood is an alien in human form, a member of a race known as the Bane, who intend to invade Earth. She is making an 'Archetype', a human boy, from the DNA of the many school-children who visit the factory. One of these is Maria, who meets Sarah Jane whilst the latter is investigating its activities. Sarah Jane ultimately destroys the building and the aliens working there, except Mrs. Wormwood, who escapes in an underground lift, vowing revenge. Sarah Jane takes the 'Archetype' home and adopts him, calling him Luke. He is extremely intelligent but has no memory of his creation. Sarah Jane is forced to admit to Maria that she is an erstwhile time traveller, who was friendly with a ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Drama | Family | Sci-Fi


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1 January 2007 (UK)  »

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Did You Know?


When Sarah Jane suggests "Harry" and "Alastair" as names for the boy who ends up being called "Luke", she is probably referring to Harry Sullivan and Brigadier Alastair Lethbridge-Stewart, two men she knew from her time adventuring with the Doctor in the original Doctor Who (1963). Earlier, their photographs can be seen on the walls of her attic. See more »


At one point Sarah Jane refers to the Book of Revelations when speaking of the origins of Mrs. Wormwood's name. The Biblical book is entitled Revelation, not Revelations. See more »


Sarah Jane Smith: There was a scientific project in Switzerland: they created their own black hole, and if it gets free, the whole earth would be swallowed up. So K9's sealing it off.
K9: Greetings, Mistress.
Maria Jackson: K 9?
Sarah Jane Smith: He's my friend.
Kelsey: K9? As in canine? Ha! That's so lame!
Sarah Jane Smith: He's been in there for a year and a half, now, plugging the distortion. And every so often, he passes my way!
Kelsey: Your best friend is a metal dog with its bum stuck in a black hole?
Sarah Jane Smith: [with quirkiness] I know!
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References Blue Peter (1958) See more »

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Sarah Jane Adventures are Marvelous!
3 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What a pleasure to see the Sarah Jane Adventures on the BBC... and most of all, to see Lis Sladen reprise her role as Sarah Jane Smith. The entire production is absolutely slick and enchanting, and the story brings Sarah right where we imagine she would be... Lis does an amazing job making us believe that this is the same Sarah we know and love... And I LOVE the gadgets... (without giving anything away...) I love this show and I hope to see every episode! I am now a follower not only of Dr. Who (a fan since I was a child) but also Torchwood and now Sarah Jane... the links to Dr. Who make both of these shows sparkle that much brighter, although they certainly stand on their own!

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