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K-9 and Company: A Girl's Best Friend (1981)

One time companion of the Doctor, Sarah Jane Smith returns to Earth and carries on with her journalist career. Now, in 1981, she has managed to rebuild her career and has come, a matter of ... See full summary »

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John Black

Writer:

Terence Dudley (by)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Elisabeth Sladen ... Sarah Jane Smith
John Leeson ... K-9 (voice)
Bill Fraser Bill Fraser ... Commander Bill Pollock
Ian Sears Ian Sears ... Brendan Richards
Colin Jeavons ... George Tracey
Sean Chapman ... Peter Tracey
Mary Wimbush ... Aunt Lavinia Smith
Linda Polan Linda Polan ... Juno Baker
Gillian Martell Gillian Martell ... Lilly Gregson
Neville Barber Neville Barber ... Howard Baker
John Quarmby ... Henry Tobias
Nigel Gregory Nigel Gregory ... Sergeant Vince Wilson
Stephen Oxley Stephen Oxley ... P.C. Carter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sally Ann Wright Sally Ann Wright ... Coven Member
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Storyline

One time companion of the Doctor, Sarah Jane Smith returns to Earth and carries on with her journalist career. Now, in 1981, she has managed to rebuild her career and has come, a matter of days before Christmas, to her aunt Lavinia's (a famous scientist) house in the sleepy English village of Moreton Harwood to write a book and to rest after her world-travelling assignments. However, her journalist's nose sniffs out another mystery when she arrives to find Aunt Lavinia gone, and nobody knows where she is, but the local rumour is that she was the victim of a local witch coven. Worshipers of a pagan goddess Hecate gather to celebrate a festival by ritually murdering a friend of Sarah's. She needs help - and she gets it from a box from her friend "The Doctor." Inside the box is a metal robotic but almost human-like talking dog called K-9 that is built for Sarah Jane personally and together Sarah and K-9 sets out to solve the mystery and stop the killing of Sarah's friend. Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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Genres:

Mystery | Sci-Fi

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 December 1981 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

K-9 and Company See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

According to Ian Sears (Brendan Richards), the director John Black was not respected on set and was given the nickname "John Grey." See more »

Goofs

The 'witches' ceremony takes place in the ruins of a church. Hecate being associated with crossroads makes that choice of a location unlikely. Doubly so because Pagans would consider a Christian church a profaned location. See more »

Quotes

Brendan Richards: Who is the Doctor?
K-9: Affirmative.
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Connections

Featured in TV's Finest Failures (2001) See more »

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Too bad this didn't become a series
5 July 1999 | by JeffG.See all my reviews

I rather enjoyed this pilot episode of this proposed "Doctor Who" spinoff series. Too bad the BBC didn't pick it up as a series because I think it showed promise.


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