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Doctor Who and Sarah Jane heading state-side

06/02/2008. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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The US SCIFI Channel has acquired the fourth season of Doctor Who and its spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures from the BBC. Both series are due to show on the SCIFI's cable channel some time in April 2008.

The Sarah Jane Adventures is written and produced by the team behind Doctor Who, including writer Russell T. Davies. Having traveled the universe with The Doctor, Sarah Jane is used to alien encounters. Accompanied by her new young friends Maria, Luke and Clyde, she becomes embroiled in alien worlds of mystery.

In season four of Doctor Who, David Tennant reprises his role as the tenth Timelord. For his latest adventures he is joined by a brand new companion, Donna Noble, played by Catherine Tate (The Catherine Tate Show, BBC AMERICA) who appeared as 'the runaway bride' in the previous season. Martha Jones, played by Freema Agyeman, the Doctor's most recent companion, who had a role last season's finale, makes a return in the middle of season four.

"We are excited to have Doctor Who back on SCI FI for its 4th season," Chris Regina at SCIFI Channel told SFcrowsnest.com. "It's an exciting franchise that continues to reinvent itself for new generations of viewers. The youthful appeal of The Sarah Jane Adventures will no doubt attract even younger new viewers."

Candace Carlisle at the BBC, added, "The imagination of Russell and the rest of the production team in Cardiff who have produced these two incredible shows is outstanding. We are so pleased that the loyal fans of the SCI FI Channel will be able to meet a whole new range of characters and aliens that are intrinsically linked to the Doctor's history. Both 'Sarah Jane Adventures' and the new season of 'Doctor Who' are jam packed with some of the most creative storylines ever produced by the BBC's brilliant team."

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