27/05/2009. Contributed by Jessica Martin
David Tennant's Doctor Who swan-song gets longer and longer, as news reaches the Nest that Tennant is to make a guest appearance in the Doctor Who kiddie spin-off series, The Sarah Jane Adventures, with a starring role across two episodes.
Investigative journalist Sarah Jane Smith, one-time companion to The Doctor, is reunited with her old friend as The Sarah Jane Adventures is back for a third series of adventures on in CBBC September 2009.
Russell T Davies, said, "Viewers thought they may have to wait until November for the next full episode of Doctor Who, but this is an extra special treat. And it's not just a cameo from David – this is a full-on appearance for The Doctor as he and Sarah Jane face their biggest threat ever."
Elisabeth Sladen, who plays Sarah Jane, went on to tell SFcrowsnest, "When I heard the news that David was going to be joining us I was absolutely over the moon. Not only has it made my day but it will also make the viewers' day. It's fantastic news that Sarah Jane is going to spend some time working with The Doctor again and is testament to just how successful this CBBC series is."
The series includes 12 weeks of adventures featuring a new alien race, the reptilian Veil and their enemies the Judoon, alongside an extraterrestrial girl that can make people play games against their will.
There will also be a living painting, the inhabitants of a supposedly haunted house, monsters who want to infect Earth with a strangely aggressive weed and a chance for Sarah Jane to find personal happiness with someone who could be the perfect person to complete her family.
Alongside adopted son Luke, Sarah Jane's team is made up of Luke's streetwise pal Clyde Langer, their schoolmate Rani, who lives opposite and has aspirations to become a journalist like Sarah Jane, and Mr Smith, their Xylok supercomputer up in the attic, plus Sarah Jane's robot dog, K-9.
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