The Sarah Jane Adventures: Season 1
BBC Warner (2007)
TV Series  /  Action, Family, Science Fiction, TV Classics
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5 hr 37 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1   NR (Not Rated)
Tommy Knight Luke Smith
Elisabeth Sladen Sarah Jane Smith
Samantha Bond Mrs. Wormwood
Porsha Lawrence-Mavour Kelsey Hooper
Yasmin Paige Maria Jackson
Alexander Armstrong Mr. Smith
Konnie Huq Herself
Rungano Nyoni Secretary
Juliet Cowan Chrissie Jackson
Philip North Technician
Jamie Davis Davey
Joseph Millson Alan Jackson
John Leeson Voice of K9
Sydney White Bubbleshock Girl
Gethin Jones Himself
Thomas Knight Luke Smith
Sinead Michael Sky Smith
Anjli Mohindra Rani Chandra
Charles Martin
Colin Teague
Producer Julie Gardner
Phil Collinson
Writer Gareth Roberts
Phil Ford
Russell T Davies
Cinematography John Sorapure
Rory Taylor
Musician Sam Watts
Murray Gold

"I saw amazing things, out there in space. But there is strangeness to be found wherever you turn. Life on Earth can be an adventure too... you just need to know where to look!" Ms. Sarah Jane Smith is back in action, discovering alien plots to take over the world, or simply helping a lost one get home... Sarah Jane and her new friend Maria Jackson, and her newly (and genetically grown) adopted son Luke Smith have no problem taking on any challenge!
Disc 01
 0 hr 30 mins    9/24/2007  1.  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.
Director:  Alice Troughton  Writer:  Gareth Roberts 
Guest starring:  Joseph Millson, Juliet Cowan, Martyn Ellis, Ian Midlane, Pamela Merrick, Imogen Bain, Anton Thompson McCormick, Jimmy Vee,  Paul Kasey, Lachele Carl
Disc 02
 0 hr 30 mins    9/24/2007  2.  Revenge of the Slitheen Part One
Maria and Luke start their new school where they pal up with another boy, Clyde. However, two of the teachers and the class genius turn out to be Slitheens in human form. They are shapeless smelly invaders from another planet whose aim is to destroy the Earth by turning off the Sun with the aid of a machine which Luke inadvertently helps them to start. The three teenagers are chased around the school by the Slitheen family.
Director:  Alice Troughton  Writer:  Gareth Roberts 
Guest starring:  Joseph Millson, Juliet Cowan, Martyn Ellis, Ian Midlane, Pamela Merrick, Imogen Bain, Anton Thompson McCormick, Jimmy Vee,  Paul Kasey, Lachele Carl
 0 hr 30 mins    10/8/2007  3.  Revenge of the Slitheen Part Two
The kids escape from the Slitheen and meet up with Sarah Jane at her house. They discover that vinegar will kill the Slitheen so, armed with vinegar bottles, they return to the school and destroy the three adult Slitheen and their machine. Carl, who took on the form of the class brain-box, escapes via a teleport but Sarah Jane assumes that he is dead. Back home she accepts Clyde into the group but asks for him not to tell others about their experiences.
Director:  Alice Troughton  Writer:  Phil Ford 
Guest starring:  Joseph Millson, Juliet Cowan,  Phyllida Law, Sarah Crowden,  Doreen MantleBeth Goddard, Audrey Ardington
 0 hr 30 mins    10/15/2007  4.  Eye of the Gorgon Part One
A nun's ghost is reported at old folks home Lavender Lawns and Sarah Jane and the kids investigate.Much-travelled resident Bea Nelson-Stanley gives Luke a talisman which acts as a key to open a portal in space. A group of nuns led by Sister Helena want the talisman as their abbess is actually a Gorgon, whose look has already turned the home's manageress to stone.The opening of the portal will allow Gorgons to arrive in the present day on Earth and take over. Alan Jackson innocently steps into the room where the Gorgon is and is also turned to stone.
Director:  Alice Troughton  Writer:  Phil Ford 
Guest starring:  Phyllida LawBeth Goddard, Joseph Millson, Juliet Cowan, Sarah Crowden,  Doreen Mantle, Audrey Ardington
 0 hr 30 mins    10/22/2007  5.  Eye of the Gorgon Part Two
Bea tells Maria that she was once turned to stone by the Gorgon but the talisman can revert the process. It is too late for previous victims but Alan can be saved though there is a deadline. The nuns have the talisman but Luke snatches it from them and destroys the portal which will give the Gorgons access. The Gorgon, actually the Abbess of the nuns' order, is about to remove her veil to petrify Sarah Jane but Maria, using a mirror given her by Bea, reverts the Gorgon's look onto Sister Helena instead, ending the power of the Gorgon. Alan is changed back to himself and his ex-wife Chrissie, who has come to move in with him but generally caused more upset, goes back to her boyfriend.
Director:  Charles Martin  Writer:  Phil Gladwin 
Guest starring:  Chook Sibtain, Sarah Haynes, Pamela Merrick, Sonny Muslim, James Bellamy, Nadiyah Davis, Chrissie Furness,  Paul Kasey, Silas Carson, Tina Greatex
Disc 03
 0 hr 30 mins    10/29/2007  6.  Warriors of Kudlak Part One
Teenagers are disappearing and all of them have visited Combat 300, a new laser game centre. When Luke and Clyde go along to the centre they are doing well at their game when they too disappear. Sarah Jane and Maria investigate but are confronted by Kudlak, the centre's manager.
Director:  Charles Martin  Writer:  Phil Gladwin 
Guest starring:  Chook Sibtain, Pamela Merrick, Sonny Muslim,  Paul Kasey, Tina Greatex, Silas Carson
 0 hr 30 mins    11/5/2007  7.  Warriors of Kudlak Part Two
Eluding Kudlak, Sarah Jane discovers from her computer Mr. Smith that Kudlak is from the Uvodni race, sent to Earth to recruit warriors in his peoples' fight against the rival Malakh. Clyde and Luke are amongst the recruits on a ship travelling to Kudlak's planet but Sarah Jane manages to teleport herself and Maria onto the ship, where they see the Mistress, a computer whose orders Kudlak obeys.In fact the war with the Malakh ended years earlier and the Uvodni leader told the Mistress this but 'she' was not programmed to recognize peace and has maintained the conscription. On learning this Kudlak destroys the computer and releases his captives back to Earth.
Director:  Graeme Harper  Writer:  Gareth Roberts 
Guest starring:  Jane Asher, Paul Marc Davies, Jimmy Vee, Francesca Miller, Philip Hurd-Wood, Jason Mohammad, Jessica Ashworth
 0 hr 30 mins    11/12/2007  8.  Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane Part One
Visiting Sarah Jane Maria is shocked to find her place taken by Andrea, a woman of the same age group who has apparently lived in the house for years. A newspaper from over forty years earlier reveals that Sarah Jane, then 13, fell to her death from a pier where she and Andrea were playing. When Maria confronts her with this Andrea goes to her attic and conjures up a cloaked figure, the Trickster, who sends a dwarf called the Graske to transport Maria back to 1964, where she meets schoolgirls Andrea and Sarah Jane.
Director:  Graeme Harper  Writer:  Gareth Roberts 
Guest starring:  Jane Asher, Paul Marc Davies, Jessica Ashworth, Francesca Miller
 0 hr 30 mins    11/19/2007  9.  Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane Part Two
Removed from the twenty-first century Maria and Sarah Jane find themselves in limbo, where the Trickster tells them that Sarah Jane has been taken there to prevent her from stopping a meteorite hit Earth. Alan, intrigued that his daughter has disappeared, speaks to Andrea, who admits that it was her and not Sarah Jane that fell to her death in 1964 but now she has been offered a new life at her old friend's expense. However, when she is made aware of the situation,and after Alan has brought Maria back she sacrifices herself to restore Sarah Jane, who stops the meteorite threat. For the first time Alan becomes aware that his daughter's friends do not lead ordinary lives.
Director:  Charles Martin  Writer:  Phil Ford 
Guest starring:  Jay Simpson, Holly Atkins, Ryan Watson, Julian Dutton,  Paul Kasey, Jimmy Vee, Ruari Mears
Disc 04
 0 hr 30 mins    11/26/2007  10.  The Lost Boy Part One
A tearful couple appear on television to appeal for the return of their lost son, Ashley. According to Mr. Smith's analysis of the boys' DNA, 'Ashley' and Luke are the same person and, after Chriisie Jackson has called the police, a reluctant Luke is returned 'home'. He is locked in his room by the couple, who are, in fact Slitheen, as is another boy, a child genius called Nathan, though Luke knew him previously as Carl. The Slitheen get in touch with 'the Xylok', for instructions, but the Xylok turns out to be Mr. Smith, who has turned rogue and plans to destroy the Earth by releasing others of the Xylok race.
Director:  Charles Martin  Writer:  Phil Ford 
Guest starring:  Jay Simpson, Holly Atkins, Ryan Watson, Jimmy Vee, Ruari Mears, Jason Mohammad, John Leeson, Floella Benjamin
11.  The Lost Boy Part Two
Luke eventually escapes from the Slitheen but the bigger problem is Mr. Smith, who is trying to kill Sarah Jane and her neighbours. However, help comes from an unexpected quarter, K9, Doctor Who's old robot dog, who now lives with Sarah Jane,and who keeps Mr. Smith busy in combat while Alan prepares the virus that eventually shuts down Mr. Smith and returns him to being Sarah Jane's benevolent helper, whilst the Slitheen escape empty-handed.
Edition Details
Series The Sarah Jane Adventures
Distributor BBC Warner
Release Date 10/7/2008
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen (1.78:1)
Subtitles English
Audio Tracks Stereo [English]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Discs/Tapes 4

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