"I'll miss you too, Sarah Jane"
Elisabeth Sladen has died.
|...With Three...||...with Four ...|
|... with Ten ...||... with Eleven ...|
|... and on her own||Sarah Jane Smith...|
Her obit reads, in part:
[F]ans celebrated when, in 2006, 30 years after leaving the series, Elisabeth Sladen returned to Doctor Who, in an episode called “School Reunion”. The programme sketched out the path Sarah-Jane’s life had taken in the years since she and the Doctor had said their goodbyes on an Aberdeen street (the Doctor had intended Croydon, but erred in navigation).I always loved Sarah Jane. I enjoyed The Sarah Jane Adventures. I'm sad that she's gone.
Such was its success that she was invited to lunch by the show’s executive producer, Russell T Davies. Worried that she would be asked to appear in more bit-parts, she prepared her excuses. “I was actually thinking: 'How can I turn this down?’” In fact, Davies offered her the lead role in a children’s series of her own, entitled The Sarah Jane Adventures. Though filmed on the same set as Doctor Who, and sharing some monsters and characters (including walk-ons from the Doctor), the series recast the former sidekick as the heroine. It proved a smash hit, generating warm reviews, a Children’s BAFTA nomination, and three further series [Brit for "seasons" -me].