The Best Episodes of The Sarah Jane Adventures

Sky (2)

#1 - Sky (2)

Season 5 - Episode 2

Sky has undergone a transformation and in the process has triggered a countdown that nobody is able to stop. Sarah Jane and Sky end up being trapped between the alien war fought by Metalkind and Fleshkind. Clyde and Rani attempt to prevent the biggest bang the world has ever seen.

Directors: Ashley Way
Revenge of the Slitheen (1)

#2 - Revenge of the Slitheen (1)

Season 1 - Episode 1

It's Maria (Yasmine Paige), Luke (Tommy Knight) and Clyde's (David Anthony) first day at their new school – and something's not quite right. The food keeps going off, there's a funny smell in the air and the new technology block is hiding some dark secrets. The friends soon make a shocking discovery: evil alien race the Slitheen have disguised themselves as teachers as part of a deadly plan that threatens the future of the entire Earth.

Directors: Alice Troughton
Prisoner of the Judoon (1)

#3 - Prisoner of the Judoon (1)

Season 3 - Episode 1

Sarah Jane and the gang face the most dangerous day of their lives, as the rhino-like Judoon return. When prisoner Androvax the Destroyer crash-lands on Earth, a Veil is set free and starts to turn Earth's technology against itself.

Directors: Joss Agnew
The Vault of Secrets (1)

#4 - The Vault of Secrets (1)

Season 4 - Episode 3

Androvax the Veil returns to Earth and asks for the gangs help, but how can they trust him? Or is the threat posed by the Vault of Secrets great enough to overcome old enmities. And when the android guardians threaten destruction, is there really any other choice?

Directors: Joss Agnew
The Curse of Clyde Langer (1)

#5 - The Curse of Clyde Langer (1)

Season 5 - Episode 3

After some very unusual weather hits Bannerman Road, Sarah Jane investigates why. Fish are falling from the skies, and Sarah Jane's investigation ends up leading the team to the Museum of Culture. After Clyde acts the fool a little to much, his friends end up turning against him, and he is banished from their lives.

The Nightmare Man (2)

#6 - The Nightmare Man (2)

Season 4 - Episode 2

With Luke, Clyde and Rani trapped in a bizarre dreamscape, Sarah Jane must fight alone. As the Nightmare Man grows stronger, only K-9 might hold the key. But can Luke summon the courage to face his adult life before the whole world is trapped in an endless nightmare?

Directors: Joss Agnew
The Mad Woman in the Attic (2)

#7 - The Mad Woman in the Attic (2)

Season 3 - Episode 4

Eve's powers grow out of control, catching everyone in her endless sinister games.

Directors: Alice Troughton
The Nightmare Man (1)

#8 - The Nightmare Man (1)

Season 4 - Episode 1

When Luke has his first nightmare, he's haunted by a dark figure from his dreams. A strange entity is reaching out to our world, with terrible consequences for the whole human race. Luke faces life-changing events, and Bannerman Road will never be the same again.

Directors: Joss Agnew
Sky (1)

#9 - Sky (1)

Season 5 - Episode 1

Sarah Jane discovers an abandoned baby girl on her doorstep and attempts to find out who left her there. At a local nuclear power station, a beautiful woman appears out of nowhere and uses alien powers to take control of the place.

The Last Sontaran (1)

#10 - The Last Sontaran (1)

Season 2 - Episode 1

A lone surviving Sontaran from the failed conversion of Planet Earth wants revenge for the deaths of his comrades.

Directors: Joss Agnew
The Curse of Clyde Langer (2)

#11 - The Curse of Clyde Langer (2)

Season 5 - Episode 4

Clyde finds himself abandoned on the streets of London, living rough with no food to eat. Somebody ends up reaching out to him, but as they become friends, he's warned about the legendary Night Dragon.

Warriors of Kudlak (1)

#12 - Warriors of Kudlak (1)

Season 1 - Episode 5

Sarah Jane (Elisabeth Sladen) and Maria (Yasmine Paige) investigate the mysterious disappearance of local boy Lance Metcalf, and soon discover that a number of children have gone missing across the country. Remarkably, the disappearances all occurred during freak storms and in cities that are home to a laser tag game called Combat 3000. As Sarah Jane and Maria delve deeper into the mystery, Luke (Tommy Knight) and Clyde (David Anthony) are off enjoying a game of Combat 30…

Directors: Charles Martin
Secrets of the Stars (1)

#13 - Secrets of the Stars (1)

Season 2 - Episode 5

A fraudulent astrologer named Martin Trueman is hit by an extraterrestrial body and begins to impress everyone with his uncanny predictions. However, what he predicts for Sarah Jane is far from pleasant...

Directors: Michael Kerrigan
The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith (1)

#14 - The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith (1)

Season 3 - Episode 5

The Doctor returns on the happiest day of Sarah Jane's life, but a deadly trap is waiting for them all.

Directors: Joss Agnew
Prisoner of the Judoon (2)

#15 - Prisoner of the Judoon (2)

Season 3 - Episode 2

Luke, Clyde and Rani must fight their most fearsome enemy yet - Sarah Jane Smith.

Directors: Joss Agnew
Revenge of the Slitheen (2)

#16 - Revenge of the Slitheen (2)

Season 1 - Episode 2

Under attack from the monstrous Slitheen child, Maria (Yasmine Paige), Luke (Tommy Knight) and Clyde (David Anthony) escape, thanks to some deodorant and Sarah Jane's (Elisabeth Sladen) sonic lipstick. Back in her attic, Sarah Jane's super – computer Mr Smith (Alexander Armstrong) reveals the aliens' evil plan to drain Earth of its energy. But as a power blackout spreads across the globe, Mr Smith goes out of action. The gang must rely on their wits alone to stop the Slitheen from extinguishing the sun for ever.

Directors: Alice Troughton
Eye of the Gorgon (1)

#17 - Eye of the Gorgon (1)

Season 1 - Episode 3

Sarah Jane (Elisabeth Sladen) and her young friends investigate reports of a ghostly nun which is haunting the local old folks' residential home. And when one of the elderly residents entrusts Luke (Tommy Knight) with a mysterious alien talisman, it becomes clear there is even more to the story than meets the eye. The gang delves deeper, and discovers that the nun is part of a secret order sworn to protect a terrifying alien creature who can turn her victims to stone with a single look.

Directors: Alice Troughton
Eye of the Gorgon (2)

#18 - Eye of the Gorgon (2)

Season 1 - Episode 4

Maria's dad Alan (Joseph Millson) has been turned to stone. The alien talisman is now in the possession of the Gorgon and her evil nuns, and they are preparing to open the portal to their world. Can Sarah Jane (Elisabeth Sladen) and her young friends free Alan from his stony state, prevent the nuns from unleashing more deadly aliens on the Earth, and avoid the Gorgon's petrifying gaze?

Directors: Alice Troughton
The Vault of Secrets (2)

#19 - The Vault of Secrets (2)

Season 4 - Episode 4

When an old enemy, Androvax the Veil, returns to Earth asking for help, the gang face a dilemma – should they trust him? Or does the legendary Vault hold an even greater terror? But a second threat arises, when android guardians threaten to destroy anyone who uncovers their secrets. As the battle between Sarah Jane, Androvax and the androids reaches its climax, Rani has to save her own mother from being caught in the crossfire. But as the Vault opens the destiny of the entire Veil species is at stake. Is it too late to save them?

Directors: Joss Agnew
The Day of the Clown (1)

#20 - The Day of the Clown (1)

Season 2 - Episode 3

Trouble is brewing at Spellman's Magical Museum of the Circus when a group of people join hands and block the entrance the the museum... but they let Sarah Jane in, what is this mystery all about?

Directors: Michael Kerrigan
Death of the Doctor (1)

#21 - Death of the Doctor (1)

Season 4 - Episode 5

Old Companions Sarah Jane Smith and Jo Grant meet for the first time to discover the truth when the Doctor is declared dead. An interstellar conspiracy gathers around UNIT Head Quarters as Clyde finds that he holds the fate of the Time Lord in his hand.

Directors: Russell T Davies
The Mad Woman in the Attic (1)

#22 - The Mad Woman in the Attic (1)

Season 3 - Episode 3

Far in the future, in the year 2059, Old Rani remembers the day when her whole life went wrong.

Directors: Alice Troughton
The Day of the Clown (2)

#23 - The Day of the Clown (2)

Season 2 - Episode 4

Trouble is brewing at Spellman's Magical Museum of the Circus when a group of people join hands and block the entrance the the museum... but they let Sarah Jane in, what is this mystery all about?

Directors: Michael Kerrigan
Warriors of Kudlak (2)

#24 - Warriors of Kudlak (2)

Season 1 - Episode 6

A Carcaroth has arrived on Earth, seeking soldiers to help fight his endless intergalactic war back home. Using Combat 3000 to sift out the best, most aggressive and instinctive fighters, he then transports them to his spaceship – awaiting transfer to the war. Clyde (David Anthony) and Luke (Tommy Knight) find themselves amongst the 'warriors', while Sarah Jane (Elisabeth Sladen) and Maria (Yasmine Paige) must infiltrate the alien's headquarters to bring down the Carcaroth from the inside.

Directors: Charles Martin
Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? (1)

#25 - Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? (1)

Season 1 - Episode 7

Sarah Jane (Elisabeth Sladen) mysteriously disappears – just as a huge meteor threatens to crash straight into Earth. When Maria (Yasmine Paige) wakes up one morning, it's as though Sarah Jane – and Luke (Tommy Knight) – never existed. Living across the road in Sarah Jane's house is a woman called Andrea (Jane Asher). And with the attic empty and Mr Smith (Alexander Armstrong) nowhere to be seen, every other trace of Sarah Jane has vanished – and Maria is the only one able to remember her. With the mysterious, hooded figure of the Trickster haunting Bannerman Road and the alien Graske meddling in time, Maria sets out to discover whatever happened to Sarah Jane. But as her journey takes her back to 1964, will she be able to find Sarah Jane in time to stop the meteor from destroying the world?

Directors: Graeme Harper