The BEST Episodes of The Sarah Jane Adventures

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 1, 2020

Network: CBBC

"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!

The Mad Woman in the Attic (2)

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

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 23, 2009

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

star 8.59
91 votes
Directors: Alice Troughton
Writers: Joseph Lidster
The Day of the Clown (2)

#2 - The Day of the Clown (2)

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 13, 2008

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?

star 8.57
70 votes
The Day of the Clown (1)

#3 - The Day of the Clown (1)

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 6, 2008

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?

star 8.26
129 votes
Writers: Phil Ford
The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith (2)

#4 - The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith (2)

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 30, 2009

The Doctor arrives to join the battle, but is he too late to save both Sarah Jane and the Earth itself?

star 8.11
162 votes
Directors: Joss Agnew
Writers: Gareth Roberts
Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? (1)

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

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 29, 2007

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?

star 8.10
78 votes
Directors: Graeme Harper
Writers: Gareth Roberts
The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith (1)

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

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 29, 2009

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

star 8.00
158 votes
Directors: Joss Agnew
Writers: Gareth Roberts
Death of the Doctor (2)

#7 - Death of the Doctor (2)

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 26, 2010

Old friends fight together - but is it too late to stop the sinister Shansheeth?

star 7.95
212 votes
Directors: Ashley Way
Writers: Russell T. Davies
The Mad Woman in the Attic (1)

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

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 22, 2009

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

star 7.86
120 votes
Directors: Alice Troughton
Writers: Joseph Lidster
Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? (2)

#9 - Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? (2)

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 5, 2007

Maria (Yasmine Paige) finds herself taken back in time by the alien Graske to a pier in 1964. There, she meets a young girl her own age called Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen) who, with her friend Andrea (Jane Asher), is about to embark on a fateful adventure. Taken by the Graske again, Maria is then reunited with the present-day Sarah Jane. But with them both trapped in limbo as part of the meddlesome Trickster's plan to wreak chaos, they are helpless to stop the huge meteor which is about to crash into the Earth. Maria's dad Alan is the only one able to remember Sarah Jane and Maria and faces a struggle to bring them back in time to save the world.

star 7.85
106 votes
Directors: Graeme Harper
Writers: Gareth Roberts
Sky (2)

#10 - Sky (2)

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 4, 2011

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.

star 7.84
204 votes
Directors: Ashley Way
Writers: Phil Ford
Mona Lisa's Revenge (2)

#11 - Mona Lisa's Revenge (2)

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 13, 2009

As Luke and Rani investigate the myth of the dreaded abomination, Mona Lisa vows to free her horrifying brother from his prison, but everything now depends upon Clyde to stop the terror.

star 7.78
117 votes
Directors: Joss Agnew
Writers: Phil Ford
The Curse of Clyde Langer (2)

#12 - The Curse of Clyde Langer (2)

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 11, 2011

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.

star 7.76
146 votes
Death of the Doctor (1)

#13 - Death of the Doctor (1)

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 25, 2010

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.

star 7.73
241 votes
Writers: Ashley Way
The Eternity Trap (2)

#14 - The Eternity Trap (2)

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 6, 2009

Sarah Jane and the gang discover the secret of Erasmus Darkening - but are they too late?

star 7.72
90 votes
Directors: Alice Troughton
Writers: Phil Ford
The Gift (2)

#15 - The Gift (2)

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 20, 2009

Sarah Jane faces the battle of her life to save her son from the effects of the gift of the Blathereen. Meanwhile trapped in the school, Rani, Clyde and K-9 fight to find a way to get to the attic, where the final showdown will take place.

star 7.72
88 votes
Directors: Alice Troughton
Writers: Rupert Laight
The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith (1)

#16 - The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith (1)

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 17, 2008

When Sarah Jane finds a time fissure, her curiosity leads her to go through it and she finds herself in 1951, in the village of Foxgrove, where she was born. Eager to see the parents she never knew, she makes a decision that will have catastrophic consequences

star 7.68
97 votes
Directors: Graeme Harper
Writers: Gareth Roberts
The Curse of Clyde Langer (1)

#17 - The Curse of Clyde Langer (1)

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 10, 2011

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.

star 7.67
149 votes
Mona Lisa's Revenge (1)

#18 - Mona Lisa's Revenge (1)

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 12, 2009

Unknown forces bring to life Leonardo Da Vinci's most famous painting, and Clyde's day becomes a nightmare when a school trip descends into disaster. Trapped and without Sarah Jane's help the gang must find a way to battle the awesome abomination.

star 7.65
145 votes
Directors: Joss Agnew
Writers: Phil Ford
The Man Who Never Was (2)

#19 - The Man Who Never Was (2)

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 18, 2011

Luke and Sky must help the Skullions, but Sarah Jane is in danger too, so who will they save?

star 7.63
179 votes
The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith (2)

#20 - The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith (2)

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 24, 2008

With the Earth devastated under the control of the Trickster, Sarah Jane and Luke go back to 1951 and change things back to how they were- which means that Sarah Jane's parents must die. Will she make that sacrifice?

star 7.63
97 votes
Directors: Graeme Harper
Writers: Gareth Roberts
Secrets of the Stars (2)

#21 - Secrets of the Stars (2)

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 27, 2008

Clyde threatens Sarah but they manage to talk him out of it, which leads Sarah Jane to believe that Trueman's control on people can be repressed by persuading them to do something that they do not normally want to do. Meanwhile, using in his broadcast to the world, Martin Trueman takes over each star sign one by one, starting with Gemini - including Rani's mother. The world is in confusion as people are accepting the 'Ancient Lights'.

star 7.61
67 votes
Writers: Gareth Roberts
The Lost Boy (2)

#22 - The Lost Boy (2)

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 19, 2007

star 7.61
130 votes
Directors: Charles Martin
Writers: Phil Ford
Sky (1)

#23 - Sky (1)

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 3, 2011

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.

star 7.56
209 votes
Lost in Time (2)

#24 - Lost in Time (2)

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 9, 2010

Sarah Jane, Clyde and Rani fight across the centuries to be reunited.

star 7.55
230 votes
Directors: Joss Agnew
Writers: Rupert Laight
The Eternity Trap (1)

#25 - The Eternity Trap (1)

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 5, 2009

A haunted house, with mysterious whispers and secrets in the shadows - time for Sarah Jane Smith!

star 7.53
120 votes
Directors: Alice Troughton
Writers: Phil Ford