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Wednesday 28th November 2007

TWIDW: BBC Kids Canada Gets "The Sarah Jane Adventures"
(posted 28th Nov 2007, 11:07pm - TWIDW post #0612)
The Sarah Jane Adventures
BBC Kids - Canada
Sundays 9PM and 4AM Eastern / 6PM and 1AM Pacific starting Sunday 13 January
Peter Hill of BBC Kids in Canada announced the channel's pickup of "The
Sarah Jane Adventures" to air in early 2008. This is the first publicly
announced pickup of the spin-off series from Doctor Who. The Sarah Jane
Adventures recently completed its first complete series run in the UK,
setting ratings records for the CBBC channel and increasing ratings for BBC
One in the Monday 5PM time period. The BBC has not announced a pickup for a
2nd series as of this writing. - Benjamin Elliott
On behalf of BBC Kids, I'm thrilled to announce that the "The Sarah Jane
Adventures" are coming to Canada on BBC Kids!
Beginning with the broadcast of the hour-long pilot Invasion of the Bane
on Sunday, January 13th at 9:00pm ET (with an encore presentation at
4:00am), BBC Kids will run 2 half-hour episodes back to back every Sunday at
9:00pm and 4:00am ET thereafter.
The schedule is as follows:
Sunday, January 12 - Invasion of the Bane (1 x 1 hour) - 9:00pm / 4:00am ET
Sunday, January 19 - Revenge of the Slitheen (2 x 30 minutes) - 9:00pm /
4:00am ET
Sunday, January 26 - Eye of the Gorgon (2 x 30 minutes) - 9:00pm / 4:00am ET
Sunday, February 2 - Warriors of Kudlak (2 x 30 minutes) - 9:00pm / 4:00am
Sunday, February 9 - Whatever Happened To Sarah Jane? (2 x 30 minutes) -
9:00pm / 4:00am ET
Sunday, February 16 - The Lost Boy (2 x 30 minutes) - 9:00pm / 4:00am ET
Also, to celebrate the launch of "The Sarah Jane Adventures" on BBC Kids, we
will broadcast each Classic Who Sarah Jane Story every Saturday and Sunday
at 2:00am ET beginning Saturday, January 12 with The Time Warrior. We
will show complete stories each night except for 6-part stories which will
be spread over 2 nights - 3 episodes per night. Following the run of Sarah
Jane's last story, "The Hand of Fear", we will present an encore run of the
one-off spin-off "K9 & Company"! It should be noted that BBC Kids does not
have the rights to broadcast the classic Who stories Death to the Daleks
and "Genesis of The Daleks", and as such, these stories will not be
broadcast as part of the Sarah Jane Classic Who run.
Please contact me with any questions, and thank you for posting this.
Peter Hill
Program Manager
BBC CANADA, BBC Kids & Discovery Health Channel