Elisabeth Sladen

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Elisabeth Sladen
Elisabeth Sladen (cropped to shoulders).jpg
Sladen in 2003
Born Elisabeth Clara Heath-Sladen
(1946-02-01)1 February 1946
Liverpool, England
Died 19 April 2011(2011-04-19) (aged 65)
Southall, London, England[1]
Cause of death
Cancer
Nationality British
Other names Elizabeth Sladen, Elisabeth Miller
Occupation Actress, presenter, writer
Television
Spouse(s) Brian Miller
(m. 1968–2011, her death)
Children Sadie Miller (b. 1985)

Elisabeth Clara Heath-Sladen[2] (1 February 1946[3] – 19 April 2011[4]) was an English actress best known for her role as Sarah Jane Smith in the British television series Doctor Who. She was a regular cast member from 1973 to 1976, alongside both Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker, and reprised the role many times in subsequent decades, both on Doctor Who and its spin-offs, K-9 and Company and The Sarah Jane Adventures.[5]

Sladen was interested in ballet and theatre from childhood, and began to appear on stage in the mid-1960s, although more often as a stage manager at this time. She moved to London in 1970 and an appearance in the police drama Z-Cars led to her being selected for a part in Doctor Who. She stayed as a regular cast member alongside Pertwee and Baker until 1976. She subsequently starred in other roles on both television and radio, before semi-retiring to bring up a family in the mid-1980s.

She returned to the public eye in the 2000s with more Doctor Who related appearances, which culminated in taking a regular lead role in The Sarah Jane Adventures. The show earned the Royal Television Society 2010 award for Best Children's Drama. She also made regular guest appearances on the main television series, and provided voice-over commentaries for its releases to DVD.

Sladen died of cancer on 19 April 2011. Her death made national and international news headlines, and major television stations and newspapers paid her tribute.

Early life[edit]

Elisabeth Clara Heath-Sladen[2] was born 1 February 1946 in Liverpool, England. Sladen was the only child of Tom Sladen, who fought in World War I and served in the Home Guard during World War II, and Gladys (née Trainer).[2]

She developed an interest in performing at an early age, beginning dance lessons when she was five, and dancing in one production with the Royal Ballet. She was a primary school contemporary of future politician Edwina Currie, appearing in at least one school production with her. She went on to secondary school and attended Aigburth Vale High School for Girls.[6]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Sladen attended the Elliott-Clarke Drama School. In 1965, she made her first film appearance in Ferry Cross the Mersey as an uncredited extra.[7] Sladen then joined the Hillbark Players, for their open-air production of Much Ado About Nothing, playing Hero.[8]

After two years at drama school, Sladen began work at the Liverpool Playhouse repertory company as an assistant stage manager.[9] Her first stage appearance at the Playhouse, was as a maid in Twelfth Night.[2] A few months later, she played a corpse in The Physicists.[2] However, she was scolded for giggling on stage due to her future husband Brian Miller whispering the words "Respiration nil, Aston Villa two" in her ear while he was playing a doctor.[9] Sladen was such a good assistant stage manager that she did not get many acting roles, a problem that was solved when she accidentally made a mistake on one occasion.[2] An earlier interview indicated that she deliberately made mistakes on several occasions.[10] As a result, she began to get on-stage roles again.

Sladen eventually moved into weekly repertory work, travelling to various locations in Britain. Sladen and Miller moved to Manchester, in 1966, spending three years there. They married on 8 June 1968. She appeared in numerous roles, most notably as Desdemona in Othello, her first appearance as a leading lady. She also got the occasional part on Radio Leeds and Granada Television, eventually appearing as barmaid Anita Reynolds in 1970 in six episodes of the long-running soap opera Coronation Street.[11]

In 1969 she and her husband appeared in the play How the Other Half Loves; when in the autumn of 1970 the play moved to London, the couple also moved there. Her first television role in London was in a two-part story of Z-Cars.[12][13] These two episodes of Z-Cars have since been wiped and are listed as missing episodes by the BBC's archive library.[14] She then appeared as a terrorist in an episode of Doomwatch, followed by guest roles in Z-Cars (again),[15] Public Eye,[16] Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em[17] and Special Branch.[18]

Sarah Jane Smith[edit]

In 1973, Doctor Who actress Katy Manning, who was playing the Third Doctor's assistant Jo Grant opposite Jon Pertwee, was leaving the series; Z-Cars producer Ron Craddock gave Sladen an enthusiastic recommendation to Doctor Who producer Barry Letts.[9] Sladen arrived at the audition not knowing it was for the new companion role, and was amazed at Letts's thoroughness. She was introduced to Pertwee, whom she found intimidating at the time. As she chatted with Letts and Pertwee, each time she turned to look at one of them the other would signal a thumbs-up.[19] The role of Sarah Jane Smith was originally given to comic actress April Walker, but allegedly during rehearsals for debut story The Time Warrior doubts over the pairing of Walker and Pertwee surfaced and the part was re-cast to Sladen.[20]

She stayed on Doctor Who for three-and-a-half seasons, alongside Pertwee as the Third Doctor and Tom Baker as the Fourth.[9] She returned to the character of Sarah Jane Smith on several later occasions. In 1981, new Doctor Who producer John Nathan-Turner asked her to return to the series to ease the transition between Tom Baker and new Doctor Peter Davison. She declined but accepted his second offer of doing a pilot for a spin-off series called K-9 and Company, co-starring K-9, the robot dog from Doctor Who. However, the pilot was not picked up for a series. Two years later Sladen appeared in the 20th anniversary special The Five Doctors.

She reprised the role in the 1993 Children in Need special Dimensions in Time, and in the 1995 independently produced video Downtime alongside former co-star Nicholas Courtney as Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart and Deborah Watling as Victoria Waterfield. This was her last on-screen appearance as Sarah Jane Smith for some time.

Sladen played Sarah Jane in several audio plays. Two of them were produced for BBC Radio, The Paradise of Death (Radio 5, 1993), and The Ghosts of N-Space (Radio 2, 1996), together with Jon Pertwee and Nicholas Courtney. In 1997 Sladen won Hall Of Fame Actress in Cult TV Awards[21] Big Finish Productions produced two series of Sarah Jane Smith audio adventures set in the present day, released in 2002 and 2006. Miller appeared in the story Ghost Town. Her daughter Sadie appeared in the audios.

In later years, Sladen had also participated re-visiting several classic Doctor Who serials on DVD in doing audio commentaries and interviews (in the stories she starred in), but as of 2008 she stated in an interview that she was no longer doing them due to "contractual reasons with 2entertain".[22]

Following the successful revival of Doctor Who in 2005, Sladen guest starred as Sarah Jane in "School Reunion", an episode of the 2006 series, along with David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor. Sladen worked a lot of the characterisation herself—in the lead-up to the broadcast of "School Reunion" she was quoted in the Daily Mirror as saying: "Sarah Jane used to be a bit of a cardboard cut-out. Each week it used to be, 'Yes Doctor, no Doctor', and you had to flesh your character out in your mind—because if you didn't, no one else would." She also spoke favourably of the characterisation in the new series.[23] Sladen won best guest appearance in the annual Cult TV Awards[24]

Following her successful appearance in the series, Sladen later starred in The Sarah Jane Adventures, a Doctor Who spin-off focusing on Sarah Jane, produced by BBC Wales for CBBC and created by Russell T. Davies. A 60-minute special aired on New Year's Day 2007, with a 10-episode series commencing broadcast in September 2007, followed by a second 12-episode series in late 2008, which carried that same format for the show's third and fourth series up until November 2010. A fifth series originally comprising 12 episodes was commissioned for a late 2011 broadcast, with 6 of the episodes being filmed alongside the show's fourth series, but due to Sladen's unexpected death in April 2011, the latter half never reached production, officially ending the series. The first 6 episodes were broadcast as originally intended in tribute to Sladen in October 2011. The programme won a Royal Television Society 2010 award for Best Children's Drama.[25] Sladen also read original audio stories on CD for The Sarah Jane Adventures,[15] which were released in November 2007: The Glittering Storm and The Thirteenth Stone. This was the first time that BBC Audiobooks had commissioned new content for exclusive release on audio.[26] Further pairs of audio stories were released every year until 2010, all read again by Sladen.[26]

Sladen later returned to Doctor Who in the show's fourth series in the concluding episodes "The Stolen Earth" and "Journey's End" and was credited in the title sequence of both episodes.[27] Her final appearance in Doctor Who was a scene in the concluding part of "The End of Time", Tennant's last episode as the Doctor.[28] Just before her death, Sladen had also been interested in being involved in the Doctor Who Fourth Doctor Big Finish series.[29]

Other work[edit]

While Sladen was in Doctor Who, she attended various public events to publicise the programme. Following her departure, she largely stopped attending related events as she felt it could be seen as bad manners to the new cast.[30]

After her initial run in Doctor Who ended in 1976, she returned to Liverpool with her husband and performed in a series of plays. This included a two-hander with Miller in Mooney and his Caravans. Notable appearances following that include a two-year stint as a presenter for the children's programme Stepping Stones, a lead role with Miller playing her husband in ITV drama Send In the Girls, a BBC Play for Today, a role as a stand-up comic's spouse in Take My Wife, and a small part in the film Silver Dream Racer as a bank secretary in 1980, only her second film appearance.[31]

In 1981, former Doctor Who producer Barry Letts cast her as the female lead in the BBC Classics production of Gulliver in Lilliput. The character of Lady Flimnap was written for Sladen, and she said it was her favourite role. She continued to appear in various television adverts and in another Letts production, Alice in Wonderland (playing the Dormouse).[32]

After the birth of her daughter Sadie in 1985, Sladen went into semi-retirement, placing her family first, but finding time for the occasional television appearance.[33]

In 1991, she starred as Alexa opposite Colin Baker in The Stranger audio adventure The Last Mission for BBV Audio. Sladen also appeared in a Bernice Summerfield audio drama, Kate Orman's Walking to Babylon. Following the audio production of The Paradise of Death in 1993, Sladen restarted her regular public appearances in the United Kingdom. In 1995, she played Dr Pat Hewland in 4 episodes of Peak Practice. In 1996, she played Sophie in Faith in the Future, and appeared in 15 episodes of the BBC schools programme Numbertime, which was repeated annually for around ten years. This was her last television acting appearance until the 2006 Doctor Who episode "School Reunion". In 2008–09, Sladen appeared in a panto production of Peter Pan at the Theatre Royal Windsor, playing Mrs. Darling and a beautiful mermaid.[34]

Sladen's last fan event was at the British Film Institute on 12 October 2010, where there was a special showing of The Death of the Doctor, followed by a Q&A session. Her last public appearance was at the EA British Academy Children's Awards on 28 November 2010.

Autobiography[edit]

Elisabeth Sladen: The Autobiography was released posthumously on 7 November 2011 by Aurum Press Ltd.[35] The book was launched at 'The Doctor Who Experience', Kensington Olympia on 26 November 2011, in the presence of Brian Miller, Sadie Miller, Tom Baker and Terrance Dicks. The BBC released an audio CD version of the book, read by fellow Doctor Who alumna Caroline John, on 1 December 2011.[36] The foreword for the book was written by fellow Doctor Who actor David Tennant, who portrayed the tenth Doctor. [37]

Personal life[edit]

Sladen married actor Brian Miller in 1968 in Liverpool.[38] Their daughter, Sadie Miller, appeared alongside Sladen in the 1993 documentary, Thirty Years in the TARDIS, wearing a replica of the Andy Pandy overalls Sladen wore in The Hand of Fear.[39]

Death[edit]

Sladen died of cancer early on 19 April 2011.[40][41][42] Her death was widely reported in the UK—on the BBC 1 Ten O'Clock News; as one of the rolling headlines of the BBC News channel for the day; featuring prominently on many commercial television news reports; on the front page of the Daily Mirror, The Sun and the Liverpool Echo; and in the obituary features of almost every UK newspaper. The first episode of the sixth season of Doctor Who, "The Impossible Astronaut", was aired on the following Saturday; opened with a screen dedicating the episode to her memory. Directly after, a special programme called My Sarah Jane: A Tribute to Elisabeth Sladen was aired on CBBC.[43]

The Hand of Fear was also shown on BBC Four as a tribute.[44] At the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, during the film clips of people who had died in the past year, Sladen was the final person to be shown.[45] Singer-songwriter Talis Kimberley wrote a tribute song titled Goodnight, Sarah-Jane.[46] Tom Baker paid tribute to Sladen on his official website saying "...sweet memories of happy days with Lis Sladen, the lovely, witty, kind and so talented Lis Sladen".[47]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Network Release Notes
1968
ITV Playhouse[48] Hotel maid
ITV
Season 2, Episode 18 If Only the Trains Come.
1970
Coronation Street[49] Anita Reynolds
ITV
Played Anita Reynolds for 6 Episodes
1971
Z-Cars[50][51] Valerie Hollingsworth
BBC 1
Season 7, Episode 30 and 31 Who Were You With?: Part 1 and Who Were You With?: Part 2
1972
Doomwatch[52] Sarah Collins
BBC 1
Season 3 Episode Say Knife, Fat Man.
Z-Cars[53] Rose
BBC 1
DVD clip
Season 8, Episode 7 Day Trip. Clip on DVD The Time Warrior.
Public Eye[54] Policewoman
ITV
DVD
Season 6, Episode 3 Many a Slip
1973
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em[55] Judy
BBC 1
DVD
Season 1, Episode 5 The Hospital Visit
Special Branch[56] Policewoman
ITV
DVD
Season 3, Episode 12 Hostage
1973–1976
Doctor Who[57] Sarah Jane Smith
BBC 1
VHS & DVD
80 Episodes, Season 11 – Season 14
1977–1980
Stepping Stones[58] Presenter
ITV
Co-presenter for four series
1978
Send in the Girls[59] Beverley
ITV
Season 1, Episode 5 Beware the Gentle People
1979
Take My Wife[60] Josie Hall
ITV
Appeared in all 6 Episodes.
1980
Betzi[61] Countess Bertrand
ITV
TV Movie.
In Loving Memory[62] Mary Bennett
ITV
DVD
Season 2, Episode 1 The Outing.
Play for Today[63] Jo
BBC 1
Season 11, Episode 9 Name for the Day.
1981
K-9 and Company[64] Sarah Jane Smith
BBC 1
VHS & DVD
TV drama pilot.
1982
Gulliver in Lilliput[65] Lady Flimnap
BBC 1
VHS
TV Movie.
1983
Doctor Who:The Five Doctors[66] Sarah Jane Smith
BBC 1
VHS & DVD
Special feature-length episode.
1985
Dempsey & Makepeace[67] Mrs. Barrett
ITV
DVD
Season 2, Episode 3 Love You to Death
1986
Alice in Wonderland[68] Dormouse
BBC 1
TV Movie.
1989
The Bill[69] Mrs. Preston
ITV
DVD
Season 5, Episode 6 Life and Death
1993
Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time[70] Sarah Jane Smith
BBC 1
Charity Special.
1994
Men of the World[71] Lorraine
BBC 1
Series 1, Episode 3 Lost in France.
1995
Downtime[72] Sarah Jane Smith
VHS
Spin off of Doctor Who that was released directly onto VHS.
1996
Peak Practice[73] Dr. Pat Hewland
ITV
DVD
Appeared in Season 4, Episode 1,3,7 and 9.
Faith in the Future[74] Sophie
ITV
Season 2, Episode 8 Body Language.
2006
Doctor Who[75] Sarah Jane Smith
BBC One
DVD & Blu-ray
Series 2, Episode 3 "School Reunion".
2007–2011
The Sarah Jane Adventures[76] Sarah Jane Smith
CBBC
DVD & Blu-ray
53 episodes, and a 5-minute special for Comic Relief.
2008
Doctor Who[77][78] Sarah Jane Smith
BBC One
DVD
Series 4 Episode 12 "The Stolen Earth"/Series 4 Episode 13 "Journey's End"
2010
Doctor Who[79] Sarah Jane Smith
BBC One and BBC HD
DVD & Blu-ray
The End of Time Part 2.
Sarah Jane's Alien Files[80][81] Sarah Jane Smith
CBBC
Appears in Every episode title screen and appears as the presenter in Episode 1 and 4.

Personal appearances[edit]

Year Title Role Network Release Notes
1976
Nationwide[82] Interviewee
BBC One
DVD The Hand of Fear Edition dated 13 May 1976
Multi-Coloured Swap Shop[83] Interviewee
BBC One
DVD The Hand of Fear Season 1, Edition 1 dated 2 October 1976
1993
30 Years in the Tardis[84] Interviewee
BBC One
29 November 1993. This was followed by two expanded versions.
1994
Even More Than 30 Years in the Tardis[85] Interviewee
BAFTA
Expanded Documentary shown at BAFTA on 5 November 1994. Additional footage not included in the VHS release.
1994
More Than 30 Years in the Tardis[85] Interviewee
UK Gold
VHS & DVD Doctor Who Legacy box set Expanded Documentary was Direct to VHS release on 7 November 1994
1994
Late Night Live[86] Interviewee
Meridian
1996
The Secrets of Dr Who Tape 1[87] Interviewee
Slow Dazzle Worldwide
Cassette Tape Free with The Official 1997 Calendar: Doctor Who: Heroes & Villains 1997,
Tape 1 – The Liz Sladen interview
1997
In-Vision Introductions[88] Introducer
UK Gold
Introducing her Dr Who stories & "More Than 30 Years in the Tardis"[89]
2000
Myth Makers Vol. 50: Elisabeth Sladen[90] Interviewee VHS & DVD
This Is Your Life – Tom Baker[91] Interviewee
BBC One
K9 Unleashed[92] Interviewee VHS & DVD Documentary
2002
Chronotrip[93] Interviewee VHS Documentary
Big Finish Magazine CD 2[94] Interviewee
Big Finish
CD Free to Big Finish subscribers
2003
Osirian Gothic[95] Interviewee DVD The Pyramids of Mars Documentary
Serial Thrillers[96] Interviewee DVD The Pyramids of Mars Documentary
The Story of Doctor Who[97] Interviewee
BBC One
Doctor Who @ 40 Weekend[98] Interviewee
UK Gold
22/23 November 2003
2004
Ultimate Sci-Fi Top 10[99] Interviewee
Sky One
TV mini-series. Episode "Top 10 Robots".
2005
Doctor Who Confidential[100][101][102] Interviewee
BBC Three
Season 1, Episode 3,4 and 12.
2006
Genesis of a Classic[103] Interviewee DVD Genesis of the Daleks Documentary
Blue Peter[104] Interviewee
BBC One
DVD The Sarah Jane Adventures
Season 1
Filmed at BBC Television Centre
Doctor Who Confidential[105] Interviewee
BBC Three
Season 2, Episode 3.
BBC Breakfast[106] Interviewee
BBC One
Edition dated 27 April 2006.
Totally Doctor Who[107] Interviewee
BBC One
Season 1, Episode 13.
Changing Time[108] Interviewee DVD The Hand of Fear Documentary
Built for War[109] Interviewee DVD The Sontaran Experiment Documentary
Blue Peter[110] Interviewee
BBC One
Filmed at BBC Television Centre
BBC Breakfast[111] Interviewee
BBC One
Edition dated 8 December 2006.
2007
Are Friends Electric[112] Interviewee DVD Robot Documentary
Beginning the End: Making 'The Time Warrior'[113] Interviewee DVD The Time Warrior Documentary
Planetary Performance[114] Interviewee DVD Planet of Evil Documentary
CBBC Interview[115] Interviewee
CBBC
Filmed at BBC Television Centre
Blue Peter[116] Interviewee
BBC One
Filmed at BBC Television Centre
A Darker Side[117] Interviewee DVD Planet of Evil Documentary released onto Home video.
Celebration[118] Interviewee DVD The Five Doctors Documentary
Teaching Awards 2007[119] Award presenter
BBC Two
Filmed at the London Palladium. Dated 21 October 2007
TMI[120] Interviewee
BBC Two
Filmed at the BBC Television Centre.
2008
Doctor Who Confidential[121] Interviewee
BBC Three
Season 4, Episode 5.
GMTV[122] Interviewee
ITV 1
Edition dated 27 June 2008.
Doctor Who Confidential[123] Interviewee
BBC Three
Season 4, Episode 12.
The Alan Titchmarsh Show[124] Interviewee
ITV 1
Edition dated 29 September 2008.
TMI[125] Interviewee
BBC Two
Filmed at the BBC Television Centre.
National Television Awards[126] Award acceptance
ITV 1
Filmed at the Royal Albert Hall. Dated 29 October 2008
2009
Doctor Who Confidential[127] Interviewee
BBC Three
Season 4, Episode 15.
Clash[128] Judge
BBC One
Episode 3. Dated 21 July 2009
Doctor Who Greatest Moments[129] Interviewee
BBC Three
DVD Dreamland Season 1, Episode 2 "The Companions".
Doctor Who Greatest Moments[130] Interviewee
BBC Three
DVD Dreamland Season 1, Episode 4 "Donna ".
The Wright Stuff[131] Guest Panelist
Channel 5
Edition dated 30 October 2009.
2010
Sam & Mark's TMi Friday[132] Interviewee
CBBC
Filmed at the BBC Television Centre. Dated 8 October 2010
Sidekick Stories[133] Interviewee
BBC Four
The Wright Stuff[134] Guest Panelist
Channel 5
Edition dated 14 October 2010.
2013
Doctor Who The Companions[135] Behind the scenes footage
BBC America
DVD Doctor Who: The Complete Series 7 (Blu-ray) 31 March 2013

Tributes[edit]

Year Title Network Notes Air Date
2011
My Sarah Jane: A Tribute to Elisabeth Sladen[136]
CBBC
Archive footage 23 April 2011
BAFTAs[137]
BBC One
Archive footage 22 May 2011
Review 2011:We Remember[138]
BBC News
Archive footage 31 December 2011

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1965 Ferry Cross the Mersey[139] Uncredited
1980 Silver Dream Racer[31] Bank Secretary

Radio and CD audio drama[edit]

Year Title Role Author Radio Station/Production Company Release/Air Date
1976
Exploration Earth: The Time Machine[140]
Sarah Jane Smith
Bernard Venables
BBC Radio 4
4 October 1976
Doctor Who and the Pescatons[141]
Sarah Jane Smith
Victor Pemberton
BBC Audio
July 1976 (LP Release)
1993
The Paradise of Death[142]
Sarah Jane Smith
Barry Letts
BBC Radio 5
27 August 1993 -
24 September 1993
1994
Sir Colin's New Clothes[143]
Cast member
Chris Allen
BBC Radio 4
30 March 1994
1996
The Ghosts of N-Space[144]
Sarah Jane Smith
Barry Letts
BBC Radio 2
20 January -
24 February 1996
1998
Bernice Summerfield -Walking To Babylon[145]
Ninan-ashtammu
Kate Orman
Big Finish Productions
20 January -
November 1998
2001
The Actor Speaks: Elisabeth Sladen[146]
Interviewee & monologues
Sadie Miller & Mark J Thompson
MJTV
November 2001
2002
Sarah Jane Smith: Comeback[147]
Sarah Jane Smith
Terrance Dicks
Big Finish Productions
31 May 2002
Sarah Jane Smith: The TAO Connection[148]
Sarah Jane Smith
Barry Letts
Big Finish Productions
8 August 2002
Sarah Jane Smith: Test Of Nerve[149]
Sarah Jane Smith
David Bishop
Big Finish Productions
5 September 2002
Sarah Jane Smith: Ghost Town[150]
Sarah Jane Smith
Rupert Laight
Big Finish Productions
10 October 2002
Sarah Jane Smith: Mirror, Signal, Manoeuvre[151]
Sarah Jane Smith
Peter Anghelides
Big Finish Productions
7 November 2002
2003
Doctor Who: Zagreus[152]
Miss Lime
Alan Barnes & Gary Russell
Big Finish Productions
20 January -
November 2003
2005
Doctor Who at the BBC:
A Time Travelling Journey Through the BBC Archives
[153]
Narrator
Michael Stevens
AudioGO Ltd
19 January 2005
Doctor Who at the BBC, Volume 2[154]
Narrator
Michael Stevens
AudioGO Ltd
29 April 2005
Doctor Who at the BBC, Volume 3[155]
Narrator
Michael Stevens
AudioGO Ltd
24 October 2005
2006
Sarah Jane Smith: Buried Secrets[156]
Sarah Jane Smith
David Bishop
Big Finish Productions
January 2006
Sarah Jane Smith: Snow Blind[157]
Sarah Jane Smith
David Bishop
Big Finish Productions
February 2006
Sarah Jane Smith: Fatal Consequences[158]
Sarah Jane Smith
David Bishop
Big Finish Productions
March 2006
Sarah Jane Smith: Dreamland[159]
Sarah Jane Smith
David Bishop
Big Finish Productions
April 2006
2007
Doctor Who at the BBC: The Tenth Doctor[160]
Narrator
Andrew Pixley
BBC Audiobooks
17 September 2007
The Glittering Storm[161]
Narrator
Stephen Cole
BBC Audiobooks
5 November 2007
The Thirteenth Stone[162]
Narrator
Justin Richards
BBC Audiobooks
5 November 2007
2008
The Time Capsule[163]
Narrator
Peter Anghelides
BBC Audiobooks
13 November 2008
The Ghost House[164]
Narrator
Stephen Cole
BBC Audiobooks
3 November 2008
2009
Doctor Who and the Planet of the Spiders[165]
Narrator
Gary Russell
BBC Audiobooks
4 June 2009
The White Wolf[166]
Narrator
Terrance Dicks
BBC Audiobooks
3 September 2009
The Shadow People[167]
Narrator
Scott Handcock
BBC Audiobooks
3 September 2009
2010
Doctor Who at the BBC: A Legend Reborn[168]
Narrator
Andrew Pixley
BBC Audiobooks
4 February 2010
Wraith World[169]
Narrator
Cavan Scott & Mark Wright
BBC Audiobooks
7 October 2010
Deadly Download[170]
Narrator
Jason Arnopp
BBC Audiobooks
7 October 2010

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