Soap stars line up for The Sarah Jane Adventures

A children's sci-fi drama is probably the last place you would look to find soap stars, but The Sarah Jane Adventures is positively bursting at the seams with them. Now, former EastEnders actor Gary Beadle - best known for playing bad boy Paul Trueman - is joining the cast. He found fame as the wheeler-dealer who was never far from trouble and broke many a fluttering female heart. Eagle-eyed fans of the Doctor Who spin-off will have spotted him among the characters in the new trailers on the show's official website. But he is not the only member of the cast with soap connections. Read the rest of the article: Source

Enemies and old friends

This news for season two of the Sarah Jane Adventures is from The Doctor Who News page over at The returning character is Sir Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, played by Nicholas Courtney. The character - who for much of the classic series was the commanding officer of the UK branch of UNIT, and one of the Doctor's closest allies - first appeared in 1968 opposite the Second Doctor, and went on to appear in stories with the Third, Fourth, Fifth and Seventh. Courtney has also played the Brigadier opposite the Sixth and Eighth Doctors in officially-licensed audio dramas from Big Finish Productions. The same Sarah Jane Adventures story will also apparently see the return of the Sontarans, seen in several classic series stories and more recently in series four of Doctor Who. Samantha Bond is also believed to be returning as Mrs Wormwood, the character she played in the pilot episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures. GallifreyOne

Sladen unlikely to return to 'Doctor Who'

In a recent interview, Elisabeth Sladen discussed her time on Doctor Who and shared her thoughts on the future of the Sarah Jane Smith character on the show. Read the interview here:

Interview with Elisabeth Sladen

This interview with Elisabeth Sladen was done back in September 2007. Seeing as how there is no news yet posted on this site for this show, I thought I'd add it on here for people to look over. :)