The new, 100-page issue of Doctor Who Magazine is out and celebrates the life of Elisabeth Sladen, who died earlier this year. Among those tributes from friends, family and colleagues are my interviews with Doctors Tom Baker, David Tennant, and Matt Smith.
Click through for exclusive audio clips from those interviews.
Elizabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith in K9 and Company
And the story goes on…forever. The farewell to Sarah Jane segment from the last episode of the Sarah Jane Adventures.
R.I.P Elisabeth Sladen and thank your for the many years of being our Sarah Jane.
To remember how amazing Sarah Jane Smith was
One of the sad things about Elisabeth Sladen’s cruelly premature death in April of this year, is that it denied her the chance to tell the full, uninterrupted story of working on the longest running science fiction TV show of all time.
She was one of very few people who had intimate working knowledge of Doctor Who in its ‘70s pomp, made guest appearances in the ‘80s, and got to bring her role as Sarah Jane Smith back to glorious life in the Russell T Davies era. If anyone’s had tales to tell, it would’ve been her.
Well, if it’s any consolation, you might like to know that Elisabeth had handed in the first draft of her autobiography, shortly before she died.
The book covered her entire life, from the early days in Liverpool, to working in the theatre, and of course her time on Doctor Who, playing Sarah Jane Smith opposite first Jon Pertwee, then Tom Baker and then, after returning to the theatre and jobbing TV work, her eventual return to the show, and The Sarah Jane Adventures.
The good news is, with the help of her husband Brian Miller, and daughter Sadie, the redrafting work that Elisabeth had been too poorly to complete has been done. Aurum Publishing will release her memoirs, on November 7.
Sarah Jane GIF-spam! :D
Hmm…I actually noticed how this short line of gifs goes from funny to happy to sad…I miss ya, Sarah Jane.
Sarah Jane: Does he still stroke bits of the TARDIS?
Rose: Yeah! Yeah! He does! I’m like, “do you two wanna be alone?”
From “School Reunion”
BBC America’s Doctor Who this weekend will remember beloved franchise alumna Elisabeth Sladen, who passed away on Tuesday at the age of 63, following a long fight with cancer. A spokesperson for BBC America tells TVLine that Sladen’s passing will be acknowledged during Doctor Who ‘s Season 6 premiere, airing this Saturday at 9/8c.
RIP Elisabeth Sladen, you will be missed :’(
K-9 and Company: A Girl’s Best Friend (Intro)
RIP Elisabeth Sladen (February 1, 1948-April 19,2011)
You will be missed.
Elisabeth Sladen (1948-2011)
“The universe has to move forward. Pain and loss, they define us as much as happiness or love. Whether it’s a world, or a relationship… Everything has its time. And everything ends.”
—Sarah Jane Smith, “School Reunion”
Sladen appeared as Doctor Who assistant Sarah Jane Smith in the BBC television sci-fi series between 1973 and 1976, opposite Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker.
The Liverpool-born actress appeared in four series from 2007 of The Sarah Jane Adventures on children’s channel CBBC.
Sladen had been battling cancer for some time and leaves actor husband Brian Miller and daughter Sadie.