New CBBC spin-off announced. Russell T Davies has created The Sarah Jane Adventures, a brand new series for CBBC. Set in present-day West London, the programme stars Elisabeth Sladen, continuing her much-loved role as Sarah Jane Smith. Yasmin Paige will join her as Sarah’s 13-year-old neighbour Maria.
The BBC has released superb news about another welcome spin-off from Doctor Who. I think Russell T has made some fine decisions in selecting possible spin-offs, as they all target a slightly different audience. While Doctor Who remains family orientated, Torchwood will target a more mature audience, while this – going out on CBBC – will capture the attentions of the younger audience. I’d say that was a win-win-win situation for everyone, young and old.