Bbc Ends Dr Who Spin-off After Sladen's Death

Doctor Who - Bbc Ends Dr Who Spin-off After Sladen's Death

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Bosses at the Bbc have decided to close down filming on Dr Who spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures following the death of the series' star Elisabeth Sladen last month (Apr11).
The actress, who played the sidekick of Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker's time-travelling doctors for a decade, passed away at the age of 63 following a battle with cancer.
She had starred in her own series for the broadcaster's children's channel CBbc since 2007, and rumours suggested the show would carry on without the beloved actress.
However executives have chosen to end the programme as a mark of respect.
A statement from the Bbc says, "Contrary to press reports today we can confirm that no new episodes of The Sarah Jane Adventures will be filmed following the tragic death of actress Elisabeth Sladen in April, 2011.
"As a tribute to Elisabeth, the six episodes that were recorded with her last year will be broadcast on CBbc at a date to be confirmed."


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Thank you, BBC. I was upset when I heard they were going to continue on without her.
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That is good news. It really wouldn't have been the same without her, though I am very sad for the rest of that wonderful cast of such talented young people. I hope they are coping with the loss.
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