The Sarah-Jane Adventures will not film any more episodes following the death of star Elisabeth Sladen, the BBC has confirmed.
Doctor Who legend Sladen passed away last month, having already shot episodes for a planned fifth series of her spin-off. However, yesterday (May 4) tabloid reports suggested that the remaining scripts could be rewritten and filmed to explain the character’s absence.
Last night the BBC was quick to release a statement refuting the claims. It read: “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.”
BBC Four is repeating Sladen‘ final classic series story with Doctor Who, The Hand Of Fear next week.