Doctor Who may be back on screen tonight, but the Whoniverse will be a sadder place without Sarah Jane Smith.
czechOUT from 1:40 - rather poignant!
The week started with the excitement of the release of Planet of the Spiders, when 3 became 4. But on Tuesday night I heard that Lis Sladen, the actress that was Sarah Jane Smith, had died.
As a 6 year old, Sarah Jane was my friend and from December 1973 until late 1976 my Saturday teatime companion. That's probably why the news was incredibly sad for a generation or two.
So, tonight, when Matt Smith returns in The Impossible Astronaut, it will still be Sarah Jane Smith I'm thinking of.
For further reading, see Memorabilia Antonina: Elisabeth Sladen, 1946-2011.