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Last Updated: Thursday September 14 2006 14:48 GMT

New Doctor Who series for CBBC

Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane with the Doctor and K-9

If you can't get enough Doctor Who there's good news for you - there's going to be a new CBBC series starring characters from the show.

The series, called The Sarah Jane Adventures, will star the Doctor's former companion fighting aliens with the help of her 13-year-old neighbour.

Doctor Who boss Russell T Davies will be in charge of writing the episodes.

The series will kick-off with a one-hour long special featuring Sarah Jane's robot dog K-9 in early 2007.

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Sarah Jane will be played by Elisabeth Sladen, who first appeared as Sarah Jane in the old series about 30 years ago.

The actress returned as the journalist earlier this year in the episode School Reunion. Her teenage neighbour Maria will be played by Yasmin Paige.

Filming for the CBBC show is will begin in October in Wales.



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