We've got less than a week to go but finally, cast shots of the fifth and final series of The Sarah Jane Adventures have been released ...
Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen): She may have lost Luke to university (in a way) but Sarah Jane is about to become a mother for the second time when Sky comes into her life.
Luke Smith (Tommy Knight): he may be in university but Luke will definitely be present for the last three stories of the show's fifth year, especially as he's put in the position of older brother.
Sky Smith (Sinead Michael): Newcomer Sky starts off as an alien baby and then becomes a lot older as she makes her debut in the first story, Sky.
Clyde Langer (Daniel Anthony): Clyde is also getting older but he takes centre stage in the second story, The Curse Of Clyde Langer when the theme of homelessness is explored in the series. But all isn't as it seems.
Rani Chandra (Anjli Mohindra): Like Clyde, she's definitely getting older and moving away from school but I'm not sure what her role this season is to be honest.
Meanwhile although three stories were filmed (i.e. six episodes), the last one, The Man Who Wasn't There was actually the finale intended for Series 5, so it should give the series a sense of closure. It's certainly not going to be easy watching these episodes but as a final tribute to Elisabeth Sladen, I have no doubt they will be worth it.
Season 5 Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQoaWFyH3pk
Series 5 of The Sarah Jane Adventures will air Mondays/Tuesdays on CBBC at 5.15pm from October 3rd.