Sarah Jane’s Timeline

Here is ‘Sarah Jane’s Timeline’.

I’ve referred to


to help me put this version of the timeline together.

I’ve included all the TV stories, audios; books and graphic novel/comics into this list for now.

The (TV) and (Audio) stories are highlighted in GREEN.

The (Book) stories are to remain un-highlighted for now.

The short stories are highlighted in GREEN and/or ITALICS; and are CENTRED.

The stories with links to reviews by me on my blog are highlighted in BOLD and GREEN.

Regarding the (Book) stories, I’ve identified each of them as follows in the KEY below.

*VMA – Virgin Missing Adventures
*EDA – Eighth Doctor Adventures
*PDA – Past Doctor Adventures
*BB – BBC Books
*TB – Target Books

Regarding the (Audio) stories, I’ve identified each of them as follows in the KEY below.

**BAD – BBC Audio Drama
**BAB – BBC Audio Book
**BFAD – Big Finish Audio Drama
**BFAB – Big Finish Audio Book

Regarding the short stories, I’ve identified each of them as follows with abbreviations.

  • (ST) – Short Trip (either Big Finish or BBC)
  • (SS) – ‘The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who’
  • (DWM) – ‘Doctor Who Magazine’
  • (VD) – Virgin Decalog
  • (TS) – Target Storybook
  • (RT Special) – Radio Times Special
  • (TDSSTD) – ‘The Day She Saved the Doctor’

Please feel free to ask questions about this timeline, as I intend to revisit this and add new stories to the list as time goes on.

I’ve divided the timeline into 7 phases
1. Sarah Jane Smith’s Beginnings
2. Sarah Jane Smith with The Third Doctor (Season 11)
3. Sarah Jane Smith with The Fourth Doctor and Harry Sullivan (Seasons 12-13)
4. Sarah Jane Smith with The Fourth Doctor (Seasons 13-14)
5. K-9 & Company
6. Sarah Jane Smith
7. The Sarah Jane Adventures

1. Sarah Jane Smith’s Beginnings

Sarah Jane as a baby from ‘The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith’ (SJA) (TV) takes place here.
Sarah Jane at 5 years-old from ‘The Day of the Clown’ (SJA) (TV) takes place here.
‘Playtime’ (DWM)
Sarah Jane at 13 years-old from ‘Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane’ (SJA) takes place here.

2. Sarah Jane Smith with The Third Doctor (Season 11)

1. The Time Warrior (TV)

‘The Time Thief’ (Annual)

2. The Paradise of Death (Audio) – BAD**

‘Separation Day’ (ST)
‘Before the Legend’ (Annual)
‘Scorched Earth’ (Annual/Audio) – BAB**

3. Invasion of the Dinosaurs (TV)
4. Death to the Daleks (TV)

‘Neptune’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

5. The Hungry Bomb (Yearbook)

‘Interesting Times’ (ST)
‘In With The Tide’ from ‘Prisoners of Time’ (Comic) takes place here.

6. The Ghosts of N-Space (Book/Audio)VMA*+BAD**

‘The Dead Man’s Story’ (ST)
‘Sedna’ (ST)
‘Numb’ (ST)

7. The Monster of Peladon (TV)

The Third Doctor and Sarah Jane’s appearances in the ‘Interference’ (Book) – EDA* novels occur here.
‘Doomcloud’ (DW Holiday Comic)
‘Perils of Paris’ (DW Holiday Comic)
‘Who’s Who?’ (DW Holiday Comic)

8. Glorious Goodwood (Audio) – BAD**

The Third Doctor and Sarah Jane’s appearance in ‘The Light At The End’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.
‘Signal S-O-S’ (TV Comic)
‘A Visit from Saint Nicholas’ (ST)

9. Amorality Tale (Book/Audio) – PDA*+BAB**

‘The Discourse of Flies’ (ST)
‘Primitives’ (ST)
‘The Lampblack Wars’ (ST)
‘Generation Gap’ (ST)
‘Link’ (ST)
 ‘We Are the Daleks!’ (RT Special)

10. Island of Death (Book) – PDA*

‘Invasion of the Scorpion Men’ from ‘The Many Lives of Doctor Who’ (Comic) takes place here.
‘An Overture Too Early’ (ST)

11. Planet of the Spiders (TV)

3. Sarah Jane Smith with The Fourth Doctor and Harry Sullivan (Seasons 12-13)

12. Robot (TV)

The scenes where Kate Stewart sees the Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith with her dad, the Brigader, according to ‘The Day of the Doctor’ (TV) novelization/audiobook takes place here.

13. Death Flower! (TV Comic)

‘A New Life’ (Annual)
‘Conscription’ (ST)
‘Avast There!’ (Annual)
‘The Hospitality on Hankus’ (Annual)
‘The Psychic Jungle’ (Annual Comic)
‘The Sinister Sponge’ (Annual)
‘Neuronic Nightmare’ (Annual Comic)
‘The Mission’ (Annual)
‘The Heat-Seekers’ (DWM)
‘To Kill A Nandi Bear’ (ST)

14. The Ark In Space (TV)
15. The Sontaran Experiment (TV)
16. Genesis of the Daleks (TV)
17. A Device of Death (Book) – VMA*

‘The Last Thing You Ever See’ (ST)

18. Revenge of the Cybermen (TV)

‘#HarrySullivan’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

19. Black Destiny (Comic)

‘Nanomorphosis’ (ST)

20. Wolfsbane (Book) – PDA*

‘Toil and Trouble’ (Penguin/Audio) – PAB**

21. Terror of the Zygons (TV)

4. Sarah Jane Smith with The Fourth Doctor (Seasons 13-14)

22. Planet of Evil (TV)

‘Collector’s Item’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
‘The Republican’s Story’ (ST)
‘The Wondrous Box’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

23. Managra (Book) – VMA*
24. Pyramids of Mars (TV)

‘The Duke of Dominoes’ (VD)
‘Rights’ (ST)
‘Observer Effect’ (ST)
‘Blessed Are the Peacemakers’ (ST)

25. The Android Invasion (TV)

‘All Done With Mirrors’ (ST)

26. Gaze of the Medusa (Comic)

‘War on Aquatica’ (Annual)
‘Cyclone Terror’ (Annual)
‘Double Trouble’ (Annual/Audio) – BAB**
‘The Time Snatch’ (Annual)
‘The Body Snatcher’ (Annual Comic)
‘The Eye Spiders of Pergross’ (Annual)
‘Detour to Diamedes’ (Annual)
‘Menace on Metalupiter’ (Annual Comic)
‘Secret of the Bald Planet’ (Annual)
‘The Dragons of Prague’ (ST)
‘The Last Broadcast’ (ST)
‘UNIT Christmas Parties: Ships That Pass’ (ST)
‘How to Win Planets and Influence People’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

27. Scratchman (Book/Audio)BB*/BAB**
28. The Brain of Morbius (TV)
29. Evolution (Book) – VMA*

‘Sarah Jane and the Temple of Eyes’ (TDSSTD) (Book/Audio) – BB*/BAB**
‘Chain Reaction’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
‘The Lost Generation’ (SS)
The Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane’s appearance in ‘Where’s The Doctor’ (Annual Comic) takes place here.

30. Return of the Daleks! (TV Comic)
31. The Wreckers! (TV Comic)
32. The Emperor’s Spy! (TV Comic)

‘The Magic Box!’ (TV Comic)

33. The Sinister Sea (TV Comic)
34. Woden’s Warriors (TV Comic)
35. The Space Ghost! (TV Comic)
36. The Dalek Revenge! (TV Comic)
37. Virus (TV Comic)
38. Treasure Trail (TV Comic)
39. Hubert’s Folly (TV Comic)

‘Which Way Out?’ (TV Comic)

40. Counter-Rotation (TV Comic)
41. Mind Snatch (TV Comic)
42. The Hoaxers (TV Comic)
43. The Tansbury Experiment (TV Comic)
44. The Mutant Strain (TV Comic)
45. Double Trouble (TV Comic)
46. The Seeds of Doom (TV)

‘Scarab of Death’ (VD)

47. Doctor Who and the Pescatons (Audio) – BAB**
48. System Shock (Book) – VMA*

‘The Sleeping Beast’ (Annual)
‘The Sands of Tymus’ (Annual)
‘The Rival Robots’ (Annual Comic)
‘A New Life’ (Annual)
‘The Traitor’ (Annual Comic)
‘The Sea of Faces’ (Annual)
‘Categorical Imperative’ (ST)

49. Dredger (TV Comic)
50. The Masque of Mandragora (TV)

‘Hello Goodbye’ (ST)
‘The Android Maker of Calderon IV’ (ST)

51. Jackals of Space! (TV Comic)

‘Autaia Pipipi Pia’ (ST)
‘Eternity’ (ST)
‘Old Flames’ (ST/Audio) – BAB**

52. Exploration Earth: The Time Machine (Audio) – BAB**
53. The Naked Flame (Yearbook Comic)
54. The Hand of Fear (TV)

5. K-9 & Company

55. A Girl’s Best Friend (K-9 & Co) (TV)
56. Farewells (Yearbook)
57. The Five Doctors (TV)

‘Punting’ (TS) – TB* takes place during ‘The Five Doctors’ (TV).

58. City of Devils (Comic)

‘Housewarming’ (VD)
‘Moving On’ (VD)

59. Harry Sullivan’s War (Book) – TB*

‘Suitors, Inc’ (ST)

60. Train Flight (Comic)

6. Sarah Jane Smith

61. Downtime (DVD/Book) – VMA*

Sarah Jane and K-9 MkIII’s appearance in the ‘Interference’ (Book) – EDA* novels occurs here.

62. Bullet Time (Book) – PDA*
63. Millennium Shock (Book) – PDA*

‘Balloon Debate’ (ST)

64. Comeback (SJ) (Audio) – BFAD**
65. The Tao Connection (SJ) (Audio) – BFAD**
66. Test of Nerve (SJ) (Audio) – BFAD**
67. Ghost Town (SJ) (Audio) – BFAD**
68. Mirror, Signal, Manoeuvre (SJ) (Audio) – BFAD**
69. Buried Secrets (SJ) (Audio) – BFAD**
70. Snow Blind (SJ) (Audio) – BFAD**
71. Fatal Consequences (SJ) (Audio) – BFAD**
72. Dreamland (SJ) (Audio) – BFAD**

7. The Sarah Jane Adventures

73. School Reunion (TV)
74. Invasion of the Bane (SJA) (TV)
75. Revenge of the Slitheen (SJA) (TV)
76. Eye of the Gorgon (SJA) (TV)
77. Warriors of Kudlak (SJA) (TV)
78. The Thirteenth Stone (SJA) Audio) – BAB**
79. The Glittering Storm (SJA) (Audio) – BAB**
80. Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? (SJA) (TV)
81. The Lost Boy (SJA) (TV)
82. The Stolen Earth/Journey’s End (TV)
83. The Last Sontaran (SJA) (TV)
84. The Day of the Clown (SJA) (TV)
85. Secrets of the Stars (SJA) (TV)
86. The Ghost House (SJA) (Audio) – BAB**
87. The Time Capsule (SJA) (Audio) – BAB**
88. The Mark of the Berserker (SJA) (TV)
89. The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith (SJA) (TV)
90. Enemy of the Bane (SJA) (TV)
91. From Raxacoricofallapatorius With Love (SJA) (TV)

Sarah Jane’s appearance in ‘Vortex Butterflies’ (Comic) takes place here.

92. Prisoner of the Judoon (SJA) (TV)
93. The Mad Woman in the Attic (SJA) (TV)
94. The White Wolf (SJA) (Audio) – BAB**
95. The Shadow People (SJA) (Audio) – BAB**
96. The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith (SJA) (TV)
97. The Eternity Trap (SJA) (TV)
98. Mona Lisa’s Revenge (SJA) (TV)
99. The Gift (SJA) (TV)
100. Deadly Download (SJA) (Audio) – BAB**

Sarah Jane’s appearance in ‘The End of Time’ (TV) takes place here.

101. Wraith World (SJA) (Audio) – BAB**
102. The Nightmare Man (SJA) (TV)
103. The Vault of Secrets (SJA) (TV)
104. Death of the Doctor (SJA) (TV)
105. The Empty Planet (SJA) (TV)
106. Lost in Time (SJA) (TV)
107. Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith (SJA) (TV)
108. Sky (SJA) (TV)
109. The Curse of Clyde Langer (SJA) (TV)
110. The Man Who Never Was (SJA) (TV)
111. Children of Steel (SJA) (Audio) – BAB**
112. Judgement Day (SJA) (Audio) – BAB**

Sarah Jane’s funeral in ‘Farewell, Sarah Jane’ (SJA) (Webcast) takes place here.

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2 thoughts on “Sarah Jane’s Timeline

  1. There’s a short story in the Brief Encounters series, in DWM, titled “Playtime”. It features a young Sarah Jane with her Aunt Lavinia catching a glimpse of Ian and Barbara pulling up to the Foreman junkyard near the beginning of “An Unearthly Child”.

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  2. Thanks Okiku!

    I’ve added ‘Playtime’ before ‘Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?’ (SJA) on her timeline.

    I’ve also added the story on Ian, Barbara and Susan’s timelines, setting it during ‘An Unearthly Child’.

    Tim. 🙂


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