School may currently be out for kids around the world, but in our Doctor Who podcast we’re heading back into the classroom – because on its 14th anniversary, it’s high time for a look back at 2006 episode School Reunion.
Starring David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor and Billie Piper’s Rose, the episode also brought Elisabeth Sladen’s fan-favourite classic companion Sarah Jane Smith back to the series in style, launching spin-off series The Sarah Jane Adventures and giving classic Who fans a warm, fuzzy feeling they’ve been chasing ever since.
This week we take a look back at the episode itself, delving into its impact on Doctor Who as a whole, its stellar guest cast (including pitch-perfect villain Anthony Head) and its legacy for Sarah Jane’s continuing presence in the Whoniverse.
Plus, we discuss the touching new tribute to Sarah Jane written by Russell T Davies, and what the new send-off means for the character going forward.
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