The Sarah Jane Adventures Episodes 35 & 36:
The Gift


Sarah Jane undercovers a new scheme by the Slitheen to destroy the Earth, but the villains are stopped instead by the Blathereen, members of another family on Raxacoricofallapatorius. The Blathereen profess nothing but goodwill towards the human race, and offer Sarah Jane the gift of Rakweed, a hardy and nutrititious plant which can grow in even the most hostile of environments. Although Sarah Jane does not entirely trust the Blathereen, she decides to take a chance and accept the Rakweed -- little realising that the Blathereen have their own sinister designs on Earth.



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Original Transmission
Episode 1
Date 19th Nov 2009
Time 4.35pm
Duration 27'54"
Viewers (more) 950k
· BBC1 / BBCHD 950k
Appreciation 84%
Episode 2
Date 20th Nov 2009
Time 4.35pm
Duration 27'46"
Viewers (more) 890k
· BBC1 / BBCHD 890k
Appreciation 87%

Sarah Jane Smith
Elisabeth Sladen
Luke Smith
Tommy Knight
Mr Smith
Alexander Armstrong
Clyde Langer
Daniel Anthony
Rani Chandra
Anjli Mohindra
Voice of K-9
John Leeson
Voice of Leef Blathereen
Miriam Margolyes
Voice of Tree Blathereen
Simon Callow
Leef Blathereen
Paul Kasey
Tree Blathereen
Ruari Mears
Calvin Dean
Chris Slitheen
Jimmy Vee
Edward Judge
Miss Jerome
Sarah Paul
Nick Williams

Written by
Rupert Laight
Directed by
Alice Troughton
Produced by
Nikki Wilson

Created by
Russell T Davies
Phil Ford
K-9 Originally Created By
Bob Baker &
Dave Martin
1st Assistant Director
Guy de Glanville
2nd Assistant Director
Sarah Davies
3rd Assistant Director
Will Cummins
Location Manager
Nicky James
Production Co-Ordinator
Ceri Hughes
Nicki Coles
Script Editor
Gary Russell
Camera Operator
Martin Stephens
Focus Pullers
Mani Blaxter Paliwala
Anna James
John Robinson
Boom Operator
Kevin Staples
Dave Fowler
Set Decorator
Joelle Rumbelow
Standby Art Director
Jackson Pope
Standby Props
Dewi Thomas
BBC Wales Graphics
Costume Supervisor
Barbara Harrington
Assistant Editor
Lee Bhogal
Post Production Supervisor
Nerys Davies
Post Production Co-ordinator
Marie Brown
Jon Everett
Sound Editors
Matthew Cox
Howard Eaves
Dubbing Mixer
Mark Ferda
Title Music
Murray Gold
Sam Watts
Casting Directors
Andy Brierley
Andy Pryor CDG
Production Executive
Julie Scott
Production Accountant
Dyfed Thomas
Sound Recordist
Ray Parker
Costume Designer
Stewart Meachem
Make Up Designer
Emma Bailey
Visual Effects
Craig Higgins
Special Effects
Any Effects
Millennium FX
Ceres Doyle
Production Designer
Arwel Wyn Jones
Director of Photography
Mark Waters
Production Manager
Steffan Morris
Executive Producers for BBC Wales
Russell T Davies
Julie Gardner
Piers Wenger

Updated 6th January 2012