Luke is trapped in the clutches of the Nightmare Man, unable to wake up and unable to keep the being from also trapping Clyde and Rani in their nightmares. Sarah Jane discovers evidence that the Nightmare Man is real, and calls on all of her resources to help Luke and the others wake up. But when Luke, Rani and Clyde throw off the shackles of the Nightmare Man, he decides to stalk a victim whose nightmares must surely be even worse: Sarah Jane herself.
written by Joseph Lidster
directed by Joss Agnew
music by Sam Watts / title music by Murray Gold
Guest Cast: Julian Bleach (The Nightmare Man), Doon Mackichan (Louise Marlowe), John Leeson (voice of K-9)
Notes: Luke and K-9 take their leave as series regulars in this episode, with K-9 going to look after Luke at Oxford in the story. Behind the scenes, K-9’s departure was probably necessitated by the fact that, since the last series of The Sarah Jane Adventures, the long-delayed, Australian-produced K-9 spinoff (also featuring the voice of John Leeson) had finally gotten off the ground after many false starts and pre-production roadblocks.
LogBook entry by Earl Green