The Day Of The Clown – Part 1

The Sarah Jane AdventuresLuke still hasn’t quite adjusted to Maria and her father moving away when a new family has moved into their home. Clyde is quite taken with the new neighbors’ daughter, Rani, but he soon fnids that he’s drawn the wrong kind of attention from Rani’s father…who happens to be the school’s new headmaster. Mr. Chandra takes a tough, no-nonsense approach, but perhaps with good reason: three children have disappeared without a trace. Rani and Clyde, each in possession of tickets good for a visit to Spellman’s Museum of the Circus, begin to see fleeting visions of clowns that no one else seems to be able to see. Sarah and Clyde go to visit Spellman’s museum, and Luke and Rani wind up there as well, only to discover that Spellman himself is some sort of shapeshifter, capable of taking the form of the clown that Rani and Clyde have seen, as well as the Pied Piper. It’s no long possible to keep Rani from discovering that Sarah, Luke and Clyde fend off alien invasions…but will she live long enough to join them in fighting this one?

Get the DVDDownload this episodewritten by Phil Ford
directed by Michael Kerrigan
music by Sam Watts / title music by Murray Gold

Guest Cast: Jem Brownlee (Dave Finn), Aaron Shosanya (Tony Warner), Bradley Walsh (Odd Bob / Elijah Spellman / The Pied Piper), Yasmin Paige (voice of Maria Jackson), Huw Higginson (Mr. Cunningham), Elijah Baker (Steve Wallace), Ace Bhatti (Haresh Chandra), Mina Anwar (Gila Chandra), Alan Ruscoe (Clown), Sean Palmer (Clown)

Notes: Director Michael Kerrigan returns to the Doctor Who universe after 19 years; he directed the four-part Doctor Who episode Battlefield in 1989, kicking off the original series’ final season on the air.

LogBook entry by Earl Green