The Week In Sci-Fi

Your week of science fiction and fantasy, including new seasons for Sanctuary and The Clone Wars , the UK debut of The Event, and Mark Gatiss's First Men In The Moon ...

MONDAY 18 OCTOBER

  • The fourth series of The Sarah Jane Adventures is back at 5.15pm on CBBC, Mark Gatiss continues his A History Of Horror on BBC Four at 9pm, and V returns to Channel One at 10pm.
  • Top tip for Time Lord spotters: the TARDIS is going to land in Birmingham for Doctor Who Live .
  • Expand your DVD collection with Supernatural season five, Zombies Of Mass Destruction , Lost Boys threequel The Thirst , Night Of The Demon and Black Death .

TUESDAY 19 OCTOBER

  • SEASON PREMIERE! There's a new channel for Amanda Tapping's Helen Magnus, as Sanctuary 's third season begins on Watch at 9pm.
  • ONE OFF! More from Mark Gatiss, as his adaptation of HG Wells's The First Men In The Moon comes to BBC Four at 9pm.
  • A busy night of TV viewing continues, with Stargate Universe and Fringe on Sky1 (at 9pm and 10pm, respectively), The Vampire Diaries on ITV2 at 9pm, Eureka on Syfy at 8pm and the ninth season finale of Smallville on E4 at 9pm. If you're home from work on time, The Sarah Jane Adventures continues on CBBC at 5.15pm. (If not, there's always the BBC iPlayer .)
  • Michael Moorcock heads to the Waterstone's in Manchester's Deansgate to sign his Doctor Who novel The Coming Of The Terraphiles .

WEDNESDAY 20 OCTOBER

  • SFX 202 beams into newsagents.
  • Get in touch with the other side – Ghost Whisperer ’s on Living at 9pm.

THURSDAY 21 OCTOBER

  • The fourth season of Chuck continues on Living at 10pm, there's a double bill on Syfy with Warehouse 13 at 9pm and Haven at 10pm and True Blood is on Channel 4 at 10.30pm.
  • Michael Moorcock signs The Coming Of The Terraphiles at London’s Forbidden Planet .
  • Michelle Paver’s Dark Matter arrives in bookshops.
  • The Cosplay Fever Red Exhibition starts in London.

FRIDAY 22 OCTOBER

  • SEASON PREMIERE! New US show The Event kicks off on Channel 4 with a double bill from 9pm.
  • Medium is on Living at 9pm.
  • It's Manchester's turn to host Doctor Who Live .
  • Gerry Anderson fan group Fanderson hosts its TV21: Adventure in the 21st Century event in Bristol.
  • Head out to the flicks to catch Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls Of Ga’Hoole (it’ll be a hoot) and Paranormal Activity 2 .
  • Make your consoles happy with Fallout: New Vegas , Professor Layton And The Lost Future and Vanquish .
  • Eternal Twilight 4 kicks off in Birmingham.

SATURDAY 23 OCTOBER

  • SEASON PREMIERE! Star Wars: The Clone Wars returns to Sky Movies Premiere with a double bill from 10am. Both episodes are repeated from 5.30pm.
  • Be spellbound this evening by Merlin on BBC One at 7.45pm.
  • A busy day at London’s Forbidden Planet Megastore , with signings from Simon Pegg and Bryan Hitch . Meanwhile, at the Southampton branch, it’s Star Wars Day .

SUNDAY 24 OCTOBER