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Release Date:
10 July 1979 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
Complex, involved science-fiction series about a special force of interdimensional operatives whose... See more »
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quirky sci-fi show that still cuts the mustard. See more (22 total) »

Cast

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David McCallum ... Steel (34 episodes, 1979-1982)

Joanna Lumley ... Sapphire (34 episodes, 1979-1982)
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Series Directed by
Shaun O'Riordan (24 episodes, 1979-1981)
David Foster (15 episodes, 1979-1982)
 
Series Writing credits
Peter Hammond (34 episodes, 1979-1982)
Don Houghton (6 episodes, 1981)
Anthony Read (6 episodes, 1981)

Series Produced by
Shaun O'Riordan .... producer (34 episodes, 1979-1982)
David Reid .... executive producer (34 episodes, 1979-1982)
 
Series Original Music by
Cyril Ornadel (34 episodes, 1979-1982)
 
Series Film Editing by
John Hawkins (21 episodes, 1979-1982)
Glen Cardno (4 episodes, 1981)
Al Pigden (4 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Casting by
Maureen Riscoe (27 episodes, 1979-1982)
 
Series Production Design by
Stanley Mills (28 episodes, 1979-1982)
Su Chases (6 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Costume Design by
Mary Gibson (28 episodes, 1979-1982)
 
Series Makeup Department
Mary Southgate .... makeup artist (24 episodes, 1979-1981)
Anita Harris .... makeup artist (10 episodes, 1981-1982)
 
Series Art Department
Ivor Weir .... title sequence / titles sequence (34 episodes, 1979-1982)
Terry Royce .... stand-by props (6 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Sound Department
Len Penfold .... sound (12 episodes, 1979-1981)
Henry Bird .... sound (11 episodes, 1979-1981)
Peter Wernham .... sound (6 episodes, 1979-1981)
Bob Woodhouse .... sound (5 episodes, 1979-1982)
 
Series Special Effects by
George Leuenberger .... special effects (8 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Boyers .... lighting / lighting technician (34 episodes, 1979-1982)
Mike Whitcutt .... camera operator / senior camera operator (31 episodes, 1979-1982)
Jim Reeves .... vision control / vision controller (12 episodes, 1979-1982)
John Crane .... vision controller / vision control (12 episodes, 1979-1981)
John Willment .... vision control (10 episodes, 1981)
Chic Anstiss .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1981)
Gerry Elms .... camera operator (3 episodes, 1981-1982)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dawn Evans .... wardrobe (6 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Editorial Department
Yvonne Kelly .... vision mixer (14 episodes, 1981-1982)
Neil Guy .... vision mixer (11 episodes, 1979)
John Hawkins .... editor: video tape (8 episodes, 1979)
Moyra Bird .... vision mixer (6 episodes, 1981)
Mary Forrest .... vision mixer (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Other crew
Ron Brown .... program administrator / programme administrator (34 episodes, 1979-1982)
Ann Murphy .... stage manager (34 episodes, 1979-1982)
Denise Shaw Vance .... stage manager (20 episodes, 1981-1982)
Jeremy van Bunnens .... floor manager (14 episodes, 1979-1981)
Sean O'Farrell .... floor manager (12 episodes, 1979)
Joyce Lewsey .... production assistant (9 episodes, 1979)
Sonia Hampson .... production assistant (8 episodes, 1979-1981)
Glenys Collins .... production assistant (7 episodes, 1979-1982)
Ron Blanchard .... floor manager (6 episodes, 1981-1982)
Jean Stevenson .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1981)
Jan Woolsey .... production assistant (4 episodes, 1981)
Martin Essex .... floor manager (3 episodes, 1981-1982)
Bill Goodall .... floor manager (2 episodes, 1982)
 

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UK:25 min (34 episodes) | USA:30 min (34 episodes)
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Trivia:
The original idea was for Sapphire's powers to be signified by a throbbing blue vein on her forehead, this was ultimately replaced with her eyes turning a vivid shade of blue.See more »
Quotes:
[narration in opening credits]
Voice-over in titles:All irregularities will be handled by the forces controlling each dimension. Transuranic heavy elements may not be used where there is life. Medium atomic weights are available: Gold, Lead, Copper, Jet, Diamond, Radium, Sapphire, Silver and Steel. Sapphire and Steel have been assigned.
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18 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
quirky sci-fi show that still cuts the mustard., 25 August 2005
Author: cornz_1 from United Kingdom rotherham

A fore runner to the x-files would be the simplest way to explain Saphire and Steel. Steel (David McCullum, Man From UNCLE) and Sapphire (Joanna Lumley, The New Avengers, AbFab) are a team sent from some other dimension to correct errors in the fabric of our space time. Errors include places and times when some brutal crime has been committed or some evil force from another time/place/dimension is trying to enter our world. These errors manifest themselves invariably as ghosts or shadows or something similar and evil. Strangely dark and decidedly unsettling (man without a face episode scared me 25 years ago and still scares me today). The sets are small, rustic and highly claustrophobic and this adds to the already unsettling mood. Strange music with odd eerie sound effects all add atmosphere. Steel is a short tempered man who doesn't tolerate fools easily and tolerates children even less. Sapphire, however, is the warmer of the two. It seems there are many people who remember the name of the program but not the content and this is a shame as it easily rivals the X-Files in quality of stories and positively outshines it in sheer "spine tingle". The acting is excellent as you would expect from such high profile stars. Pity there was such a short run of it. The video quality is a tiny bit grainy but it was originally filmed in analogue and is the best part of 25 years old. However, this is a not a problem as far as I am concerned. I did read that both Joanna Lumley and David McCullum both expressed a particular fondness for the show and its a shame that it hasn't had the airplay it should have. Spooky, eerie, dark, eerie, did I mention eerie? Yeah. Scares the crap out of me still. Worth buying........

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