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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 »
User Reviews:
A fantastic show I'll never forget. 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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Runtime:
UK:25 min (34 episodes) | USA:30 min (34 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
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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:
[someone knocks on the door]
Robert Jardine:Who is it?
Steel:Robert Steven Jardine?
Robert Jardine:Yes?
Steel:You asked for help.
Robert Jardine:I did, yes!
Steel:Then unlock the door.
Robert Jardine:[unchaining the locks] That was quick. I'd only just phoned.
[Sapphire and Steel enter]
Robert Jardine:I don't know you! Only... the policeman at the Point!
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Counting Out Time (2007) (V)See more »

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20 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
A fantastic show I'll never forget., 8 July 2005
Author: skillwithaquill from United States

I'll admit it; I'm not the biggest fan sci-fi television. I'm not a Star Wars or X-Files fanatic. When I read about Sapphire & Steel, I wasn't expecting much. I figured that if I didn't like it, I could MST it. (MST stands for Mystery Science Theater 3000, read my comments about it if you've never heard of it before) To my surprise, I didn't need to use my fleeting talent for mocking films. I became hooked on Sapphire & Steel after I watched the first episode.

I was intrigued by the premise of the entire show. Sapphire and Steel, played by Joanna Lumley and David McCallum, are extraterrestrial beings (for lack of better explanation – none is ever really given or necessary as to who they really are) sent on different assignments including breaks in time, people being locked in pictures, and ghosts seeking revenge for their wrongful deaths.

I was wrong to write this show off as another X-Files. Sapphire and Steel is much more thought provoking, mysterious, and different from all the other shows floating around out there. The series finale was one of the best ends to a television show I've ever seen! If I had the money, I'd buy the entire six-season DVD set, but since I'm broke I'll have to live with repeatedly renting it from Netflix. It's a definite guilty pleasure of mine.

10/10 - I recommend it anyone with an open-mind who has a couple of hours to kill on a rainy day.

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