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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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Wonderfully quirky stuff 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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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:
Steel:We know that Tony Purnell was in love with Anne Shaw, Mullrine's secretary.
Sapphire:Not necessarily in love, he was... using her.
Steel:There's a difference?
Sapphire:On this planet, yes.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Ideal: The Crabs (#3.7)" (2007)See more »

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15 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Wonderfully quirky stuff, 29 March 1999
Author: Shelique from London, U.K.

For a five year old, "Sapphire & Steel" was delightfully terrifying fare. I found it easy - then and now - to ignore the low-budget effects and concentrate on the fantastic scenarios and the eerie twists and turns of the plot. The entire series seemed almost claustrophobic at times, as most of the action took place in isolated or deserted places.

"Sapphire & Steel" was very much a product of its time, perhaps the last of a great line of 1970's British sci-fi such as "Blake's 7" and "Dr Who", with their eccentric characters, surreal scripts and ramshackle sets. As such, for someone of my generation it provides a great sense of nostalgia, and gives me something to look back upon...and smile about.

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