Sapphire and Steel

Sapphire And Steel

Between 1979 and 1982, the British TV network ‘ITV’ aired a wonderful sci-fi show called Sapphire and Steel starring David McCallum (as Steel) and Joanna Lumley (as Sapphire). The programme followed two interdimensional operatives as they investigated strange events with the integrity of time.

In the series, it is explained that Time is like a corridor that surrounds everything, but there are weak spots where Time – implied to be a potentially malignant force – can break into the present and take things. There are also creatures from the beginnings and ends of time that roam the corridor looking for the same weak spots to break through.

The intro was a bit trippy and is a good indication of how the show plays out:

Thanks to the wonders of Youtube, you can watch many of the 34 episodes online, including the first assignment, which I’ve included below:

If you’ve not seen Sapphire and Steel before, it’s a great show and well worth your time. You can’t really lose having The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and a New Avenger share screen time!

Hayden Yale

Child of the 80's. Born, raised and living in the Cheshire countryside, England.Lover of fan art, especially if it is based on my childhood heroes from Masters of the Universe, Thundercats, Transformers and TMNT. Penchant for almost anything retro, especially movies, games and art.

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