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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.

When Sapphire and Steel arrive at Blackledge Prison, an unexplained death proves to hold the first of an intriguing series of inconsistencies. What has happened to Time?
David Warner (Steel); Susannah Harker (Sapphire); David Collings (Silver); Trevor Littledale (Michael Kent); Jo Castleton (Marian Anderson); Arthur Bostrom (Richard Hanmore); Neil Cole (Ian Jackson); Michael Chance (Hammond); Linda Bartram (Mo Jackson)
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Directed By
Nigel Fairs


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Review By jolyon
Rated 8/10 on 7/25/12 2:40 am
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I think this story was the highlight of the series for me. There were some interesting ideas thrown around and Susannah Harker remains a joy to listen to. Poor Steel isn't around much in the second episode, but David Collings as Silver presents a more interesting character anyway.

If the TV show was like these audio dramas, then it must have been quite slow and very miserable, but presented with a couple of wonderful leads. I'm sure I would have spent my whole time hoping for a guest element of the week.

Whilst I've got the next two series standing by, I'm in no rush with these releases.
8 Rated 8/10 on 8/21/10 11:08 pm
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Like 'The Lighthouse' before it, this is a single CD release. That story was perfect for such a reduced length, whereas this is brimming with so many ideas, it begs extra time to explore them further. Clarity is often deliberately murky in Sapphire and Steel, but here, a little explanation would enable the listener to further appreciate the story being told.
David Warner's Stell has something different to do, in that he assumes the identity of one of the supporting characters with a particularly morbid secret, and pays the price. Of the rest of the cast, Ian Jackson is too refined, and yet Arthur Bostrom is particularly good as the stressed, lonely Governor.

This story ends a reassuringly creepy first audio series of Sapphire and Steel, with only the relentless use of child's nursery rhymes to further each story marring its success.