Sapphire & Steel, Assignment 3 by P. J. Hammond (ITV, 1981) Joanna Lumley (Sapphire) and David McCallum (Steel) return for six more episodes of atmospheric, paranormal mystery and suspense. Much rests on the close but edgy dynamic between the two, as the evil force turns out on this occasion to be… somewhat unbelievable.
Sapphire & Steel, Assignment 2 by P. J. Hammond (ITV, 1979) A murky, abandoned railway station provides the setting for this cagey, at times creepy foray into the supernatural. Sapphire and Steel’s second assignment has more coherence; more progression. The dénouement—though not foreshadowed—remains grimly in keeping, not a deus ex machina.
Sapphire & Steel, Assignment 1 by P. J. Hammond (ITV, 1979) A darkly lit, suitably disconcerting introduction to time agents Sapphire (Joanna Lumley) and Steel (David McCallum), spoiled somewhat by the performances of two child actors in support and a haunted house plot that furthers its otherworldly atmosphere at the expense of coherence.