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Assigned: The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Sapphire and Steel

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Sapphire & Steel charted the efforts of two mysterious 'agents', named Sapphire (Joanna Lumley) and Steel (David McCallum), as they were given a number of 'assignments'. featuring everything from a faceless man and a vengeful soldier, to living nursery rhymes and a time-trapped motorway cafe.The series was innovative, intelligent and terrifying, and it has stayed in th...more
Paperback, 152 pages
Published May 31st 2011 by Telos (first published May 28th 2011)
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Paul
I am a big fan of David Howe‘s publishing company; Telos. They have produced (and continue to produce) some of the best books available on genre television, many of which sit proudly on my bookshelves. Assigned! The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Sapphire & Steel by Richard Callaghan is another in Telos’ ever expanding range.

I’ve always loved Sapphire & Steel but, as a fairly short-lived series, there has been little in the way of coverage of it apart from the occasional articles i...more
Gareth
Richard Callaghan has written an excellent and long overdue book documenting and analysing one of ITV's best contributions to UK fantasy television. Unlike Doctor Who, which has an embarrassment of books about its history, the story behind the making of "Sapphire and Steel" is largely untold. Callaghan has done some excellent detective work, pulling together archive interviews and new ones for this book, together with odd bits of surviving ATV paperwork to build a history.

His in-depth analysis o...more
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