Title: Sapphire & Steel
Series: 4
Episodes: 34
First Transmission: 1979

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.The series centres on a pair of inter-dimensional operatives: Sapphire and Steel. They are two of several Elements that assume human form to investigate strange events.

Best Episode

Assignment Six: Part 4 (1982) – The Shape traps Sapphire and Steel in a photograph, and Liz is their only hope of escape.

Worst Episode

Assignment Three: Part 2 (1981) – Sapphire, Steel, and Tully continue to explore the railway station’s mysteries, and Steel is possessed by the same force from the past that took Sapphire.

Notes & Comments

Info Updated: 2021-11-29
*The Standard Deviation (SD) of the ratings is a measure of how much spread there is in the numbers.
The data on this page is updated when any major changes occur to episode rankings, or when new episodes are added as is the case with current television series.

SD for Sapphire & Steel = 0.38

Average rating for Sapphire & Steel = 7.7

The top-rated episode differs from the mean-rated episode by 2.5 standard deviations.

The bottom-rated episode differs from the mean-rated episode by 1.7 standard deviations.

The difference between the top-rated and bottom-rated episodes is 4.2 standard deviations.

Comments on Best-Episode [Assignment Six: Part 4 (1982)]:

This is the last episode of the series. Its has a shock downbeat ending. What a way to finish off the series. One of the great sci-fi shows of British television.

Comments on Worst-Episode [Assignment Three: Part 2 (1981)]:

For some reason, Steel spends most of the episode securing a lift. He wants to cut it off from the other inhabitants. Steel messing around in lifts does not make for exciting television.

 

Full Episode List

Key:-Blue episodes rated above par. Brown episodes rated below par.

#1 Assignment One: Part 1 (1979)
#2 Assignment One: Part 2 (1979)
#3 Assignment One: Part 3 (1979)
#4 Assignment One: Part 4 (1979)
#5 Assignment One: Part 5 (1979)
#6 Assignment One: Part 6 (1979)
#7 Assignment Two: Part 1 (1979)
#8 Assignment Two: Part 2 (1979)
#9 Assignment Two: Part 3 (1979)
#10 Assignment Two: Part 4 (1979)
#11 Assignment Two: Part 5 (1979)
#12 Assignment Two: Part 6 (1979)
#13 Assignment Two: Part 7 (1979)
#14 Assignment Two: Part 8 (1979)
#15 Assignment Three: Part 1 (1981)
#16 Assignment Three: Part 2 (1981)
#17 Assignment Three: Part 3 (1981)
#18 Assignment Three: Part 4 (1981)
#19 Assignment Three: Part 5 (1981)
#20 Assignment Three: Part 6 (1981)
#21 Assignment Four: Part 1 (1981)
#22 Assignment Four: Part 2 (1981)
#23 Assignment Four: Part 3 (1981)
#24 Assignment Four: Part 4 (1981)
#25 Assignment Five: Part 1 (1981)
#26 Assignment Five: Part 2 (1981)
#27 Assignment Five: Part 3 (1981)
#28 Assignment Five: Part 4 (1981)
#29 Assignment Five: Part 5 (1981)
#30 Assignment Five: Part 6 (1981)
#31 Assignment Six: Part 1 (1982)
#32 Assignment Six: Part 2 (1982)
#33 Assignment Six: Part 3 (1982)
#34 Assignment Six: Part 4 (1982)