Sapphire and Steel Logo 'Cruel Immortality'
(4 Parts)

by Nigel Fairs
Cover Illustration

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. “Me only cruel immortality
Consumes: I wither slowly in thine arms.
Here at the quiet limit of the world…”

1949. The Tithonus Retirement Home, deep in an English Forest. Sweet rationing has ended, the lights have come back on in London, and Matron is in a good mood. Celebrations are underway when a new resident arrives.

Steel is alone. And tired. Soon he realises that linear time has stopped, but not only for the people in the home…

Susannah Harker (Sapphire), David Warner (Steel), Muriel Pavlow (Mrs P), Daphne Oxenford (Enid), Ian Burford (Stanley), Lois Baxter (Matron), Lucy Gaskell, Steven Kynman, Lisa Bowerman, Nigel Fairs (The Carers)

Directed by Lisa Bowerman

*Featuring Sapphire and Steel

*Working title: 'Big Fun'

*Subscribers to Series 2 of 'Sapphire and Steel' received a free behind-the-scenes CD with this release