and Steel ADVENTURE
What is happening in the room at the top of the stairs? Strange goings
on (people disappear and find themselves trapped in a picture on the
wall) when a small child recites nursery rhymes. The series was almost
scuppered at the start by this awful kid. Whether this was partially
the fault of the young actor is hard to know. The main fault lay with
the scriptwriters. Having created a situation which Sapphire and Steel
could clear up in episode one, the writers then had to stretch the story.
Their answer was to include an irritating child who, once the consequences
of her actions was explained, lost no opportunity to elude the vigilance
of the grown-ups and set to reciting with the determination of an Infant
Phenomenon. Both Sapphire and Steel are endangered, and their comrade,
Lead, terminated, before Time is repaired and our heroes leave for their
next adventure. The scene was set for mysterious goings on; Time being
"out of joint"; dangers the more fascinating for never being fully explained.
In a cleverly handled scene, we discover Sapphire and Steel have telepathic
episodes = 6
||P J Hammond
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