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Episode Studies by Clayton Barr

Sapphire & Steel: Remember Me Sapphire & Steel
"Remember Me" Part 1
Audio drama
Big Finish Productions
Written by John Dorney
Directed by Lisa Bowerman
April 2008


Sapphire and Steel visit a seaside pier entertainment venue for a documentary interview with an old comedian.


Characters appearing or mentioned in this episode


Eric Gurney

Kate Lambert



Colin (mentioned only)

Dan (mentioned only)

Tessa Gurney (mentioned only, actually the Nostalgia)

the Nostalgia


Didja Notice?


At 1:09 in the episode, Gurney complains about how guests on television shows these days are lucky if they get a cup of tea and a chocolate Hobnob.


As Sapphire and Steel arrive at the seaside resort, Sapphire offers Steel a stick of rock. A "stick of rock" is a rock candy traditionally served at British seaside resorts.


The Regal music hall on a resort pier visited by Sapphire and Steel in 2008 appears to be fictitious, although there was a Regal Theatre on the South Pier of Blackpool which hosted musical and other acts from 1893-1963. Sapphire notes that the pier mentioned here was built in 1894 by shipping magnate Derek Kettletea; this appears to be a fictitious origin.


Gurney accuses Steel of being the director of a prank, like "that show with that bloke." Gurney may be speaking of Balls of Steel, a British prank comedy show that ran 2005-2008, hosted by comedian Mark Dolan.


Mr. Gurney says he formerly starred in Gurney's Fun Factory, Back to My Place, and All at Sea. These are all fictitious sitcoms, though a British children's sitcom called All at Sea did premiere five years later in 2013.


Memorable Dialog


how very droll.mp3

it's freezing.mp3

it's practically gift-wrapped.mp3

older and wiser.mp3

think of tea.mp3

someone who tells jokes for a living.mp3

we don't get out much.mp3

public love.mp3

you should try it.mp3

I do the jokes, mate.mp3 


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