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Episode Studies by Clayton Barr

Sapphire & Steel: The Railway Station (Part 2) Sapphire & Steel
Assignment Two
"The Railway Station" Part 2
TV episode
Writer: P.J. Hammond
Directed by: Shaun O'Riordan and David Foster
Original air date: August 2, 1979


The railway station mystery deepens.


Read the episode summary at the Sci Fi Freak Site or Watch it at Shout Factory


Characters appearing or mentioned in this episode



George Tully


soldier (unnamed, spirit form; later named as Sam Pearce in "The Railway Station" Part 5)

Jamie (mentioned only, on EVP tape recording, deceased)

fighter pilot (unnamed, spirit form)


Didja Notice?


An advertising sign for Gordon & Dilworth's Tomato Catsup is seen on the railway platform at 3:05 on the DVD. This was a real world brand in the late 19th Century and into about the mid-20th.


At 6:57 on the DVD, an advertising sign for Mcnulty Glue Company is seen leaning against the wall of the entryway of the railway station. As far as I can tell, this is a fictitious company.


George Tully is seen to wear a Christian cross on a necklace.


Sapphire sees that the unnamed soldier seen in spirit form at the railway station died during WWI (1914-1918).


At 11:45 on the DVD, an advertising sign for Spratt's Patent Chicken Meal is seen on the railway platform. This was a real world brand from about 1860-1950.


At 14:00 on the DVD, an advertising sign for Capstan Navy Cut Cigarettes is seen on the railway platform. This is a real world British brand of cigarettes.


Twin Peaks note: Sapphire tells Tully that the force she and Steel are hunting draws power from human responses like hatred, anger, and resentment (similar to the garmonbozia--pain and suffering--consumed by the inhabiting beings of the Black Lodge...though, in this case, Sapphire says it's the reponses of the dead rather than the living).


Memorable Dialog


it lived once.mp3

hatred, anger, resentment.mp3


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