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Episode Studies by Clayton Barr

Sapphire & Steel: The Railway Station (Part 4) Sapphire & Steel
Assignment Two
"The Railway Station" Part 4
TV episode
Writer: P.J. Hammond
Directed by: Shaun O'Riordan and David Foster
Original air date: August 9, 1979


Sapphire and Steel enlist in Tully's concept of holding a séance to engage the spirits at the railway station.


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 (deceased)

submarine crew (spirit forms)


Didja Notice?


Tully, briefly possessed by the spirit of a member of a submarine crew, tells Steel, "Jamie's passed out. The air...not enough air." The same words were heard as EVP (electronic voice phenomena) on a tape recording made by Tully in "The Railway Station" Part 2.


    During the séance conducted by Tully, Steel, and Sapphire, the spirits who begin communicating through Sapphire remark, "They said there'd be trials," and Tully asks if they are referring to court-martial or maybe assizes. A court-martial is a military court meant to try members of a nation's military forces subject to military law. Assizes or courts of assize, were periodic courts of travelling judges that existed in England and Wales in various degrees from 1166-1972.

    Minutes later, Tully realizes the spirits are talking about sea trials. Sea trials are not court trials of law, but the testing of a watercraft, in this case a submarine, in its appropriate body of water.


Memorable Dialog


you're dead.mp3

please help us.mp3


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