Joanna Lumley and David McCallum as Sapphire and Steel. Photo: ITV Studios

Doctor Who writer Ed Hime part of ITV’s “Sapphire and Steel” reboot

Research for the downthetubes review of Doctor Who – It Takes You Away has revealed award-winning writer Ed Hime is part of the team working on the reboot of ITV’s fantasy drama Sapphire and Steel.Continue reading Doctor Who writer Ed Hime part of ITV’s “Sapphire and Steel” reboot

Sapphire & Steel by Davey Candlish

Sapphire & Steel Art Competition Winners – and a New Competition For Our Readers!

Earlier in the year we announced a challenge for downthetubes readers to come up with their interpretation of 1970s spooky ITV show Sapphire & Steeel, after it was revealed that Luther creator and Doctor Who script writer Neil Cross is, hopefully, to re-make the show. Sadly, we didn’t get a huge response to this competition, unlike our Doctor Who and Dan Dare challenges, but Nigel Auchterlounie, Davey Candlish (his art above),Continue reading Sapphire & Steel Art Competition Winners – and a New Competition For Our Readers!

Sapphire & Steel Competition: Nigel “Spleenal” Auchterlounie joins the fun

Recent news of a possible return to our screens of the spooky Sapphire & Steel prompted various comic artists to pipe up that they’d love to draw a new comic based on the show, so we’re challenging our readers to do just that. It’s just for fun and open to any style – realistic, cartoon, montage, orContinue reading Sapphire & Steel Competition: Nigel “Spleenal” Auchterlounie joins the fun

"The Shape" by Tony Luke - SNIP

Sapphire and Steel Competition: First Entry, by Tony Luke

We recently launched a challenge to artists to draw a new Sapphire & Steel strip or send in art inspired by the show, which may be returning to our screens with Luther writer Neil Cross at the helm. Here’s our first entry to the competition – a chilling version of one of the show’s creepierContinue reading Sapphire and Steel Competition: First Entry, by Tony Luke

Sapphire & Steel Art Competition!

With the news that Luther creator and Doctor Who script writer Neil Cross is, hopefully, to re-make Sapphire & Steel, the spooky ITV-commissioned 1970s show starring Joanna Lumley and David McCallum as mysterious times agents, we think it’s time for one of our occasional art competitions! The news reminded us of the glorious Sapphire & Steel strip thatContinue reading Sapphire & Steel Art Competition!