1.1. The Passenger

The Passenger

Released May 2005

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A 1930s steam train. Twelve passengers with ulterior motives. A mysterious conductor. One victim. And two detectives…

All irregularities will be handled by the forces controlling each dimension. Transuranic, heavy elements may not be used where there is life. Medium atomic weights are available: Gold, Lead, Copper, Jet, Diamond, Radium, Sapphire, Silver and Steel. Sapphire and Steel have been assigned.

A dark Winter's evening in the year 2004. Sixty-six year-old steam enthusiast and antiquarian book dealer Philip Burgess steps onto his long overdue train, unaware that Time has decreed that this will be his final journey.

An old book has given Time the trigger it needs to break its chains. As reality and fiction become intertwined, a familiar story begins to play itself out. A story that can only end in murder.

Sapphire and Steel must uncover the secrets in Burgess's past, before the story can reach its terminus. But how can they succeed, when Time has made them a part of its plans already?

Written By: Steve Lyons
Directed By: Jason Haigh-Ellery


David Warner (Steel); Susannah Harker (Sapphire); Mark Gatiss (Gold); Hugo Myatt (Philip Burgess); Jackie Skarvellis (Mrs Warburton); Neil Henry (John Andrews); Clare Louise Connelly (The Princess)