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The Ray Bradbury Theater: Touched with Fire

Two elderly men think that murder is more likely to take place at 101 degrees and set out to stop one from taking place.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 5x3
Airdate: Friday August 03rd, 1990

Director: Roger Tompkins
Story: Ray Bradbury
Teleplay: Ray Bradbury

Guest Stars
Eileen BrennanEileen Brennan
As Mrs. Annabelle Shrike
Barry MorseBarry Morse
As Mr. Foxe
Joseph ShawJoseph Shaw
As Mr. Shaw

Co-Guest Stars
Michael NoonanMichael Noonan
As Mr. Shrike
Paul NadasPaul Nadas
As Albert
Main Cast


In the city, it's 94 degrees out. In a tenement apartment, a couple yell at each other and then the man walks out...

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Episode Notes
Based on the Ray Bradbury short story "Touched With Fire" also known as "Shopping for Death". This story was first published in Maclean's (June 1, 1954).

Episode Quotes
Mr. Shaw: Good grief, Mr. Foxe. It's hot.
Mr. Foxe: Are you telling the Devil about Hell, Mr. Shaw?

Mr. Foxe: Guess what name fits her?
Mr. Shaw: Shrike.
Mr. Foxe: Yeah. Shrike. Annabelle Shrike. Doesn't that have a ring?
Mr. Shaw: Yeah, like a funeral bell.
Mr. Foxe: You got it.

Changes from the short story:

* The "murder temperature" is increased from 92 degrees, to 102 degrees.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRay Bradbury
Executive ProducerRay Bradbury  |  Larry Wilcox  |  Peter Sussman
Supervising ProducerSeaton McLean  |  Tom Cotter (1)
ProducerJonathan Goodwill  |  Pamela Meekings-Stewart
Production DesignerRick Kofoed
CastingMary Ann Barton  |  Susan Forrest  |  Frances Walsh
First Assistant DirectorJoe Nolan
Second Assistant DirectorWi Rakete
Make-upSarah Anderson (2)
Key GripMichael Knudson
Camera OperatorRichard Bluck
Location ManagerMartin Walsh (3)
Production CoordinatorKaren Gleave
Assistant EditorEric De Beus
Post Production SupervisorJohn Harcourt  |  Ross Chambers
GafferSteve Latty
Director of PhotographyAlun Bollinger
Production SecretarySarah Bailey
Art DirectorDanny Black
Post Production CoordinatorSteve D'Onofrio
Production ManagementMaria Saunders
Sound EditorPhil Burton
Dubbing MixerJohn Neill  |  Mike Hedges
Sound RecordistDon Paulin
Boom OperatorGrant Lawson
Production AccountantMaureen Zust  |  Anne Marie Cormier
Extras CastingDulcie Smart
Film EditorJamie Selkirk
Wardrobe AssistantHilary Niederer
Executive In Charge Of ProductionFern Field
Production ExecutiveMarie Watson
Unit ManagerAlex Collins (2)
Music DirectorLouis Natale
ContinuityJenny Vail
Focus PullerJames Cowley
ComposerLouis Natale  |  Donald Quan
Wardrobe SupervisorGlenis Foster
Still PhotographerMartin Stewart
Assistant GripRoger Feenstra
Assistant Dubbing MixerChris Verburg
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