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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
Barry MorseBarry Morse
As Mr. Foxe
Joseph ShawJoseph Shaw
As Mr. Shaw
Joseph ShawJoseph Shaw
As Mr. Shaw

Co-Guest Stars
Michael NoonanMichael Noonan
As Mr. Shrike
Michael NoonanMichael Noonan
As Mr. Shrike
Paul NadasPaul Nadas
As Albert
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. 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 ProducerLarry Wilcox  |  Peter Sussman
Supervising ProducerSeaton McLean  |  Tom Cotter (1)
ProducerPamela Meekings-Stewart  |  Jonathan Goodwill
Production DesignerRick Kofoed
CastingSusan Forrest  |  Frances Walsh  |  Mary Ann Barton
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 AccountantAnne Marie Cormier  |  Maureen Zust
Extras CastingDulcie Smart
Film EditorJamie Selkirk
Wardrobe AssistantHilary Niederer
Production ExecutiveMarie Watson
Unit ManagerAlex Collins (2)
Music DirectorLouis Natale
ContinuityJenny Vail
Focus PullerJames Cowley
ComposerDonald Quan  |  Louis Natale
Wardrobe SupervisorGlenis Foster
Still PhotographerMartin Stewart
Assistant Dubbing MixerChris Verburg
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