The Saint

The Saint

  • TV-PG
  • 1962
  • 6 Seasons
  • 7.5  (4,639)

This is exciting and popular television show aired from 1962 until 1969. This show was originally a British television show based on the character Simon Templar. Simon Templar is a modern day Robin Hood the only catch is that he keeps the money for himself. He is stealing from the rich criminals and often gets them put away in prison. Simon Templar played by Roger Moore, eventually plays the role of James Bond. Moore plays the sophisticated Simon Templar. The show transitions from a straightforward mystery series to a more secret agent type show. During the show, The Saint works alone. He is a remarkable adventurer. The nickname the Saint came from his initials ST, the abbreviation for saint. When his character plays an American, he changes his name to Sebastian Tomes, keeping the initials the same. The Saint was picked up in the United States by NBC, aired over the summer. The show was popular in the United States. The series was cancelled in 1969, but that did not stop it from becoming popular in over 60 other countries. The show started in black and white and eventually moved up to color before it was cancelled. The show broke some of the traditional ways by letting the character talk to the audience in the beginning of the show. Roger Moore as Simon Templar would look directly into the camera and address the audience. The show progressed and eventually they replaced that with a narrator in the beginning. Simon Templar has a nemesis, the Chief Inspector Claude Teal. The Chief Inspector looks at him as just a common criminal and tries diligently to catch him. The Saint is always able to keep just one step ahead of the Chief Inspector. To the dismay of the Chief Inspector he is unable to accomplish this and they become tentative allies. The Saint is always able to keep just one step ahead of the Chief Inspector. This show was so popular that it was revived in 1978 in The Return of the Saint starring Ian Ogilvy as the Saint. Roger Moore was never again The Saint after 1969.

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The World Beater
21. The World Beater
February 9, 1969
Car rally racing means dangerous bends ahead for the Saint - with a beautiful blonde involved in mysterious happenings.Simon Templar, the Saint (ROGER MOORE), is never happier than when behind the wheel of a powerful car - and he is certainly happy when trying out the rally car designed by George Hapgood (JAMES KERRY) for his engineer- mechanic father (EDDIE BYRNE). But the car crashes, and it's obviously sabotage, which is no surprise to an ice- cool blonde named Kay Collingwood (PATRICIA MINES) who is watching with a young man named Tom Stevens (WILLIAM WILDE).George, frustrated and disillusioned, is prepared to throw his hand in. The design car is a wreck and he doesn't feel that there is time to get the practice car into shape before the impending Rally, though his father wants to do so. It looks as though the way is open for the backer, the wealthy Harold Laker (GEORGE A. COOPER), to sponsor George's cousin, Justin Pritchard (JOHN RONANE), a rival designer, but to Kay Collingwood's annoyance Laker insists that the Saint should be the driver. Somehow, Simon has got to be "dissuaded."Who is Kay? When he realises that she is some?how concerned in the affair, the Saint pursues his inquiries. He mows Kay of old: a highly enterprising young adventuress whose activities encompass anything that is likely to bring a rich reward. Now, it seems, she is tied up with Justin Pritchard, ostensibly as a public relations consultant. And that, Simon guesses, covers every possible effort to give his new car the edge over his cousin's.Tom Stevens is the man doing the dirty work for her, and that includes trying to kill the Saint, though this is something that brings her into conflict with him. Tom accuses her of expecting him to be a magician. She doesn't want Simon hurt, but now she wants Justin Pritchard's car to meet with the same fate as his cousin's. But why? The Saint discovers that there are some very complex and dangero
Portrait Of Brenda
20. Portrait Of Brenda
February 2, 1969
The Saint spins a record no disc jockey would play - a record that beats out a rhythm of murder and mystery, with pop singing and meditation as the instruments.An artist named Alan Williams asks Simon Templar, the Saint (ROGER MOORE), to visit him, hinting that he has discovered a large-scale swindle. But Williams is dead, knifed in the back, when the Saint arrives. The Saint's search of the artist's studio is interrupted by a model, Josephine (ANNE DE VIGIER), from downstairs, and together they examine a message which Williams has scrawled in yellow ochre on the floor: "BRENDA's P....A...." Josephine identifies this as referring to the painting of a very beautiful girl, but all she knows is that this is the Portrait of Brenda.The telephone rings. It is a recorded message asking Williams to take his friend to the recording studios. The message is from pop singer Diane Huntley (ANNA CARTERET), and the friend is obviously the Saint, who leaves Josephine to telephone Inspector Claude Eustace Teal (IVOR DEAN) while he goes to meet Diane. Quite unaware that Williams is dead, she assumes that he has told the Saint that she will take him to a meditation session held by a Guru by a Guru (MARNE MAITLAND).The Guru, the Saint surmises, is in some way connected with the racket Williams has stumbled on, and he is astonished to realise how large the sums are that are being donated by 'disciples." The money is collected by the Guru's assistant, Mrs. White (PETRA DAVIES).The Saint, breaking the news of Williams' death to Diane, takes her with him to the artist's studio,and Diane is able to give more information about Brenda, the girl in the portrait. She was a singer who committed suicide - and she was Williams' sister. They shared the same agent, Johnny Fox (TREVOR BANNISTER). When the Saint returns to the studio to investigate, he is surprised by a man named Tony (DAVID PROWSE).They fight, then another man steps in and t
The Man Who Gambled With Life
19. The Man Who Gambled With Life
January 26, 1969
Icy immortality faces the Saint when he is chosen as the subject for an eerie experiment by being frozen to death and then brought back to life.Keith Longman (CLIFFORD EVANS), head of a leading engineering firm, has a strange obsession about death - particularly his own. He has a plan to become immortal by being frozen to death and then brought back to life. But will the plan work? He needs a guinea-pig to try it out first, and the man he selects is Simon Templar, the Saint (ROGER MOORE).But Keith Longman and those who are helping him hesitate to put forward the proposition in cold blood. They propose to condition him.Among those co-operating with him are his daughters Vanessa (VERONICA CARLSON) and Stella (JAYNE SOFIANO). Among a silent procession of five people who approach the Saint is Vanessa, who presents him with a small box and tells him: We want you to think very hard and very deeply....about death." In the box, a small white mouse nibbles lettuce.But a medical warning that Longman's heart is in a precarious state means that the time for the experiment has to be put forward. Longman rejects Stella's plea that the Saint should be persuaded, not forced. One thing Longman has not reckoned with is the Saint's curiosity. Realising that he is being 'conditioned" for something, Simon sets out in search of Longman's base. The trail takes him to Cornwall - and eventually to facing Longman and receiving the offer of a million pounds if he will agree to the experiment.But it seems that there is no option. The Saint finds himself sprayed with a deadly liquid and falls unconscious. When he comes round, he finds Stella trying to rouse him and telling him that she will help him get away. But when sisters disagree, anything can happen .
The Ex-King Of Diamonds
18. The Ex-King Of Diamonds
January 19, 1969
When an ex-king cheats at cards, it's not merely for greed. The Saint runs into drama on the Riviera.His reputation as a gambler leads to Simon Templar, the Saint (ROGER MOORE), receiving an invitation to an international baccarat party being held by the deposed King Boris (WILLOUGHBY GODDARD) in Monte Carlo. And it is whilst on his way there that the Saint meets up with a Texan millionaire named Rod Huston (STUART DAMON) and also an extremely attractive girl named Janine Flambeau (ISLA BLAIR), who rejects their joint invitation to dine with them.They learn more about Janine later. Her father, Professor Flambeau (RONALD RADD) has perfected a complicated mathematical system for winning at the gaming tables - a great strain on the temptation to make a fortune, but used by them only to obtain money to pay their most pressing bills.The Professor and Janine are present when the ex-king begins his game with the international gambling set. The banque, run by Boris, has an unprecendented number of wins, and the Professor begins to make calculations which intrigue and excite him so much that he asks the Saint if there are any rough edges on the cards. When he takes part in the game, he suddenly tosses his cards on the table and refuses to play on.The Saint, by now convinced that the game is crooked, quits; but Rod Huston loses a vast amount. He and the Saint decide that an interview with the Professor is called for - and then discover that Janine has been abducted. The trail takes them tc a card factory. There's no sigh of Janine; but they discover cards with slightly tinted backs. The marking is an infra-red principle, and explains how ex-King Borishac been winning so easily.But before dealing with Boris, Janine has to be found. They trace her to Boris's luxurious yacht.The lights go out for Boris when the Saint fixes the lights so that they won't give him any help. But why has he been cheating? It's not mere greed but something far, far more
Where The Money Is
15. Where The Money Is
December 29, 1968
A film producer's daughter disappears. An unusual form of ransom note arrives. But has she really been kidnapped?Ben Kersh (KENNETH J. WARREN) is an American movie tycoon who, somewhere along the line of his many marriages, has become the father of a daughter, Jenny (JUDEE MORTON), now a highly attractive if wayward young lady with a mind of her own and a special place in Ben Kersh's affections.His reactions are predictable when Jenny is kidnapped: he's worried out of his life, but canny enough to realise that the ransom demand may not necessarily mean the return of his daughter when the money is handed over. That's why he appeals to Simon Templar, the Saint (ROGER MOORE), for help.The ransom note takes an unusual form. It's a short film showing Jenny being held prisoner and pleading for her father to pay over the ransom money.The film has arrived with the "rushes" of film shot on location in Nice, and though all members of the unit deny any knowledge of it, the Saint can't help feeling that someone from the studios must be implicated.The kidnappers' instructions are followed, with the Saint as the go-between who goes to the Nice hotel with the ransom money. Once there, he receives further instructions to go to a deserted airfield at a fixed time. The Saint takes his own precautions, among them a skilfully-designed wristwatch gadget provided by the film's special effects expert, Frank Lomax (JOHN SAVIDENT), which is in fact a miniature camera.He foils an attempt to hi-jack the money on his way to the airfield and arrives there to find two men waiting for him. One is a young man named Jean Latour (S,4NDOR ELES); the other, a tough German (DEREK NEWARK). Their demand for the money is met with the Saint's insistence that he should first be taken to Jenny. The two men reluctantly agree. The Saint is blind?folded and taken to a remote farmhouse, where Jenny is being guarded by a tough named Largo (TONY WRIGHT).
The People Importers
14. The People Importers
December 22, 1968
The Saint investigates a racket in which illegal immigrants are smuggled into Britain.A fishing expedition produces an unusual haul for Simon Templar, the Saint (ROGER MOORE), when his boat is almost run down in thick fog and he hears a shot, abody being thrown overboard, and drags a murder victim out of the water.He has sailed into a grim smuggling racket - the illegal importing of immigrants into Britain. The men responsible are Bonner (NEIL HALLETT) and Slater (GARY MILLER).In the local Yacht Club, the Saint drifts into conversation with an attractive girl named Laura (SUSAN TRAVERS), who is waiting for Bonner.When Bonner arrives, he apologises for having to leave Laura to her own devices because of an urgent message, and she accepts the Saint's invitation to drive her up to London.Meanwhile, Bonner is forced to take his latest cargo to London himself because Slater has had trouble with the police and has lost one or two of the Pakistaniimmigrants. As this is happening, the Saint is questioning Laura about her man-friend, and he learns that Bonner is a boat-broker who hasn't sold a boat in months - but still seems to be making money.But Banner is also facing financial problems because he is being blackmailed by Slater. The Saint, more than ever convinced that Bonner has something to do with the shooting he has overheard, follows a trail which leads him to the clearing-house used by Bonner, where he finds a very ill Pakistani named Chaudri (NIK ZARAN), who rejects the Saint's offer to take him to a doctor. Before the Saint can take further action, Chaudri is shot, and when the Saint escapes and returns with a doctor it is discovered (I-) that the Pakistani had smallpox. The hunt is then on for the other Pakistanis who are potential carriers. And Bonner himself is hunting for a lovely model, Nana Gupta (InCGEN HASSALL), who can lead him to her brother Suresh (SALMAAN PEER), who intends to give the authorities details of the illegal "peo
The Scales Of Justice
11. The Scales Of Justice
December 1, 1968
Four directors of a big business combine die from apparent heart attacks. A coincidence or fiendishly clever murders? The Saint takes a hand when a fifth director meets his death.In an era in which take-over bids result in increasingly large combines, some people are bound to suffer. But there is nothing suspicious, at first, about the deaths of four directors of the mighty Combined Holdings - untilthe Saint, Simon Templar (ROGER MOORE), receives a request to visit his old friend Sir John Mulliner JOHN BOXER). Simon doesn't notice a blind man, with a white cane, shuffling along the pavement. The reason for Mulliner's request is made clear when he asks the Saint to accompany him to a meeting of the other directors. It is a postcard showing the blindfolded figure of Justice, holding the scales, with just one word: "You." Mulliner has no sooner passed it over than he falls forward - dead.The Saint keeps the appointment with the other directors at the luxurious penthouse home of Gilbert Kirby (ANDREW KEIR) and in doing so meets Kirby's daughter Anne (JEAN MARSH) and the other directors, John Ramsey (RONALD LEIGH-HUNT), Carl Howard (GEOFFREY CHATER), Neal Lammerton (JOHN BARRON) and Elliott Stratton (MARK BURNS).They are shocked at his news, but vote against allowing the Saint to investigate the series of what appear to be natural deaths which now total five, the first of which was of Elliott Stratton's father, who collapsed at a board meeting soon after his firm had been taken over. The Saint, however, goes ahead on his own and receives medical confirmation that all the men died of heart attacks. Lammerton is the next to receive a Scales of Justice postcard, and dies while opening a new club house for a charity organisation. A blind man with a white cane slips out of the hall....Once again, it seems like heart failure, but the Saint finds a tiny steel neddle in the back of Lammerton's chair, which proves that he and the other dire
The House On Dragon's Rock
10. The House On Dragon's Rock
November 24, 1968
In Wales, an eerie research experiment terrifies local villagers---and intrigues the Saint. Roger Moore. Carmen: Annette Andre. Sardon: Anthony Bate. Davis: Mervyn Johns. Armstrong: Alex Scott.
The Master Plan
9. The Master Plan
November 17, 1968
The Saint volunteers to help a girl find her missing brother - and plunges into a fantastic dope-smuggling drama.Tony Lane (PAUL GREENHALGH) has disappeared, and its because of his friendship with Tony's sister Jean (LYN ASHLEY) that Simon Templar, the Saint (ROGER MOORE), volunteers to help her in her search for him.The search takes them to a club in Soho and brings the Saint face-to-face once again with the club's owner, Cord Thrandel (JOHN TURNER), a very tough gent, Cord, as the Saint knows well: he served two tours in Vietnam with conspicuous bravery, was then court-martialled for smuggling, and there's not much he hasn't done since.Cord suspects what is happening right away, and both the Saint and Jean are tricked and locked in a cell beneath the club. They succeed, however, in getting away and, in doing so, learn where Tony is living. And they reach him just in time. Cord has left him in a gas-filled room which will give the impression that he has committed suicide.The youngster has been stricken with conscience. Cord has a hold on him and has been blackmailing him into helping in the distribution of heroin, smuggled into the country by the Chinese. Tony's efforts to break away from Cord have nearly proved fatal for him, but now the situation is even more hazardous because of the risk that he will tell the police what he knows. Cord, masquerading as a doctor, makes another attempt on his life when Tony is in hospital. This attempt also fails.But Cord hasn't given up yet, and both the Saint and Jean are the objects of his attentions. Cord is also worried because the Chinese agent, Mr. Ching (BURT KWOUK), has arrived in England to supervise the collection of the next consignment. Mr. Ching is quite open about his aims: he belongs to a Chinese organisation which intends to undermine Britain and America by increasing the number of drug addicts to a fantastic degree. But the Saint gets to the warehouse first and switches bins -
The Time To Die
8. The Time To Die
November 10, 1968
A would-be killer plays a cat-and-mouse game with the Saint. But who is the mysterious avenger?The world is undoubtedly full of ungodly ones who have found, to their cost, that the Saint, Simon Templar (ROGER MOORE), will not hesitate to bring them to justice. There is, therefore, a large field of possible avengers on which to draw when trying to guess who might be responsible for the death threats he is now receiving.The first warning comes in a box which he finds in his car when accompanied by the glamorous American journalist Mary Ellen Brent (SUZANNE LLOYD), who is writing a feature on the Saint. The box contains a snake - harmless in itself, but accompanied by a note: "This is just the beginning... I have more surprises for you and the final one -the best of all - will be the death of the famous Simon Templar." Needless to says, it is unsigned. Any suggestion that it is a hoax is soon dismissed when the Saint has a narrow escape from being run down by a car, and then a mysterious telephone call from a man who says: "I want to come to your funeral, Mr. Templar. I want you dead...."This is followed by an attempt to give the Saint an electric shock, but the man tampering with a lamp in his apartment is caught in the act when Simon returns unexpectedly and recognises him as a small'time muscle-man named Charlie Mason (TERENCE RIGBY). Charlie says he has been given a hundred pounds to do the job, but doesn't know who by. He promises Simon that he will let him know if he hears anything more and keeps his word when he telephones Simon to give him an address. Simon goes to the address -and finds Charlie Mason dead. He has paid for his double-cross on both the Saint and the mystery man - but has helped Simon in an unexpected way because his girl-friend Laura Carlton (LINDA MARLOWE) comes up with some information. But she, too, pays the penalty and is shot dead. The Saint is now not so concerned with the threats against himself but with trac
The Double Take
7. The Double Take
November 3, 1968
Which man is which? This is the problem facing The Saint when a business tycoon claims that he is being impersonated by a perfect double who is trying to ruin him.Simon Templar, the Saint (ROGER MOORE), is cleverly abducted when changing 'planes at Athens, and the girl responsible is the attractive Annabel (DENISE BUCKLEY). She takes him to her employer, the wealthy magnate Eugene Patroclos (GREGOIRE ASLAN), who explains that he needs Simon's help. He is being impersonated by a perfect double, a man who is duplicating him in every way. Patroclos has apartments, houses and offices allover the world, and his double uses them, carries out deals under his name, and is threatening his future by putting through illegal deals - arms to the Congo, hard drugs and other such activities. Now, to make matters worse, he has stolen Patroclos' codebook which contains details of his entire business empire and the code he uses to communicate with his companies.The Saint decides to investigate, and discovers from a newspaperman friend that it is believed that the Patroclos ships have been carrying dodgy cargoes recently. He also finds some interesting newspaper cuttings which seem to indicate that Patroclos has, in fact, been in two places at the same time. He goes to the tycoon's London home and the girl who greets him could easily he Annabel. But is it? She doesn't seem to recognise him, and the Saint mentally dubs her Aunabel II (KATE O'MARA).She takes him to Patroclos (GREGOIRE ASLAN) and this Patroclos welcomes the Saint with pleasure, convinced that he is offering his, services to investigate the man who is impersonating him. His story is identical to that of the Patroclos in Athens, except that he maintains that it is the other man who is impersonating him.Which is which? The Saint plunges into one of the most bizarre of all his adventures, placed in full charge of the London-based magnate's personal security.The mystery deepens when he
The Organisation Man
6. The Organisation Man
October 27, 1968
The Saint is trained as a mercenary - but what is the real function of this private army which uses a health farm as a facade?It is, to all intents and purposes, a perfectly innocent and very exclusive health farm. But when the Saint, Simon Templar (ROGER MOORE), finds himself behind its well-guarded doors he soon discovers that its afacade for an organisation existing for far more dramatic purposes. It is, in fact, a training-ground for a mercenary army controlled by the health farm owner, Jonathan Roper (TONY BRITTON).The Saint has, however, entered with his eyes wide open after being approached by Roper. Special Intelligence comes into the picture when he reports the approach, and is urged to accept the offer. The name interests operator Spode (NORMAN BIRD) who believes that Roper's activities are in some way connected with the detention of an espionage agent, George Craddock (SIMON LACK), who has been working for the Chinese.The Saint and Spode keep in touch through a strikingly attractive British Intelligence agent, Kate Barnaby (CAROLINE MORTIMER), whose cover is a job in a country club near the health farm; but Simon finds it difficult to get evidence which will confirm Spode's suspicions. He also faces doubts about him on the part of two of Roper's men, Leander (GLYNN EDWARDS) and Cable (JOHN COLLIN), who keep a wary eye on him and make his mercenary training as tough as possible.His first assignment, he discovers, is to organise the hi-jacking of a Highland Regiment company's truck containing regimental kilts - information which leads Spode into guessing how the private army will try to rescue George Craddock. He is more than ever convinced The Highland company is due to take over guard duty at the house where Craddock is being detained - and it is the mercenary army, clothed in the Highland Regiment's uniform, that tricks the real guards and storm the country house.But what's happened to the reinforcements Spode has arr
The Desperate Diplomat
5. The Desperate Diplomat
October 20, 1968
Why should a trusted diplomat steal a fortune from the country he loves? The Saint is an old friend of both the diplomat and his daughter...Violent death comes to a courier bringing a message to Simon Templar, the Saint (ROGER MOORE), and the message has no significance for anyone except the Saint. It is an envelope containing a coin, and the coin is a perfect match to one he possesses - an indication that the messenger has come from Jason Douglas. The coins were picked up by the Saint and Jason during one of the terrorist campaigns in Africa and kept as souvenirs. Jason's sending his to the Saint is an indication that he wants help.But Jason is missing. He has disappeared after stealing three-quarters of a million dollars in American aid to the emerging African country to which he was a diplomat. Yet he loved that country. The Saint seeks aid from Jason's daughter Sara (SUZAN FARMER), who runs a boutique in London, and she promises to make a list of the contacts who might be shielding him. The one clue is that Jason is probably in Switzerland.The Saint's visit to Sara leads her into the hands of two men, Walter Faber (ROBERT HARDY) and Eddie Margoles (DAVID CARGILL), who are after the money. The Saint out?wits them, but the chase is on to find Jason - the Saint to try to learn the truth; Faber to get the dollars. It takes them, eventually, to an old house in Switzerland, but Faber gets there first and by the time the Saint and Sara arrive, Jason is in a near-unconscious, beaten-up condition, but still resisting Faber's efforts to discover where the money is hidden.Both the Saint and Sara find themselves trapped, with the threat of death hanging over both of them as Sara is held hostage to try to make her father talk. The Saint does, however, succeed in learning the truth from Jason - how corruption has Set in among the new African leaders, and how he has stepped in when discovering that the latest consignment of American aid has left the cou
Legacy For The Saint
4. Legacy For The Saint
October 13, 1968
The Saint plays his part in a gangster's astute plot to trick his four greatest enemies into carrying out a gold robbery for him.Ed Brown (REGINALD MARSH) is a man with a sense of humour - a retired big-time gangster who has discovered how to enjoy life until his Rolls goes up in a bomb explosion. And it is the Saint, Simon Templar (ROGER MOORE), who finds the wrecked car and is asked to fly to Switzerland to break the news to Ed's finishing- school daughter Penny (STEPHANIE BEACHAM). She takes the news calmly: her father, she explains, was almost a stranger to her.Ed's will is a remarkable one and accompanied by a home-made cine film which is shown to his daughter, his friend Charlie (ALAN MacNAUGHTAN), a crooked lawyer, and four of his rival gangsters - Tony (T.P. McKENNA), Pietro (EDWARD BRAYSHAW), Dickie (BRIAN COBURN) and Mark (BRUCE BOA).Ed's figure on the screen tells them that he has a million pounds deposited in Switzerland, and the sum will go to whoever can match this amount. Its a rich reward none is likely to ignore - but a challenge to murder. The Saint realises right away that the gangsters will soon be at each other's throats, It is also significant that a million pounds' worth of gold is being shipped from Southampton to London in a week's time, and it looks as though Ed was planning another job. He had all the details.Penny is horrified when she learns the truth about her father, and the gangster take th precaution of holding her captive. They agree, reluctantly, to the Saint participating in the robbery, threatening trouble for Penny if he tries anything funny.Ed's macabre sense of humour seems to have been justified. The invitation to murder is accepted. Mark is the first one to get bumped off, and the Saint takes control of the hold-up operation. It involves his assuming the guise of a policeman, and enjoying himself tremendously as he outwits Inspector Teal (IVOR DEAN). The hi-jacking of the bullion i
Invitation To Danger
3. Invitation To Danger
October 6, 1968
A beautiful blonde (Shirley Eaton) picks Simon up at a casino---then makes him her prisoner. Roger Moore. Brett: Robert Hutton. Rendo: Les Crawford. Bressett: Warren Stanhope.
The Best Laid Schemes
2. The Best Laid Schemes
September 29, 1968
"The Best-Laid Schemes" often go afoul, as the Saint finds when he probes the case of a sea captain who may or may not have drowned. Templar: Roger Moore. Diana: Gabrielle Drake. Arlene: Sylvia Syms. Carter: Jonathan Elsom.
The Gadic Collection
1. The Gadic Collection
September 22, 1968
Simon is a chief suspect when a collection of antiques disappears from a museum in Istanbul. Roger Moore. Diya: Georgia Brown. Bayar: Andre Van Gyseghem. Kemal: Henry Soskin. Ayesha: Nicole Shelby.
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This is exciting and popular television show aired from 1962 until 1969. This show was originally a British television show based on the character Simon Templar. Simon Templar is a modern day Robin Hood the only catch is that he keeps the money for himself. He is stealing from the rich criminals and often gets them put away in prison. Simon Templar played by Roger Moore, eventually plays the role of James Bond.

Moore plays the sophisticated Simon Templar. The show transitions from a straightforward mystery series to a more secret agent type show. During the show, The Saint works alone. He is a remarkable adventurer. The nickname the Saint came from his initials ST, the abbreviation for saint. When his character plays an American, he changes his name to Sebastian Tomes, keeping the initials the same.

The Saint was picked up in the United States by NBC, aired over the summer. The show was popular in the United States. The series was cancelled in 1969, but that did not stop it from becoming popular in over 60 other countries. The show started in black and white and eventually moved up to color before it was cancelled.

The show broke some of the traditional ways by letting the character talk to the audience in the beginning of the show. Roger Moore as Simon Templar would look directly into the camera and address the audience. The show progressed and eventually they replaced that with a narrator in the beginning.

Simon Templar has a nemesis, the Chief Inspector Claude Teal. The Chief Inspector looks at him as just a common criminal and tries diligently to catch him. The Saint is always able to keep just one step ahead of the Chief Inspector. To the dismay of the Chief Inspector he is unable to accomplish this and they become tentative allies. The Saint is always able to keep just one step ahead of the Chief Inspector.

This show was so popular that it was revived in 1978 in The Return of the Saint starring Ian Ogilvy as the Saint. Roger Moore was never again The Saint after 1969.The Saint is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (158 episodes). The series first aired on October 4, 1962.

The Saint is available for streaming on the ITV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Saint on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, The Roku Channel Free, The Roku Channel, Sling, Crackle, Tubi TV and Peacock.

  • Premiere Date
    October 4, 1962
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (4,639)