The Saint (1962–1969)

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The exploits of a charming, modern-day Robin Hood.

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 Simon Templar (118 episodes, 1962-1969)
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The Saint is a modern day Robin Hood of sorts. He steals from rich criminals (gangsters and the like) and keeps the loot for himself. And he usually manages to get the rich criminals put behind bars after he's stolen their goods. Of course, Chief Inspector Claude Eustace Teal regards him as a common thief, regardless of who he steals from, so the Saint must always stay one step ahead of the doggedly persistent Inspector Teal. Fortnately, his wit, charm, and savoir faire make this a fairly easy task, and the series chronicles his various exploits. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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Leslie Charteris guarded the rights to his creation closely, and earlier attempts to televise his stories had come to nothing. Producers Robert S. Baker and Monty Berman were recommended by John Paddy Carstairs, who had befriended the writer whilst directing The Saint in London (1939) (and who would direct The Saint: The Arrow of God (1962) and The Saint: The Romantic Matron (1964) for this run); Lew Grade proposed a budget of £30,000 per filmed episode which also helped convince Charteris that Templar was in safe hands. See more »

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Simon In The '60's
28 July 2006 | by (Ambrosia) – See all my reviews

The show that made Roger Moore a star and rightly so. After forty-three years no-one has matched his version of 'The Saint'. He brought warmth and charisma to the role, as well as directing episodes such as 'The House On Dragon's Rock'. He was supported by Britain's finest actors such as Julie Christie, Anthony Quayle, Sylvia Syms, Peter Wyngarde, Edward Woodward and Ronnie Barker. Who can forget the late Ivor Dean as the hapless, gum-chewing 'Inspector Teal'? The scripts were of a very high calibre, often derived from Charteris' short stories ( the later colour shows boasted original plots ) from writers such as Terry Nation, Terence Feely, Donald James and John Kruse. Leslie Charteris was impressed with Kruse, describing him as 'the real find of the operation'. Unlike later versions, this 'Saint' fitted its time period ( the '60's ) like a glove. Edwin Astley's 'Saint' theme was the cherry on the cake. The show only ended because Roger Moore wanted to move on. Had he stayed, it would have lasted well into the '70's.


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