This series chronicles the swashbuckling exploits of Simon Templar, a modern day Robin Hood of sorts.




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Simon Templar is a modern day Robin Hood of sorts. He steals from rich criminals and keeps the loot for himself (usually in such a way as to put the rich criminals behind bars). He's dashing, suave, charming, and he's always one step ahead of the bulldog-like Inspector Claude Eustace Teal. This series chronicles his swashbuckling exploits. Written by Afterburner <>

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Adventure | Crime





Release Date:

21 December 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Son of the Saint  »


Box Office


£3,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


(24 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Every script carried an explanatory outline by The Saint's creator Leslie Charteris for the cast and crew: "I have been trying to make a picture of a man. Changing, yes. Developing, I hope. he is a roaring adventurer who loves a fight ..... a dashing dare-devil, imperturbable, debonair, preposterously handsome, a pirate or a philanthropist as the occasion demands. He lives for the pursuit of excitement .... for the one triumphant moment that is his alone. Fantastic? Improbable? ..... perhaps. It doesn't matter so long as you feel that you would recognise him if you met him tomorrow." See more »


Referenced in I'm Alan Partridge: Never Say Alan Again (2002) See more »

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Return Of The Saint
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I have fond memories of watching it as a child I'm currently enjoying re-runs. The information about the Jaguar is really interesting. I'm very fond of it especially the tan coloured interior. I'm looking forward to getting the DVDs.Ian Ogilvy's interpretation of The Saint is very interesting. I like his sense of humour and I like the way he dresses. Collision Course is my favourite story especially part two. I'm very interested in getting the books to read as I have never been able to get the books. I first began watching the original Saint series as re-runs when I was 4 and still feel he has retained his special mystery. May the sign of The Saint be ever present.


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