Return of the Saint (1978–1979)

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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 ... See full summary »

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A two-part episode of the 1978 TV series "The Return of the Saint," edited together and released as a feature.

Director: Cyril Frankel
Stars: Ian Ogilvy, Gayle Hunnicutt, Stratford Johns


Series cast summary:
 Simon Templar (24 episodes, 1978-1979)


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  »

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(24 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Early publicity for the series gives it the working title "Son of the Saint". See more »


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

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Return of the Saint
25 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this series when it played in the U.S. on The Friday Late Night Movie on CBS in 1978 and enjoyed it so much. I just recently purchased the 25th Anniversity Special Edition DVD set (all region) and its still great. Ian Ogilvy is simply dashing in the lead and the locations(England, France and Italy) are so beautiful. What a pity the series only lasted a year but if you own the DVD set, you will not only enjoy the episodes again but also interviews with Ian Ogilvy and executive producer John S. Baker reminisce about their favorite episodes with other behind the scenes information and stories about that fabulous white XJS. Its a must for any Saint or Ian Ogilvy fan!

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