Whilst in Monte Carlo the Saint saves the life of Fallouda, the ex-king of Fedyra. Fallouda tells him he aims to return to power by raising money by selling the jewellery of his wife, Queen Adana. The Saint and Adana set out to collect the jewels, the journey being initially icy as the queen is the daughter of a London bus driver and feels the Saint should give her more respect. Having warded off one attack the couple obtain the jewels but on the way back to meet Fallouda their car breaks down. They are offered a lift by a sweet old lady who invites them in for tea - tea which she has drugged because she too is after the queen's jewels. Written by
Did You Know?
In "The Queen's Ransom", the Queen in question was played by Dawn Addams
, who at the time of filming was in fact a Princess, having been married to Italian Prince Vittorio Massimo since 1954. See more
In the prologue, Dawn Addam's character, Adana, refers to Gary Hope's character as "Colonel Aboukir". For the rest of the episode, however, he is called "Major Aboukir". See more