Madge, a friend of the Saint, has recently married John Clarron, an ex-actor and unsuccessful playwright and is now an invalid following an accident in which a heavy pot fell on her. Simon goes to visit her at her home in Cookham on the river Thames and meets Adrienne Halberd. She is an insurance investigator, very interested in Clarron since his first two wives, both heavily insured, died in suspicious circumstances. The Clarrons employ an old Irish house-keeper, Mrs. Jafferty, but when Clarron is away in London Simon and Adrienne search the house and the lady is nowhere to be found. Written by
don @ minifie-1
Did You Know?
This episode has two actors who would go on to have eternal associations with the James Bond series. As well as Roger Moore
, there is also Shirley Eaton
, who would play Jill Masterson in Goldfinger
(1964), the Bond girl with the most famous death of all, covered head to toe in gold paint. Eton would make two further appearances in The Saint. See more
Simon Templar aka The Saint
Thank heavens for English theatre bars - we've had 2 acts of this play, complete suffering both onstage ... and off. I don't know what your tastes are in theatre, maybe you like the ... sweat and the grunt school of acting. Me, I come to the theatre for fun, for laughs, for excitement.