The Saint (1962–1969)
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The World Beater 

Simon is invited by a designer of racing cars to test his latest model, but the car has been sabotaged and crashes.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Patricia Haines ...
Kay Collingwood
John Ronane ...
Justin Pritchard
George Hapgood
Harold Laker
Mr. Hapgood (Snr.)
Tom Stevens
Rosemary Donnelly ...
Reg Whitehead ...
Microphone Man
Anthony Sheppard ...
Rally Official
Clifford Earl ...
Rally Official
Radio Man


The Saint is invited by George Hapgood, a designer of racing cars, to test drive his latest model, but the car has been sabotaged and crashes. George's cousin Justin then asks the Saint to drive his latest car, only for a mystery driver to force that car off the road as well. The Saint suspects business-woman Kay Collingwood as being involved, given that she seems close to Justin, but she claims that her main interest is in bugging devices, not cars. The Saint gets ready to drive George's car in a rally, unaware that it has once more been sabotaged. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Release Date:

9 February 1969 (UK)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The Saint goes rallying
28 April 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is the last ever outing for Roger Moore's Simon Templar character. And, overall, it's very enjoyable, if not an all-time Saint classic.

The episode centres around the world of motor sport and, in particular, a car rally. So, anyone who is interested in classic cars should certainly take a look as there are many interesting British cars involved in the action, including a Marcos and a TVR (called a Sentinel in this episode).

The plot is a little contrived but it still manages to hold interest - especially as Simon Templar interacts with many different characters. And the action sequences are well filmed - although there are many shots which were clearly just lifted from actual rally footage.

And, one final point of interest is that the actress Patricia Haines features heavily. She was the first wife of Michael Caine.

All in all, good nostalgic fun!!!!

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