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Return of the Saint 

This series chronicles the swashbuckling exploits of Simon Templar, a modern day Robin Hood of sorts.
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Series cast summary:
Ian Ogilvy ...  Simon Templar 24 episodes, 1978-1979
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Storyline

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 <aburner@erols.com>

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Adventure | Crime

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Son of the Saint See more »

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Budget:

£3,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(24 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Leslie Charteris had retained a degree of script control and pulled Stephen Kandel's modern-day vampire tale "Prince of Darkness" from being produced. Ian Ogilvy had also expressed doubts about the plot. See more »

Alternate Versions

The versions shown on Swedish, Italian and British TV carried different theme tunes. The one in the UK was an instrumental, the one in Sweden and Italy was a song performed by "Oliver Onions". See more »

Connections

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

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Terrific followup to the original series
20 January 2004 | by Alberto-7See all my reviews

I can't understand why this series is so hard to find(it does not appear to be available on video or DVD at this time). Ian Ogilvy is very good as the Saint. His 70s hairstyle is a bit dated(on viewing it today) but other than that he is suave and sophisticated.And who can forget his white Jaguar XJS!

I remember seeing this series when it was first broadcast on CBC(Canadian Broadcasting Corp.) in 1978-79 and enjoying it tremendously. One episode that comes to mind is The Armageddon Alternative which has a madman threatening to blow up London using a nuclear bomb! The story was tense and the manhunt very realistic. The great thing about this series is the fact that they shot it all over Europe. Several very good actors appeared in the series including Britt Eckland, Ian Hendry, Linda Thorson and Catherine Schell

Fans of the Saint should check it out if it ever comes back(Mystery network in Canada showed it last year but they seem to have stopped).


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