Type
Scripted
Premiered
Oct. 04, 1962
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
UK
Network
ITV TV Network
Genre

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The Saint (UK)

Simon Templar is known as the Saint because of his initials (ST), and also because of his heroic exploits that fly in the face of an otherwise nefarious reputation. Templar uses a number of aliases, often using the initials S.T. such as "Sebastian Tombs" or "Sugarman Treacle".

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06x21 The World Beater Aired: Feb. 09, 1969

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Canceled/Ended
The show had 6 seasons and 118 episodes air between 1962 and 1969.

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  • According to Roger Moore in his autobiography, producer Robert S. Baker never gave Leslie Charteris script approval. He only had the right to comment on them. The short stories that many of…
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    According to Roger Moore in his autobiography, producer Robert S. Baker never gave Leslie Charteris script approval. He only had the right to comment on them. The short stories that many of the episodes were based on had a first and third act, but the show's writers had to go back and add a second act in order to fill the entire hour.
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  • When directing episodes, Roger Moore said that he liked to sketch how he wanted each scene to begin and end, and let the actors fill in the rest.
  • A version of the car story seen elsewhere says that Jaguar were indeed requested to supply the (then new) E type as an ideal "typically British" steed for Simon Templar, also typically…
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    A version of the car story seen elsewhere says that Jaguar were indeed requested to supply the (then new) E type as an ideal "typically British" steed for Simon Templar, also typically British in the early sixties, Jaguar were bedeviled with strikes and parts supply, and could not deliver on time. Commencement date was looming and finally Roger Moore volunteered his personal car, the now famed Volvo P1800, although stylish it was hardly the racy image needed (post production gave it the exciting exhaust note). For Volvo it was a godsend - the P1800 had been selling sluggishly in the UK, suddenly it was "cool" and sales rocketed and as a result production was extended past the formerly planned finish date. On the rare occasions the vehicle was actually on location on "real" streets it was technically illegal as the "ST 1" licence plate was registered to another vehicle (the cops turned a blind eye).
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