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The Return of the Saint

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by George Fergus

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aired from: Sep 1978 to: Mar 1979 24 eps ITV 60 min mono ________________

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More info on the series of books written by Leslie Charteris can be found at this web site devoted to The Saint.

Brian Colin Dee and Irving L. Martin composed the theme music for the series.


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    1st Series 1978

  1. _"The Judas Game"
    gs: Judy Geeson [ Selma Morell ], Olga Karlatos [ Laura ], Maurice Roeves [ Willis ], Mona Bruce [ Dame Edith ], Marino Mace [ Quirko ], Verantino Venantini [ Xexo ], Richard Wyler [ Algernon ]

    Simon decides to rescue a British agent, whom he was once romantically involved with, who has been kidnapped and is being held by terrorists in the Alps.

    b: 10 Sep 78 pc: _________ w: Leslie Charteris d: Jeremy Summers
  2. _"The Nightmare Man"
    gs: Joss Ackland [ Gunther ], Kathryn Leigh Harris [ Gayle ], Moira Redmond [ Livia Moreno ], John Bennett [ Roy ], Norman Eshley [ Canfield ], John Bailey [ De Vallesi ], Julette James [ Margaret De Vallesi ]

    Simon aids an Italian woman who has had a vision of her husband' s death.

    b: 17 Sep 78 pc: _________ w: John Kruse d: Leslie Norman
  3. _"Duel in Venice"
    gs: Cathryn Harrison [ Sally ], Maurice Colbourne [ Jed Blacket ], Carole Andre [ Claudia ], Enzo Fiermonte [ Guide ], Armando Bandini [ Luigi ]

    The daughter of one of Simon's friends is kidnapped in order to lure Simon into a trap.

    b: 24 Sep 78 pc: _________ w: John Kruse d: Jeremy Summers
  4. _"One Black September"
    gs: Prunella Gee [ Capt. Leila Sabin ], Stephen Greif [ Jeb ], June Bolton [ Yasmina ], Garrick Hogan [ Abdul Hakim ], Amos Mokadi [ Col. Leon Garvi ], Geoffrey Greenhill [ Yakovitz ], Aubrey Morris [ Garton ], Nadim Sawalha [ Rahaman ], Shango Baku [ Caliban ], Ron Tarr [ Officer ]

    Simon joins forces with an Israeli agent in order to track down and capture an Arab terrorist who is on the loose in London.

    b: 1 Oct 78 pc: _________ w: John Goldsmith d: Leslie Norman
  5. _"The Village That Sold Its Soul"
    gs: Katia Christine [ Sophie Castracano ], Maurice Denham [ Prince Castracano ], Tony Calvin [ Vincenzo ], Cyrus Elyas [ Moreno ], Giancarlo Pete [ Boldini ], Loris Bazzocchi [ Guzzi ], Alba Maiolini [ Dolores ]

    A murder investigation brings Simon to a remote Italian village, which is ruled by a psychotic aristocrat.

    b: 8 Oct 78 pc: _________ w: John Goldsmith d: Leslie Norman
  6. _"Assault Force"
    gs: Kate O'Mara [ Jeanette ], Bryan Marshall [ Ben ], Burt Kwouk [ Chula ], Neil Stacy [ Rudolph ], Eric Young [ Surinit ], Carolle Rousseau [ Col Dibha ]

    After saving the life of a young girl, Simon finds himself pitted against the secret police of a Southeast Asian country.

    b: 15 Oct 78 pc: _________ w: Moris Farhi d: Peter Sasdy
  7. _"Yesterday's Hero"
    gs: Gerald Flood [ Cleaver ], Ian Hendry [ Roy Gates ], Annette Andre [ Sandy ], Michael Gates [ Matthew Ryan ], Tony Vogel [ Diskette ], Norman Eshley [ Detective Caufield ], Tony Steedman [ Brigadier Danvers ], John Rolfe [ Doland ]

    Simon accidentally becomes involved in a British intelligence operation, after he spots a man believed to be dead.

    b: 22 Oct 78 pc: _________ w: John Kruse s: Roger Parkes d: Roy Ward Baker
  8. _"The Poppy Chain"
    gs: Christopher Timothy [ The Gent ], Jenny Hanley [ Sandi ], Laurence Naismith [ General Platt ], Gregoire Aslan [ Scorbesi ], Zuleika Robson [ Gents' Wife ], Patrick Jordan [ Inspector Sullivan ], Anton Phillips [ Doctor ]

    Simon infiltrates a drug ring that is being run by a mysterious man known only as `The Gent'.

    b: 29 Oct 78 pc: _________ w: John Kruse d: Charles Crichton
  9. _"The Arrangement"
    gs: Carolyn Seymour [ Lady Greer Stevens ], Sarah Douglas [ Sheila ], Donald Pekering [ Sir Trevor Stevens ], Ian McCulloch [ Inspector Stone ], Peter Burton [ Dr Evans ], Edmund Pegge [ Police Officer ]

    Two women decide that the best way to end their marital problems is to have Simon kill their husbands.

    b: 5 Nov 78 pc: _________ w: Anthony Terpiloff d: Pe ter Medak
  10. _"The Armageddon Alternative"
    gs: Anouska Hempel [ Anna ], George Cole [ Fred ], Donald Houston [ Commander Denning ], Edward Lyon [ Police Officer ], Ian Collier [ Army Captain ], Frank Gatliff [ Loader ], Gordon Gostelow [ Parkinson ], Brian Houghton [ Telex Operator ], Don Francis [ Police Inspector ]

    A man seeking revenge threatens to blow up London unless a sculptress is publicly executed.

    b: 12 Nov 78 pc: _________ w: Terence Feely d: Leslie Norman
  11. _"The Imprudent Professor"
    gs: Catherine Schell [ Samantha ], Anthony Steel [ Inspector Boothyard ], Susan Penhalgo [ Sue ], Bill Simpson [ Harry ], Godfrey James [ Inspector LeBeau ], Richard Parmentier [ Demmell ], John Moreno [ Pierce ], Peter Childs [ Cartwright ], Dan Foss [ Professor Bartlett ], Pam Cummings [ Emma Bartlett ]

    Simon sets out to stop a scientist from selling out to a foreign power, after two young women ask for Simon's help in getting him to defect.

    b: 19 Nov 78 pc: _________ w: Terence Feely d: Kevin Connor
  12. _"Signal Stop"
    gs: Claran Madden [ Bob ], Frederick Jaeger [ Police Inspector ], Ian Cullen [ Aaron ], Sabina Franklyn [ Linda ], Heather Wright [ Sally ], George Duc [ Sergeant Taylor ], Brian Glover [ Plackett ], Royston Tickner [ Billy Brayshaw ], George Sweeny [ Ted ], Ralph Arliss [ Malc ], Kevin Selway [ Smiler ]

    No one will believe a former mental patient who claims to have seen a murder through the window while a passenger on a train.

    b: 26 Nov 78 pc: _________ w: John Kruse d: Ray Austin
  13. _"The Roman Touch"
    gs: Kim Goody [ Roxy ], Linda Thorson [ Lynn ], Laurence Luckinbill [ Inspector ], Piero Gerlini [ Bruno Walters ], Daniel Evargas [ Capo ], Pier Corrado Dugoni [ Aberlardo ], Massimo Sarchielli [ Marcello ], Alina Desimone [ Signora Marcello ], Andrea Smith [ Nurse ], Vito Domonighini [ Paolo ]

    Simon comes to the aid of a successful pop singer whose record producer is driving her too hard.

    b: 3 Dec 78 pc: _________ w: John Goldsmith s: William Fairchild d: Jeremy Summers
  14. _"Tower Bridge is Falling Down"
    gs: Fiona Curzon [ Fran ], John Woodvine [ Dennis ], Alfie Bass [ Al ], Paul Maxwell [ Buzz ], Stanley Meadows [ Inspector Ashton ], Sally Lahee [ Mrs Stewart ], Sam Kydd [ Charlie Stewart ], Alan Browning [ Henry ], Neil Hallet [ Andrew ], John Wade [ Card Dealer ], Paddy Loyce [ Shirley ], Thick Wilson [ Tourist ], Jackie Pallo [ Terry ], Jackie Piper [ Sally ]

    A woman asks Simon for help in proving that her father was murdered by his business partner when he found out the man was cheating him.

    b: 10 Dec 78 pc: _________ w: Leon Griffiths d: Roy Ward Baker
  15. _"The Debt Collectors"
    gs: Mary Tamm [ Jeri Hanson ], Anton Rogers [ Connaught ], Diane Keen [ Christine ], Geoffrey Keen [ Charles ], Neil McCarthy [ Bradley ], Bob Sherman [ Jimmy ], Esmond Knight [ Paul Hanson ], Charles Foster [ Inspector Beck ]

    Simon comes to the aid of a woman trying to rescue her brother from drug smugglers.

    b: 17 Dec 78 pc: _________ w: George Markstein d: Leslie Norman
  16. _"Collision Course: The Brave Goose (1)"
    gs: Gayle Hunnicut [ Annabelle ], Stratford Johns [ George ], Derren Nesbitt [ Inspector Lebec ], Joe Lynch [ Capt. Finnican ], John Hallam [ Bernard ], Leon Lissek [ Pancho ], Edward Brayshaw [ Oscar ], Michael Robbins [ Beeky ], Prentiss Hancock [ Vic ], Wensley Pithy [ Vic ], Michelle Newell [ Genevieve ], Cyril Luckham [ Coroner ], Peggy Thorpe Bates [ Mrs Cloonan ]

    Simon's investigation of a power boat accident which killed two wealthy men, leaving one's wife a penniless widow, leads him to the stash from an old gold robbery.

    b: 7 Jan 79 pc: _________ w: John Kruse d: Cyril Frankel
  17. _"Collision Course: The Sixth Man (2)"
    gs: Gayle Hunnicut [ Annabelle ], Stratford Johns [ George ], Derren Nesbitt [ Inspector Lebec ], Joe Lynch [ Capt. Finnican ], John Hallam [ Bernard ], Leon Lissek [ Pancho ], Edward Brayshaw [ Oscar ], Michael Robbins [ Beeky ], Prentiss Hancock [ Vic ], Wensley Pithy [ Vic ], Michelle Newell [ Genevieve ], Cyril Luckham [ Coroner ], Peggy Thorpe Bates [ Mrs Cloonan ]

    Simon's investigation of a power boat accident which killed two wealthy men, leaving one's wife a penniless widow, leads him to the stash from an old gold robbery.

    b: 14 Jan 79 pc: _________ w: John Kruse d: Cyril Frankel
  18. _"Hot Run"
    gs: Rula Lenska [ Diane Lang ], John Nolan [ Corey ], Lorraine de Selle [ Maria ], Barry Andrews [ Hartland ], Struan Rodger [ Earnest ]

    While on holiday in the Italian Alps, Simon's ski instructor asks Simon for help in finding her brother's murderer.

    b: 21 Jan 79 pc: _________ w: Tony Williamson d: Peter Sasdy
  19. _"The Murder Cartel"
    gs: Britt Ekland [ Laura ], Helmut Berger [ Videl ], Don Powell [ Lomax ], Gigi Reder [ Valerie ], Roger Browne [ Henry ], Sergio Doria [ Bob ], Marie Maitland [ Kemal ], Marco Stefanelli [ Rog ]

    Simon discovers that a company that commits assassinations for money is behind the attempt on a despised oil sheik's life.

    b: 28 Jan 79 pc: _________ w: John Goldsmith d: Tom Clegg
  20. _"The Obona Affair"
    gs: Thomas Baptiste [ President Obona ], Jack Hedley [ Colonel Dyson ], Murial Odunton [ Mora ], Paul Medford [ Joe ], Derek Newark [ Wright ], Margie Lawrence [ Rose ], Willie Jonah [ Killer ]

    Simon is reluctant to help a tyrannical African president whose son has been kidnapped- while visiting in London.

    b: 4 Feb 79 pc: _________ w: Michael Pertwee d: Peter Sasdy
  21. _"Vicious Circle"
    gs: Mel Ferrer [ Doc ], Tessa Wyatt [ Ann ], Tom Grace [ Capt. Jennings ], Elsa Martinelli [ Renata ], Gianrico Tondinelli [ Antonio ], Luciano Pigozzi [ Roth ], Michael Forrest [ Rob ], Stelio Condelli [ Capt. Genarro ]

    Simon suspects murder when a retired race car driver is killed in an auto accident.

    b: 11 Feb 79 pc: _________ w: John Goldsmith s: Michael Armstrong and John Kruse d: Sam Wanamaker
  22. _"Dragonseed"
    gs: Sam Wanamaker [ Domenico ], Anna Maria Macchi [ Carla ], James Allen [ Inspector James ], Barbara Pilavin [ Lucia ], Shane Rimmer [ Falco ], Paolo Marco [ Doc ], Michael Graham [ Gabe ]

    Simon suspects t hat a helicopter accident which killed a millionaire's son was no accident and sets out to prove it.

    b: 25 Feb 79 pc: _________ w: John Kruse d: Leslie Norman
  23. _"Appointment in Florence"
    gs: Stuart Wilson [ Manfred ], James Aubery [ Ingo ], Carla Romanelli [ Lea ], Rodolfo Bigotti [ Paolo ], Rosalino Cellamare [ Karla ], Tamarra Trifez [ Helga ], Nicole Stoliafoff [ Gaby ], Brian Pinerro [ Christian ], Licia Dotti [ Giselle ]

    Simon sets out to avenge the death of a friend who was killed by terrorists in Florence.

    b: 4 Mar 79 pc: _________ w: Philip Broadley d: Peter Sasdy
  24. _"The Diplomat's Daughter"
    gs: Lynn Dalby [ Marie ], Murray Head [ Pierre ], Karl Held [ Shriber ], Weston Gavin [ Mike ], David Garth [ French Ambassador ], Artro Morris [ Louis ]

    Simon helps a woman rescue her brother who is being held by drug smugglers.

    b: 11 Mar 79 pc: _________ w: Michael Pertwee d: Charles Crichton

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NOTES

The two-part episode "Collision Course" was combined and is shown as a TV movie called "The Saint and the Brave Goose".


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