List of The Saint episodes

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This is an episode guide for the television series The Saint , which originally aired in the United Kingdom between 1962 and 1969. The series was developed by Robert S. Baker based upon the literary character created by Leslie Charteris. The majority of the episodes listed below – including all of the black-and-white episodes – were adaptations of short stories, novellas and novels in the Charteris canon.


Production blocks: (1) series one 26 episodes, (2) series two 13 episodes. (3) The next 32 episodes were made as series two and the 39 previous episodes were re-branded as series one for worldwide distribution. (4) 30 episodes plus the feature film version of "The Fiction Makers". (5) 13 episodes plus the feature film version of 'Vendetta for the Saint'. "The Fiction Makers" was shot by director Roy Ward Baker in a dual format, principally as a feature for European Cinema distribution, and as a television two-parter scripted to include a scene to begin part two with the usual The Saint halo sequence (the film and TV versions are edited differently also). The film version was given a U certificate by the British Board of Film Censors (BBFC) on 29 September 1966. "Vendetta for the Saint" was made without provision for a TV edit and has no special halo sequence for part two; also part two has the film version's 'end' caption. The 71 b/w episodes were originally divided into four series in the UK and the colour episodes were series 5 and 6. The colour episodes were originally broadcast in the UK in black and white, predating the advent of colour TV transmissions on ITV.

Black-and-white episodes were produced by Robert S. Baker and Monty Berman and are A New World Production for ITC. (The first 20 episodes are copyright: ITC Incorporated Television Company Ltd and Granada Television Network Ltd.)

Colour episodes were produced by Robert S. Baker and are A Bamore Production for ITC.

Series overview

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
1 124 October 1962 (1962-10-04)20 December 1962 (1962-12-20)
2 2719 September 1963 (1963-09-19)19 March 1964 (1964-03-19)
3 238 October 1964 (1964-10-08)11 March 1965 (1965-03-11)
4 91 July 1965 (1965-07-01)26 August 1965 (1965-08-26)
5 2730 September 1966 (1966-09-30)22 June 1967 (1967-06-22)
6 2029 September 1968 (1968-09-29)9 February 1969 (1969-02-09)


Series 1: 1962

No. in
TitleOriginal air date
11"The Talented Husband"4 October 1962 (1962-10-04)

Guest cast: Shirley Eaton, Derek Farr, Patricia Roc, Norman Mitchell

Together with Adrienne (Shirley Eaton), a glamorous insurance agent, Simon Templar must protect a woman from her wife-killing husband. The Saint parks his car outside The Ferry Inn, Cookham.
22"The Latin Touch"11 October 1962 (1962-10-11)

Guest cast: Suzan Farmer, Warren Mitchell, Alexander Knox, Robert Easton, Bill Nagy, David Calderisi

Simon helps a young American woman (Suzan Farmer) being overcharged by a taxi driver (Warren Mitchell) in Rome and finds himself caught up in a kidnapping case.
33"The Careful Terrorist"18 October 1962 (1962-10-18)

Guest cast: David Kossoff, Peter Dyneley, Alan Gifford, Sally Bazeley, Robert Arden

In New York after Simon's journalist friend, Lester Boyd, is murdered by a crooked union boss, Nat Grendel (Peter Dyneley), the Saint decides he must bring him to justice.
44"The Covetous Headsman"25 October 1962 (1962-10-25)

Guest cast: Barbara Shelley, George Pastell, Esmond Knight, Carole Gray, Eugene Deckers, Robert Cawdron, Andre Boulay

Flying Pan Am to Paris Simon meets a woman, Valerie North (Barbara Shelley), caught up in a drama and the silver St Christopher medal she wears may be the key to solving the mystery.
55"The Loaded Tourist"1 November 1962 (1962-11-01)

Guest cast: Barbara Bates, Edward Evans, Guy Deghy, Andrew Sachs, John Dearth

Visiting Geneva Simon witnesses a murder and he becomes involved with a family hunting for a briefcase they cannot afford to lose.
66"The Pearls of Peace"8 November 1962 (1962-11-08)

Guest cast: Erica Rogers, Dina Paisner, Bob Kanter, John Barrard, Hugh Futcher, Steven Scott

In New York Simon recounts a story which started three years ago when he invested $3000 in a pearl business. The business partners fall out and Simon hears no more until Joss Hendry (Erica Rogers) receives a letter from her former paramour Brad Ryan (Bob Kanter).
77"The Arrow of God"15 November 1962 (1962-11-15)

Guest cast: Honor Blackman, Ronald Leigh-Hunt, John Carson, Anthony Dawson, John Arnatt

Simon is visiting Nassau in the Bahamas and appears enraged by the local gossip columnist, Floyd Vosper (Anthony Dawson). Simon is visiting the Wexalls who have invited Vosper for the weekend as well. Herbert Wexall (Ronald Leigh-Hunt) has an attractive secretary Pauline Stone (Honor Blackman).
88"The Element of Doubt"22 November 1962 (1962-11-22)

Guest cast: David Bauer, Alan Gifford, Bill Nagy, Margaret Vines

In New York Simon is taking a close interest in attorney Carlton Rood's (David Bauer) ability to defend his clients to the full extent that the court allows, particularly Joe Sholto (Bill Nagy) who has recently been cleared of setting a warehouse alight, a decision which cannot be challenged in law.
99"The Effete Angler"29 November 1962 (1962-11-29)

Guest cast: Shirley Eaton, George Pravda, Jack Gwillim

In Miami Simon Templar wants to go fishing and shares a trip with Gloria Uckrose (Shirley Eaton); the harbour scenes look more like Hamble, Hampshire and one of the Solent sea forts appears on the horizon in two of the shots. George Pravda plays the husband of Gloria – Clinton Uckrose and he is a very nervous man – and no-one believes the Saint's story that he just wants a quiet fishing trip!
1010"The Golden Journey"6 December 1962 (1962-12-06)

Guest cast: Erica Rogers, Paul Whitsun-Jones, Roger Delgado
Based on a story from The Saint in Europe

In a restaurant on the Costa Brava, Spain (although the stock footage looks like Amalfi), Belinda Dean (Erica Rogers) is shouting for a well cooked hot filet mignon and generally behaving as a spoilt brat who in a month's time is marrying a friend of Simon's – Jack Eastern. {In his opening remarks the Saint refers to hitting Belinda – something which would never be permitted now!}. Whilst Belinda sleeps the Saint relieves her of her cash and other assets so has the pleasure of escorting her to Tormes in a week to meet Jack. Be aware that during the episode Belinda does indeed have her backside smacked by the Saint after she slaps him.
1111"The Man Who Was Lucky"13 December 1962 (1962-12-13)

Guest cast: Eddie Byrne, Delphi Lawrence, Vera Day, Campbell Singer, Harry Towb, John Forbes-Robertson, Nicholas Selby, Jack Taylor

The Saint spends an evening at the dogs where he sees "Lucky" Joe Luckner (Eddie Byrne) enjoying his usual winning ways. It soon transpires that "Lucky" has a business on the side – running a protection racket which is seeking to inveigle Messrs Bailey and O'Connor, turf accountants into utilising his services. Cora (Delphi Lawrence) is girlfriend to O'Connor (Harry Towb) whom she convinces to go into hiding after Luckner beats Bailey (Nicholas Selby) to death.
1212"The Charitable Countess"20 December 1962 (1962-12-20)

Guest cast: Victor Rietti, Patricia Donahue, Nigel Davenport, Warren Mitchell, Anthony Newlands, Irene Prador, Anthony Jacobs, Philip Needs, Loretta Parry

Simon has been invited to a charity ball in Rome by Countess Ravagna (Patricia Donahue) in aid of "The Little Bandits" as the street children have been named – and they have a motto – if you can lift it you can steal it – who themselves plan to target the attendees of the ball. Warren Mitchell returns as the Italian taxi driver who had appeared in an earlier episode in Rome. There are some interesting surnames in the episode – Father Bellini (who is going to get about $35,000 for the children) portrayed by Anthony Newlands – alongside Signor and Signora Vespa (Anthony Jacobs and Irene Prador respectively).

Series 2: 1963–64

No. in
TitleOriginal air date
131"The Fellow Traveller"19 September 1963 (1963-09-19)

Guest cast: Dawn Addams, Angus Lennie, Glyn Owen, Michael Peake, Fred Ferris, Richard McNeff

Visiting Stevenage, Simon parks outside the Cromwell Hotel, where (in those days) there are no spare rooms with a bathroom. The Saint comes face to face with drama in a bus shelter, which includes a sudden death, sabotage and a beautiful woman, Magda Vamoff (Dawn Addams) which leads him on a Blue Goose chase. The external shots show snow on the ground – no doubt from the cold winter of '62-'63.
142"Starring the Saint"26 September 1963 (1963-09-26)

Guest cast: Ronald Radd, Wensley Pithey, Alfred Burke, Jackie Collins, Alexander Davion, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Byron Ufferlitz (Ronald Radd), a somewhat unscrupulous film producer, wants Simon Templar to play the Saint in a film telling his own life story. However events take an interesting turn when Simon discovers the body of Ufferlitz with Peggy Warden (Ufferlitz's secretary) hiding behind the curtains. An interesting distraction is that this episode has Jackie Collins as April Quest a few years before she commenced her writing career. April Quest calls Ufferlitz both cruel and a user of people.
153"Judith"3 October 1963 (1963-10-03)

Guest cast: Julie Christie, David Bauer, Robert MacLeod, Andre Boulay, Margo Johns, Ross Parker, John Serret

Whilst set in Canada concerning a wheeler dealer businessman Burt Northwade (David Bauer) who is selling a gas turbine design built by his brother Dr Northwade, Burt's mansion is identifiably in North London! The Saint is accused of trespassing on the mansion's grounds. Judith (Julie Christie) has her own reasons for wanting the plans which are very valuable to replace petrol engines in cars.
164"Teresa"10 October 1963 (1963-10-10)

Guest cast: Lana Morris, Eric Pohlmann, Marne Maitland, Paul Whitsun-Jones, Alexander Davion, George Little, Alan Browning, Lawrence Dane, Marie Burke

In Mexico Mrs Teresa Alvarez (Lana Morris) is seeking her husband Gaspar who disappeared two years earlier after making a failed attempt on the life of the President. She and Simon both know Miguel Artigas (Alexander Davion) a trapeze artist at the circus who was with Gaspar the night he disappeared. Miguel is shot during the performance dying shortly after passing key information to his wife and the Saint.
175"The Elusive Ellshaw"17 October 1963 (1963-10-17)

Guest cast: Philip Latham, Angela Browne, Richard Vernon, Anthony Bate, Arthur Hewlett, Philip Bond, James Ottaway, Nicholas Pennell, Ellen McIntosh, Walter Brown, Norman Pitt

With a number of location shots returning us to London a wife, Mrs Ellshaw (Ellen McIntosh) spots her missing husband, Ellshaw (Philip Latham), through a shop window and follows him to a flat which the Saint visits to find completely empty. Returning to Mrs Ellshaw's flat Simon and Anne Ripwell (Angela Browne) find her body and Inspector Claude Teal (Norman Pitt) takes statements. There is then at attempt on the life of Sir John Ripwell (Richard Vernon).
186"Marcia"24 October 1963 (1963-10-24)

Guest cast: Samantha Eggar, Johnny Briggs, Philip Stone, Tony Beckley, Philip Anthony, Kenneth MacKintosh, Marion Mathie

Claire Avery (Samantha Eggar) has been recruited to fill the shoes of the late Marcia Landon who committed suicide following an acid attack which had ended her film career. Claire does not have much experience and the entire film crew have no belief in her, made worse when she receives a blackmail demand.
197"The Work of Art"31 October 1963 (1963-10-31)

Guest cast: Yolande Turner, Alex Scott, Martin Benson, Robert Cawdron, Hamilton Dyce, John Bailey

Simon Templar is visiting Paris where a friend Juliette (Yolande Turner) is a clothes designer but the firm for which she is working also has an agent of the Algerian rebels, Jean Bougrenet (John Bailey) in their midst and when he fails to liquidate some forged bonds for the rebels his death becomes a matter which the Saint investigates.
208"Iris"7 November 1963 (1963-11-07)

Guest cast: Barbara Murray, David Bauer, Cyril Luckham, John Ronane, Ferdy Mayne, April Wilding, Meadows White

Mary Hardy (April Wilding) has sought the assistance of Simon Templar in connection with a play in which she is due to appear. The play appears to be a complete flop which Rick Lansing (David Bauer) is financing for the benefit of his wife Iris (Barbara Murray). However Simon knows Lansing is running a protection racket which leads to the "accidental" death of Harry Blundel (Meadows White).
219"The King of the Beggars"14 November 1963 (1963-11-14)

Guest cast: Maxine Audley, Oliver Reed, Warren Mitchell, Yvonne Romain, Ronnie Corbett

Simon is back in Rome and re-united with the friendly taxi-driver, Marco Di Cesari (Warren Mitchell as before). Simon has witnessed the murder of a blind beggar and then sees another female beggar being attacked for protection money by Joe Catelli (Oliver Reed). The female beggar is actually an actress, Theresa Mantania (Yvonne Romain) whom the Saint wearing the same costume on stage. So who is extorting money from the beggars?
2210"The Rough Diamonds"21 November 1963 (1963-11-21)

Guest cast: Douglas Wilmer, George A. Cooper, Geoffrey Palmer, Paul Stassino, Frank Jarvis, Ray Austin

Simon Templar enjoys a trip First Class accompanying £100,000 worth of diamonds from Africa back to the United Kingdom at the request of Alan Uttershaw (Douglas Wilmer) and an armoured van is due to meet the plane at Gatwick. Pete Ferguson (Geoffrey Palmer) is the driver of the van who is murdered when the van is hijacked and provides a reason for an investigation by the Saint. During a dance less there is one noteworthy statement "The Twist is finished"!
2311"The Saint Plays with Fire"28 November 1963 (1963-11-28)

Guest cast: Justine Lord, Joseph Furst, Robert Brown, Tony Beckley, Margaretta Scott, John Hollis

The British Nazi Party is staging a come back and Simon Templar is introduced to a journalist writing an exposé of the financing at a rally in Trafalgar Square. The subsequent death of the journalist,John Kennet (Tony Beckley), in a fire at the home of Sydney Fairweather in a locked room from which the Saint is unable to extract him. The inquest appears to be a complete whitewash until the Saint gives evidence.
2412"The Well Meaning Mayor"5 December 1963 (1963-12-05)

Guest cast: Leslie Sands, Mandy Miller, Norman Bird, John Gill

In Seatondean on the south coast Sam Purdell (Leslie Sands) has just been re-elected mayor defeating his rival George Hackett (Norman Bird) who accuses the mayor of corruption over major development contracts in the town. After Hackett dies in a car accident his daughter Molly (Mandy Miller) asks Simon to investigate and he offers the mayor a bribe which is soundly rejected - so what has really been happening?
2513"The Sporting Chance"12 December 1963 (1963-12-12)

Guest cast: Derren Nesbitt, Gerard Heinz, Godfrey Quigley, Bruce Boa, Carol Cleveland

In Ontario Professor Mueller (Gerard Heinz) a defector from the GDR feels that the Canadian government has not kept its promise to enable his family to join him despite having delivered all that they need for a satellite guidance system. He is planning to go back - but his family manage to defect and the messenger sent to tell him they are safe mysteriously dies. Like the Professor, Simon is on a fishing trip in Ontario and the death of his friend raises questions. Carol Cleveland is Marion Kent who is a secretary and Derren Nesbitt is Netchideff charged with getting the Professor back to East Germany.
2614"The Bunco Artists"19 December 1963 (1963-12-19)

Guest cast: Peter Dyneley, Justine Lord, Mary Merrall, John Standing, Arnold Diamond, André Maranne

Netherdon Parish Church is in need of a final £2000 for the restoration fund and a mysterious visitor, Mrs Wades, offers the cash providing she can see the existing £6000 in cash as part of the due diligence of the charity. Jean Yarmouth (Justine Lord) is the daughter of the vicar's secretary and is a close friend of Simon Templar who happens to be around when an American detective, Henderson (Peter Dyneley) arrives with the local police to arrest Mrs Wades. The detective and Mrs Wades disappear to Nice where the Saint pursues them to try and recover the missing funds.
2715"The Benevolent Burglary"26 December 1963 (1963-12-26)

Guest cast: John Barrie, Suzanne Neve, Rachel Gurney, Arnold Diamond, Ivor Salter, André Maranne

In Monte Carlo this week Simon assists a musician friend, Bill Fulton (Gary Cockrell). win the hand of Meryl Vascoe (Suzanne Neve), the daughter of Elliott Vascoe (John Barry) whom it seems needs to be taught a lesson. Mr Vascoe believes his art gallery with an excellent alarm system cannot be burgled. The Saint enters into a bet for £5000 with Mr Vascoe that someone will manage it within 4 days in front of the press - which leads to the challenge being widely reported.
2816"The Wonderful War"2 January 1964 (1964-01-02)

Guest cast: Ferdy Mayne, Alfred Burke, Suzanna Leigh, Renée Houston, John Bennett, David Graham, Noel Purcell

Oil has been discovered in Sayeda but the Prime Minister and the army stage a coup, killing the ruler but allowing his son, Prince Karim (Louis Raynor) to escape to Kuwait aided by Mike Kelly (Noel Purcell). Lilla McAndrew (Suzanna Leigh) is concerned for her missing father (also murdered) and requests assistance from Simon Templar to establish the truth and also to re-instate the son as ruler perhaps?
2917"The Noble Sportsman"9 January 1964 (1964-01-09)

Guest cast: Sylvia Syms, Anthony Quayle, Jane Asher, Donald Pickering, Francis Matthews, Russell Waters, Martin Wyldeck

Lord Yearley (Anthony Quayle), the "Noble Sportsman", is a renowned sportsman with a much younger wife (Sylvia Sims) who has a wandering eye - she ends her relationship with architect Paul Farley (Francis Matthews) when she finds she is pregnant. Lord Yearley's daughter Rose (Jane Asher) knows Simon Templar whom she approaches for help when her father receives a letter threatening that he will be killed.
3018"The Romantic Matron"16 January 1964 (1964-01-16)

Guest cast: John Carson, Patrick Troughton, Peter Diamond, Joby Blanshard, George Little

In Buenos Aires there has been a recent gold security van heist, a glamorous American traveller, Beryl Carrington (Ann Gillis), Simon Templar and a curious story concerning the "resistance" to a new government spun by Ramone Venino (John Carson) who is being "followed" by a pair of unsavoury characters. Inevitably Simon has to explain it all to the local Inspector of police (Patrick Troughton).
3119"Luella"23 January 1964 (1964-01-23)

Guest cast: Sue Lloyd, David Hedison, Suzanne Lloyd, John Woodnutt, Julian Holloway

Bill Harvey arrives with his attractive wife for a stay in London - but Doris (Suzanne Lloyd) has to go to Paris to see her expectant sister. Bill wants to party but Simon has promised to look after him. However Simon eventually agrees to a night on the town - during which Bill suffers. The following night in his hotel Luella (credited as Susan Lloyd and later known as Sue Lloyd) orders a martini and Bill immediately shows an interest. A compromising situation and some blackmail require the involvement of the Saint to get every thing straightened out.
3220"The Lawless Lady"30 January 1964 (1964-01-30)

Adapted from a story in the 1930 book Enter the Saint .
Guest cast: Dawn Addams, Julian Glover, Kenneth Benda, John G. Heller, James Belchamber

Countess Audrey (Dawn Addams) is the apparent object of Simon Templar's affection - but he has noticed a co-incidence between the guests she entertains and the houses of those guests being the subject of break-ins and thefts. He proposes that they become partners in crime and she accepts. Hilloram (Julian Glover) is her chauffeur and undertakes the thefts until replaced by the Saint. Countess Audrey is planning a huge heist whilst on board a yacht leaving Cannes - having invited some very rich people and their jewellery
3321"The Good Medicine"6 February 1964 (1964-02-06)

Guest cast: Barbara Murray, Anthony Newlands, Bill Nagy, Jean Marsh, John Bennett

Denise (Barbara Murray) married Philippe Dumont (Anthony Newlands), a chemist, in Beauvais where they create a huge cosmetics empire based on his knowledge and her drive leading to the "Denise Dumont" empire using heavy advertising and employing 300 staff. Denise then dumps Philippe and later she is introduced to Simon Templar by journalist David Stern (Bill Nagy). Stern and Philippe's sister, Marie (Jean Marsh) encourage Simon to redress the financial balance when polite requests for funds are rejected.
3422"The Invisible Millionaire"13 February 1964 (1964-02-13)

Guest cast: Katharine Blake, Michael Goodliffe, Nigel Stock, Mark Eden, Jane Asher, Eunice Gayson, Basil Dignam, Charles Morgan, Peter Lawrence

Quite early on we find out that Mrs Marvin Chase (Katherine Blake) is rather too fond of Mr Chase's assistant Bertrand Tamblin (a young Mark Eden, long before his stint as Alan Bradley on Coronation Street) who dies when Marvin Chase (Basil Dignam) crashes the car, the latter suffering disfiguring facial burns. Simon knows Chase's secretary, Nora Prescott (Eunice Gayson) who has some concerns when Chase starts selling all of his assets and no-one can actually see him or hear him speak. Nora's murder raises even more questions.
3523"The High Fence"20 February 1964 (1964-02-20)

Guest cast: James Villiers, Suzanne Lloyd, Peter Jeffrey, Reginald Beckwith, Harry Towb, Stanley Meadows

Gabrielle Forrest (Suzanne Lloyd) and Simon interrupt a jewellery theft in progress at the former's house. A gunshot deflates on of Simon's tyres which enables them to get away but a study of police photographs identifies Johnny Anworth (Harry Towb) as one of the miscreants. However a mysterious bystander had reported them breaking into the house - who is he and to whom was her reporting? And who is the "High Fence" who reportedly pays twice the amount any other fence offers for stolen jewellery?
3624"Sophia"24 February 1964 (1964-02-24)

Guest cast: Imogen Hassall, Oliver Reed, Wolfe Morris, Tommy Duggan

On holiday in Athens Simon Templar is invited to become involved in an archaeological dig in Kyros at the invitation of Professor Grant (John Wentworth). The local hotel owner, Stavros, has an outspoken daughter Sophia (Imogen Hassall) and a roguish nephew Aristides (Oliver Reed) who has been living in Los Angeles and is apparently very rich. On arrival he is particularly interested in a valuable item uncovered by the Professor.
3725"The Gentle Ladies"5 March 1964 (1964-03-05)

Guest cast: Avice Landon, Renée Houston, Barbara Mullen, Timothy Bateson, Anthony Nicholls, Barry Wilsher

In the Sussex seaside town of Bosham there are three elderly ladies - Florence, Ida and Violet Warshed whom it seems have been in "hiding" for some years until tracked down by Alfred Powls - the ladies all call him Freddie - and he is soon blackmailing them for money - as he calls them by some completely different names. Florence has already met Simon Templar through a small accident and he is soon interested in Mr Powls.
3826"The Ever-Loving Spouse"12 March 1964 (1964-03-12)

Guest cast: Jeanne Moody, David Bauer, Alexis Kanner, Robert Arden, Bartlett Mullins, Max Faulkner. Barry Jones

Visiting San Francisco The Saint is staying at a hotel where a convention of candy makers is taking place. One of the factory owners, Otis Fennick (Barry Jones) is caught on film in a compromising situation with a partly clad young blonde, Norma Upton, who is working with a photographer and it seems that Mrs Fennick (Jeanne Moody) does not intend to blackmail her busband but instead wants to gain a divorce.
3927"The Saint Sees It Through"19 March 1964 (1964-03-19)

Guest cast: Margit Saad, Carl Duering, Joseph Furst, Gordon Sterne

It appears that a former girl-friend of Simon's, Lili Klausner (Margit Saad), who is somehow both a nightclub singer in Hamburg and has links to a smuggling ring which has recently stolen twelve pictures from the Kremlin; needless to say the Russians want them returned, no questions asked. Once in Hamburg the Saint links up with Fritz Kapel (Gordon Sterne) who is working with American intelligence and then reacquaints himself with Lili who is not admitting why she walked out on him in New York some three years earlier.

Series 3: 1964–65

No. in
TitleOriginal air date
401"The Miracle Tea Party"8 October 1964 (1964-10-08)

Guest cast: Nanette Newman, Fabia Drake, Conrad Phillips, Robert Brown, Edward Jewesbury, Charles Houston, Michael Standing, Basil Dignam

Simon catches sight of Geraldine McLeod (Nanette Newman) in a telephone box at London Waterloo station when an acquaintance of hers, Franklin (Edward Jewesbury), dies (murdered) in another booth. They both work at Portland Naval Base. Before he died Franklin placed a small box in bag which she later discovers contains £500, whilst Simon spots that they are being followed. It transpires that Franklin was a Special Branch plant on the track of information leaks.
412"Lida"15 October 1964 (1964-10-15)

Guest cast: Jeanne Moody, Erica Rogers, Peter Bowles, Aubrey Morris, Robert Raglan, Marne Maitland, Henry McCarthy

Joan Wingate (Erica Rogers) has asked for Simon's assistance as her sister, Lida Verity (Jeanne Moody) appears to have changed in recent times and Joan is concerned over her odd behaviour. Simon is enjoying the warm weather in the Bahamas to rain in London but Lida's death soon sets in motion an inquiry requiring the Saint's usual skills in mental gymnastics and physical defence! The viewer however senses that Lida's friend, Maurice Kerr (Peter Bowles), may know more than that to which he admits.
423"Jeannine"22 October 1964 (1964-10-22)

Guest cast: Sylvia Syms, Jacqui Chan, Manning Wilson, John Dearth, Robert Cawdron, Peter Diamond, Martin Miller

In Paris visiting diplomat Madam Chen, (Jacqui Chan), has a very precious pearl necklace which it seems is of interest to a number of professional criminals, one of whom, Jeannine Roger (Sylvia Syms), is acting as Public Relations for Madam Chen and is also "recognised" by the Saint under another name although it may be mistaken identity?
434"The Scorpion"29 October 1964 (1964-10-29)

Guest cast: Catherine Woodville, Nyree Dawn Porter, Geoffrey Bayldon, Philip Latham, Dudley Sutton, Ronald Leigh-Hunt

The Saint is pontificating on the uncertainty of London weather when his phone rings - Long Harry (Philip Latham) wants help. Last week Harry broke into a house to steal a letter for "The Scorpion". The letter was left in a locker at Victoria Station but Harry watched for the letter to be collected and he knows the face of the individual. It seems likely that a Government minister, Mark Everest (Ronald Leigh-Hunt) will be the subject of blackmail. Mark Everest has a secretary Karen (Catherine Woodville) who has a habit of listening at doors and to telephone calls. The blackmailer appears to be Patsy Butler (Nyree Dawn Porter).
445"The Revolution Racket"5 November 1964 (1964-11-05)

Guest cast: Eric Pohlmann, Peter Arne, Suzanne Lloyd, Ed Bishop, Michael Godfrey, Reginald Jessup, Walter Randall, Clive Cazes, Michael Lynch

Somewhere in South America the Saint finds a couple of guns pointing at him inviting him to a restaurant where the local police captain, Carlos Xavier (Eric Pohlmann) treats him to a Chilean Reisling and provides guidance on the various other diners of the evening, especially Doris Inkler (Suzanne Lloyd) and the very rich Enriquez brothers who can afford to lead a revolution if they can source the arms needed.
456"The Saint Steps In"12 November 1964 (1964-11-12)

Guest cast: Geoffrey Keen, Justine Lord, Annette Andre, Ed Bishop, Peter Vaughan, Michael Robbins, Neil McCarthy, Nicholas Pennell, David Jackson

Madeline Gray (Annette André in her first appearance in The Saint) approaches The Saint at the Savoy Plaza hotel bar in London and shows him a letter threatening her life if she sees Hobart Quennel (Geoffrey Keen) this evening. Her father has created "Process G" - a new way of producing synthetic fibres. Simon thinks it is all a hoax - until he finds that he needs to take it seriously and follows her to Quennel's house where two "police officers" are attempting a kidnap which Simon foils. Quennel has a very large company which has been looking at the new process but has not made a bid for it. At Quennel's house the door is answered by Andrea (Justine Lord), whilst Quennel states that the process is worthless.
467"The Loving Brothers"19 November 1964 (1964-11-19)

Guest cast: Ray Barrett, Reg Lye, Ed Devereaux, Annette Andre, Betty McDowall, Grant Taylor, Dick Bentley, John Tate

Somewhere in the great Australian outback outside the Kinsall mine the Saint's Land Rover suffers a broken feed pipe and a passing Linda Henderson (Annette André) tows him to a nearby settlement for repairs. Pop Kinsall (Reg Lye) reckons there is more silver down that mine. In O'Shea's bar Simon gets some background on Willy and Wally Kinsell - Pop's sons whom he has not seen for 15 years. Pop is desperate as he needs 3000 quid urgently to meet the next payment on the mine lease.
478"The Man Who Liked Toys"26 November 1964 (1964-11-26)

Guest cast: John Paul, Maurice Kaufmann, Jeanne Moody, John Baskcomb, Inigo Jackson

Lewis Enstone (John Baskcomb), is thought to be the subject of blackmail, at least according to his secretary Claire Wheeler. He is regularly taking cash out of the bank and she does not know why - after all £750 a week is more than a mistress might cost. Claire asks the Saint to investigate - but we soon become aware that Lewis is not on good terms with his wife Marjorie (Jeanne Moody) and when Lewis Enstone dies there is a need to investigate the suicide - or was it murder? Harry Duggan (David Lodge) is a firebrand union leader of a strike at Costello and Hammel which Lewis wants to acquire.
489"The Death Penalty"3 December 1964 (1964-12-03)

Guest cast: Wanda Ventham, Paul Stassino, Brewster Mason, Arnold Diamond, William Marlowe, Alan Curtis

The Saint was passing through Marseille until a nail in his tyre delayed him; as he tries to depart a man dies in front of his car, dying from a bullet wound. The city is under the control of the Latini a local crime syndicate to which the dead man had links. Simon finds a beautiful blonde, Laura Stride (Wanda Ventham), striding along the highway in the mountains and returns her home. How are these events linked - Colonel Latignant (Arnold Diamond) as ever in the south of France - is on hand to provide the narrative links, the dead man is Suza who ran much of the Latini operations locally.
4910"The Imprudent Politician"10 December 1964 (1964-12-10)

Guest cast: Anthony Bate, Justine Lord, Michael Gough, Jeremy Burnham, Mike Pratt, Jean Marsh, Moray Watson, John Bryans, Jimmy Gardner

It appears that the Minister for International Trade, Christoper Waites (Anthony Bate) has been leaking information to his mistress, Denise Grant (Justine Lord). He is planning a major speech on Monday which will double the price of certain companies and the blackmailers, Tim Burton (Jeremy Burnham) and Alex Morgan (Mike Pratt) just want to know who will benefit so that they can invest now and cash in on Monday - before returning the letter to Denise which they currently hold and no-one will be any the wiser. Luckily the minister has the Saint as a house guest for the weekend.
5011"The Hi-Jackers"17 December 1964 (1964-12-17)

Guest cast: Walter Gotell, Ingrid Schoeller, Neil McCallum, Shane Rimmer, Michael Collins, Richard Shaw

Simon is enjoying the Oktoberfest in Munich whilst we see an empty army truck being stolen and then gaining new number plates. It appears that the gang stealing the truck have designs on cigarettes and liquor under the control of the US Third Army Corps - and have someone on the inside who can provide the keys to the store - Mathilde Baum (Ingrid Schoeller) who spends the evening with the Saint at the funfair.
5112"The Unkind Philanthropist"24 December 1964 (1964-12-24)

Guest cast: Charles Farrell, David Graham, Sarah Brackett

The Saint is driving in Puerto Rico when he is stopped by a woman who says her husband, Juan, is about to killed. When Mr Templar reaches the farm he finds two thugs trying to evict the farmer - who has signed an agreement for a loan which he cannot repay. He also crosses the path of Miss Tristan Brown (Sarah Brackett) whom it seems is has money to give away to the local poor people on behalf of a foundation, except to qualify for a gift you have to give Ms Brown $20,000. In a restaurant Simon overhears Juan seeking more time from Elmer Quire (Charles Farrell) who is playing hardball over the loan. And interestingly Mr Quire is one of the potential recipients of a grant from the foundation.
5213"The Damsel in Distress"31 December 1964 (1964-12-31)

Guest cast: Catherine Woodville, John Bluthal, Paul Whitsun-Jones, Ray Austin

An Italian restauranteur, Allessandro Naccaro, has a problem - his daughter has a child but no husband - the miscreant Guiseppe Rolfiere has fled the country with both his secretary Barbara Astral (Katherine Woodville) and £1m from the Apex Building Society - a matter of grand larceny according to Chief Inspector Teal who is charged with the investigation. Rolfieri has been spotted in Florence and the Naccaro family want him returned to London to marry the daughter before he is murdered, whilst the police were unable to extradite him so would also welcome his presence on British soil by underhand means were it possible. Rolfieri is looking for a chauffeur - a job entirely suited to the capabilities of the Saint.
5314"The Contract"7 January 1965 (1965-01-07)

Guest cast: Robert Hutton, Elizabeth Weaver, John Bennett, Richard Easton, Michael Peake

Returning home, as most people are going to work, Simon Templar is initially the subject of a murder attempt as a car drives at him. Ardossi (John Bennett) subsequently tells him that there is a contract out on him for the sum of £5000. The Saint decides to get himself hired as his own assassin. Farnberg (Robert Hutton) has been waiting for his revenge on the Saint for many years since he went down for stealing a quarter of million dollars from a payroll robbery. Ardossi thwarts his initial meeting with Farnberg and Friste (Michael Peake).
5415"The Set-Up"14 January 1965 (1965-01-14)

Guest cast: Penelope Horner, Edward Underdown, Henry Gilbert, John Stone

It is a little after 2am at the Bay Tree Club a Casino in London where Simon Templar is with actress Oonagh O'Grady (Penelope Horner) and her agent - Tex Goldman (Henry Gilbert) - when two robbers extract cash from the safe and as they try to achieve their departure one of the security guards is shot to enable their escape. The Saint's pursuit of one of the villains (Corrigan) is initially successful but the trigger happy member of the team arrives in time to silence Corrigan and then there is a need to silence the Saint - by the man who is responsible for the entire caper and the Set-Up.
5516"The Rhine Maiden"21 January 1965 (1965-01-21)

Guest cast: Stephanie Randall, Nigel Davenport, Antony Booth, Victor Beaumont, George Pravda, Frederick Schiller, Adline Mandlova, Michael Wolf

In Baden Baden The Saint sees Charles Voyson (Nigel Davenport) attempt to murder Julie Harrison (Stephanie Randall) who is concerned about a missing quarter of a million pounds. We are helpfully told that she is the daughter of Voyson's business partner but by the time the Saint can ask Mr Voyson any questions he appears to be dying of a heart attack. Dr Schreiber (Victor Beaumont) from a local clinic collects Voyson and takes him away from the hotel. The Saint does not believe the story which has been spun.
5617"The Inescapable Word"28 January 1965 (1965-01-28)

Guest cast: Ann Bell, James Maxwell, James Copeland, Donald Bisset, Robert MacLeod, Russell Waters

A Scottish grouse moor also contains a rather secret government research facility, scientists wandering around in protective clothing and some strange humming noises. When one of Simon's host's, Ivor North (Maurice Headley), employees goes missing and is then found dead the Saint has a new set of mystery events to investigate particularly as another death almost immediately follows the first.
5718"The Sign of the Claw"4 February 1965 (1965-02-04)

Guest cast: Suzan Farmer, Peter Copley, Burt Kwouk, Kristopher Kum, Godfrey Quigley, John Rees, Geoffrey Frederick

Somewhere in South-East Asia Simon Templar is visiting old friends - Don Marland (Peter Copley) and his daughter Jean (Suzan Farmer) - who have recently inherited a farm deep in the jungle which the Saint was "just passing". As dinner is about to be served they come under fire from a group of individuals who have been hiding outside who have cut the phone wires. The troops slowly close in on the house and then set fire to the warehouses. Don Marland collapses having suffered a gunshot wound before the local troops can be contacted to provide reinforcements.
5819"The Golden Frog"11 February 1965 (1965-02-11)

Guest cast: Jacqueline Ellis, Alan Curtis, Alan Tilvern, Hugh McDermott

Arriving in San Carlos in South America Simon Templar is invited - at gunpoint - to meet the "general" who does not like to be kept waiting. The Saint does not accept the invitation and goes to see an old friend Fergus MacLish who has suffered the loss of his life savings shortly before a planned retirement. The con man was Professor Nestor (Hugh McDermott) who appears to act under the instructions of his daughter Alice (Jacqueline Ellis). But where does General Cuevas come into the equation? And what is The Golden Frog?
5920"The Frightened Inn-Keeper"18 February 1965 (1965-02-18)

Guest cast: Michael Gwynn, Suzanne Neve, Percy Herbert, Norman Bird

Julie Jeffroll (Suzanne Neve) has invited Simon to Cornwall to investigate mysterious noises in the middle of the night at "The Weary Traveller" a small inn owned by her father - Martyn Jeffroll (Michael Gwynn). Mr Jeffroll is unwelcoming and he is also frightened of the other three guests who were all former members of the Royal Engineers. Sneaking into one of the bedrooms when he is theoretically dead to the world having been drugged the Saint finds a suitcase full of dynamite - enough to blow up the inn and much more besides.
6021"Sibao"25 February 1965 (1965-02-25)

Guest cast: Jeanne Roland, John Carson, Bruce Boa, Kevin Stoney, Nik Zaran (billed as Tracy Connell)

In Haiti the Saint is given a brief introduction to voodoo by Sibao (Jeanne Roland) who is one of the great practitioners. She is soon to marry Theron Netlord (John Carson) who does not want her displaying her accomplishments in the night club. As she walks home her brother is killed by a drunk driver who is staying in the same hotel as Simon Templar. However as a matter of the local "law" the drunk driver suffers death by voodoo and Simon identifies him as an American Intelligence Agent - and not a drunk.
6122"The Crime of the Century"4 March 1965 (1965-03-04)

Guest cast: André Morell, Sarah Lawson, Peter Jeffrey, Alexandra Bastedo, Carol Cleveland, John Forbes-Robertson, William Lucas

Chief Inspector Teal is sure that Bernhard Raxel (André Morell) is soon to commit the crime of the century. However his "inside man" has been identified and is eliminated by Raxel's henchmen. Betty Tregarth (Sarah Lawson) is kidnapped at Heathrow Airport because she has the secret formula for a nerve gas which Raxel needs - and if it is not delivered her brother will be tortured. At much the same time the Saint is given the job of impersonating a safe cracker - Mr C Munster.
6223"The Happy Suicide"11 March 1965 (1965-03-11)

Guest cast: Jane Merrow, John Bluthal, William Sylvester, Donald Sutherland, Fred Sadoff, Mavis Villiers, Kevin Brennan

Simon is staying at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. He has been invited to appear on the Ziggy Zaglan (John Bluthal) television show which he politely declines. Zaglan is a very famous star but his public and private personas are completely at odds and his brother Paul, fed up with the backstage shenanigans, quits as a writer, leaving the star and his management team concerned that the private persona will be made public. His suicide attracts the interest of The Saint.

Series 4: 1965

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631"The Checkered Flag"1 July 1965 (1965-07-01)

Guest cast: Eddie Byrne, Justine Lord, Edward de Souza, Neil McCarthy, Tim Barrett

Mandy Ellington (Justine Lord) approaches Simon with a story concerning her late father who invented a new fuel injection system but the patent was stolen by Oscar Newley (Eddie Byrne). The Saint is intrigued and gets Newley to explain the special fuel injection system on his new racing car which he believes will give him a spectacular win in a race tomorrow at Brands Hatch.
642"The Abductors"8 July 1965 (1965-07-08)

Guest cast: Annette Andre, Robert Urquhart, Dudley Foster, Nicholas Courtney, Robert Cawdron, David Garfield, Martin Wyldeck

Simon is in Paris, behind bars in the Bastille - a night club where he is recognised by Brian Quell (Robert Urquhart) who asks for his help as he believes he is being followed by two men whom we overhear are keen to attract Quell's brother - a famous professor - to Paris. The Saint then meets Madeleine Dawson (Annette Andre) at Quell's hotel and instantly her rather boring weekend trip becomes rather more exciting.
653"The Crooked Ring"15 July 1965 (1965-07-15)
Guest cast: Walter Brown, Tony Wright, Meredith Edwards, Jean Aubrey, Nosher Powell, John Tate
664"The Smart Detective"22 July 1965 (1965-07-22)
Guest cast: Brian Worth, Fabia Drake, Martin Miller, Reg Lye
675"The Persistent Parasites"29 July 1965 (1965-07-29)
Guest cast: Cec Linder, Jan Holden, Donald Hewlett, Annette Carell, Arnold Diamond, Brian McDermott, David Garth
686"The Man Who Could Not Die"5 August 1965 (1965-08-05)
Guest cast: Patrick Allen, Jennie Linden, Robin Phillips
697"The Saint Bids Diamonds"12 August 1965 (1965-08-12)
Guest cast: Eunice Gayson, George Murcell, Ed Bishop, Gerard Heinz, Peter Illing
708"The Spanish Cow"19 August 1965 (1965-08-19)
Guest cast: Viviane Ventura, Gary Raymond, Arnold Diamond, Leonard Sachs, David Jackson, Michael Wynne, Nicholas Donnelly
719"The Old Treasure Story"26 August 1965 (1965-08-26)
Guest cast: Jack Hedley, Robert Hutton, Erica Rogers, Jill Curzon, Reg Lye, Joby Blanshard, Timmy Gardner, George Lowdell

Series 5: 1966–67

Beginning with this series, episodes were produced in colour.

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721"The Queen's Ransom"30 September 1966 (1966-09-30)

Guest cast: Dawn Addams, George Pastell, John Woodvine, John Forbes-Robertson

The Saint is paid by King Fallouda to arrange safe transit of Queen Adana's (Dawn Addams) jewellery to fund a coup to regain his throne. Potentially referencing earlier appearances by Dawn Addams it is made clear that Simon and Queen Adana have had a previous encounter.
732"Interlude in Venice"7 October 1966 (1966-10-07)

Guest cast: Lois Maxwell, William Sylvester, Patrick Troughton, Derek Sydney, Quinn O'Hara, Paul Stassino

The Saint goes to the aid of a girl, Cathy Allardyce (Quinn O'Hara), who is resisting a man's advances in Venice. Her step-mother, Helen Allardyce, is played by Lois Maxwell whilst Patrick Troughton is Guido Gambetti, the local policeman.
743"The Russian Prisoner"14 October 1966 (1966-10-14)

Guest cast: Joseph Furst, Penelope Horner, Guy Deghy, Yootha Joyce, Godfrey Quigley, Raymond Adamson, Antony Booth

When Simon Templar takes a holiday in Geneva, Switzerland, he encounters a beautiful girl Irma (Penelope Horner) and a Russian professor, Professor Karel Jorovitch (Joseph Furst) who plans to defect. Yootha Joyce and Anthony Booth are part of the Russian security team.
754"The Reluctant Revolution"21 October 1966 (1966-10-21)

Guest cast: Jennie Linden, Barry Morse, Martin Benson, Peter Illing, Peter Halliday, Gerard Heinz, Walter Randall, Clive Cazes

Set in "San Pablo" an unidentified part of South America, Simon Templar meets a young lady, Diane Holbrook (Jennie Linden), who is determined to carry out an assassination.
765"The Helpful Pirate"28 October 1966 (1966-10-28)

Guest cast: Paul Maxwell, Vladek Sheybal, Anneke Wills, George Pravda, Ray Austin, Michael Wolf, Jack Gwillim, Erika Remberg

When a conman, Frankie Kolben (Paul Maxwell) and his girlfriend, Eva (Erika Remberg) trick a prominent scientist with a tale about hidden treasure he is taken hostage in Hamburg and sold to the Russians. Anneke Wills plays Fran Roeding the daughter of the missing scientist.
776"The Convenient Monster"4 November 1966 (1966-11-04)

Guest cast: Suzan Farmer, Laurence Payne, Fulton Mackay, Caroline Blakiston, Michael Graham, Harry Littlewood

The Loch Ness monster is under suspicion following a spate of hideous deaths. Ann Clanraith (Suzan Farmer) is secretary to Noel Bastion (Laurence Payne) who is married to Eleanor (Caroline Blakiston) who live close to the edge of Loch Ness. Mrs Bastion is a firm believer in the existence of the monster.
787"The Angel's Eye"11 November 1966 (1966-11-11)

Guest cast: Jane Merrow, Liam Redmond, Anthony Nicholls, T. P. McKenna, Donald Pickering, Terence Rigby, Cyril Shaps, Martin Wyldeck, Katherine Schofield

A respected Amsterdam gem cutter, Hendrik Jonkheer (Cyril Shaps), denies ever seeing a diamond (The Angel's Eye) owned by Lord Cranmore (Anthony Nicholls) whose son Jeremy (Donald Pickering) does not want the gem sold.
798"The Man Who Liked Lions"18 November 1966 (1966-11-18)

Guest cast: Peter Wyngarde, Suzanne Lloyd, Michael Wynne, Jeremy Young, Ed Bishop, Robert Russell, Steven Scott

A journalist's murder leads to a mystery in the shadow of ancient Rome. Before the journalist dies he apprises Simon of the "Man who likes Lions" and Simon finds a notebook with a list of significant dates and mysterious deaths including the father of Claudia Molinelli (Suzanne Lloyd).
809"The Better Mouse Trap"25 November 1966 (1966-11-25)

Guest cast: Alexandra Stewart, Ronnie Barker, Lisa Daniely, Pauline Collins, Arnold Diamond, Michael Coles, Aimée Delamain

The Saint comes under suspicion when he always seems to be around during a spate of jewel thefts from luxury hotels along the French Riviera. Gay divorcee, Natalie Sheridan (Alexandra Stewart) attracts Simon's attention whilst Alphonse (Ronnie Barker) is a sub-Clouseau style detective. There is a "blink and you will miss it" attempt by Marie-Therese (Pauline Collins) to turn down a bed – which looks very untidy in the next scene!
8110"Little Girl Lost"2 December 1966 (1966-12-02)

Guest cast: June Ritchie, Noel Purcell, Edward Burnham, Shay Gorman, Kevin Flood, Maurice Good

Fishing quietly in Ireland a mystery blonde crashes a mini and is chased by two "heavies". The fishing lake and adjacent bridge looks very like Tyke's Water Lake and bridge near Elstree! The blonde reveals she is the daughter of Adolf Hitler and is being chased by the SS so needs protection, a story which Simon finds amusing and eventually "Mildred" (June Ritchie) reveals the far less exotic truth.
8211"Paper Chase"9 December 1966 (1966-12-09)

Guest cast: Ronald Hines, Niall MacGinnis, Penelope Horner, Gordon Gostelow, Jack Gwillim, Carl Duering, Michael Beint, Steve Plytas, Tony Wager, Norma West, Hans De Vries, Gordon Sterne, John Herrington, Carl Conway

Major Carter (Jack Gwillim returning) joins Simon Templar at Wimbledon and persuades The Saint to follow a defecting civil servant, Eric Redman (Ronald Hines), who has been tricked into smuggling secret papers to East Germany. Redman has the intention of swapping the papers for his father whose assistant Hanya Linzt is portrayed by Penelope Horner.
8312"Locate and Destroy"16 December 1966 (1966-12-16)

Guest cast: John Barrie, Francesca Annis, Julia Arnall, Victor Beaumont, Maurice Kaufmann, Alan Lake, Harry Landis, Simon Lack, Roger Delgado, Wolfe Morris

Visiting an antique dealer in Lima Peru, Simon thwarts the attempted kidnap of a local mine owner, Henry Coleman (John Barrie). However Coleman owns a painting which has been cleaned which excites the Saint's interest. Julia Arnall plays the owner's wife Ingrid whilst Francesca Annis is Maria the daughter of a local doctor and Roger Delgado is the Captain Rodriguez of the police.
8413"Flight Plan"23 December 1966 (1966-12-23)

Guest cast: William Gaunt, Fiona Lewis, Imogen Hassall, Ferdy Mayne, Ray Lonnen, Tommy Duggan, Henry McGee, David Spenser, Marne Maitland

Reaching London Victoria station on the Golden Arrow Simon Templar sees a strappy-sandalled nun (Imogen Hassall) attempting to drug a young lady, Diana (Fiona Lewis) whose brother Mike (William Gaunt), an RAF pilot, is not there to meet her. Mike has been recently cashiered and can fly the new Osprey VTOL jet aircraft. The part of the Osprey was played by a Hawker Harrier jump jet.
8514"Escape Route"30 December 1966 (1966-12-30)

Guest cast: John Gregson, Donald Sutherland, Wanda Ventham, Jean Marsh, Jeremy Burnham, Walter Horsburgh, Eric Mason

The Saint stages a jewellery robbery and is given a ten year sentence at Princetown jail, Dartmoor, where he befriends John Wood (Donald Sutherland) who has links to a gang arranging prison escapes. Wanda Ventham is a nightclub signer, Penny Williams, and she spots where he hides the stolen diamonds. Ann (Jean Marsh) appears to be the gang's administrator.
8615"The Persistent Patriots"6 January 1967 (1967-01-06)

Guest cast: Edward Woodward, Richard Leech, Jan Waters, Judy Parfitt, Tenniel Evans, Mike Pratt, Patrick O'Connell, Michael Graham, Nosher Powell, Hugh Morton, Joseph Greig

The Saint's quick wits prevent the assassination of Jack Liskard (Edward Woodward) an African country Prime Minister seeking independence. Once in London Simon is engaged to assist Liskard whose wife, Anne (Judy Parfitt) is unaware of an earlier liaison between Liskard and Mary (Jan Waters) – and blackmail is threatened as some incriminating letters have surfaced.
8716"The Fast Women"13 January 1967 (1967-01-13)

Guest cast: Jan Holden, Kate O'Mara, John Carson, Donald Morley, Victor Maddern, John Hollis, P.G. Stephens

At Brands Hatch two racing drivers, Cynthia Quillen (Jan Holden) and Teresa Montesino (Kate O'Mara), both confide in Simon that they would wish to see the other lady dead so that they can win the race tomorrow and enabling Godfrey Quillen (John Carson) (whom the women love) to be faithful to one of them.
8817"The Death Game"20 January 1967 (1967-01-20)

Guest cast: Angela Douglas, Alan MacNaughtan, George Murcell, Bernard Horsfall, Rick Jones, Katherine Schofield, John Steiner

In a new craze university students are playing the "Death Game" dreaming up ever more ingenious methods of killing people and demonstrating how they might work. One of the psychology lecturers, Bill Bast (Bernard Horsfall) is concerned over the way the game is spreading and developing and through two students Jenny Turner (Angela Douglas) and Grey Wyler (John Steiner) targets the Saint who is even more interested when Bast is killed.
8918"The Art Collectors"27 January 1967 (1967-01-27)

Guest cast: Ann Bell, Peter Bowles, Nadja Regin, Geoffrey Bayldon, James Maxwell, Garfield Morgan, Richard Shaw

In Paris Natasha Ivanova (Ann Bell) has three previously unknown da Vinci paintings to sell and has contacted Marcel Legrand (Geoffrey Bayldon) – a dealer well known to Simon Templar. Peter Bowles is Serge who has an interest in the paintings. There are external shots of Stagenhoe Park, St Paul's Walden.
9019"To Kill a Saint"24 February 1967 (1967-02-24)

Guest cast: Peter Dyneley, Annette Andre, Francis Matthews, Robert Gillespie, Valerie Leon, Robert Cawdron, Michael Bilton, Pamela Ann Davy, Victor Winding, Lawrence Davidson

Wandering around the bookstalls of Paris shots are fired at Simon Templar; evidence implies the involvement of night club owner Paul Verrier (Peter Dyneley) but the Saint is less sure and follows a mystery blonde (Annette Andre) who outwits him. Valerie Leon is one of three cousins providing Simon with an alibi when one is needed. Francis Matthews is Andre, business partner to M Verrier.
9120"The Counterfeit Countess"3 March 1967 (1967-03-03)

Guest cast: Kate O'Mara, Philip Madoc, Alexandra Bastedo, Derek Newark, Henry Lincoln, Gertan Klauber

A small plane crashing due to engine failure in a nearby field attracts the attention of Simon Templar, even more so when on inspecting the wreckage he finds a package containing a lot of money. The pilot reports events to Alzon (Philip Madoc) who in turn contacts a lady. Yvette Poulin, played by Kate O'Mara, is in "Mireille's" flat and when visited by Simon reports his visit to Alzon. Mireille is later found at work in a club and she is played by Alexandra Bastedo.
9221"Simon and Delilah"24 March 1967 (1967-03-24)

Guest cast: Ronald Radd, Lois Maxwell, Suzanne Lloyd, Guy Rolfe, Leon Greene, David Healy, Patrick Holt, John Collin, Peter Birrel, David Nettheim

Visiting Rome Simon is invited by publicist Beth (Lois Maxwell) to watch the shooting of Samson and Delilah where the latter, Serena Harris (Suzanne Lloyd), is kidnapped by removing her trailer from the set. A ransom of $0.5m is requested for her return.
9322"Island of Chance"7 April 1967 (1967-04-07)

Guest cast: Sue Lloyd, David Bauer, Alex Scott, Milton Johns, Norman Jones, Richard Owens

In the British West Indies Simon Templar meets a chemist, Frank Cody (Richard Owens), he has known for ten years and is currently employed by Dr Charles Krayford (David Bauer). Cody is murdered almost immediately and the events are captured by photo-journalist Marla Clayton (Sue Lloyd). Both Clayton and Templar now have an interest in Krayford's medical researches.
9423"The Gadget Lovers"21 April 1967 (1967-04-21)

Guest cast: Mary Peach, Glynn Edwards, Burt Kwouk, John Bennett, Vernon Dobtcheff, Campbell Singer, Maurice Browning, Peter Burton, Nicholas Donnelly, Stephen Hubay, Glynn Edwards

In a Berlin nightclub Simon Templar averts an assassination attempt on Fenton (Campbell Singer) of British Intelligence. It would appear that various Russian agents are being killed by gadgets which they are being supplied with but the manufacture is too sophisticated for it to be of Russian origin. Travelling to Paris, Simon meets Colonel Smolenka (Mary Peach) and they become allies to investigate the deaths, giving Simon the opportunity to introduce the Colonel to some decadent Western behaviour. Glynn Edwards (of Minder fame) appears as a trigger happy Russian "heavy".
9524"A Double in Diamonds"5 May 1967 (1967-05-05)

Guest cast: Cecil Parker, Anton Rodgers, Yolande Turner, Ilona Rodgers, Ferdy Mayne, Howard Goorney, Jack Woolgar, John Clive, Tim Barrett

The death of a jeweller, Charlie Hallowes (Jack Woolgar) and the simultaneous mysterious disappearance of a replica of the Gillingham Necklace leads on Simon Templar on a merry chase as members of the Gillinhgam family and their staff seek to convert the real necklace into cash to meet the family's debts. Lord Gillingham (with a soft G) is played by Cecil Parker, daughter Kate by Yolande Turner and Anton Rogers is designer Pierre, although the designs came from Norman Hartnell.
9625"The Power Artists"19 May 1967 (1967-05-19)

Guest cast: Pauline Munro, George Murcell, Alan Haywood, John J. Carney, George Roubicek

This episode opens with Simon Templar being dropped by a cabbie (Tommy Godfrey) in Painter Street, Chelsea and being told that he can find some adventure on the top floor of number 54 where he should ask for Perry Loudon (Peter Bourne). Before too long there is a death and a helpful downstairs neighbour Cassie Lane (Pauline Munro). A previous villain has been planning the Saint's downfall for some time.
9726"When Spring Is Sprung"2 June 1967 (1967-06-02)

Guest cast: Toby Robins, Ann Lynn, Allan Cuthbertson, Gary Watson, Bryan Mosley, George Pastell, Eric Dodson

British Secret Service in the form of Col Hannerley (Alan Cutherbertson) wants Simon Templar to organise the defection of spy, John Spring (Gary Watson), acting for the Russian Secret Service. Spring's wife, Marie (Ann Lynn) also seeks the Saint's assistance in freeing her husband. Bryan Mosley (later joining Coronation Street as Alf Roberts) is a rain coat wearing sleuth following the Saint.
9827"The Gadic Collection"22 June 1967 (1967-06-22)

Guest cast: Georgia Brown, Peter Wyngarde, Michael Ripper, Martin Benson, André van Gyseghem, Paul Darrow, Henry Lincoln, Geoffrey Cheshire

In deference to modern sensitivities this episode is excluded from the regular ITV4 showings of the colour episodes of The Saint almost certainly due to Peter Wyngarde as Turen, who is wearing blackface makeup. Set in Istanbul, Simon Templar seeks to discover how and why there are photographs of the Gadic collection being circulated despite restrictions on the use of cameras in the museum where it is stored and normally maintained.

Series 6: 1968–69

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991"The Best Laid Schemes"29 September 1968 (1968-09-29)

Guest cast: Sylvia Syms, Paul Daneman, Gabrielle Drake, Fulton Mackay, John Ringham, Norman Bird, Francis de Wolff, John Tate, Godfrey Quigley, Eric Mason

Diana (Gabrielle Drake) is walking her dog along the beach when she finds a man's body whom she can identify from his rings as her uncle; her screams bring the Saint to comfort her and to discover the truth, after the coroner records an Open Verdict. Syvia Syms is Arlene Flemming, widow of Captain Flemming. Fishing boat scenes are set in Lowestoft.
1002"Invitation to Danger"6 October 1968 (1968-10-06)

Guest cast: Shirley Eaton, Robert Hutton, Julian Glover, Bryan Marshall, Dennis Chinnery, Ros Drinkwater

Reb Denning (Shirley Eaton) benefits from a lucky dice throw by the Saint at a London Casino, but fares less well when attacked in the underground car park except that Simon Templar is able to prevent hurt as he has followed her and naturally then drives her to a "party" to which she has been invited. Inside Reb vanishes and Simon becomes a prisoner.
1013"Legacy for the Saint"13 October 1968 (1968-10-13)

Guest cast: Reginald Marsh, Alan MacNaughtan, Stephanie Beacham, T. P. McKenna, Bruce Boa, Edward Brayshaw, Sheila Keith, Kenneth Farrington, Edward Kelsey

Ed Brown, a retired gangster, (Reginald Marsh) dies when his Rolls-Royce explodes. Charlie Lewis, Ed's business partner (Alan MacNaughtan) asks Simon to travel to Switzerland to break the news to Ed's daughter, Penny (Stephanie Beacham). Ed has recorded his will on film which sets four rival gangsters at each other's throats.
1024"The Desperate Diplomat"20 October 1968 (1968-10-20)

Guest cast: Suzan Farmer, Robert Hardy, John Robinson, David Cargill

Jason Douglas (John Robinson) and Simon were involved in an African terrorist campaign and the former has gone on the run from an African country with $0.75m of US aid money, possibly hiding in Switzerland. Douglas has a daughter, Sara (Suzan Farmer), and following a visit from Simon she unwisely chooses the car of Walter Faber (Robert Hardy) to take her to the police – but instead she is kidnapped. A Sinclair Micromatic Radio is used to provide a link between the captors and the Saint.
1035"The Organisation Man"27 October 1968 (1968-10-27)

Guest cast: Tony Britton, Caroline Mortimer, Tony Caunter, Simon Lack, Norman Bird, John Collin, Glynn Edwards, Douglas Ditta

Jonathan Roper (Tony Britton) has a mercenary army sourced from the best across the world being trained to high standards by Leander (Glynn Edwards) and Cable (John Collin). The Saint has to prove his competence by murdering Spode (Norman Bird). A pub called Battle Axes in Borehamwood is staffed by Kate Barnaby (Careoline Mortimer) to maintain a link with Simon once he has infiltrated the mercenaries and is unsurprised by his sudden appearance. Tony Caunter, as Mason, is finding it hard to maintain the requisite standards.
1046"The Double Take"3 November 1968 (1968-11-03)

Guest cast: Gregoire Aslan, Kate O'Mara, Denise Buckley, Michael Mellinger, Michael Robbins, Blake Butler, Martin Wyldeck, Geoffrey Morris

In transit to Beirut Simon changes planes in Athens only to be intercepted by Annabel to meet her employer Eugene Patroclos (Gregoire Aslan). Mr Patroclos has an unbelievable story that he is being impersonated by a doppelganger who is undermining his business activities and wrecking his deals as well as undertaking a number of illegal activities shipping drugs and weapons. The Saint is encouraged to return to London where he visits Fleet Street for information from the journalist Pat Hurst (Michael Robbins).
1057"The Time to Die"10 November 1968 (1968-11-10)

Guest cast: Suzanne Lloyd, Maurice Good, Freddie Jones, Terence Rigby, Linda Marlowe

It appears that someone wants the Saint dead – first a harmless snake left in his car and then a car is driven at him. Mary Ellen Brent (Suzanne Lloyd), a journalist, is with Simon for the first of these and is now penning an article on "The Saint and the Secret Slayer". Simon has a list of those recently released from prison whom he had a hand in sending down. One of them, Charlie Mason (Terence Rigby) is caught red-handed and apparently the going rate for killing the Saint is £200.
1068"The Master Plan"17 November 1968 (1968-11-17)

Guest cast: John Turner, Lyn Ashley, Burt Kwouk, Christopher Benjamin, Paul Greenhalgh, Brenda Kempner

At a noisy West End night club the Saint and Jean Lane (Lyn Ashley) are searching for her brother Tony (Paul Greenhalgh) who has been missing for three days. The club owner, Cord Thandrel (John Turner), does not want difficult questions and drugs Simon which means he can imprison Simon and Jean at the back of the club. Fish (Christopher Benjamin) is a somewhat dubious antiques dealer with links to Thandrel's illicit business activities.
1079"The House on Dragon's Rock"24 November 1968 (1968-11-24)

Guest cast: Anthony Bate, Annette Andre, Alex Scott, Mervyn Johns, Talfryn Thomas, Glyn Houston, David Garfield, Daffyd Havard, Peter Lawrence, Reg Pritchard

With quite a few establishing shots in Wales it feels less studio bound and the story also marks a diversion into sci-fi territory for The Saint who is investigating the disappearance of shepherd, Owen Thomas (Talfryn Thomas) who reappears with a torn coat and lash marks on his chest. The local residents think it is the supernatural but a nearby research establishment run by Dr Sardon (Anthony Bate) and his assistant and niece Carmen Grant (Annette Andre) is also raising suspicion.
10810"The Scales of Justice"1 December 1968 (1968-12-01)

Guest cast: Andrew Keir, Jean Marsh, Mark Burns, Gillian Lind, John Barron, Geoffrey Chater, Ronald Leigh-Hunt, Victor Maddern, John Boxer, Brian Badcoe

The Directors of Combined Holdings are being murdered after receiving a postcard warning that they are next, five have died in five months. Gilbert Kirby (Andrew Keir) receives a card indicating that he is next – on the day on which he becomes Lord Mayor of London. The Saint works with Kirby's daughter Anne (Jean Marsh) to protect him during the day. Victor Maddern appears as Jim Cowdry valet and driver to Sir John Mulliner.
10911"The Fiction Makers: Part I"8 December 1968 (1968-12-08)

Guest cast: Sylvia Syms, Kenneth J. Warren, Justine Lord, Philip Locke, Roy Boyd, Graham Armitage, Lila Kaye, Anthony Blackshaw, Roy Hanlon, Nicholas Smith, Tom Clegg, Ralph Ball, Richard Davies

Although originally edited and shown as two episodes this is not included in the ITV4 reruns of The Saint. The writer Amos Klein (Sylvia Sims) has written some interesting plots and they have been spotted by Warlock (Kenneth J Warren) who wants to enter a highly secret and secure complex, Hermitco, using names and characters based on the fiction of Klein plus the skills of the author to ensure a perfect break-in and escape. Due to mistaken identities Warlock thinks The Saint is the author and she is merely his secretary.
11012"The Fiction Makers: Part II"15 December 1968 (1968-12-15)

Guest cast: Sylvia Syms, Kenneth J. Warren, Justine Lord, Philip Locke, Roy Boyd, Graham Armitage, Anthony Blackshaw, Roy Hanlon, Nicholas Smith, Vincent Harding, Richard Franklin, Tom Clegg

See previous episode.
11113"The People Importers"22 December 1968 (1968-12-22)

Guest cast: Neil Hallett, Susan Travers, Imogen Hassall, Ray Lonnen, Kevork Malikyan, Ron Pember, Michael Robbins, Joan Newell, Julian Sherrier, Nik Zaran, John Garvin

Harry (Michael Robbins) has taken Simon Templar on an angling expedition when a 30ft motor boat passes them dangerously close. The only catch by the anglers is a dead body dropped from the boat as it passed. However some of the other illegal immigrants are unwell and the van transporting them has an accident leading to the capture of many of the individuals. The man recently deceased was working for the Pakistani High Commission in London.
11214"Where the Money Is"29 December 1968 (1968-12-29)

Guest cast: Kenneth J. Warren, Judee Morton, Sandor Elès, Derek Newark, Warren Stanhope, John Savident, Tony Wright

Simon Templar is tempted into a car with $1000 and a glamorous girl who take him to meet Ben Kersh (Kenneth J Warren) who offers him even more money – to prevent his daughter, Jenny (Judee Morton), from being killed. Kersh treats his assistant / office boy, Arnie Garnett (Warren Stanhope) quite badly. By the time this was aired Warren Stanhope had already appeared on Coronation Street whilst John Savident, who plays a special effects maestro here, would not appear there, I say, would not appear there, for some years yet.
11315"Vendetta for the Saint: Part I"5 January 1969 (1969-01-05)

Guest cast: Ian Hendry, Fulton Mackay, Peter Kristof, Derek Sydney, Gábor Baraker

First of a two-part episode based on the novel, Vendetta for the Saint . In a nightclub in Naples Simon witnesses a meeting between "Dino Cartelli" (Ian Hendry) and James Euston (Fulton Mackay) former colleagues at a bank who were once close friends. The subsequent death of Euston means the Saint commences an investigation into Al Destamio (Hendry) who resides on Capri where Simon is met by Lily (Aimi MacDonald) in a bright red MG. Later in Sicily Simon is driving the same bright red MG!
11416"Vendetta for the Saint: Part II"12 January 1969 (1969-01-12)

Guest cast: Ian Hendry, Rosemary Dexter, Aimi Macdonald, Finlay Currie, Fulton Mackay, George Pastell, Peter Kristof, Steven Berkoff, Gertan Klauber, Charles Houston, Steve Plytas, Edward Evans, Derek Sydney, Gábor Baraker, Eileen Way

See previous episode.
11517"The Ex-King of Diamonds"19 January 1969 (1969-01-19)

Guest cast: Ronald Radd, Isla Blair, Stuart Damon, Paul Stassino, Willoughby Goddard, Alan Rowe, Jeremy Young, Derek Smee, Hugh Morton

Arriving in Nice Simon is approached by a man who hands over a bright yellow open top Rolls-Royce. The story is very much secondary to the interplay between the Saint and Rod Huston (Stuart Damon – one of the Champions) as a test of the format which would apply to the forthcoming show The Persuaders! with which many of the team would be involved. The ex-King of Slavonia (Willoughby Goddard) is keen to win at cards tonight to pay for a revolution; Henri Flambeau (Ronald Radd) and his daughter Janine (Isla Blair) need to pay the bills whilst others just want to win big!
11618"The Man who Gambled with Life"26 January 1969 (1969-01-26)

Guest cast: Clifford Evans, Veronica Carlson, Jayne Sofiano, Steven Berkoff, John D. Collins, Barry Stanton, Iain Blair, Geoffrey Lumsden, Barry Andrews

Enjoying a somewhat solitary champagne picnic, the Saint is handed a box containing a mouse, Mimi, by a blonde and a number of men dressed as undertakers. He returns home to find a coffin containing a wax dummy of himself and another blonde Stella (Jayne Sofiano) who is the sister of Vanessa (Veronica Carlson). They are working with their father Keith Longman (Clifford Evans) to persuade Simon that death is not inevitable.
11719"Portrait of Brenda"2 February 1969 (1969-02-02)

Guest cast: Anna Carteret, Marne Maitland, David Prowse, Trevor Bannister, Harry Littlewood

Simon Templar finds the body of artist Alan Williams in his flat and a cryptic message relating to the late Brenda Stafford, Alan's sister. A phone call takes the Saint to a recording studio where singer Diane Huntley (Anna Carteret, much later Juliet Bravo) takes him to meet a guru (Marne Maintland). David Prowse would later become the Green Cross Code man and would turn down the opportunity to play Chewbacca to become Darth Vader.
11820"The World Beater"9 February 1969 (1969-02-09)

Guest cast: Patricia Haines, John Ronane, Eddie Byrne, George A. Cooper, William Wilde, Anthony Sheppard, Clifford Earl, Reg Whitehead, Bernard G. High

Testing a racing car built by George Hapgood (James Kerry) Simon has an accident when the brakes fail – as a result of deliberate damage. His cousin Justin Pritchard (John Ronane) and Kay Collingwood (Patricia Haines) have a competing car – which will win the prize and for which will Simon drive?

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