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Return Of The Saint (1978-79)
   
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RETURN OF THE SAINT
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 A Robert S. Baker Tribune Film for ITC Entertainment/ an ATV Company
A Robert S. Baker Tribune Film an ITC Production in association with RAI

Made on Location and at EMI Elstree Studios, Herts, England
Based on the characters created by Leslie Charteris.
Executive Producer Robert S. Baker

UK Crime Adventure series 1978-79  24 episodes x 60 min Colour

Starring:
Ian Ogilvy as Simon Templar

"The Saint" Movies (1938-54)  9 Theatrical Movies were made starring Louis Hayward, George Sanders & Hugh Sinclair

Almost a decade after The Saint (ITC)(1962-69) starring Roger Moore
"Return Of The Saint" returned to British television played by Ian Ogilvy.
Roger Moore moved on to co-starring with Tony Curtis in  The Persuaders! (ITC)(1971-72)
and playing James Bond in 7 films:
"Live and Let Die" (1973), "The Man With The Golden Gun" (1974) "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977),
"Moonraker" (1979) "For Your Eyes Only" (1981), "Octopussy" (1983) & "View To A Kill" (1985)

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ITV Network UK (Sep 1978 - Mar 1979)

1.1 [--] The Return of The Saint: THE JUDAS GAME
10 September 1978
Written by Leslie Charteris
Directed by Jeremy Summers
*
Starring: Ian Ogilvy as Simon Templar "The Saint"
Guest Cast:
Judy Geeson ..... Selma Morell
Richard Wyler ..... Algemon
Moray Watson ..... Buckingham
Mona Bruce ..... Dame Edith
Olga Karlatos ..... Vlora
Maurice Roëves ..... Willis
Marino Masé ..... Major Quirko
Venantino Venantini ..... Xexo
Carlos de Carvalho ..... Noli
Luciano Bartoli ..... Shehu
Ivan Tirapani ..... Non-Com Officer
The Saint sets out to rescue a female British agent, whom he was once romantically
involved with, who has been kidnapped and is being held by terrorists in the Alps

1.2 [--] The Return of The Saint: THE NIGHTMARE MAN
17 September 1978
Written by John Kruse
Directed by Leslie Norman
*
Starring: Ian Ogilvy as Simon Templar "The Saint"
Guest Cast:
Joss Ackland ..... Gunther
Kathryn Leigh Scott ..... Gayle
Sharon Maughan ..... Carmela
John Bennett ..... Colonel Ramon Perrez
Moira Redmond ..... Livia Moreno
Norman Eshley ..... Inspector George
John Bailey ..... Di Vallesi
Stanley Lebor ..... Dalby
Roy Evans ..... Dillon
Olga Lowe ..... Concierge
Juliette James ..... Margareta di Vallesi
Zienia Merton ..... Mila
Giorgio Bosso ..... Plump Policeman
Raul Newney ..... Young Policeman
Ève Karpf ..... Desk Clerk
Trevord Ward ..... Victor
Simon aids an Italian woman who has had a vision of her husband's death.

1.3 [--] The Return of The Saint: DUEL IN VENICE
24 September 1978
Written by John Kruse
Directed by Jeremy Summers
*
Starring: Ian Ogilvy as Simon Templar "The Saint"
Guest Cast:
Maurice Colbourne ..... Jed Blacket
Cathryn Harrison ..... Sally
Carole André ..... Claudia
Enzo Fiermonte ..... Guido
Armando Bandini ..... Luigi
Gisa Dorissa ..... Luigi's Wife
Paolo Veglianiti ..... Salesman
Piero Segantin ..... 1st Bodyguard
Nicholas Herdon ..... Waiter
Salvatore Pinto ..... Bell-Boy
Alfredo Michelagnoli ..... Barman
The daughter of one of Simon Templar's friends is kidnapped in order to lure Simon into a trap.

1.4 [--] The Return of The Saint: ONE BLACK SEPTEMBER (London)
1 October 1978
Written by John Goldsmith
Directed by Leslie Norman
*
Starring: Ian Ogilvy as Simon Templar "The Saint"
Guest Cast:
Prunella Gee ..... Leila Sabin
Garrick Hagon ..... Abdul Hakim
Stephen Greif ..... Masrouf
June Bolton ..... Yasmina
Martin Benson
Amos Mokadi ..... Col. Leon Garvi
Geoffrey Greenhill ..... Yakovitz
Aubrey Morris ..... Garton
Nadim Sawalha ..... Rahaman
Shango Baku ..... Caliban
Ron Tarr ..... Gorilla
Reuben Elvy ..... Stern
The Saint joins forces with an Israeli agent in order to track down and capture
an Arab terrorist who is on the loose in London.

1.5 [--] The Return of The Saint: THE VILLAGE THAT SOLD ITS SOUL (Santa Maria, Italy)
8 October 1978
Written by John Goldsmith
Directed by Leslie Norman
*
Starring: Ian Ogilvy as Simon Templar "The Saint"
Guest Cast:
Maurice Denham ..... Prince Lorenzo
Katia Christine ..... Sophia Castracane
Tony Calvin ..... Vincenzo
Clelia Matania ..... Francesca Manelli
Giancarlo Prete ..... Boldini, local police chief
Laura De Marchi ..... Dolores Streso
Loris Bazzocchi ..... Mayor Guzzi
Cyrus Elias ..... Moreno
Alba Maiolini ..... Signora Streso
Giovanni Baghino ..... Mario 
Marilù Prati ..... Boys Mother
Giovanni Cianfriglia ..... 1st Henchman
A murder investigation brings Simon to a remote Italian village which is ruled by a psychotic aristocrat.

1.6 [--] The Return of The Saint: ASSAULT FORCE
15 October 1978
Written by Moris Farhi
Directed by Peter Sasdy
*
Starring: Ian Ogilvy as Simon Templar "The Saint"
Guest Cast:
Kate O'Mara ..... Jeanette
Bryan Marshall ..... O'Hara
Burt Kwouk ..... Chula
Carolle Rousseau ..... Colonel Dibha
Neil Stacy ..... Randolf-Smith
Norman Bird ..... Morgan
Trevor Thomas ..... Cornelius
Eamonn Boyce ..... Wilkes
Timothy Morand ..... Francois
Jack McKenzie ..... Marek
Eric Young ..... Surinit
Anthony Chinn ..... Kuon
Jason Good ..... Policeman
Clifford Earl ..... Plainclothes PC
After saving the life of a young girl, Simon Templar finds himself pitted against the secret police
of a southeast Asian country.

1.7 [--] The Return of The Saint: YESTERDAY'S HERO
22 October 1978
Screenplay by John Kruse; Story by Roger Parkes
Directed by Roy Ward Baker
*
Starring: Ian Ogilvy as Simon Templar "The Saint"
Guest Cast:
Ian Hendry ..... Roy Gates
Annette Andre ..... Sandy
Gerald Flood ..... Cleaver
Matthew Ryan ..... Michael
Norman Eshley ..... Detective Caufield
Tony Vogel ..... Diskette
Rupert Graves ..... Prefect
John Rolfe ..... Doland
Tony Steedman ..... Brigadier Danvers
Charles Pemberton ..... Security Man
Simon Templar accidentally becomes involved in a British intelligence operation, after he spots a man
believed to be dead.

1.8 [--] The Return of The Saint: THE POPPY CHAIN (Camargue, France)
29 October 1978
Written by John Kruse
Directed by Charles Crichton
*
Starring: Ian Ogilvy as Simon Templar "The Saint"
Guest Cast:
Christopher Timothy ..... The Gent
Jenny Hanley ..... Sandi
Laurence Naismith ..... General Platt
Grégoire Aslan ..... Scorbesi
Zuleika Robson ..... Gent's Wife
Jonathan Burn ..... Dominic
Kim Fortune ..... Robbie
Patrick Jordan ..... Inspector Sullivan
Paul Gregory ..... Businessman
Anton Phillips ..... Doctor
The Saint infiltrates a drug ring that is being run by a mysterious man known only as `The Gent'.

1.9 [--] The Return of The Saint: THE ARRANGEMENT
5 November 1978
Written by Anthony Terpiloff
Directed by Peter Medak
*
Starring: Ian Ogilvy as Simon Templar "The Saint"
Guest Cast:
Carolyn Seymour ..... Lady Greer Stevens
Sarah Douglas ..... Sheila Northcott
Michael Medwin ..... Guy Northcott
Donald Pickering ..... Sir Trevor Stevens
Peter Burton ..... Doctor Evans
Sandra Dickinson ..... Girl at Airport
Jane Hayden ..... Aileen
David Healy ..... Hansen
Reg Lye ..... Lou
Ian McCulloch ..... Inspector Stone
Gregory Munroe ..... Otis
Edmund Pegge ..... Police Officer
Brian Pettifer ..... Bartender
Vikki Richards ..... Nina
The Saints ..... Punk Rock Band
When Greer Stevens suggests to Sheila Northcott that each woman kills the other's husband, Sheila does not take her
seriously until her own spouse is killed by Greer, who then tries to coerce her into keeping her side of the 'deal'.
Sheila turns to the Saint for help.

1.10 [--] The Return of The Saint: THE ARMAGEDDON ALTERNATIVE
11 December 1978
Written by Terence Feely
Directed by Leslie Norman
*
Starring: Ian Ogilvy as Simon Templar "The Saint"
Guest Cast:
George Cole ..... Fred
Anouska Hempel ..... Lynn Jackson
Donald Houston ..... Commander Denning
Ian Collier ..... Army Captain
Frank Gatliff ..... Loader
Gordon Gostelow ..... Parkinson
Brian Haughton ..... Telex Operator
Edward Lyon ..... Policeman
Peter Quince ..... Bomb Squad Officer
A man seeking revenge threatens to blow up London unless a sculptress is publicly executed.

1.11 [--] The Return of The Saint: THE IMPRUDENT PROFESSOR
19 November 1978
Written by Terence Feely
Directed by Kevin Connor
*
Starring: Ian Ogilvy as Simon Templar "The Saint"
Guest Cast:
Susan Penhaligon ..... Emma Bertlett
Catherine Schell ..... Samantha
Bill Simpson ..... Professor Edmund Bartlett
Anthony Steel ..... Boothroyd
Peter Childs ..... Cartwright
Godfrey James ..... Inspector le Beau
Richard LeParmentier ..... Demmell
John Moreno ..... Pierre
Simon Templar 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.

1.12 [--] The Return of The Saint: SIGNAL STOP
26 November 1978
Written by John Kruse
Directed by Ray Austin
*
Starring: Ian Ogilvy as Simon Templar "The Saint"
Guest Cast:
Ciaran Madden ..... Janie Lennox
Frederick Jaeger ..... Inspector Grant
Ian Cullen ..... Sergeant Taylor
Sabina Franklyn ..... Linda
Brian Glover ..... Plackett
Ralph Arliss ..... Malc
Kevin Selway ..... Smiler
George Sweeney ..... Ted
Royston Tickner ..... Billy Brayshaw
Heather Wright ..... Sally
No one will believe a former mental patient (Ciaran Madden) who claims to have seen a murder
through the window while a passenger on a train.

1.13 [--] The Return of The Saint: THE ROMAN TOUCH
3 December 1978
Screemnplay by John Goldsmith; Story by William Fairchild
Directed by Jeremy Summers
*
Starring: Ian Ogilvy as Simon Templar "The Saint"
Guest Cast:
Kim Goody ..... Michelle
Linda Thorson ..... Diamond
Laurence Luckinbill ..... Bruno Walters
Alina De Simone ..... Signora Marcello
Vito Domenighini ..... Paolo
Piero Gerlini ..... Inspector Petrucci
Selan Karay ..... Enrico
Massimo Sarchielli ..... Marcello
Andrea Smith ..... Nurse
Daniele Vargas ..... Capo
Franco Beltramme ..... Capo's Man
Simon Templar comes to the aid of a successful pop singer (Kim Goody) whose record producer is driving her too hard.

1.14 [--] The Return of The Saint: TOWER BRIDGE IS FALLING
10-Dec-1978
Written by Leon Griffiths
Directed by Roy Ward Baker
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Starring: Ian Ogilvy as Simon Templar "The Saint"
Guest Cast:
Fiona Curzon ..... Jenny
Alfie Bass ..... Sammy
Alan Browning ..... Henry
Neil Hallett ..... Andrew
Sam Kydd ..... Charlie Stewart
Paul Maxwell ..... Buzz Wepner
John Woodvine ..... Ray Dennis
Terry Duggan ..... Rex
Sally Lahee ..... Mrs. Stewart
Stanley Meadows ..... Inspector Ashton
Jackie Pallo ..... Terry
Jacki Piper ..... Sally
Johnnie Wade ..... Card Dealer
Thick Wilson ..... American Tourist
A woman asks Simon Templar for help in proving that her father was murdered by his business partner
when he found out the man was cheating him.

1.15 [--] The Return of The Saint: THE DEBT COLLECTORS (end credits verified)
17 December 1978
A Robert S. Baker Tribune Film / an ITC Production in association with RAI
Written by George Markstein
Directed by Leslie Norman
*
Starring: Ian Ogilvy as Simon Templar "The Saint"
Guest Stars: (not verified)
Mary Tamm ..... Gerri Hanson
Diane Keen ..... Christine Hanson
Anton Rodgers ..... Geoffrey Connaught
Geoffrey Keen ..... Sir Charles Meadley
*
Cast: (end credits verified)
Bob Sherman ........... Jimmy
Esmond Knight ......... Paul Hanson
Neil McCarthy ......... Bradley
Rosemary Dunham ....... Prison Governor
Lesley Daine .......... Maureen
Stephan Chase ......... Forbes
Marianne Stone ........ Wardress
Milton Cadman ......... Prison Guard
Chris Dillinger ....... Man No. 1
Cheryl Gilham ......... Girl in Negligee
Simon Templar comes to the aid of a woman trying to rescue her brother from drug smugglers.

1.16 [--] Return of The Saint: COLLISION COURSE Pt.1 THE BRAVE GOOSE (verified on film)
07-Jan-1979
A Robert S. Baker Tribune Film / an ITC Production in association with RAI
Executive Story Consultant, Peter Allan Fields
Screenplay by John Kruse
Directed by Cyril Frankel
Director of Photography, Frank Watts, B.S.C.
*
Starring: Ian Ogilvy as Simon Templar "The Saint"
Co-Starring:
Gayle Hunnicutt ..... Annabelle
Guest Stars:
Stratford Johns ..... George Duchamp
Derren Nesbitt ..... Inspector Lebec
Joe Lynch ..... Captain Finnigan
*
Cast: (end credits)
John Hallam ......... Bernadotti
Leon Lissek ......... Pancho
Edward Brayshaw ..... Oscar West
Michael Robbins ...... Beeky
Prentis Hancock ...... Vic
Wensley Pithey ....... Franklyn
Michelle Newell ...... Genevieve
Cyril Luckham ........ Coroner
Peggy Thorpe-Bates ... Mrs Cloonan
David English ........ Salesman
Synopsis:
Simon Templar'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.

1.17 [--] Return of The Saint: COLLISION COURSE Pt. 2: THE SIXTH MAN (verified on film)
14-Jan-1979
A Robert S. Baker Tribune Film / an ITC Production in association with RAI
Executive Story Consultant, Peter Allan Fields
Screenplay by John Kruse
Directed by Cyril Frankel
Director of Photography, Frank Watts, B.S.C.
*
Starring: Ian Ogilvy as Simon Templar "The Saint"
Co-Starring:
Gayle Hunnicutt ..... Annabelle
Guest Stars:
Stratford Johns ..... George Duchamp
Derren Nesbitt ..... Inspector Lebec
Joe Lynch ..... Captain Finnigan
*
Cast: (end credits)
John Hallam ......... Bernadotti
Leon Lissek ......... Pancho
Edward Brayshaw ..... Oscar West
Peter Brace ......... Crewman
Synopsis:
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.
Note:
The two part episode "Collision Course" was combined and is sometimes shown as a TV movie
called "The Saint and the Brave Goose".

1.18 [--] Return of The Saint: HOT RUN
21-Jan-1979
Written by Tony Williamson
Directed by Peter Sasdy
*
Starring: Ian Ogilvy as Simon Templar "The Saint"
Guest Cast:
Rula Lenska ..... Diana Lang
John Nolan ..... Corey
Lorraine De Selle ..... Maria
Barry Andrews ..... Hartland
Nikki Gentile ..... Karen
Struan Rodger ..... Ernest
In the ski resort of Cortina the Saint agrees to help ski instructor Diane Lang trace her brother's killer.

1.19 [--] Return of The Saint: MURDER CARTEL [verified on film]
28-Jan-1979
Produced by Anthony Pinner
Screenplay by John Goldsmith / From a Story by Moris Farhi & John Kruse
Directed by Tom Clegg
Director of Photography: Frank Watts, A.S.C.
Starring: Ian Ogilvy as Simon Templar "The Saint"
Guest Stars:
Britt Ekland ..... Laura
Don Powell ..... Lomax
Special Guest Star:
Helmut Berger ..... Vidal
*
(end cast):
Marne Maitland ..... Sheik Kemal
Roger Browne ....... Hendricks
Gigi Reder ..... Valerio
Heidy von Salversberg ..... Contessa Fardango
Karin Skarreso ..... Receptionist
Roberto Messina ..... Mario
Raffaele de Paolo ..... Assassin
Sergio Doria ..... Brown
Marco Stefanelli ..... Pietro
Mario Novelli ..... Gunman
Donald Tesdahl ..... Journalist
Franco Moruzzi ..... Carlo
Synopsis:
Simon Tempar goes undercover to infiltrate the 'murder cartel', a gang of professional assassins who are
threatening the life of the unpopular but influential oil sheik Kemal.

1.20 [--] The Return of The Saint: THE OBONO AFFAIR
4 February 1979
Written by Michael Pertwee
Directed by Peter Sasdy
*
Starring: Ian Ogilvy as Simon Templar "The Saint"
Guest Cast:
Thomas Baptiste ..... President Obono
Jack Hedley ..... Colonel Dyson
Muriel Odunton ..... Mora
John Atkinson ..... Jim Batley
Robert Gillespie ..... Fred Batley
Oscar James ..... Mombasa
Willie Jonah ..... The Killer
Marjie Lawrence ..... Rose
Paul Medford ..... Joey
Derek Newark ..... Wright
Jason Rose ..... Publican
Jerome Willis ..... Inspector Thornton
Simon Tempar is reluctant to help a tyrannical African president whose son has been kidnapped- while
visiting in London.

1.21 [--] The Return of The Saint: VICIOUS CIRCLE (end credits verified)
11 February 1979
A Robert S. Baker Tribune Film / for ITC Entertainment, an ATV Company
Screnplay by John Goldsmith; Story by Michael Armstrong and John Kruse
Directed by Sam Wanamaker
*
Starring: Ian Ogilvy as Simon Templar "The Saint"
Guest Cast:
Elsa Martinelli ..... Renata Lucci
Mel Ferrer ..... Dr. Paolo Brogli
Tessa Wyatt ..... Anna
Gianrico Tondinelli ..... Antonio
*
Cast: (end credits) (verified)
Luciano Pigozzi ...... Rotti
Brizio Montinaro ..... Benito
Guido Mannari ........ Franco
Stelio Candelli ...... Capt. Genarro
Massimiliano Baratta ..... Roberto
Silvio Laurenzi ........ Fabio
Dante Fioretti ........ Padrone
Simon Tempar suspects murder when a retired racing car driver is killed in an auto accident.

1.22 [--] Return of The Saint: DRAGONSEED (end cast only verified)
A Robert S. Baker Tribune Film / for ITC Entertainment, an ATV Company
25-Feb-1979
Written by John Kruse
Directed by Leslie Norman
*
Starring: Ian Ogilvy as Simon Templar "The Saint"
Guest Stars:
Sam Wanamaker ..... Domenico
Annamaria Macchi ..... Carla
Barbara Pilavin ..... Lucia
Shane Rimmer ..... Falco
*
Guest Cast: (end credits)
Greta Vayan ........... Inga
William Vanders ....... Captain George
Paolo Malco ........... Assassin
Fortunato Arena ....... Peasant
Andrea Occhipinti ..... Leo
Antonio Cascio ........ Bodyguard
Stefano Galantucci .... Steward
Geoffrey Coppleston ... Night Club Manager
Alessandro Romoli ..... Driver
Franco Chianese .... Man on Cliff
Synopsis:
Simon Templar suspects that a helicopter accident which killed a millionaire's son
was no accident and sets out to prove it.

1.23 [--] Return of The Saint: APPOINTMENT IN FLORENCE (verified on film)
A Robert S. Baker Tribune Film / for ITC Entertainment, an ATV Company
4-March-1979
Producer Anthony Spinner
Screenplay by Philip Broadley
Directed by Peter Sasdy
Director of Photography, Frank Watts, B.S.C.
*
Starring: Ian Ogilvy as Simon Templar "The Saint"
Guest Stars:
Stuart Wilson ..... Manfred
Carla Romanelli ..... Lea Bartoni
James Aubrey ..... Ingo
*
Guest Cast: (end credits)
Rodolfo Bigotti ........ Paolo
Niocole Stoliaroff ..... Gaby
Gaetano Russo .......... Karl
Giacomo Rossi Stuart ... Scheffer
Licia Dotti ............ Giselle
Bryan Pinero ........... Christian
Elio Marconato ......... Mario
Antonio Prester ........ Pietro
Tamara Triffez ......... Helga
Alberto Melis .......... Airport Clerk
Synopsis:
Simon Templar sets out to avenge the death of a friend who was killed by terrorists in Florence.

1.24 [--] Return of The Saint: THE DIPLOMAT'S DAUGHTER (final episode) (verified on film)
A Robert S. Baker Tribune Film / an ITC Production in association with RAI
11-March-1979
Screenplay by Michael Pertwee
Directed by Charles Crichton
*
Starring: Ian Ogilvy as Simon Templar "The Saint"
Guest Stars:
Lynn Dalby ..... Marie de la Garde
Murray Head ..... Pierre
Karl Held ..... Shriber
David Garth ..... French Ambassador
Weston Gavin ..... Mike
*
Guest Cast: (end credits)
Arto Morris ........ Louis
Jean Driant ........ Hotel Porter
Graeme Eton ........ Desk Clerk
Stacy Davies ....... 1st Customs Officer
Stanley McGeagh .... 2nd Customs Officer
Jeremy Anthony ..... Harbour Gendarme
Synopsis:
Simon Templar helps a woman rescue her brother who is being held by drug smugglers.

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