Secret agent Steed, working for an unnamed branch of British intelligence, is teamed up with two partners to fight evil plots for world domination, dealing with suspended animation, biological warfare, robotics, and other threats.
A wealthy mystery man named Charlie runs a detective agency via a speakerphone and his personal assistant, John Bosley. His detectives are three beautiful women, who end up in a variety of difficult situations.
The Saint (Sir Roger Moore) is a modern day Robin Hood of sorts. He prevents criminals from succeeding . Where a reward is offered, or the criminals loot is not discovered or "lost", he keeps it to cover his expenses.Simon Templar must always stay one step ahead of the law. Fortunately, his wit, charm, and knowledge of a criminal's ways makes it a fairly easy task.Written by
A version of the car story seen elsewhere says that Jaguar were indeed requested to supply the (then new) E type as an ideal "typically British" steed for Simon Templar, also typically British in the early sixties, Jaguar were bedeviled with strikes and parts supply, and could not deliver on time. Commencement date was looming, and finally Sir Roger Moore volunteered his personal car, the now famed Volvo P1800. Although stylish, it was hardly the racy image needed (post-production gave it the exciting exhaust note). For Volvo, it was a godsend. The P1800 had been selling sluggishly in the UK, suddenly it was "cool", and sales skyrocketed, and as a result, production was extended past the formerly planned finish date. On the rare occasions the vehicle was actually on-location on real streets, it was technically illegal, as the "ST 1" licence plate was registered to another vehicle (the cops turned a blind eye). See more »
I'm 34, and watched Roger Moore as 'The Saint' shown on Cable TV by a Detroit station when I was in high school. He was cool, sophisticated, worldly (it was set all over the globe), and the shows were just plain entertaining in that classic 60's way. My father, who remembered 'The Saint' when it first aired in the early 60's, thought Roger Moore's Saint was a bit of a dandy and a 'fancy boy'. Why? I asked other men in that age group, here in The Great White North to comment, and got the same answer. A fancy, smart-guy, etc... The Saint was ahead of it's time, and the character was the first 'Metrosexual' in TV history, something that many macho head-game types of that era could not handle. Is my theory right, do some research and comment!
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