The Saint

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The Saint is the nickname of the fictional character Simon Templar, featured in a series of novels and short stories by Leslie Charteris published between 1928 and 1963. After that date, other authors collaborated with Charteris on books until 1983

The first Saint TV series aired in the United Kingdom on ITV between 1962 and 1969. Templar was played by Roger Moore who drove a white Volvo P1800. He helps those whom conventional agencies are powerless or unwilling to protect, often using methods that skirt the law. Chief Inspector Claude Eustace Teal is his nominal nemesis who considers Templar a common criminal, but often grudgingly tolerates his actions for the greater good.

Return of the Saint is a British action-adventure television series that aired for one series in 1978 and 1979 in Britain on ITV starring  Ian Ogilvy as Templar. The rebooted series borrowed a few storytelling elements from its predecessor. Once again, each episode began with Simon narrating an introduction to set the scene for viewers, and each pre-credit sequence ended with an animated halo appearing above Templar's head as he was identified. In this series he drove a white Jaguar XJS.

 

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