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The Saint: The Queen's Ransom

Simon is persuaded to help a the wife of a deposed Middle Eastern ruler recover and transport some of her jewels, which are needed to fund a counter coup to regain control of their country.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x1
Airdate: Friday September 30th, 1966

Director: Roy Ward Baker
Writer: Leigh Vance
Story: Leslie Charteris
Screenplay: Leigh Vance

Alternate Airdates:

USA Aug 06, 1967
Germany Jul 24, 1970

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Guest Stars
Dawn Addams
As Queen Adana
George Pastell
As King Fallouda
Stanley Meadows
As Georges
Patrick Westwood
As Saleb
Neville Becker
As Mahmoud
Larry Taylor
As Mustafa
John Forbes-Robertson (1)
As Claude
John Serret
As Bank Manager (as Jean Serret)
Nora Nicholson
As Hortense
Gary Hope
As Major Aboukir
Peter Madden
As Farid
Andre Charisse
As First Gendarme (as Andre Charise)
Ernst Ulman
As Arab Servant

Maurice Good
As Fake Limo Driver
Romo Gorrara
As Thug Driving Van
Main Cast
Roger Moore
As Simon Templar
Episode Notes
This is the first episode produced in color, and features an updated theme song.

Episode Quotes
Simon: For the pampered rich who come to Motne Carlo, the urge is not only to get richer but to test their nerve against that remorseless adversary, luck. Now, in this room, the kings of chemin de fer meet head on. Like ex-king Falouda of Fadir. Millions of francs can change hands in a single night.

Other Episode Crew

ProducerRobert S. Baker
EditorBert Rule
Music EditorMichael Clifford
Camera OperatorRay Sturgess
Script SupervisorHarry W. Junkin
GafferSteve Birtles
Director of PhotographyPaul Beeson
Production SupervisorPeter Manley
Art DirectorAllan Harris
Post ProductionPhilip Aizlewood
Set DresserMichael Pittel
Camera AssistantArthur Lemming
Music ComposerEdwin Astley
Assistant DirectorGordon Gilbert (2)
ContinuityJune Randall
Casting DirectorG.B. Walker
Construction ManagerBill Greene (2)
Wardrobe SupervisorCharles Guerin
Make-up SupervisorGeorge Blackler
Created ByLeslie Charteris
Dubbing EditorJim Sibley
RecordistCecil Mason  |  Len Abbott
Original Theme & MusicLeslie Charteris
HairdressingElsie Alder
Warning: The Saint season 5 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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