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Return Of The Saint

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Nine years after Roger Moore hung up his halo as The Saint for the final time (and moved on to become James Bond), ITC had one last stab at recapturing some of the former Saint glory.

Unfortunately, although Ian Ogilvy seemed quite a decent, talented and handsome chap – and looked uncannily similar to a young Roger Moore – he was no Simon Templar.

Ogilvy lacked the qualities that Moore had brought to the role in abundance (as did Val Kilmer many years later in the ill-conceived big screen version) and Return Of The Saint was never really a hit with the audience.

Simon Templar
Ian Ogilvy