Review All Things THE SAINT!

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  1. Doctor Omega

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    Memories, thoughts and opinions of this classic show and it's follow up, starring respectively Roger Moore and Ian Ogilvy....

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    Don't laugh but one of my favourites is Return of the Saint.
    Poorly received at the time, and not well thought of now, but I love it.
    Ian Ogilvy gives a new slant to Templar whilst being respectful to the original. Also lovely filming locations in Monaco, France Italy, rather than stock footage.
    Great guest cast as well, including Stephen Grieff, John Woodvine, Maurice Roeves, George Cole, Brit Ekland, Kate O'Mara, Mary Tamm, Frederick Jaeger, Judy Geeson, even Sam Wanamaker, and Prunella Gee, Susan Penhaligon, Jenny ' Magpie' Hanley
    My favorite episode is Duel in Venice with Maurice Colbourne. Worth checking out.
     
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    Yeah, I liked Return of the Saint too.

    Having said that though, while I could imagine Simon Templar being preparation for the Bond role where Roger Moore is concerned, I just could not imagine Ian Ogilvy making a totally convincing Bond, although I like him as an actor and he seemed to play the Saint well enough.

    I am not sure why Moore as Bond convinces me and Ogilvy doesn't, while both convince me as Templar! o_O

    On that note, was Ogilvy ever even considered for the Bond role at any point?
     
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    No I don't think Ogilvy was ever offered Bond. Like you I can't picture him in the role.
    Got all the Saint on DVD, very few turkeys in the 118 episodes. I've always felt the black and white years were better. The colour ones more or less are standard ITC fare, there was greater variety in the plots of the earlier ones.
     
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    Being a big fan of Roger Moore - in everything except James Bond - I was never able to accept Ian Ogilvy in the role. He just wasn't THE SAINT to me. The fact that it lasted for such a short period of time might indicate that I was not alone in these opinions.
     
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    If Ian Ogilvy had landed the role of 007, history might well view him as Roger Moore's stalker.

    Like you, I am also a particular fan of the black and white episodes of THE SAINT. they certainly seem to have more atmosphere and character than the colour ones.
     
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