The Saint (1962–1969)
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The Careful Terrorist 

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A reporter friend of Simon's is callously murdered by a crooked union boss and it's up the Saint to bring him to justice.


John Ainsworth


Leslie Charteris (by), Gerald Kelsey (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »





Episode complete credited cast:
Roger Moore ... Simon Templar
David Kossoff ... Herman Uberlasch
Peter Dyneley ... Nat Grendel
Percy Herbert ... Hoppy
Alan Gifford ... Inspector Fernack
Sally Bazely ... Jenny Hallam
Gary Cockrell ... Lester Boyd
Robert Ayres ... Clinton
Nicholas Stuart ... Dr. Grant
Dorinda Stevens ... Verna
George Sperdakos ... Ricci
Jared Allen ... Telephone Repair Man
Clay Johns Clay Johns ... Floor Manager


Whilst in New York, the Saint watches his friend, reporter Lester Boyd, launch a television attack on corrupt union boss Nat Grindel. Shortly afterwards Boyd is killed when a bomb explodes in his apartment. The Saint takes up from where Boyd left off, threatening to expose Grindel. Grindel uses an eccentric inventor and killer, Herman Uberlasch, to dispose of the Saint by planting a double bomb in his apartment, the first of which he finds. Will he get to the second one in time? Written by don @ minifie-1

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Release Date:

18 October 1962 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Though this was taking place in New York, the television set in Grandel's apartment was a Decca and the one in Simon Templar's was a Bush "Deluxe Twenty Three". Both are British sets and would not work in the US. See more »


Nat Grendel: Verna, you're thinking again. That's not why I keep you around for!
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Careless Terrorist
12 April 2006 | by zeppo-2See all my reviews

Not the Saint we are used to from the many later episodes of this long running series. Here the Saint resides in New York, matches wits with the local American police force and has some halfwit help in what appears to be his manservant, Hoppy. Also, he is not adverse to using a firearm when required.

And worst of all, not one of the better stories either, very predictable and slow and somewhat out of character from what we became used to, still, this is only the third in the series and still finding the formula that worked so well over the intervening years.

A reporter friend of Simon's is callously murdered by a crooked union boss and it's up the Saint to bring him to justice and in this case, poetic justice. I assume this is based on one of Leslie Charteris novels and is probably what the Saint really should be like as he created the character! But it's not the Saint of the TV that we know.

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