31 August 2003 | jeromekohl
Far the worst of an erratic series.
This second episode of LWT's disappointing 1989 series of The Saint, starring Simon Dutton, is far and away the worst of the six two-hour episodes. The unevenness of the series is largely due to the ill-advised decision to co-produce with different national companies (the Germans turned in the only really excellent episode, "Wrong Number"). The French casting in this case was particularly disastrous; most of the other actors were spared the humiliation of being associated with such a prize turkey when the decision was made to remove the cast list from the credits. However, the storyline is also impenetrable, the editing is clumsy and the cinematography may charitably be described as "uninspired".