The Work of Art
Yolande Turner - Juliette
Alex Scott - Andre Grillot
Martin Benson - Major Quintana
John Bailey - Jean Bougrenet
Robert Cawdron - Sgt. Luduc
Manning Wilson - Inspector Quercy
Hamilton Dyce - Vladek Urivetsky
Hazel Hughes - Mere Lafond
Neville Becker - Lt. Prevost
Miki Iveria - Maria
Anne Sharp - Receptionist
Tom Naylor - Paul Fouchet
June Smith - Annette Dosterd
Directed by Peter Yates; Screenplay by Harry W. Junkin
Jean Bougrenet, the business partner of Andre Grillot, is working for the Algerian rebels but doesn't sell the expertly forged bonds that would bring them money. When confronted by Major Quintana about this Bougrenet gets murdered... but Andre Grillot is the prime suspect for Police Inspector Quercy because he had visited Bougrenet not long before the murder happened. Templar who is visiting Grillot's sister Juliette tries to help.
* Peter Yates is a movie director of films like "Krull" (1983), "The House on Carroll Street" (1988) or "An Innocent Man" (1989)
* Yolande Turner also appears in Episode #95 "A Double in Diamonds"
* Alex Scott also appears in Episodes #93 "Island of Chance", #107 "The House on Dragon's Rock", and #113/114 "Vendetta for the Saint"
* Alex Scott also appears in the first "The Persuaders" episode "Overture"
* Martin Benson also appears in Episodes #75 "The Reluctant Revolution" and #98 "The Gadic Collection"
* Robert Cawdron also appears in Episodes #4 "The Covetous Headsman", #42 "Jeaninne", #64 "The Abductors" and #90 "To Kill A Saint" (all: same role)
* Manning Wilson also appears in Episode #42 "Jeannine"
* The character of Inspector Quercy appears several times in the series although played almost every time by a different actor. It's Eugene Deckers in Episodes #4 "The Covetous Headsman", Manning Wilson in #19 "The Work of Art" and #42 "Jeannine" and John Serret in # 64 "The Abductors" and #90 "To Kill A Saint"
* Hazel Hughes also appears in Episode #35 "The High Fence"
* Neville Becker also appears in Episodes #12 "The Charitable Countess", #69 "The Saint Bids Diamonds" and #72 "The Queen's Ransom"
* Anne Sharp also appears in Episodes #7 "The Arrow of God" and #32 "The Lawless Lady"
* The same street side of the back lot was used for three different locations in this episode - the café scene at the beginning, Jean Bougrenet's flat and Mere Lafond's office.
* It's clear to see that both Roger Moore and Neville Becker are not in the later part of the fight scene (0:25). [Submitted by Wojciech Trojanowski] Notice the obvious cut from the actors to the stuntmen .
* I am pretty certain that this is still Roger Moore in disguise and not Tom Naylor (0:45).
UK: 31th October 1963
* DVD (PAL): Umbrella DAVID0251 (2003)
Last Updated: 01/22/2017