Episode #75 - 5-4

The Reluctant Revolution

Barry Morse - Victor Lawrence
Jennie Linden - Diane
Martin Benson - Sanchez
Peter Illing - President Alvarez
Gerard Heinz - Hortal
Michael Godfrey - Delgado
Peter Halliday - Vargas
John Garrie - Enrico
Louis Raynor - Pablo
Maria Roza - Consuela
Norman Florence - Morales
Clive Cazes - Sentry
Walter Randall - Head Waiter

Directed by Leslie Norman; Screenplay by John Stanton

At the airport of the South American republic San Pablo the identical looking bags of Templar and Diane Holbrook get mixed up. In his hotel Simon finds a gun in the bag. Soon Diane wants her bag back and the Saint is drawn into the revolution against corrupt President Alvarez. Diane wants to avenge her father on Alvarez' right hand Victor Lawrence. When she tries to shoot Lawrence Simon prevents that. They have to flee from the police and are rescued by the freedom fighters led by Hortal. They are not ready to overthrow the president yet but the Saint finds an easier way.

* Barry Morse was a regular cast member of "Space 1999" and also appeared in "The Fugitive" (the series).
* Jennie Linden also appears in Episode #68 "The Man Who Could Not Die"
* Martin Benson also appears in Episodes #19 "The Work of Art" and #98 "The Gadic Collection"
* Peter Illing also appears in Episodes #2 "The Latin Touch" and #69 "The Saint Bids Diamonds"
* Gerard Heinz also appears in Episodes #25 "The Sporting Chance", #69 "The Saint Bids Diamonds" and #76 "The Helpful Pirate" (not credited)
* Michael Godfrey also appears in Episode #44 "The Revolution Racket"
* Norman Florence also appears in Episodes #5 "The Loaded Tourist" and #54 "The Set-Up"
* Louis Raynor also appears in Episode #28 "The Wonderful War"
* Clive Cazes also appears in Episode #44 "The Revolution Racket"
* Walter Randall also appears in Episode #44 "The Revolution Racket"
* Moore actually had hit actor Peter Halliday on the mouth during one of the fight scenes causing his lip to bleed. More information here: Sir Roger answers your questions January 2009, Question 2. Update: Link now defunct, but the story is mirrored here in Peter Halliday's obituary on the Independent.
  Templar and Diane not only seem to have the same bag, they also seem to have identical hotel rooms - of course, it's the same set for both. They changed the curtains to make it look different. (0:03 and 0:07)
   The same car is used three times as three different cars in a very short timeframe. (0:18) The car is used again  - as two other cars - twice  later in the episode (0:34).
This is the same fake corridor painting as in Episode #72 "The Queen's Ransom" and #76 "The Helpful Pirate" (0:18)
The picture with the yellow sky was used in Episode #73 "Interlude in Venice" (0:25) and in Episode #75 "The Reluctant Revolution" (0:19).
You can hear someone say "That's enough", when the policeman is crashing through the door - maybe the director? (0:25)
   In this scene they practically only drive around two corners in the backlot - look at the bar with the Bistro awning - (0:34).
The double doors were frequently used as a set item in the colour episodes.

UK: 21st October 1966

* DVD (NTSC): AAE-70230 (2001)


Last Updated: 02/24/2018