Episode #80 - 5-9

The Better Mousetrap

CAST:
Alexandra Stewart - Natalie Sheridan
Madge Ryan - Bertha Noversham
Ronnie Barker - Alphonse
Arnold Diamond - Colonel Latignant
Lisa Daniely - Milo Gambodi
Patrick Whyte - Bernie Kovar
Eddie Byrne - Tench
Aimee Delemain -  Lady Haverstock

Directed by Gordon Flemyng; Screenplay by Leigh Vance

STORY:
Simon is on holiday on the Côte d'Azur. Mysterious jewel thefts happen in Cannes. There seems to be an insider in the society who informs the thiefs about lucrative loot. Although the Saint is (as usual) suspected by Colonel Latignant all clues lead to beautiful Natalie Sheridan.

OPINION: This episode has my favourite female guest star: Alexandra Stewart. Unfortunately she didn't appear in another episode of "The Saint" (as so many others did).

NOTES:
* Arnold Diamond also appears in Episodes #26 "The Bunco Artists", #27 "The Benevolent Burglary", #48 "The Death Penalty", #67 "The Persistent Parasite" and #70 "The Spanish Cow" (every time the same role!). Diamond also appears in the episode "Five Miles to Midnight" of The Persuaders
* Eddie Byrne also appears in Episode #11 "The Man Who Was Lucky", #63 "The Chequered Flag" and #118 "The World Beater". He also had a role as General Willard in "Star Wars" (1977)
Look at the background in this car scene: it's just a drum with gold foil on it! (0:05)
  The rooms of Lady Haverstock and Templar are the same - look at the view from the window. (0:03 and 0:22)

QUOTES:
Colonel Latignant: "Do not confuse this argument with fact!"

Bernie Kovar: "You're an awful bore when you're drunk." Milo Gambodi: "And you're an awful bore when I'm sober!"

AIRDATE:
UK: 25th November 1966

GERMAN TITLE:
S.T. und die Juwelendiebe

AVAILABLE ON:
* VHS (PAL): ITC 1045 (1995)
* DVD (NTSC): AAE-70232 (2001)

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Last Updated: 02/17/2003