Episode #95 - 5-24

A Double in Diamonds

CAST:
Cecil Parker - Lord Gillingham
Anton Rodgers - Pierre
Yolande Turner - Kate
Ilona Rodgers - Mary
Ferdy Mayne - Nicholas
Tim Barrett - The Steward
Alan Haywood - Sgt. Knox
Brian Harrison - The Pilot

Directed by John Gilling; Screenplay by Harry W. Junkin, Donald & Derek Ford

STORY:
Simon is at a jeweler to buy some new cuff-links. He learns there that the jeweler is making a replica of Lord Gillingham's famous necklace.
Simon later attends a fashion show at Gillingham's house. Suddenly the necklace mysteriously disappears.
The Saint discovers that it's an insurance fraud by Lord Gillingham.

OPINION: All in all it's a bit confusing to keep track of the story - but it's a fun episode nevertheless!

NOTES:
* Cecil Parker already played opposite the Saint: 25 years earlier in the 1942 film "The Saint's Vacation"
* Ferdy Mayne also appears in Episode #20 "Iris", #28 "The Wonderful War" and #84 "Flight Plan"
* Yolanda Turner also appears in Episode #19 "The Work of Art"
* Tim Barrett also appears in Episode #63 "The Chequered Flag"
* Alan Haywood also appears in Episode #96 "The Power Artists" (same role)
* Brian Harrison also appears in Episode #102 "The Desperate Diplomat"
* It's a classic Inspector Teal episode - peppermints and all!
Note the cuff-links - a dream of every SAINT fan! (0:01)
  Note the stand-in for Roger at the fashion show and in front of Lord Gillingham's house.
Why does Ben the dealer tell the whole story about the deal with Lord Gillingham to Simon?
Uncredited, but here is another appearance of Ray Austin. (0:40) [Submitted by Wojciech Trojanowski]
There's a reflection of a person in the car's window. (0:42) [Submitted by Wojciech Trojanowski]
* Ben's shop could be the same as the pawnbroker's one in Episode #76  "The Helpful Pirate".

AIRDATE:
UK: 5th May 1967

GERMAN TITLE:
S.T. und der Diamantentrick

AVAILABLE ON:
* DVD (NTSC): AAE-70352 (2001)

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Last Updated: 04/02/2013