Episode #96 - 5-25

The Power Artists

Pauline Munro - Cassie
George Murcell - Vogler
Tristram Jellinek - Finlay-Thorp-Jones
Peter Bourne - Perry Loudon
John Bown - Shard
Alan Haywood - Sgt. Knox
Charles Rea - Jack
Michael Pemberton -  The Policeman
Caron Gardner - Dolly Girl
Charlotte Selwyn - Dolly Girl

Directed by Leslie Norman; Screenplay by John Kruse

Simon visits the studio of modern artist Perry Loudon. He accuses the Saint of taking his girl friend away. Suddenly Loudon is killed and the Saint stunned. When Templar wakes up he hears police sirens - he has been framed. When chief inspector Teal arrives the dead body is gone... Simon makes the acquaintance of the artist Cassie who helps him to find the man who tried to blame a murder on him.

OPINION: Like its prequel Episode #88 "The Death Game" I don't like it very much. There's some good and pointed dialogue in it though. It grows really bad when all of the young people appear.

* originally titled "Powermonger"
* This is the sequel to Episode #88 "The Death Game"
* George Murcell also appears in Episode #69 "The Saint Bids Diamonds" and #88 "The Death Game" (same role)
* Alan Haywood also appears in Episode #95 "A Double in Diamonds" (same role)
* Caron Gardner also appears in Episodes #39 "The Saint Sees it through" and #109/110 "The Fiction Makers"
* Charlotte Selwyn also appears in Episode #102 "The Desperate Diplomat"
* Michael Pemberton also appears in Episode #104 "The Double Take"
* When you know the layout of the back lot it's funny how often they used it in this episode. Sometimes it's just on the opposite side of the street from the scene before.

Leslie Charteris: <<[...] is a typical John Kruse synopsis, and should make a good - and in this case very amusing - show. At this stage of development, I didn't find anything anything in the outline to criticize.>> (Barer, p.150)

Dolly Girl: "Hey, you're a model?" Simon: "No, I'm life-size!"

UK: 19th May 1967

* VHS (PAL): ITC 1041 (1992)
* DVD (NTSC): AAE-70352 (2001)

Last Updated: 03/06/2004