Episode #104 - 6-7

The Double Take

Gregoire Aslan - Eugene Patroclos
Kate O'Mara - Annabel II
Denise Buckley - Annabel I
Blake Butler - Bainter
Michael Robbins - Pat Hurst
June Abbott - Girl in London Airport
Michael Mellinger - Hotel Clerk
Martin Wyldeck - First Man at Party
Geoffrey Morris - Second Man at Party
Rose Alba - First Woman at Party
Anne Godfrey - Second Woman at Party
Michael Pemberton - Egan (Footman)
Iain Blair - Chuck Spendelton

Directed by Leslie Norman; Screenplay by John Kruse

While on the Athens airport the Saint is intercepted under a pretext. He is taken to the millionaire Patroclos who claims that an impostor is interfering in his business. Templar doesn't believe him. As some thugs try to send him away he finally accepts the job and travels on Patroclos' instructions to London. It seems there is really a double - but which of the two Patroclos' is the real one? The Saint remains sceptic.

* Kate O'Mara also appears in Episode #87 "The Fast Women" and #91 "The Counterfeit Countess"
* Michael Robbins also appears in Episode #45 "The Saint Steps In" and #111 "The People Importers"
* Martin Wyldeck also appears in Episode #29 "The Noble Sportsman", #64 "The Abductors" and #78 "The Angel's Eye"
* Michael Pemberton also appears in Episode #96 "The Power Artists"
* Iain Blair also appears in Episode #116 "The Man Who Gambled with Life"
* One of the thugs who confront Simon in the Minos Temple is the uncredited Larry Taylor. He also appears in Episodes #20 "Iris" (uncredited), #30 "The Romantic Matron" (as Laurence Taylor), #51 "The Unkind Philanthropist", #66 "The Smart Detective", #72 "The Queen's Ransom" and #117 "Portrait of Brenda"
* Larry Taylor appears in the series "The Persuaders" in the episode "Chain of Events".
The stock footage of the starting airplane was also used in Episode #115 "The Ex-King of Diamonds". (0:00)
Not someone with sunglasses reflected in the glass window of the door. (0:02)
  Note the continuity error - the newspaper over the gun changes direction from one scene to the next. (0:08)
There is hardly noticable cut at the end of this scene. (0:13)
  The same paintings - with the same frames - hang in Patroclos' office in Athens and   in his house in London (0:14 and 0:37)
The wall ornament with the little door was also used in Episode #105 "The Time to Die".
  The double doors were frequently used as a set item in the colour episodes. In this episode they can be seen twice, once in a different colour and the first appearance of the Greek doorframe and also without the gold inlays.

UK: 3rd November 1968

S.T. und der Doppelgänger

* DVD (NTSC): AAE-70466 (2002)


Last Updated: 03/16/2018