The Saint

Season 5 Episode 8

The Man Who Liked Lions

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Aired Unknown Nov 18, 1966 on ITV
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The Man Who Liked Lions
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Simon uncovers a strange cult that worships ancient Rome.

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  • 1960's Camp Classic

    10
    This episode borrows a bit much from the spy genre - namely because the plot runs complex enough to be confusing at times. This detail is not worth fretting over, for it yields a simply fantastic outing of The Saint; one of the few episodes with such entertainment value that it might have been stretched into a feature-length. I swear, it feels as if you're watching one of Roger Moore's humorous Bond outings. Better yet, this episode hasn't gone stale - as have the movies.



    Indeed, the highlight of this episode (spoilers ahoy!) is the completely over-the-top Roman orgy and sword fight. It's ridiculously campy in the very best way possible - Roy Ward Baker's directing is genius for maximizing the best out of every single scene in the episode for maximum effect (whether humorous, diabolical, or suspense). I dare anyone to find anything equally amusing and entertaining from any other era - or from the entire Saint collection.moreless
  • Laugh out loud funny. Peter Wyngarde (Jason King) and Roger Moore camping it up in turquoise and purple Roman mini togas at an orgy berating the effeminate state of the modern man! Not to be missed. Excellent scripting and dialogue. Priceless!moreless

    10
    Thank you ITV4 for showing such a rich clutch of 1960s cult tv. So far this has to be the best 'The Saint' episode so far. Laugh out loud funny at the antics of Roger Moore as Simon Templar complete with mechanicaL eyebrow and the magnificent Peter Wyngarde more commonly recognized as Jason King.



    (An astonishing fact is that he looks the same in both programs so I expect this is what he looked like at the time. I was convinced that hair was a wig and 'sun tan' out of a tin of mid-tan boot polish!)

    In case you haven't guessed, the star of this show, isn't Roger Moore it's Peter Wyngarde.



    Watching stylized Roman orgy scene at the end of the episode will result in you rolling about in a similar fashion in laughter, so I don't advise eating popcorn during this episode unless you intend to vacuum later the same day.



    They don't write 'em like this any more, and mores' the pity.moreless
Peter Wyngarde

Peter Wyngarde

Tiberio Magadino

Guest Star

Suzanne Lloyd

Suzanne Lloyd

Claudia Molinelli

Guest Star

Michael Wynne

Michael Wynne

Franco De Cesarie

Guest Star

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