The Saint was the television series in which Roger Moore starred during the 1960s. He was later cast as James Bond.
On a visit to the Soviet Union in November 1967, Ace anachronistically referred to Moore as the current James Bond during a conversation with her fellow Briton Markus Creevy. Creevy told her that Moore starred in The Saint while Sean Connery played Bond. (AUDIO: Thin Ice)
Owain Vine's mother would sometimes watch the show, leaving him to listen to football matches on his radio. (PROSE: The Forgotten Son)
A number of Doctor Who actors appeared in The Saint, including Patrick Troughton, Roger Delgado, Jean Marsh, Julian Glover, Nicholas Courtney, Anneke Wills, Richard Franklin and Kate O'Mara.