P414 Teletext 410 Apr13 21:06:10    ——————— (,/ ——————————————————————————— gHO'S THAT POLISHING HIS HALO? Val Kilmer and his co-star Elizabeth Shue will be in London's Leicester Square for the charity premier of the latest movie incarnation of The Saint. Makers Paramount say the £30 million movie is based on the novels by Leslie Charteris - not the '60s TV series The Saint, with his trademark stick figure and halo, has a long pedigree: he's been around since 1928! ——————————————————————————————————1/6—— by Serena Hennessy STRIVING TO BE A FEMALE MP p415 Lib Dem HRT Love Stars TV
P414 Teletext 416 Apr13 21:00:00    ——————— (,/ ——————————————————————————— gHO'S THAT POLISHING HIS HALO? Leslie Chateris, creator of The Saint, was 21 years old when he wrote the first book, Meet the Tiger. He had just come down from Kings College, Cambridge where he failed to get a degree. Instead he went on to write more than 50 Saint books with sales of more than 30 millionN Charteris died in 1993. The Saint is said to the inspiration for Ian Fleming's notorious James Bond. ——————————————————————————————————2/6—— Ghat's cooking in Jenny's kitchen? 417 IS LOVE IN THE STARS FOR YOU? p418 Lib Dem HRT Love Stars TV
P414 Teletext 416 Apr13 21:10:01    ——————— (,/ ——————————————————————————— gHO'S THAT POLISHING HIS HALO? It was actor Vincent Price who turned Leslie Charteris's Simon  Saint - into a household name when he played the part on radio. No fewer than nine Saint movies have been made. The first stared George Sanders as Templar in 1938. Charteris didn't think Sanders was right for his "dashing, debonair and devlishly handsome" hero. "Too heavy, sneering and lacking in charm," he said ——————————————————————————————————3/6—— Stay safe in the spring sunshine 413 TOTAL ENTERTAINMENT p400 Lib Dem HRT Love Stars TV
P414 Teletext 414 Apr13 21:10:01    ——————— (,/ ——————————————————————————— gHO'S THAT POLISHING HIS HALO? Val Kilmer will be the first big screen Saint for an amazing 44 years. Roger Moore, who played the part in 118 episodes on TV between 1962 and 1969, never played him on the silver screenN Ian Ogilvie took over from Moore in the TV series, followed by Simon Dutton. Former cinema Saints include Louis Hayward and Hugh Sinclair. French actor Jean Marais also played him. ——————————————————————————————————4/6—— ghat's cooking in Jenny's kitchen? 417 BIG SCREEN NEWS AND GOSSIP p461 Lib Dem HRT Love Stars TV
P414 Teletext 416 Apr13 21:11:00    ——————— (,/ ——————————————————————————— gHO'S THAT POLISHING HIS HALO? Novelist Leslie Chateris's hero The Saint has changed over the years. The original character was a gentleman adventurer on the wrong side of the law. He thought nothing of killing people - but that had to be toned down for the TV series. The Simon Templar of the 1930s thought the police were "bumbling dunderheads" and ran rings round them - but the TV Saint had to be nicer to boys in blue. ——————————————————————————————————5/6—— Big Screen: latest from Hollywood 461 FUN AND GAMES INDEX p150 Lib Dem HRT Love Stars TV
P414 Teletext 414 Apr13 21:04:10    ——————— (,/ ——————————————————————————— gHO'S THAT POLISHING HIS HALO? Val Kilmer - Simon Templar in the new film The Saint - will have to work hard to eradicate the indelible image of Roger Moore and that quizzical eyebrow! Paramount hopes to turn The Saint into the Indiana Jones of the next century, so Kilmer could have a long career ahead of himN That's if he doesn't turn his back on the part like he did with Batman... ——————————————————————————————————6/6—— Fun & Games 150 Total Entertainment 400 STAG NIGHT HORROR STORIES p411 Lib Dem HRT Love Stars TV