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by Ian Dickerson
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: A Saint I Ain't - the biography of Leslie Charteris
Replies: 3
Views: 1032

Re: A Saint I Ain't - the biography of Leslie Charteris

I'm waiting to see how the film progresses before deciding on that...have other Saint books in the works though!
by Ian Dickerson
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: A Saint I Ain't - the biography of Leslie Charteris
Replies: 3
Views: 1032

A Saint I Ain't - the biography of Leslie Charteris

Just in case anyone's interested this is--finally!--available for pre-ordering.

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by Ian Dickerson
Sun Jul 17, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The most pointless person on television.
Replies: 9
Views: 1972

Re: The most pointless person on television.

Alexander Armstrong or Richard Osman surely?

Sorry. Someone was going to say it, so I thought it better be me...!
by Ian Dickerson
Sun Jul 17, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: ‘The Saint’ Again As a Possible New Franchise
Replies: 12
Views: 2073

Re: ‘The Saint’ Again As a Possible New Franchise

videoking wrote:Are they ever going to release the last pilot version that they made that had the Moore and Ogilvy cameos in it??? Pity if it was left to rot on a shelf somewhere.
Yes. or at least a TV movie-length version of it will be made available to networks shortly.
by Ian Dickerson
Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:31 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: ‘The Saint’ Again As a Possible New Franchise
Replies: 12
Views: 2073

Re: ‘The Saint’ Again As a Possible New Franchise

Don't forget she was in the 1943 film The Saint Meets the Tiger...
by Ian Dickerson
Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: ‘The Saint’ Again As a Possible New Franchise
Replies: 12
Views: 2073

Re: ‘The Saint’ Again As a Possible New Franchise

It's very easy to be optimistic this early in the prouction cycle but I've spoken at length to the producers and they're very keen to honor the original character whilst bringing it up to date. And the deal is such that they have a fairly tight window to get it in to production...
by Ian Dickerson
Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Lady on a Train 1945.
Replies: 20
Views: 2283

Re: Lady on a Train 1945.

I'm well aware of Bill Bryson's comments and I've never really bothered to respond to them because quite frankly, life is too short.... But in summary: Reclusive? Erm no. Or at least it's a very strange recluse who would make weekly visits up to London where he would visit publishers and friends, en...
by Ian Dickerson
Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:48 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Lady on a Train 1945.
Replies: 20
Views: 2283

Re: Lady on a Train 1945.

Film was released 17th August that year.

Charteris was fired from the film after a year in development, hence the final script by Beloin & O'Brien. But in his initial contract he kept the book rights, hence the publication.
by Ian Dickerson
Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:00 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Lady on a Train 1945.
Replies: 20
Views: 2283

Re: Lady on a Train 1945.

The book, written by Leslie, was published by the Shaw Press on Sept. 10th 1945.
by Ian Dickerson
Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:54 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Newreaders hang to the left?
Replies: 10
Views: 1866

Re: Newreaders hang to the left?

Yes, but it's nothing to do with reading from left to right. More to do with the infuence of Stealers Wheel; "clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right..."
by Ian Dickerson
Sun Oct 18, 2015 7:48 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Endemol and other ravenous beasts
Replies: 10
Views: 1559

Re: Endemol and other ravenous beasts

It depends on the company. Some, like Netflix, seems to be quite good at letting the creatives do what they've been hired to do. Others, who shall remain nameless, seem to want to refer every decision to a generic media executive who doesn't actually reside in the same country, and that's when thing...
by Ian Dickerson
Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:09 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The Saint starring Adam Raynor
Replies: 6
Views: 1260

Re: The Saint starring Adam Raynor

The pilot cost too much to make to sit on the shelf. You will get to see it, but how and when will only be decided once we know if the ITV plans are going to go ahead.
by Ian Dickerson
Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:53 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: TV Heck
Replies: 81
Views: 7330

Re: TV Heck

On the subject of bad CGI...have you seen the stuff in Castle where he allegedly goes abroad? Or rather so very obviously doesn't? It's unfortunately a real laugh out loud moment in what is usually a high quality show. I know it's all down to budget but it amazes me that we can come up with the tech...
by Ian Dickerson
Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The Saint
Replies: 34
Views: 4363

Re: The Saint

We're still in post production with it but the aim is to launch at MIP TV in Cannes this April with broadcast this Autumn.
by Ian Dickerson
Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The Saint
Replies: 34
Views: 4363

Re: The Saint

Dandy Forsdyke wrote:Is that the original Volvo?
Yes, one that Sir Roger Moore used to own and was used on his version of the Saint.
by Ian Dickerson
Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The Saint
Replies: 34
Views: 4363

Re: The Saint

It'll be HD.
by Ian Dickerson
Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The Saint
Replies: 34
Views: 4363

Re: The Saint

Both. We've got a lot of interest from both the UK and the US but everyone's waiting to see the pilot before making a commitment. Plus there's plenty of international interest as well.
by Ian Dickerson
Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The Saint
Replies: 34
Views: 4363

Re: The Saint

I loved Return of the Saint. Because of my age Ian was the Saint I grew up watching so for me he is the best TV Saint, whereas Roger's just some bloke called Bond.

It was Ian's show that lead me to the books and thirty-five years later here we are!
by Ian Dickerson
Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The Saint
Replies: 34
Views: 4363

Re: The Saint

First look at the new Saint and Patricia Holm now up at www.simontemplar.tv
by Ian Dickerson
Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The Saint
Replies: 34
Views: 4363

Re: The Saint

Mark C Bale wrote:Sir Roger was involved in the Val Kilmer SAINT movie too wasn't he.
Only doing a VO at the end. He didn't have an active role in the production.
by Ian Dickerson
Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The Saint
Replies: 34
Views: 4363

Re: The Saint

Doom Patrol wrote:Is this to be contemporary or a period piece?
Contemporary. We're having a hard enough time interesting networks in this. We got absolutely zero interest from anyone for a period piece.
by Ian Dickerson
Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The Saint
Replies: 34
Views: 4363

The Saint

More from deadline.com Buffy The Vampire Slayer alumna Eliza Dushku is set to co-star opposite Adam Rayner in The Saint, a backdoor pilot from Brad Krevoy’s film and TV production company MPCA. No network has been attached. Simon West is directing the pilot from a script by Jesse Alexander. Alexande...