The Saint Orchestra - Return of the Saint Theme

The theme for the classic UK TV show Return of the Saint, which starred Ian Ogilvy as Simon Templar AKA "The Saint".  The show was a revival of the classic show The Saint which starred Roger "the eyebrow" Moore.

Both shows had great themes, though the original is probably best known because of Orbitals update. However, as a little kid I remember dancing around my living room to the Theme from the updated Return of the Saint, so its kind of special to me. Plus It confirms I was damn funky even as a tiny kid (even if I do say so myself).

Anyway, behold the greatness that is the Steve Gray conducted "The Saint Orchestra" by listening below to the "Return of the Saint Theme" and as a bonus, the uber-funky and aptly named "Funko" which was the B - Side of the 45 single released in 1978 on PYE Records.


Zatoichi the Blind Swordsman On Joost

Internet TV network Joost which recently dumped its software application in favour of 100% browser based viewing carries a varied range of programming. In amoust the channels tagged retro tv, is a channel carries episodes from the classic Japanese TV series Zatoichi The Blind Swordsman which stars Shintarô Katsu as teh titular hero. Katsu played Zatoichi in over 20 movies and 100 tv outings. His real life brother Tomisaburo Wakayama, starred in the nearly as legendary Babycart / Lone Wolf and Cub / Shogun Assassin series of movies.

There are around 26 episodes available over at Joost running around 45 minutes each. I am not sure however which regions they are available in, as licensing restrictions continue to dog legal internet TV's abilty to really take advantage of the webs inherent world wide nature.

Watch the episodes of classic Japanese series Zatoichi The Blind Swordsman on joost.com


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