Glamorous and interesting cars have always added to the pace, action and the sense of location of TV as well as being a succinct way of communicating the personality of the character driving the cars on screen. Nobody understood this better than ITC. This company, headed by the late Lord Grade, produced easily the most memorable action series of the sixties and seventies. It is best known for The Saint – featuring Roger Moore and the white Volvo P1800 – but ITC created an endless stream of one-hour programmes that cashed-in on the public taste for international intrigue, espionage and glamorous locations in the wake of the James Bond phenomena. Under the guidance of the shrewd, Montecristo puffing Lew Grade – surely the ultimate post-war showbiz impresario – the company was hugely successful: so much so that by the early 70′s their were only two countries in the world that were not running ITC programmes. The shows were often made on a tight budget because much of the money was spent paying the stars: Patrick McGoohan was the highest-paid man on television in the sixties.
Lots of stock footage was used: one particular scene showing a white MkI Jaguar careering off a cliff was used several times over in different series from the The Saint to Randall and Hopkirk
Source: Martin Buckley
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