That would explain why he has a beard at the opening and closing sections and not in the middle, and why there is an FBI agent character who turns over the investigation to an unrelated character after the first couple of minutes (they never meet on screen) and then turns up at the close.
It is pretty bad.
I only watched it because I am mildly obsessed with the Saint (slight hint…there is a reason why I’m called Simon). They try to give The Saint an origin story with daddy issues and a legacy, instead of just having him as a scoundrel and a thief, but a nice one.
Ian Ogilvy and Roger Moore both turn up though. So there is that.