@JohnPhilpin I don't think you can beat the originals. The Brits might be able to remake some of the British shows but if Americans tried to do it, it would be a disaster. Imagine John Steed reimagined as a Rambo type character. Shudders With explosions everywhere. Even the Brits would be hard pressed: the British reserve of Steed, Peel or Drake is not what it used to be and that was part of what made these shows so compelling.
The Saint is interesting because it was a remake. Or at least a recycling of the character and they managed to pull it off, although I do like the old B-movie series as well.