Desmond Saunders is a British television director and film editor.
He has a long association with producer Gerry Anderson, having served as a director for the series Supercar (1961-62), Stingray (1964-65), Thunderbirds (1965-66), Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (1967-68), Joe 90 (1968-69) and Terrahawks (1983-86). Saunders was also production controller for Joe 90 and co-wrote one of the episodes, "Lone-Handed 90". He briefly worked as a production supervisor for The Secret Service (1969).
Elsewhere in television, Saunders had both production and post-production roles for The Protectors (1972-73).
His film editing credits are: RX for Murder (1958), A Woman's Temptation (1959), Escort for Hire (1960), Tarnished Heroes and So Evil, So Young (both 1961) and Voyage of the Damned (1976). He was sound editor for Floods of Fear (1959).