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The Baron: Complete Series 1 (1966-67)
From the same ITC stable that produced 'The Saint' and created by Robert Baker and Monty Berman, 'The Baron', whose real name was John Mannering, was a Texan rancher (purveyor of the Baron brand) turned fine arts dealer with exclusive establishments in London, Washington and Paris who was also a secret undercover agent for British Intelligence, helping them out whenever a crime took place involving valuable pieces. The series was initially designed as a replacement for 'The Saint' and became the first live action ITC series with instant US appeal by being filmed entirely in colour.
Nearly every episode of 'The Baron' featured Mannering involved in the world of antiques, whether trying to unmask a scheming insurance agent, trying to obtain rare collectibles, helping a friend who is being blackmailed and forced to sell her valuable collection or trying to sell a fake Renoir, the adventures took him from London to behind the Iron Curtain, from New York to Switzerland.
(Extract from www.televisionheaven.co.uk review)
Internet Movie Database: THE BARON
Television Heaven: THE BARON
Steve Forrest as John Mannering (The Baron)
Sue Lloyd as Cordelia
Each episode is approximately 50 minutes.
Episode 1: Diplomatic Immunity (28 September 1966)
Antiques and international diplomacy combine to take the Baron behind the Iron Curtain is search of a girl who has audaciously robbed him and is also of great interest to British intelligence authorities.
Episode 2: Epitaph for a Hero (5 October 1966)
The Baron is forced, against his will, to take part in a big-scale jewel robbery, even though it means betraying the man who won a medal for saving his life during the war.
Guests: Patricia Haines, Paul Maxwell
Episode 3: Something for a Rainy Day (12 October 1966)
Is a jewel thief entitled to the rewards of his crime after he has served a long-term prison sentence? In one case, at any rate, the Baron feels that such a man deserves the insurance company's reward for the recovery of the jewels. The outcome is unexpected and hair-raisingly dangerous.
Guests: Patrick Allen, Lois Maxwell, Derek Newark, Michael Gwynn, Ann Lynn
Episode 4: Red Horse, Red Rider (19 October 1966)
The Baron helps a great patriot who wishes to sell a million-dollar treasure to aid the rebel cause.
Guests: Jane Merrow, John Bennett, Sandor Eles
Episode 5: Enemy of the State (26 October 1966)
When the Baron is prevented from keeping a appointment with danger in Eastern Europe, Cordelia stands in for him and is arrested by Iron Curtain police as an enemy of the state, Virtually single-handed, the Baron instigates a daring plan to secure her release, and takes on the combined force of the opposition to carry it out.
Guests: Anton Diffring, John Abineri, Richard Carpenter, Joseph Furst
Episode 6: Masquerade (2 November 1966)
The most audacious robbery of all time is planned by a gang whose scheme involves murdering the Baron so that his double, helped by plastic surgery, can take his place. Told in two episodes, the first part shows how the Baron succeeds in making a switch which results in his having to impersonate himself
Guests: Bernard Lee, John Carson, Geoffrey Palmer, Yvonne Furneaux, Kenneth J. Warren
Episode 7: The Killing (9 November 1966)
The Baron has turned the tables on his captors - his impersonator is the one to have been killed, with the Baron now passing himself off as Eddie. Meanwhile, the Baron's assistant Cordelia, has also been kidnapped.
Guests: Bernard Lee, John Carson, Geoffrey Palmer, Yvonne Furneaux, Frank Wolff
Episode 8: The Persuaders (16 November 1966)
The Baron's assistant, David Marlowe, is kidnapped and held hostage in an effort to persuade the Baron to participate in a strange art swindle.
Guest: James Villiers
Episode 9: And Suddenly You're Dead (23 November 1966)
The Baron and Cordelia, on a business trip to Switzerland, foil a grim plan which could open up new horrors in a germ warfare.
Guests: Kay Walsh, Alan MacNaughton, Bernard Kay, Vladek Sheybal, George Pravda
Episode 10: The Legions of Ammak (30 November 1966)
A fantastic swindle is revealed when the Baron transacts a deal for an eccentric millionaire to buy a fabulous treasure from a foreign king who turns out to be an actor in disguise.
Guests: Peter Wyngarde, Kenneth Colley, Arthur Hewlett
Episode 11: Samurai West (7 December 1966)
When the Japanese owner of a valuable Samurai sword sells it to the Baron he not only incurs the wrath of his loyal servant but reveals himself as the former commandant of a prisoner-of-war camp.
Guests: Lee Montague, Raymond Huntley, Colin Jeavons
Episode 12: The Maze (14 December 1966)
The Baron loses 24 hours of his life when a girl stops him for a lift. What happened during the missing day?
Guests: Alan MacNaughton, Don Borisenko
Episode 13: Portrait of Louisa (21 December 1966)
The Baron steps into a web of blackmail and murder when a beautiful woman asks him to buy some valuable miniatures which have been in her family for generations.
Guests: Moira Redmond, Brian Wilde, Terence Alexander
Episode 14: There's Someone Close Behind You (28 December 1966)
A gang boss orders the death of the Baron after a big-scale robbery attempt and murder.
Guests: Philip Madoc, Mike Pratt, Michael Robbins
Episode 15: Storm Warning (4 January 1967)
Cordelia witnesses a murder on board a ship - and the Baron finds himself on a strange voyage when it is hijacked.
Guests: Dudley Sutton, John Woodvine, Derek Newark, Reginald Marsh
Episode 16: The Island (11 January 1967)
The Baron and Cordelia tackle a fantastic plot to steal a manned space capsule - a plan to snatch it from the air as it returns from space.
Has a valuable cameo a curse on it? Whether or not this is mere superstition, the Baron finds that is leads to a trail of tragedy when asked to buy it.
Guests: Peter Bowles, Hamilton Dyce
Episode 18: A Memory of Evil (25 January 1967)
The appearance on the British market of hidden Nazi art treasures leads the Baron to the tense drama of murder in the mountains, plus glamour among the glaciers.
Guests: Robert Hardy, Ann Bell, Edwin Richfield
Episode 19: You Can't Win Them All (1 February 1967)
The Baron takes on a big-time gambler, staking his own life against a man he knows to be a ruthless killer.
Guests: Sam Wanamaker, David Burke, Peter Bowles
Episode 20: The High Terrace (8 February 1967)
Two women disappear and have apparently nothing in common except money, but the Baron finds that both trails lead to a phoney religious order.
Guests: Max Adrian, Jan Holden, John Collin
Episode 21: The Seven Eyes of Night (15 February 1967)
The Baron gets an expensive surprise when he buys a valuable necklace from an attractive French widow, only to discover that she is not what she pretends to be and that he is the victim of an ingenious robbery.
Guests: Jeremy Brett, Christopher Benjamin
Episode 22: Night of the Hunter (22 February 1967)
After selling antiques and works of art for the wife of a deposed President, the Baron pits himself against a ruthless dictator who is trying to obtain the money made from the sale.
Guests: Derek Godfrey, Katharine Blake, Walter Gotell, Garfield Morgan
Episode 23: The Edge of Fear (1 March 1967)
A painting is stolen from the Louvre in Paris. Is it the famed Mona Lisa? The Baron is drawn into a nerve-tingling series of dangers when the thieves go to elaborate lengths to force him to examine it for its authenticity.
Guests: William Franklyn, Willoughby Goddard, Gerald Sim, Alan Wheatley
Episode 24: Long Ago and Far Away (8 March 1967)
The Baron has an unexpected and danger-laden journey into the jungle when his glamorous assistant, Cordelia, disappears when visiting South America on his behalf.
Guests: Barrie Ingham, Douglas Wilmer, Eric Pohlmann
Episode 25: So Dark the Night (15 March 1967)
Mysterious happenings in an old country house lead the Baron and Cordelia into an eerie web of intrigue, murder and revenge - with two girls facing hair-raising danger.
Guests: George Baker, Caroline Blakiston, Freddie Jones, John Franklyn-Robbins
Episode 26: The Long, Long Day (22 March 1967)
The Baron and a frightened girl are besieged by gunmen in a small Italian village
Guests: Peter Arne, John Bluthal
Episode 27: Roundabout (29 March 1967)
The Baron sorts out a dope smuggling racket in which he is very personally involved because his own Paris office is being used as a cover for the smuggling.
Guests: June Ritchie, Edwin Richfield, Annette Andre, Sandor Eles, Frederick Treves
Episode 28: The Man Outside (5 April 1967)
The loss of an historic ring unexpectedly leads the Baron to gangster drama in Scotland and an astonishing plan to wreck Britain's economy.
Guests: David Bauer, Paul Maxwell
Episode 29: Countdown (12 April 1967)
The Baron keeps a rendezvous with startling adventure. He doesn't know the man he is to meet and he doesn't know why he has been asked to meet him. Even before they meet he runs into danger.
Guests: Edward Woodward, Philip Locke
Episode 30: Farewell to Yesterday (19 April 1967)
The death of an airline steward reveals that he has been working for one of the largest art smuggling rings in history. In his possession was a medallion stolen from the Vatican. It is not only a job right up his street for the Baron - a girl involved happens to be an old friend of his.
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