Louisa is being blackmailed by an unknown source. She is willing to even sale some prized antiques to Mannering. This sparks Johns curiosity, since he knew she would never in her right mind part with such treasures. The Baron reluctantly buys the antique but not without tell Louisa that he knew she must be in trouble. Louisa is yet again asked to bring some money to a drop off but this time she was prepared but not prepared enough. Louisa is found dead and the authorities believe it was a suicide due to her mental state the last few days. John just could not believe this and began his investigation. John uncovers a syndicate of criminals using young rich woman to blackmail. But who really killed Louisa.
This is a good story written originally for an episode of The Saint and sort of rehashed by Terry Nation to suit the Baron television series.. I am happy to see some great actors in this episode and the story does draw interest. There is an attempt at humour with by David Marlowe being hit on the head throughout the episode. A story of blackmail is always entertaining due to the lengths some people would go to to keep a horrible secret form being made public and the twist of a blood relative being at the helm makes this story quite entertaining. All in all a good episode.
Original Air-date: 24 February 1966
Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey
The Baron- Steve Forrest
Louisa- Moira Redmond
Jane- Jo Rowbottom
Sutton- Brian Wilde
Inspector Powell- Meredith Edwards
Nigel Brockhurst- Terence Alexander
Peter Langley- Mark Burns
David Marlowe- Paul Ferris
Sergeant Richards- Richard Owens
Beth- Lisa Thomas
The Barman- Leo Kayne
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