The Baron

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The Baron is a British television series that was released in 1965-1966 by ITC Entertainment. This series is based loosely from a book series penned by John Creasey who introduced the character of John Mannering (The Baron). The Baron was actually the first live-action production for ITC Entertainment to be produced entirely in colour, likely for the American market. With 30 episodes, The Baron is one of only a few one season series that was produced by Lew Grades ITC.

John Mannering played by Steve Forrest is a big time antiques dealer and secret agent working for British Intelligence. His jet-set lifestyle and extensive knowledge of antiques makes The Baron the most likely candidate for trouble or to seek help. The Baron’s costar in form of the incomparable Susan Lloyd playing Cornelia Winfield, adds a touch of tenacity that the series would be lost without. Colin Gordon also costars as the poncy sounding John Alexander Templeton-Green or Head of British Intelligence.  Steve Forrest plays The Baron quite well, his tall stature and deep toned accent makes him imposing and his swagger adds to his believability. The backstory of Mannering fighting in World War II and being a part of the team that recovered art works post war, was an angle masterfully used in the time period where old soldiers from the second war have moved on and were going about their lives.

Terry Nation, a prolific writer for ITC Entertainment, is the Script Supervisor for The Baron, which comes out in the episodes tendency to be even a slight bit quirky.  The series has a dark “look” to it, and I mean this in a cinematographic sense and the theme music provided by Edwin Astley is a classic song for the genre with spy sound motifs including gunshots for effect.

Episodes

Season 1 /Episode 1 / Diplomatic Immunity

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Season 1 / Episode 2 / Epitaph of a Hero

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Season 1 / Episode 3 / Something for a Rainy Day

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Season 1 / Episode 4 / Red Horse, Red Rider

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Season 1 / Episode 5 / Enemy of the State

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Season 1 / Episode 6 / Masquerade

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Season 1 / Episode 7 / The Killing

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Season 1 / Episode 8 / The Persuaders

The Persuaders Title Shot

Season 1 / Episode 9 / And Suddenly You’re Dead

And Suddenly You're Dead Title Shot

Season 1 / Episode 10 / The Legions of Ammak

The Legions of Ammak Title Shot

Season 1 / Episode 11 / Samurai West

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Season 1 / Episode 12 / The Maze

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Season 1 / Episode 13 / Portrait of Louisa

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Season 1 / Episode 14 / There’s Someone Close Behind You

There's Someone Close Behind You Title Shot

Season 1 / Episode 15 / Storm Warning

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Season 1 / Episode 16 / The Island

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Season 1 / Episode 17 / Time to Kill

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Season 1 / Episode 18 / A Memory of Evil

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Season 1 / Episode 19 / You Can’t Win Them All

You Can't Win Them All Title Shot

Season 1 / Episode 20 / The High Terrace

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Season 1 / Episode 21 / The Seven Eyes of Night

The Seven Eyes of Night Title Shot

Season 1 / Episode 22 / Night of the Hunter

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Season 1 / Episode 23 / The Edge of Fear

The Edge of Fear Title Shot

Season 1 / Episode 24 / Long Ago and Far Away

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Season 1 / Episode 25 / So Dark the Night

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Season 1 / Episode 26 / The Long Long Day

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Season 1 / Episode 27 / Roundabout

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Season 1 /Episode 28 / The Man Outside

The Man Outside Title Shot

Season 1 / Episode 29 / Countdown

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Season 1 / Episode 30 / Farewell to Yesterday

Conclusion

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