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The Sentimental Agent Episode 3: Express Delivery

The Sentimental Agent_Express Delivery Title Card

Travelling through Poland, Carlos is harassed by the authorities far too often. Whilst being troubled he meets with Katrina whom is trying to escape the regime by heading to Vienna. After getting himself in trouble he begins to suspect that things are not what they seem with Katrina or with his own safety.  He decides to take the express train to Vienna to get out of this mess but does he?


Personal Synopsis

In a world of suspicious types, there may be nowhere to turn. Carlos is off again trying to get more business for his company when he becomes unnerved by the treatment he receives. His only solace is a young woman whom is trying to escaped from the terror as well. Finally fed up, he leaves for Vienna on the express train and has some suspicious followers.

Original Air-Date: Oct 12th 1963

Directed by Charles Frend

Written by Lindsay Hardy

Carlos Varela- Carlos Thompson

Katrina- Gabriel Woolf

Major- Patrick Magee

Anders- Gabriel Woolf

Priest- Donald Morley

Captain- Lawrence Davidson

Police Sergeant- Frederick Schiller

Man in Trenchcoat- Robin Chapman

Official- Philo Hauser

Hotel Clerk- Sandor Elès

Policeman on Train- Michael Goldie

Sergeant- John Stark

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The Baron Episode 16: The Island

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John and Cordelia are put under armed guard awaiting the captains orders. The only alternative for the captain is to kill John and Cordelia since the captain exposed the plans to take down a space shuttle. The SOS radio call that John made was overheard and the Macao authorities mentioned that Mannering got on the freight ship so the US authorities are now interested to see why the mystery. Mannering sees that his time may be nearly up and decides to try to make a break and the ships destination seems like the best option for escape. But first they have to elude the captors. On the island, the crew of the freight get to their intended purpose all while still sending out search parties for John and Cordelia. Mannering needs to find a way to thwart the plans of the captain and saves the lives of the astronauts in the space capsule. How will they be able to do it?

Personal Synopsis

The second episode in the two part series has all the elements of a great mystery. Its easy to see why ITC edited these episodes together for Baron movie. It great to see a show with ships, a rogue captain, the US space program and a hunt on a remote island. Brilliant!


Original Air-date: January 11, 1967

Directed by Gordon Flemyng

Written by Terry Nation

The Baron- Steve Forrest

Cordelia- Sue Lloyd

Bran Carlton- Dudley Sutton

Captain Brenner- Reginald Marsh

Calvin Baggio- Derek Newark

David Laver- David Healy

Inspector Ralph Nelson- Michael Hawkins

Willis- Warren Stanhope

Coleman- Roland Brand

Peters- Terence Mountain

Paul Millet- Jeffrey Wickham

Lt. Lang- William Buck

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The Baron Episode 9: And Suddenly You’re Dead

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In a laboratory a powerful chemical weapon has been made that would change the entire world if it was to get out. A potential buyer has come in to see it but after making the deal, the virus is stolen by an American agent. When the agent is found dead when his car drove of a cliff, the suspicions are strong, so Mannering is set to find out whats up. John is obviously on the right trail because he finds himself knocked out. This chemical weapon being stolen creates a strife between all the potential buyers making a deadly playground for governments.

Personal Synopsis

Chemical warfare has long been a fear of many government and this story shows a wonderful example of hows these weapons can be made and distributed. This is a good episode with some wonderful fake german accents to emphasize the cold war fears of the time. I particularly like the philosophy of the scientists reasoning for the creation of such a horrible bacterial. The death scene of the scientist is frightfully wonderful.


Original Air-date: March 31st 1966

Directed by Cyril Frankel

Written by John Creasey and Terry Nation

The Baron- Steve Forrest

David Marlowe- Paul Ferris

 Ingar Sorenson- Kay Walsh

Larry Holmes- Alan MacNaughton

Reiner- Vladek Sheybal

Kruger- Bernard Kay

Bishop- John Collin

Inspector Strauss- George Pravda

Peter Franklin- Jerry Stovin

Neuman- Ernst Walder

Garage Attendant- Conrad Monk

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