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The Baron Episode 6: Masquerade

Masquerade Title Shot

The Baron is sent for, late in the evening to see Sir Frederick Orton but is left stranded in an abadoned house. Cordelia realises that John is missing after missing a few appointments. The Baron wakes up to notice he is trapped in the old house where he was stranded. Trying to find his way out John nearly gets caught and hides away in a room with his twin. Someone has performed plastic surgery on a criminal to look like John Mannering. Why is this? To be continued

Personal Synopsis

A tale of stolen identity using Mannering as the scapegoat. This story is a fun episode where Mannering must stop his face being used for the biggest crime in England. This part 1 of 2 episodes is a stirring story of greed and the lengths people would go to committing the act of crime.


Original Air-date: April 28th 1966

Directed by Cyril Frankel

Written by John Creasey and Terry Nation

The Baron- Steve Forrest

Cordelia- Sue Lloyd

Morgan Travis- Bernard Lee

Selina Travis- Yvonne Furneaux

Revell- John Carson

Frank Martin- Frank Wolff

Fox-Stuart- Kenneth J. Warren

Anstruther- Geoffrey Palmer

Ministry Clerk- John Barrett

Brooks- John Gill

Chauffeur- Peter Thomas

Receptionist- Lisa Thomas

You can Buy the DVD here:

The Baron DVD

The Baron Episode 2: Epitaph for a Hero

The Baron_Epitaph for a Hero Title Shot

One of Mannering’s old army buddies has died, in fact Mannering has him to thank for saving his life. However a mysterious meeting proves the death of his friend was just a ploy to get Mannering to join a heist. Mannering is compelled by Templeton-Green to join as an undercover agent to sabotage the heist of 1 Million dollars worth of jewel. Things go a rye when Cordelia is caught and used as a hostage. Mannering is stuck between a rock and hard place and must go through with the heist.

Personal Synopsis

The faked burial was enough to get Mannering’s attention especially with the almost necessary respect for a man whom saved Mannering’s life.  The overhanging debt for his life was dangled in front of him to persuade Mannering to help in the heist. It would all seem to simple but Cordelia has changed the plan. This episode is a fun watch but lacks real interest as the show progresses.


Original Air-date: October 5, 1966

Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey

Written by Terry Nation

The Baron- Steve Forrest

David Marlow- Paul Ferris

Cordelia- Sue Lloyd

Templeton-Green- Colin Gordon

Helga Sorenson- Patricia Haines

Jim Carey- Paul Maxwell

Owen Davies- Artro Morris

Charlie- Nosher Powell

The Gaunt Man- William Lyon Brown

You can Buy the DVD here:

The Baron DVD