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The Baron (1966-67)
   Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Tom Alger, Rina Fox
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://www.us.imdb.com)

Network DVD
Incorporated Television Company Ltd (ITC)(Lew Grade)
ITC Entertainment Group, Ltd.
based on the character created by John Creasey
Executive Producers Robert S. Baker and Monty Berman
script supervisor Terry Nation
(ABC US Network 20Jan66-14Jul66, Thursdays 10:00pm)
(ATV Midlands UK 28Sep66-19Apr67)

UK crime adventure series 1966-67 30 episodes x 60 min color
Starring:
Steve Forrest
as John Mannering "The Baron"
with:
Sue Lloyd as Cordelia Winfield
and
Colin Gordon as John Alexander Templeton-Green
Paul Ferris as David Marlowe

Stories of an antique dealer who is really an undercover agent.

'The Baron' theme music by Edwin Astley

'The Baron' followed on from the success of ITC's 'The Saint' starring Roger Moore.

Background:
Steve Forrest later starred in the US police series  S.W.A.T. (1975-76)
as Lt Dan 'Hondo' Harrelson 1975-76 pilot + 34 episodes x 60 min color.

In the USA "The Baron" was a mid-season replacement for
The Long Hot Summer (TCF/ABC) (1965-66)
 on ABC Thursdays 10:00pm EST.

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 (ABC US Network 20Jan66-14Jul66, Thursdays 10:00pm)
(ATV Midlands UK 28Sep66-19Apr67)

[01] 20Jan66 ABC US Network Thur. 10:00pm
- unknown (series premiere, possibly "Enemy of the State")
[--] The Baron: ENEMY OF THE STATE
26Oct66 ATV Midlands UK
Starring: Steve Forrest (as John Mannering)
Guest Cast:
Anton Diffring ................ Jadwiga Szoblik
Michael Wolf .................. Albrecht
Joseph Fürst .................. Colonel Bucholz
John Abineri .................. Spinoza
Brian Phelan .................. Ernst Rishner
Richard Carpenter ............. Ronald Bell
Gary Watson ................... Colin Bradfield
Veronica Strong ............... Claire Bradfield
Synopsis:
Mannering and Cordelia travel to an Iron Curtain country to deliver
funds for an espionage operation. [TA]

[02] The Baron: RED HORSE, RED RIDER
prod. no. 3 - on US copyright notice
27Jan66 ABC US Network Thur. 10:00pm
19Oct66 ATV Midlands UK
directed by John Moxey
script by Terry Nation
Starring: Steve Forrest (as John Mannering)
Guest Cast:
Jane Merrow ................... Savannah
John Bennett .................. Salar
Frank Wolff ................... Miros
Edward Brayshaw ............... Shamir
Harold Goldblatt .............. Olmira
Sandor Eles ................... Alifa
John Byrans ................... Akro
Joan Blackburn ................ Ruth
Bruce Montague ................ Verdon
Synopsis:
In a fascist Mediterranean country, Mannering buys some sculpture from
Olmira, a wealthy and prominent anti-fascist who hopes to use the money
from the sale to supply his rebels with arms. [TA]

[03] The Baron: EPITAPH FOR A HERO
03Feb66 ABC US Network Thur. 10:00pm
05Oct66 ATV Midlands UK
Starring: Steve Forrest (as John Mannering)
Guest Cast:
Paul Maxwell .................. Jim Carey
Patricia Haines ............... Helga Sorenson
Astro Morris .................. Owen Davies
Nosher Powell ................. Charlie
William Lyon Brown ............ the gaunt man
Synopsis:
Jim Carey, who was decorated for saving Mannering's life during the war,
thinks that Mannering owes him a favor - such as arranging the sale of
a jewel collection that Carey and his gang plan to steal. [TA]

[04] The Baron: SAMURAI WEST
(a.k.a. "Samurai Sword")
10Feb66 ABC US Network Thur. 10:00pm
7Dec66 ATV Midlands UK
Starring: Steve Forrest (as John Mannering)
Guest Cast:
Lee Montague .................. Asano
Jeanne Roland ................. Samantha
Raymond Huntley ............... Norman Stirling
Larry Taylor .................. Yasugi
Colin Jeavons ................. Tom Sterling
Synopsis:
The former commandant of a Japanese prison camp is confronted by a
British industrialist who was imprisoned in that camp - and who has
sworn to take revenge on every Japanese who fought in the war. [TA]

[05] The Baron: SOMETHING FOR A RAINY DAY
17Feb66 ABC US Network Thur. 10:00pm
12Oct66 ATV Midlands UK
Script by Terry Nation
Starring: Steve Forrest (as John Mannering)
Guest Cast:
Michael Gwynn ................. Mark Seldon
Patrick Allen ................. Max Holder
Anne Lynn ..................... Anne Seldon
Lois Maxwell .................. Charlotte Russell
Derek Newark ................. Lucas
Synopsis:
Mark Seldon spent years in prison for stealing antiques, and now that
he's free, he plans to get them out of hiding so he can sell them to Mannering. [TA]

[06] The Baron: PORTRAIT OF LOUISA a.k.a. "Double Exposure"
24Feb66 ABC US Network Thur. 10:00pm
21Dec66 ATV Midlands UK
Script by Terry Nation.
Starring: Steve Forrest (as John Mannering)
Guest Cast:
Moira Redmond ................. Louisa Trenton
Terence Alexander ............. Nigel Brockhurst
Jo Rowbottom .................. Jane Benson
Brian Wilde ................... Sutton
Meredith Edwards .............. Inspector Powell
Mark Burns .................... Peter Langley
Synopsis:
Mannering suspects that his old friend Louisa Trenton is in trouble:
She is trying to raise cash by selling heirlooms she once said she'd never part with. [TA]

[07] 03Mar66 - ABC US Network Thur. 10:00pm
unknown (possibly "Diplomatic Immunity")
[--] The Baron: DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY
28Sep66 ATV Midlands UK
Starring: Steve Forrest (as John Mannering)
Guest Cast:
Dora Reisser .................. Eva
Michael Wolf .................. Kimitz
Robert Crewdwon ............... Lazlo
Frank Gatliff ................. Sforza
Claire Davenport .............. Anna
Synopsis:
A thief from an Iron Curtain country steals a precious miniature chair,
and Mannering has to recover it alone - Britain can't risk harming
relations with the thief's country. [TA]

[--] 10Mar66 ABC US Network Thur. 10:00pm - pre-empted for a special on Vietnam

[08] The Baron: THERE'S SOMEONE CLOSE BEHIND YOU
17Mar66 ABC US Network Thur. 10:00pm
28Dec66 ATV Midlands UK
Starring: Steve Forrest (as John Mannering)
Script by Terry Nation and Dennis Spooner.
Guest Cast:
Richard Wyler ................. Gregg Wilde
Jerome Willis ................. Insp. Thomas
Philip Madoc .................. Frank Oddy
Mike Pratt .................... Sheldon
Ken Parry ..................... Marty Cranwell
Norman Space .................. Stanley Merrick
Raymond Adamson ............... Inspector Watson
Peter Forbes-Robertson ........ Yeldham
Synopsis:
The murderer of a law officer sends his henchmen to eliminate the
prosecution's only eyewitness - John Mannering. [TA]

[09] The Baron: THE PERSUADERS
24Mar66 ABC US Network Thur. 10:00pm
16Nov66 ATV Midlands UK
Script by Dennis Spooner.
Starring: Steve Forrest (as John Mannering)
Guest Cast:
James Villiers ................ Roddy Harrington
Georgina Ward ................. Verity Montand
Ronald Hines .................. Upton
Charles Houston ............... Hollins
Virginia Stride ............... Sara
Martin Wyldeck ................ Sir Robert Ellacott
Reginald Jessup ............... Markham
Derek Benfield ................ scientist
Zaph Gladstone ................ Scott
Tony Thawnton ................. Lowery
Jennifer Clulow ............... Ann
Synopsis:
Mannering's assistant is kidnapped, and the criminals order Mannering
to raise the ransom money by selling a fake Renoir painting to one of his clients. [TA]

[10] The Baron: AND SUDDENLY YOU'RE DEAD
31Mar66 ABC US Network, Thurs 10:00pm
23Nov66 ATV Midlands UK
Script by Terry Nation and Dennis Spooner
Starring: Steve Forrest (as John Mannering)
Guest Cast:
Kay Walsh ..................... Ingar Sorenson
Alan MacNaughton .............. Larry Holmes
Vladek Sheybal ................ Reiner
Bernard Kay ................... Kruger
John Collin ................... Bishop
George Pravda ................. Insp. Strauss
Jerry Stovin .................. Peter Franklin
Synopsis:
Mannering and Cordelia are pursued by a woman scientist who thinks they
have a specimen of her new germ-warfare bacteria. [TA]

[--] 07Apr66 ABC US Network Thur. 10:00pm - pre-empted for a special on "Innovations in Education".

[11] The Baron: RUN WILDE, RUN WIDE (US title)
a.k.a. FAREWELL TO YESTERDAY (UK title)
14Apr66 ABC US Network Thur. 10:00pm
19Apr67 ATV Midlands UK
Starring: Steve Forrest (as John Mannering)
Guest Cast:
Sylvia Syms ................... Cathy Dorne
Patrick Bedford ............... John Cavendish
William Sylvester ............. Nick
Victor Maddern ................ Dino
Barry Shawzin ................. Marko
Synopsis:
Mannering is sent to Rome to recover priceless medallions stolen from
the Vatican Museum. [TA]

[12] The Baron: A MEMORY OF EVIL
<prod. no. 13 - on US copyright notice>
21Apr66 ABC US Network Thur. 10:00pm
25Jan67 ATV Midlands UK
directed by Don Chaffey
Starring: Steve Forrest (as John Mannering)
Guest Cast:
Ann Bell ...................... Nikki Holz
Robert Hardy .................. Curt Hoffman
Edwin Richfield ............... Heller
Frederick Bartman ............. Lucien Holz
Synopsis:
On a mountainside in Austria, Nikki Holz finds her father, wounded by
an assassin's bullet. Before he dies, Holz gives her a gold statuette
of an eagle - and tells her to take it to Mannering. [TA]

[13] The Baron: MASQUERADE
(a.k.a. The Man in the Looking Glass pt 1/2)
28Apr66 ABC US Network Thur. 10:00pm
02Nov66 ATV Midlands UK
Starring: Steve Forrest (as John Mannering)
Guest Cast:
Bernard Lee ................... Morgan Travis
Yvonne Furneaux ............... Selina Travis
Kenneth J. Warren ............. Fox-Stuart
John Carson ................... Revell
Geoffrey Palmer ............... Anstruther
John Barrett .................. ministry clerk
Frank Wolff ................... Frank Martin
Synopsis:
In response to a call from a client, Mannering goes to the man's
country estate - which appears to be run-down and deserted. [TA]

[14] The Baron: THE KILLING
(a.k.a. The Man in the Looking Glass (pt 2/2)
05May66 ABC US Network Thur. 10:00pm
09Nov66 ATV Midlands UK
Starring: Steve Forrest (as John Mannering)
Guest Cast:
Bernard Lee ................... Morgan Travis
Yvonne Furneaux ............... Selina Travis
Kenneth J. Warren ............. Fox-Stuart
John Carson ................... Revell
Geoffrey Palmer ............... Anstruther
John Barrett .................. ministry clerk
Frank Wolff ................... Frank Martin
Synopsis:
To prevent the jewel heist, Mannering poses as his criminal look-alike,
who was to have acted as a decoy. [TA]

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ABC US Network Reruns
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[--] 12May66 - re-run of "Red Horse, Red Rider"
[--] 19May66 - unknown
[--] 26May66 - re-run of "There's Someone Close Behind You"
[--] 02Jun66 - re-run of "Enemy of the State"
[--] 09Jun66 - unknown
[--] 16Jun66 - pre-empted for a news special on ESP
[--] 23Jun66 - unknown
[--] 30Jun66 - re-run of "And Suddenly You're Dead"
[--] 07Jul66 - re-run of "Diplomatic Immunity"
[--] 14Jun66 - re-run of "Something for a Rainy Day" (final re-run on ABC)


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The remaining 16 episodes were Syndicated in the US
together with reruns of the first 14

[15] The Baron: THE LEGIONS OF AMMAK
30Nov66 ITV ATV Midlands UK
Starring: Steve Forrest (as John Mannering)
Guest Cast:
Peter Wyngarde .... King Ibrahim/Roland Noyes
George Murcell .... Cossackian
Synopsis:
While negotiating to sell pearls for the King of
Ammak, Mannering begins to suspect that the king is an
impostor. [TA/RF]
(US syndicated broadcast: 1Feb69, WNEW-5, NYC, Saturday 7:30pm)

[16] The Baron: THE MAZE
14Dec66 ATV Midlands UK
directed by Jeremy Summers
Starring: Steve Forrest (as John Mannering)
Guest Cast:
Glynn Edwards .... D.I. Walsh

[17] The Baron: STORM WARNING
4Jan67 ATV Midlands UK
directed by Gordon Flemyng
Starring: Steve Forrest (as John Mannering)
Guest Cast:
Dudley Sutton .... Carlton
Reginald Marsh .... Captain Brenner
Derek Newark .... Baggio

[18] The Baron: THE ISLAND
11Jan67 ATV Midlands UK
directed by Gordon Flemyng
Starring: Steve Forrest (as John Mannering)
Guest Cast:
(no details)

[19] The Baron: TIME TO KILL
18Jan67 ATV Midlands UK
directed by Jeremy Summers
Starring: Steve Forrest (as John Mannering)
Guest Cast:
Peter Bowles .... Mendez
Geraldine Moffat .... Christina
Hamilton Dyce .... Vitale

[20] The Baron: YOU CAN'T WIN THEM ALL
1Feb67 ATV Midlands UK
directed by Don Chaffey
Starring: Steve Forrest (as John Mannering)
Guest Cast:
Sam Wanamaker .... Folkard
Reginald Marsh .... Forbes

[21] The Baron: THE HIGH TERRACE
8Feb67 ATV Midlands UK
directed by Robert Asher
Starring: Steve Forrest (as John Mannering)
Guest Cast:
Max Adrian .... The Chosen One

[22] The Baron: THE SEVEN EYES OF NIGHT
15Feb67 ATV Midlands UK
directed by Robert Asher
Starring: Steve Forrest (as John Mannering)
Guest Cast:
Jeremy Brett .... Walker

[23] The Baron: NIGHT OF THE HUNTER
22Feb67 ATV Midlands UK
directed by Roy Baker
Starring: Steve Forrest (as John Mannering)
Guest Cast:
Derek Godfrey .... General

[24] The Baron: THE EDGE OF FEAR
1Mar67 ATV Midlands UK
directed by Quentin Lawrence
Starring: Steve Forrest (as John Mannering)
Guest Cast:
William Franklyn .... Jordon

[25] The Baron: LONG AGO AND FAR AWAY
<no. 16>
8Mar67 ATV Midlands UK
directed by Robert Asher

[26] The Baron: SO DARK THE NIGHT
15Mar67 ATV Midlands UK
directed by Robert Tronson
Starring: Steve Forrest (as John Mannering)
Guest Cast:
George Baker .... Frank Ashton

[27] The Baron: THE LONG, LONG DAY
22Mar67 ATV Midlands UK
directed by Roy Baker
Starring: Steve Forrest (as John Mannering)
Guest Cast:
Peter Arne .... Navini
Eddie Byrne .... Murphy

[28] The Baron: ROUNDABOUT
29Mar67 ATV Midlands UK
directed by Robert Tronson
Starring: Steve Forrest (as John Mannering)
Guest Cast:
Edwin Richfield .... Delair
June Ritchie .... Jeanne Varda
Annette Andre .... Samantha

[29] The Baron: THE MAN OUTSIDE a.k.a. "Flight from Danger"
5Apr67 ATV Midlands UK
directed by Roy Baker
Starring: Steve Forrest (as John Mannering)
Guest Cast:
David Bauer .... Bruno Orsini
Paul Maxwell .... Dino Rossi

[30] The Baron: COUNTDOWN a.k.a "Crisis"
12Apr67 ATV Midlands UK
directed by Robert Asher
Starring: Steve Forrest (as John Mannering)
Guest Cast:
Harold Lang .... White
Philip Locke .... Compton

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