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




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Complete series cast summary:
 John Mannering 'The Baron' (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
 Cordelia Winfield (23 episodes, 1966-1967)


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

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Release Date:

20 January 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El barón  »

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(30 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The first British made TV drama to be filmed entirely in color. See more »


Referenced in The End of the Line? (2011) See more »

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But the real star was.....
8 April 2005 | by (Calgary AB Canada) – See all my reviews

One of the better British formulaic series with the near mandatory American lead actor. Steve Forrest portrayed a charming very Texan antique dealer/undercover agent living in England. Forrest provided a solid presence that allowed the show to appeal to the US audience but somehow The Baron did not gather the anticipated audience. Somehow in SWAT Forrest never seemed as complete a character as he did playing Mannering. I recall envying Mannering his wealth, sophistication but most of all I envied him the real star of this show: the unique, incomparable lead *car*. Mannering drove a Jensen Interceptor. It was years later that I saw in real life this wonderful Chrysler V8 powered Aston-Martin competitor and saw that The Baron and his car were perfectly matched, much more so than The Saint (Roger Moore) and his Volvo or The Saint (Ian Ogilvey) and his Jaguar XJS. Besides, these were commonplace compared to a powerful and elegant Jensen Interceptor.

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