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The Baron: :  -- An American living in London gets into danger as a valuable antiques dealer

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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
20 January 1966 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Stories of an antique dealer who is really an undercover agent.
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Cast

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Steve Forrest ... John Mannering 'The Baron' (30 episodes, 1966-1967)

Sue Lloyd ... Cordelia Winfield (23 episodes, 1966-1967)
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Series Directed by
John Llewellyn Moxey (5 episodes, 1966)
Roy Ward Baker (4 episodes, 1966-1967)
Cyril Frankel (4 episodes, 1966)
Robert Asher (4 episodes, 1967)
Jeremy Summers (3 episodes, 1966-1967)
Leslie Norman (3 episodes, 1966)
Don Chaffey (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Gordon Flemyng (2 episodes, 1967)
Robert Tronson (2 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Writing credits
John Creasey (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
Terry Nation (17 episodes, 1966-1967)
Dennis Spooner (14 episodes, 1966-1967)
Brian Clemens (2 episodes, 1966-1967)

Series Produced by
Monty Berman .... producer (29 episodes, 1966-1967)

Robert S. Baker .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Edwin Astley (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Cinematography by
Gilbert Taylor (13 episodes, 1966-1967)
James Allen (12 episodes, 1966)
Frank Watts (4 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Film Editing by
Derek Chambers (15 episodes, 1966-1967)
Peter Pitt (15 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Casting by
Anthony Arnell (29 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Art Direction by
Charles Bishop (29 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Makeup Department
Michael Morris .... makeup supervisor (21 episodes, 1966-1967)
Merwyn Medalie .... hair stylist / hairdressing (19 episodes, 1966-1967)
Helen Penfold .... hair stylist / hairdresser (11 episodes, 1966)
Gerry Fletcher .... makeup supervisor / make-up supervisor / ... (9 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Production Management
Johnny Goodman .... production supervisor / production manager (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
Philip Aizlewood .... post-production supervisor / post-production manager (22 episodes, 1966-1967)
Jeremy Saunders .... post-production supervisor (8 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Hough .... second unit director / second assistant director (29 episodes, 1966-1967)
Pat Kelly .... assistant director (17 episodes, 1966-1967)
Ken Baker .... assistant director (13 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Art Department
Bill Greene .... construction manager (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
Len Townsend .... associate art director (29 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Sound Department
Norman Coggs .... sound recordist (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
Len Abbott .... sound recordist (25 episodes, 1966-1967)
William Tout .... sound editor (19 episodes, 1966-1967)
Len Shilton .... sound recordist (5 episodes, 1966-1967)
Ken Rolls .... sound editor (5 episodes, 1966)
Jeanne Henderson .... sound editor (4 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Stunts
Peter Brace .... stunts (1 episode, 1966)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ted Hallows .... gaffer (29 episodes, 1966-1967)
Frank Watts .... camera operator (25 episodes, 1966-1967)
Malcolm Vinson .... focus operator (18 episodes, 1966-1967)
Roger Sharland .... focus operator (6 episodes, 1966)
Malcolm Vincent .... focus operator (5 episodes, 1966-1967)
John Winbolt .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laura Nightingale .... wardrobe supervisor / costume supervisor (29 episodes, 1966-1967)
Wallis .... wardrobe: Miss Sue Lloyd (14 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Music Department
Deveril Goodman .... music editor (29 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Other crew
Terry Nation .... script supervisor (29 episodes, 1966-1967)
Doreen Dearnaley .... continuity (19 episodes, 1966-1967)
Valery Norman .... continuity (11 episodes, 1966-1967)
 

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Runtime:
49 min (30 episodes)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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The first British made TV drama to be filmed entirely in color.See more »
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What was The Baron's Car?
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Duke of hazard, 7 March 2013
Author: jc-osms from United Kingdom

I know that my mark is nostalgia-influenced, but I really can't mark down any of the 60's ITC escapist adventure series as they were such a fun part of my childhood, watching classic shows like The Avengers, The Saint, Randall & Hopkirk Deceased, The Champions, Man In A Suitcase, Department S, The Persuaders and this.

Yes, The Baron is a minor-league Simon Templar, a globe-trotting adventurer with an unlikely cover as an antiques dealer who invariably ends up in some foreign intrigue, yes, the production values are fairly low, with studio-bound sets and stock footage of international airports dropped in to futilely attempt to convince the audience the locations are authentic but it's all shot briskly and efficiently, routinely delivering 50 minutes of easily digestible thrills and spills before the stirring theme music comes around again to signal the end (almost every ITC show and certainly the ones I mentioned above all had memorable theme tunes).

Steve Forrest, brother of Dana Andrews, lacks his sibling's personality and charisma but otherwise makes for an acceptable, well-dressed, chisel-jawed leading man while Sue Lloyd provided the glamour, parading the fashions of the day with no little humour, although she invariably is reduced to playing the damsel in distress, no Emma Peel her.

The Baron is a somewhat derivative and fairly light entertainment and probably wouldn't appeal much to anyone who doesn't, like me, remember first watching it on a black and white TV as a child in the mid-60's. But that child was me and decades later, I still can't bring myself to criticise it too much for all its derivation and lack of originality.

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