An elite department within Interpol, Department S inherited those cases which the other member groups had failed to solve. The brains of the group was Jason King (Peter Wyngarde), a ... See full summary »
McGill (known as "Mac") was a former U.S. intelligence agent based in London. After being thrown out of the agency for something he did not do, he finds his "false" reputation has preceded ... See full summary »
It's time for the annual London to Brighton antique car rally, and Alan McKim and Ambrose Claverhouse are not going to let their friendship stop them from trying to humiliate each other. ... See full summary »
Craig Stirling, Sharron Macready and Richard Barrett were agents for Nemesis, an international intelligence organization based in Geneva. Their first mission as a team was to investigate ... See full summary »
Jeff Randall and Marty Hopkirk are private detectives who specialize in divorce cases. Their long-running partnership seems to come to an abrupt end when Marty is killed by a hit-and-run, ... See full summary »
After leaving Department S, the hedonistic, womanizing dandy Jason King settled down to a full-time career of writing (trashy) Mark Caine novels. He philandered his way around the world, ... See full summary »
ITC produced far superior shows in comparison with the above. "The Baron" doesn't impress me on the whole.
The sets are almost non-descript, most of the stories are poorly written (apart from a few that are reasonable) and Steve Forrest makes for a thoroughly dull leading actor. He is bland and wooden, he displays precious little enthusiasm from one episode to the next.
Another problem with this show, is the time when production was shut down for a while. This achieved utter confusion when production had been resumed because of the sudden change in the regular cast. Talented character actor Colin Gordon made a handful of appearances but he gets written out altogether. I consider that to be a sizeable loss to the series as Colin Gordon had a good character to play. Sue Lloyd is irritating as the female regular, I never liked her.
Episodes with Peter Wyngarde, Mike Pratt and Patricia Haines have some good highlights in all fairness. It's a pity the others couldn't have been entertaining. The plots tend to drag along and there is a definite lack of creativity.
I only recommend this in short bursts. Otherwise, you might be disappointed
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