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The Baron 

TV-PG | | Crime, Drama | TV Series (1966– )
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Stories of an antique dealer who is really an undercover agent.
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Complete series cast summary:
Steve Forrest ...  John Mannering 'The Baron' 30 episodes, 1966-1967
Sue Lloyd ...  Cordelia Winfield 23 episodes, 1966-1967
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Stories of an antique dealer who is really an undercover agent.

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

20 January 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El barón See more »

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(30 episodes)

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Alias The Baron
4 September 2006 | by ShadeGrenadeSee all my reviews

I.T.C. made 'The Baron' as a follow-up to 'The Saint' series starring Roger Moore. Terry Nation, Dennis Spooner and Brian Clemens ignored John Creasey's books and invented wholly original plots. Some such as 'Storm Warning/The Island' had a strong 'U.N.C.L.E./Avengers' flavour. The casting of Steve Forrest as 'John Mannering' worked because there were no previous screen incarnations to judge him by. As per the books, Mannering owned an antiques shop in London, but was now a part-time agent for British Intelligence, headed by John Templeton-Greene ( Colin Gordon ), hence the scope of the plots ran from crime to espionage to mystery. The presence of luscious Sue Lloyd ( as 'Cordelia' ) further distanced the show from the Moore series. While 'The Baron' failed to replicate the success of 'The Saint' in the U.S.A., it remains an enormously entertaining show and the only screen incarnation of the character to date. It also has one of Edwin Astley's best theme tunes!


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