The Baron

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  • TV-PG
  • 1966
  • 1 Season
  • 7.1  (315)

The Baron is a British adventure television series that originally aired from 1966 to 1967. The show follows the exploits of John Mannering, a suave and sophisticated antiques dealer who secretly moonlights as a spy and troubleshooter for the British government. Played by accomplished actor Steve Forrest, Mannering is a man of many talents. He is an expert in antiques and vintage cars, and also possesses a keen intellect and remarkable physical prowess. With his quick wit, suave demeanor, and exceptional skills, Mannering is the perfect candidate to take on the dangerous missions assigned to him by his government handlers.

Over the course of the show's two-season run, Mannering faces a wide variety of challenges and adversaries. He travels to exotic locales around the world in pursuit of stolen treasure, missing persons, and other high-stakes targets. Along the way, he must contend with ruthless criminals, determined spies, and even hostile governments.

Assisting Mannering in his adventures are a group of loyal allies. Just as skilled and resourceful as Mannering himself, his team includes his assistant Cordelia Winfield (Sue Lloyd) and his mechanic David Marlowe (Paul Ferris). Together, they form a formidable team capable of taking on whatever challenges come their way.

The Baron is a classic example of the spy genre that was popular in the 1960s. With its action-packed storylines, exotic locales, and cool and collected hero, the show is a must-see for fans of the James Bond franchise and other similar spy-themed shows and movies.

One of the show's strengths is its attention to detail. With Mannering's expertise in antiques and vintage cars as a central part of the show's premise, viewers are treated to a wealth of fascinating and obscure information about these subjects. From the intricacies of porcelain to the performance specifications of classic cars, the show is a treasure trove of esoteric knowledge.

In addition to its attention to detail, the show is also notable for its stylish production values. With its sleek camera work and striking visuals, The Baron is a feast for the eyes. The show features a number of beautifully shot scenes that take full advantage of the stunning locations and sets used in the production.

At its heart, however, The Baron is a show about a hero who always does the right thing. Despite the danger and risk involved in his missions, Mannering never wavers in his commitment to his country and his fellow citizens. He is a true patriot and a role model for viewers, showing that one person can make a difference in the world if they are brave and resourceful enough.

Overall, The Baron is a classic piece of British television that is well worth watching for fans of the spy genre or anyone who appreciates a well-crafted adventure story. With its compelling characters, thrilling action, and striking visuals, the show is sure to entertain viewers of all ages.

The Baron is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (30 episodes). The series first aired on September 28, 1966.

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Farewell To Yesterday
30. Farewell To Yesterday
April 19, 1967
The Baron seeks to help his ex girlfriend recover some stolen gold medallions.
29. Countdown
April 12, 1967
The Baron heads into danger when he is asked to meet a man he knows nothing about.
The Man Outside
28. The Man Outside
April 5, 1967
The Baron discovers a plan to flood Britain with counterfeit money.
27. Roundabout
March 29, 1967
The Baron discovers that his Paris shop is being used for drug trafficking.
The Long, Long Day
26. The Long, Long Day
March 22, 1967
The Baron finds himself mixed up with Mafia mobsters in Italy.
So Dark The Night
25. So Dark The Night
March 15, 1967
The Baron finds the owner of a country home murdered and his daughter alone and petrified.
Long Ago And Far Away
24. Long Ago And Far Away
March 8, 1967
Cordelia flies to South America to meet an explorer.
The Edge Of Fear
23. The Edge Of Fear
March 1, 1967
Members of the criminal underworld seek the Baron's expertise on a painting.
Night Of The Hunter
22. Night Of The Hunter
February 22, 1967
The Baron has sold antiques on behalf of a revolutionary group.
The Seven Eyes Of The Night
21. The Seven Eyes Of The Night
February 15, 1967
The Baron buys an expensive necklace - and then discovers that he has been duped.
The High Terrace
20. The High Terrace
February 8, 1967
A mysterious suicide leads the Baron to investigate the disappearance of Phyllis Thornton.
You Can't Win Them All
19. You Can't Win Them All
February 1, 1967
The Baron visits a small-time crook in prison to find the stolen Petrograd icons.
A Memory Of Evil
18. A Memory Of Evil
January 25, 1967
Mannering and Cordelia travel to Austria where they find a fanatical Nazi regime.
Time To Kill
17. Time To Kill
January 18, 1967
An unlucky brooch spells trouble for Mannering and Cordelia.
The Island
16. The Island
January 11, 1967
Mannering learns of the plot to steal an American space capsule.
Storm Warning
15. Storm Warning
January 4, 1967
A missing crate leads to Cordelia witnessing a murder on board a cargo ship.
There's Someone Close Behind You
14. There's Someone Close Behind You
December 28, 1966
The murderer of an officer sends his henchmen to eliminate the prosecution's eyewitness.
Portrait Of Louisa
13. Portrait Of Louisa
December 21, 1966
Mannering suspects that his old friend Louisa Trenton is in trouble.
The Maze
12. The Maze
December 14, 1966
Mannering stops his car to pick up a petrified girl in a country lane.
Samurai West
11. Samurai West
December 7, 1966
The sale of a 5000 year old Samurai sword gives the Baron trouble.
The Legions Of Ammak
10. The Legions Of Ammak
November 30, 1966
An eccentric millionaire asks Mannering to witness him purchasing The Legions of Ammak.
And Suddenly You're Dead
9. And Suddenly You're Dead
November 23, 1966
Mannering and Cordelia are pursued by a woman scientist.
The Persuaders
8. The Persuaders
November 16, 1966
Mannering calls on Templeton-Green for help.
The Killing
7. The Killing
November 9, 1966
To prevent a robbery, Mannering poses as his double who was to have acted as a decoy.
6. Masquerade
November 2, 1966
After being knocked unconscious, Mannering wakes to find he now has a double.
Enemy Of The State
5. Enemy Of The State
October 26, 1966
Mannering and Cordelia travel to an Iron Curtain country for an espionage operation.
Red Horse, Red Rider
4. Red Horse, Red Rider
October 19, 1966
The Baron urgently needs to sell a valuable statue to raise money for the rebel cause.
Something For A Rainy Day
3. Something For A Rainy Day
October 12, 1966
The Baron agrees a deal to recover a 100,000 pounds Aztec mask from an ex-convict.
Epitaph For A Hero
2. Epitaph For A Hero
October 5, 1966
Mannering attends the funeral of Jim Carey, a former army colleague.
Diplomatic Immunity
1. Diplomatic Immunity
September 28, 1966
John Mannering, The Baron, is persuaded to work for Diplomatic Intelligence.
Where to Watch The Baron
The Baron is available for streaming on the BritBox website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Baron on demand at Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    September 28, 1966
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (315)