The Baron

ITV (ended 1967)




Episode Guide


  • Season 1
    • Countdown
      Episode 30
    • The High Terrace
      The High Terrace
      Episode 29
      The Baron looks into the disappearance of a woman and investigates a bizarre religious order that she had been visiting. The leader of the cult orders the elimination of the Baron.
    • Roundabout
      Episode 28
      The manager of Mannering's Paris outlet is at the heart of a drug trafficking operation. The Baron tries to convince the gang that he wants a piece of the action.
    • The Man Outside
      The Man Outside
      Episode 27
      Attending the inquest into the death of a friend, the Baron spots someone else wearing his friend's ring. Investigating, he stumbles across a plot to flood the U.K. with counterfeit currency.
    • So Dark the Night
      So Dark the Night
      Episode 26
      Mannering goes to carry out a valuation but discovers that his client, a one-time bullion robber, has been murdered by a former accomplice looking for his share of the spoils.
    • Night of the Hunter
      Mannering has sold some valuable antiques on behalf of Madame Nicharos, wife of a South American president but secretly a sympathiser with the revolutionary movement. He and Cordelia go to deliver the proceeds in person, but they are tailed by her husband's agents.
    • Time to Kill
      Time to Kill
      Episode 24
      The daughter of the owner of a cursed cameo brooch tries to sell it to Cordelia, but is killed before they can complete the transaction. The owner himself is then murdered, and Cordelia kidnapped.
    • The Island
      The Island
      Episode 23
      With the ship arriving at the island to deliver its cargo, Mannering learns of the plot to steal an American space capsule. Via the ship's radio he alerts the US Navy of the plot. He and Cordelia escape and they must think up a plan to stop the robbery and hope that the Navy can get to them in time to assist.moreless
    • Storm Warning
      Storm Warning
      Episode 22
      The Baron and Cordelia are at the Macao docks checking a shipment of antiques. A missing crate leads to Cordelia witnessing a murder on baord a cargo ship. When she is held prisoner Mannering has to stow away on the ship. They meet an undercover CIA agent working as one of the crew who tells them about the ship's mysterious cargo and its secret destination. The CIA agent is killed and Mannering forced out into the open.moreless
    • The Edge of Fear
      The Edge of Fear
      Episode 21
      The Baron is asked to confirm whether the Mona Lisa hanging in the Louvre is genuine… but the world-famous painting is stolen.
    • The Seven Eyes of Night
    • There's Someone Close Behind You
      Mannering gets a tip-off that there will be a robbery at the Lynstead Collection. The police and the Baron lie in wait but one of the policemen is killed by the gang leader, Greg Wilde. Wilde is arrested for murder but his crooked solicitor tells him that all of the witnesses will be disposed of. Mannering escapes an attempt on his life but Wilde escapes from police custody and is out to get the Baron.moreless
    • The Long, Long Day
      The Long, Long Day
      Episode 18
      The Italian government ask the Baron to obtain a witness statement from a young woman who has gone into hiding after witnessing a gangster murder her sister.
    • The Maze
      The Maze
      Episode 17
      Mannering stops up to pick up a petrified girl in a country lane, as they drive away they are shot at and crash off the road. When he comes to, he keeps having flashbacks that feature weird objects but the police simply think that he is suffering from concussion. As he tries to retrace his footsteps, he is watched by a man with a gun who is determined not to let him near the house in which the girl is held hostage.moreless
    • Long Ago and Far Away
      Cordelia is arrested in South America following the disappearance of an explorer she had arranged to meet. The Baron flies in and uncovers a police cover up and a hidden stockpile of weapons.
    • A Memory of Evil
      A Memory of Evil
      Episode 15
      A young woman travels to London to see the Baron but is kidnapped before she can make contact. Mannering and Cordelia uncover a group of neo-Nazis who are selling off art treasures to finance their plans for European domination.
    • Farewell to Yesterday
      The Baron looks up an old flame and discovers that she is working for a major art-smuggling ring. She agrees to help him recover a nuumber of gold medallions that had been stolen from the Vatican.
    • Portrait of Louisa
      Portrait of Louisa
      Episode 13
      Louisa Trenton, an old friend of Mannering is in trouble. When she sells the Baron some rare family miniatures he offers his help but she declines. Later when she calls for his help he rushes to meet her in a London club only to find that she has been murdered. When he investigates he discovers that she was being blackmailed by her young lover. He is only the fall guy but as Mannering tries to find out who is the boss, more people are murdered.moreless
    • The Killing
      The Killing
      Episode 12
      The Baron has to convince Cordelia who he is, but he still has to play the part for his captors. He manages to get rid of Revell and the gang head to London. However, one of the gang is the best friend of the part Mannering is playing. After he's discovered, the Baron really has to steal the Crown Jewels.moreless
    • Masquerade
      Episode 11
      Mannering is invited by Sir Frederick Alton to his country home. When he enters the house he hears a woman crying for help. As he goes to help he's knocked unconscious. He wakes up to discover that he has a twin double. Mannering manages to change places with the double and his captors kill the man they belive to be the Baron. They then let him in on their plans to steal the Crown Jewels only for Cordelia to turn up at the wrong moment.moreless
    • You Can't Win Them All
      The Baron learns the location of the stolen Petrograd icons, but he is assaulted and robbed after recovering them from a safety deposit box. Mannering enters a game of poker at the Peerage club, where he plays for the stolen icons.
    • Samurai West
      Samurai West
      Episode 9
      The sale of a 5000-year-old Samurai sword gives the Baron trouble. When the seller, Asano, bumps into an old enemy, Norman Sterling, at Mannering's apartment, Sterling promises to avenge the treatment of him and his brother in a Japanese POW camp. After Asano is murdered, the Baron has to protect Sterling from Asano's loyal servant is out for revenge.moreless
    • The Legions of Ammak
      Mannering is asked by an eccentric millionaire to witness him purchase The Legions of Ammrak, a golden necklace that contains seven perfectly matched black pearls. The Baron identifies that they are genuine but David Marlowe notices that the seller, King Ibrahim, is wearing the wrong school tie. When Mannering realises that he's being duped, he has to recover both the money and the necklace.moreless
    • And Suddenly You're Dead
      The Baron and Cordelia are in Switzerland when they bump into Peter Franklin, an old friend of Cordelia. Franklin, who is a CIA agent, has stolen the latest strain in a deadly virus from the laboratory he was working in. When Franklin is killed, Mannering is in a race with Sorenson, the scientist who developed the virus, and Holmes, an unscrupulous character, to discover the whereabouts of the deadly bacteria.moreless
    • Enemy of the State
      An undercover British agent is caught in an Eastern Bloc country and names Mannering as his contact. The Baron and Cordelia are in the country to pass over some money. They are warner not to go to the rendezvous by Bradfield as it is a trap. Cordelia is caught and held by the police. Mannering has a plan to kidnap the head of the police but there is a double agent in the Bradfield house.moreless
    • Something for a Rainy Day
      The Baron does a deal with a scheming insurance agent to recover a £100,000 Aztec mask from an ex-con. However the former crook's gang leader has a different idea and will even hurt his one-time friend's daughter to get the mask.
    • Epitaph for a Hero
      Mannering attends the funeral of Jim Carey, a former army colleague. After receiving a message that Carey is still alive, Mannering agrees to go undercover for Templeton-Green. An elaborate plan to steal a $1m jewel is bad enough but becomes worse when Cordelia is used as a hostage to ensure that the Baron cooperates with Carey.moreless
    • The Persuaders
      The Persuaders
      Episode 3
      David Marlowe is kidnapped from Mannering's shop. For his release he must sell a false Renoir to Sir Robert Ellacott. Mannering calls on Templeton-Green for help. The Baron follows his orders and sells the picture but whilst visiting he meets Sir Robert's nephew Roddy and becomes suspicious. When Marlowe is stabbed by Roddy as he attempts to escape, the other gang members become nervous. Mannering has to meet Roddy with the ransom money to ensure that Marlowe isn't killed.moreless
    • Red Horse, Red Rider
      When Mannering gets a message to buy The Four Horsemen, he travels to Khakania, a country gripped in civil war. The Horseman are a famous statue worth over $1m. The money from the statue will help fund the rebel cause. The Baron tries to flee the country with the rebel leader's daughter and statue but is hounded by the secret police who are always one step ahead of him.moreless
    • Diplomatic Immunity
      After a robbery in his london shop, antique dealer John Mannering, a.k.a. the Baron, is persuaded by Templeton-Green to work for Diplomatic Intelligence. He travels behind the Iron Curtin and meets his contact Cordelia. They encounter a corrupt party member who attempts to frame them for the murder of his lover, the London jewellery thief.moreless