The Baron Episode 7: The Killing

The Baron The Killing Title Shot

Cordelia is frightened by John because to her she saw him dead. John has to explain the switch to calm her down and assure her that he is who he says he is. Johns fear of being caught out is warranted when Revell becomes suspicious of him. Mannering had to act before anyone else became suspicious but there is a twist in the works.  An old friend of “Eddie”s  has been hired to work with the gang in the heist and John is left with acting like they were old friends.  Off to London to get the jewels but Eddie’s friend is not sold on Eddie being Eddie. Time is running out and now the Gang are using blackmail, in this case Cordelia, to force John to complete the heist as planned.

Personal Synopsis

This episode is part 2 of the first extended story for the Baron television series. I believe this format has allowed a greater depth to the stories development and we see the extent of the casts acting abilities. This story is an exemplary effort from the writers to create a great heist story that reaches the very top of English royal antiquities. There are indeed an ample amount of twists and turns to keep one intrigued for the duration of the show. The actors are superb and are familiar to anyone who enjoys classic british television.


Original Air-date: May 5th 1966

Directed by Cyril Frankel

Written by John Creasey and Terry Nation

The Baron- Steve Forrest

Cordelia- Sue Lloyd

Morgan Travis- Bernard Lee

Selina Travis- Yvonne Furneaux

Revell- John Carson

Frank Martin- Frank Wolff

Fox-Stuart- Kenneth J. Warren

Anstruther- Geoffrey Palmer

Castle- John Gabriel

Brooks- John Gill

Reynolds- Peter Thomas

Security Guard- Anthony Blackshaw

Security Guard- Paul Stanton

You can Buy the DVD here:

The Baron DVD

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