The Baron Episode 9: And Suddenly You’re Dead

And Suddenly You're Dead Title Shot

In a laboratory a powerful chemical weapon has been made that would change the entire world if it was to get out. A potential buyer has come in to see it but after making the deal, the virus is stolen by an American agent. When the agent is found dead when his car drove of a cliff, the suspicions are strong, so Mannering is set to find out whats up. John is obviously on the right trail because he finds himself knocked out. This chemical weapon being stolen creates a strife between all the potential buyers making a deadly playground for governments.

Personal Synopsis

Chemical warfare has long been a fear of many government and this story shows a wonderful example of hows these weapons can be made and distributed. This is a good episode with some wonderful fake german accents to emphasize the cold war fears of the time. I particularly like the philosophy of the scientists reasoning for the creation of such a horrible bacterial. The death scene of the scientist is frightfully wonderful.


Original Air-date: March 31st 1966

Directed by Cyril Frankel

Written by John Creasey and Terry Nation

The Baron- Steve Forrest

David Marlowe- Paul Ferris

 Ingar Sorenson- Kay Walsh

Larry Holmes- Alan MacNaughton

Reiner- Vladek Sheybal

Kruger- Bernard Kay

Bishop- John Collin

Inspector Strauss- George Pravda

Peter Franklin- Jerry Stovin

Neuman- Ernst Walder

Garage Attendant- Conrad Monk

You can Buy the DVD here:

The Baron DVD

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