The Baron Episode 10: The Legions of Ammak

In London, Mr Cossackian withdrawals 3 million dollars from his bank, he is going to purchase the “Legions of Ammak” necklace. John Mannering is wondering why Ofeg and King Ibrahim would be making this transaction because Ofeg is a known miser and the King wouldn’t want to give up such a family treasure. Some clues even as small as a necktie at the meeting have caused the suspicion of the transaction being a hoax. Mannering finds out that an actor was hired to play the role of the King for the transaction but for what reason. There is corruption in the Kingdom of Ammak and the military is trying to overthrow the King and they will go to any length to ruin the royal family.

Personal Synopsis

This episode has one of my favourite actors of all time, Peter Wyngarde. I can’t say this is one of his best performances but it does show his ability to play different parts especially being used to Peters “Jason King” character. The story is a simple one in my opinion and not one of the strongest episodes in the series. The mystique of an unknown arab nation does stimulate some interest for me.

Starring

Original Air-date: November 30th, 1966

Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey

Written by John Creasey and Michael Cramoy

The Baron- Steve Forrest

David Marlowe- Paul Ferris

King Ibrahim/Ronald Noyes- Peter Wyngarde

Ofeg Cossackian- George Murcell

Colonel Ahmed Bey- Michael Godfrey

Mira Cossackian- Isa Miranda

Sirocco- Valli Newby

Dinny Brand- Kenneth Colley

Katherine Vale- Kerry Marsh

Hargraves- Arthur Hewlett

Bank Cashier- John Barcroft

Betty Francis- Angela Lovell

Abdullah- Jim Bolton

You can Buy the DVD here:

The Baron DVD

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