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The Baron Episode 24: Long Ago and Far Away

Long Ago and Far Away Title Shot

Cordelia is in South America to visit Senior Petrarca to inspect some Aztec finds that John may be interested in purchasing but suddenly the police are at the door and Senior Petrarca is gone leaving Cordelia with the wrath of the police. When Cordelia does not show up in Los Angeles as expected, John heads to South America to see what has happened to Cordelia. An old client is there but is obviously hiding information about senior Petrarca and Cordelia so John decides to head into the jungle. The jungle is filled with many mysteries including a secret coup ready to take place with stockpiled weapons at their ready. Senior Petrarca is shot trying to escape all while Mannering surveys the jungle for more leads into the whereabouts of Cordelia. Mannering will need to help Cordelia escape and avoid at all cost the destruction of the country.

Personal Synopsis

This episode shows the greed from an ex-ruler of a country trying to get his way back into power through might versus politics, a standard story in my opinion. I wish there was more creativity in creating names for these exotic locations for example with this episode in vague South America as a locale. This story compared to many of the episodes in this series actually has a possibility of being feasible when most have the air of fantasy that in many ways is the contributing factor to its cult status. This is a good episode with some notable stars in certain roles.


Original Air-date: 8 March 1967

Directed by Robert Asher

Written by Dennis Spooner

The Baron- Steve Forrest

Cordelia Winfield- Sue Lloyd

Roland Haswell- Barrie Ingham

Rafael- Douglas Wilmer

Ramon Petrarca- Alex Scott

Captain Heifetz- Eric Pohlmann

Joaquin Salvador- Paul Stassino

Gautier- Michael Forrest

Phillipe- David Swift

Eleanor Saumarez- Annette Carell

Gambler in El Hamra Bar- Barry Linehan

Bartender- Peter Hutchins

Lieutenant- Jonathan Elsom

1st Policeman- Conrad Monk

2nd Policeman- George Zenios

Airline Hostess- Janna Hill

You can Buy the DVD here:

The Baron DVD

The Baron Episode 3: Something for a Rainy Day

A crook has just been released from prison but not without sinister reasoning. This unsavory fellow has a treasure that he believes will set him and his daughter for life. The treasure is a prized Aztec mask along with other Aztec artifacts. Mannering is working for a crooked insurance agent to retrieve the lost/stolen aztec mask for the company but it isn’t just the insurance agency that wants the mask.  Mannering has  more to deal with when the daughter of the crook is used as bait to get the Aztec mask from the thief. It may take some trickery to get the treasures back in the right hands.

Personal Synopsis

This episodes starts off at the Wormwood Scrubs Prison which in real life has held some famous criminals and has been the location for a few television shows and movies. One could hope for Michael Gwynn’s character to win, since his persona garners up the sympathy of the viewer. Furthermore the other crook played by Patrick Allen causes me to despise him and his quest. All in all a good episode with an interesting twist of the crooked insurance lady.


Original Air-date: October 12, 1966

Directed by Cyril Frankel

Written by Terry Nation

The Baron- Steve Forrest

David Marlow- Paul Ferris

Cordelia- Sue Lloyd

Templeton-Green- Colin Gordon

Max Holder- Patrick Allen

Mark Seldon- Michael Gwynn

Anne Seldon- Ann Lynn

Charlotte Russell- Lois Maxwell

Benson- Billy Milton

Lucas- Derek Newark

French Lorry Driver- Julian Sherrier

You can Buy the DVD here:

The Baron DVD