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The Adventures of Sir Lancelot Episode 16: The Ruby of Radnor

The Ruby of Radnor Title Shot

An exhibit of the royal jewels is made complete by the Ruby of Radnor and will be ready for display. However when the treasure is stolen Lancelot is sent to investigate. Brian playfully stumbles across the treasure but also the men that stole the treasure too. Brian is captured and taken away to a castle but not before he sends off a clue. Lancelot suspects a relative of the king but he must be sure before he throws any accusations.

Personal Synopsis

The Ruby of Radnor is the first episode of this series to be shot in colour. The show was gaining popularity in the United States which prompted the studio to move onto colour. The storyline is simple but the show was interesting enough to enjoy it. Not many would openly suspect the Kings relatives for a crime so Lancelot had to justify his feelings.

Starring

Original Air-date: 25 February 1957

Directed by Lawrence Huntington

Written by H.H. Burns

Sir Lancelot du Lac- William Russell

King Arthur- Ronald Leigh-Hunt

Queen Guinevere- Jane Hylton

Brian- Robert Scroggins

Merlin- Cyril Smith

Sir Kay- David Morrell

Everard- Colin Tapley

Garth- Edward Judd

Sir Robert- Eric Corrie

Hugo- Reginald Hearne

Peasant- Harold Goodwin

Jailer- Desmond Raynor

Source: IMDB, Wikipedia

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The Baron Episode 7: The Killing

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.

Starring

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

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The Baron Episode 6: Masquerade

Masquerade Title Shot

The Baron is sent for, late in the evening to see Sir Frederick Orton but is left stranded in an abadoned house. Cordelia realises that John is missing after missing a few appointments. The Baron wakes up to notice he is trapped in the old house where he was stranded. Trying to find his way out John nearly gets caught and hides away in a room with his twin. Someone has performed plastic surgery on a criminal to look like John Mannering. Why is this? To be continued

Personal Synopsis

A tale of stolen identity using Mannering as the scapegoat. This story is a fun episode where Mannering must stop his face being used for the biggest crime in England. This part 1 of 2 episodes is a stirring story of greed and the lengths people would go to committing the act of crime.

Starring

Original Air-date: April 28th 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

Ministry Clerk- John Barrett

Brooks- John Gill

Chauffeur- Peter Thomas

Receptionist- Lisa Thomas

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