DVD Review: THE BARON: THE COMPLETE SERIES

Koch Vision
Release date: March 10, 2009
MSRP: $59.98

Stars: Steve Forrest, Sue Lloyd

This British TV show from the late sixties was based on a series of novels by John creasy. The Baron is a wealthy adventurer who specializes in antiques, and often works with the government in cases involving theft or forgery.

Steve Forrest, who would later go on to star in the TV series S.W.A.T. played the Baron and was really great in the role. He is believable as both an art and antiques expert and also as an adventurous man who can handle himself. Made by the same people who did The Saint, and Secret Agent Man the production is held to a higher standard, lots of outdoor shots and loads of locations. The writing was also very clever, holding true to the character that Creasy created but also making it something that stands on its own very well.

This time period for television had a lot of these types of shows just starting out and as popularity soared more and more came on the scene. I think this one holds up well, which proves to me that good story telling is always going to be TV. Fans of classic TV should love this.

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Jon
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