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Old 16-08-2008, 08:41
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Unless we refer to different episodes - the car over the cliff filmed for The Baron that I remember was not the Jag it was the other car- this same sequence was used in the pre credits scene for The Champions episode A Case of Lemmings.

There were 2 of these over the cliff sequences shot and they were both used over and over again - but were they both filmed for The Baron

I thought the Jag scene was later- although its a long time since I saw all The Baron
Is it a red car? If so that was also filmed for an episode of 'The Baron' called 'And Suddenly You're Dead'. Both clips were filmed at Betchworth Land Fill, Box Hill and were definitely made originally for 'The Baron' but both were used over and over in other ITC series.
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Old 16-08-2008, 20:48
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Is it a red car? If so that was also filmed for an episode of 'The Baron' called 'And Suddenly You're Dead'. Both clips were filmed at Betchworth Land Fill, Box Hill and were definitely made originally for 'The Baron' but both were used over and over in other ITC series.
Yes the red Renault was the one I had in mind.

Just by chance I noticed on the liner notes for one volume of the Australian Department S set today there was info confirming both "over the cliff" sequences were made initially for The Baron.

But as ever Monty Berman got his moneysworth from them
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Old 12-08-2009, 17:34
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I've been watching this on ITV4; it's good fun. Most of the stories are pretty similar, but it's entertaining spotting now-famous actors in early roles - in the last couple of weeks the guest stars have included Paul Eddington, Anton Rogers and a very young Hannah Gordon.
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Old 12-08-2009, 20:28
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It's one of the best of the ITC shows - shame ITV4 cut 3 minutes from every episode-and you should check out the Network dvd boxset in which the cast are reunited for the first time since they finished making the show in 1968
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Old 12-08-2009, 21:53
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I watched it last night for the 1st time for xx years.
I thought it took itself far too seriously.
And I loved the way they could hear each other from a short distance. Today we'd call it mobile phone technology.
And Ms Bastedo vs Ms Rigg?
No contest love!
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Old 13-08-2009, 11:53
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IMO Alexandra Bastedo got to be one of the most stunning women ever to appear on TV.
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Old 13-08-2009, 12:42
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They did plan a remake of the Persuaders with Steve Googan
Now that is just being silly! The Persuaders had class Roger Moore as Bret Sinclaire you'd be hard pressed to find an actor with the same class & suave as Moore & it certainly would not be Coogan.

Playing miniture talking toy Romans is one thing being a a suave Lord ala Moore - that is something else.
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Old 13-08-2009, 18:45
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check this out!!! Stranger things have happened.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6nzQu4ysb8
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Old 13-08-2009, 18:58
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IMO Alexandra Bastedo got to be one of the most stunning women ever to appear on TV.
I have a cousin who was named 'Sharon' in tribute to Ms Bastedo.
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Old 13-08-2009, 19:04
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check this out!!! Stranger things have happened.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6nzQu4ysb8
Apparantly that project has been put back till 2011
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Old 14-08-2009, 13:29
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"ACTRESS Alexandra Bastedo will be opening Ashington Festival on Saturday."

http://www.wscountytimes.co.uk/distr...val.5553079.jp
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