I remember Batman premiered in early 1966 as a mid-season replacement for some series that had been cancelled. With the others, I would not have remembered the dates, beyond, generally, the mid-1960's. "Blue Light" and "The Double Life of Henry Phyfe" seem vaguely familiar. I may have gotten confused at the time as to which was which, although one was a serious drama and the other was obviously a comedy. Maybe because both involved espionage. (And maybe I was just dumb when I was seven.) I don't recall ever watching either one, but I must have seen ads for them. Maybe "Henry Phyfe" was ABC's answer to Get Smart. That is, a sitcom spoofing the spy-fi fad, which was at its peak in 1966. The idea of an ordinary (and often "mild mannered") civilian getting caught up in espionage and intrigue is probably the most often-used premise in spy-fi, whether straight or spoof. I didn't know that The Baron ever aired on American network TV. I remember watching reruns of it in the 1970's, along with The Saint, The Prisoner, The Avengers, and Man In a Suitcase. It seems like they were on consecutive weeknights on the same channel, so maybe they were marketed together in syndication as a package deal.
I never saw the Baron back then. Don't remember even hearing of it. Had a FB friend send me the Complete Series a couple years ago!The late Marty Ingels claimed that he had been cast as Henry Phyfe and that they replaced him with Buttons for some complicated quid pro quo reason.I believe Batman actually replaced Ozzie and Harriet after about 15 years or so on TV.
I believe Batman actually replaced Ozzie and Harriet...And Shindig! as well.
I remember cutting this exact ad out of the local newspaper in 1966!Although we watched every minute of every Batman episode, I don't remember ever watching Double Life or Blue Light (and I don't recall ever hearing about The Baron).