The BEST Episodes of Banacek
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 19, 2021
Peppard played Thomas Banacek, a suave, Polish-American freelance investigator based in Boston, who solved seemingly impossible thefts (see locked room mystery). He then collected from the insurance companies 10% of the insured value of the recovered property. One of Banacek's verbal signatures was the quotation of strangely worded yet curiously cogent "Polish" proverbs. -- WikiPedia
#1 - To Steal a King
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 15, 1972
Banacek must discover how a coin collector's priceless collection is stolen from a locked vault inside a state-of-the-art secure hotel room.
#2 - Ten Thousand Dollars a Page
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 10, 1973
Banacek must solve a murder and the disappearance of a valuable book from a theft-proof display case.
#5 - The Vanishing Chalice
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 15, 1974
Banacek and Carlie race to solve the mystery of a one-of-a-kind Greek treasure that disappeared from a museum gallery in front of a crowd of startled onlookers.
#6 - A Million the Hard Way
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 1, 1972
A million dollars in cash disappears from a Las Vegas casino's tamperproof display case.
#7 - Rocket to Oblivion
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 12, 1974
An experimental rocket engine disappears from a trade show display.
#9 - Let's Hear It for a Living Legend
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 13, 1972
When a professional football player vanishes from the field of play in front of a large crowd and millions of TV viewers, Banacek is called in by the owner of the team to solve the mystery.
#10 - The Two Million Clams of Cap'n Jack
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 7, 1973
Banacek is hired to retrieve valuable stock certificates stolen from a major food company on the eve of a planned merger.
#11 - Fly Me -- If You Can Find Me
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 19, 1974
A crippled airplane makes an emergency landing on a tiny desert airstrip, only to vanish the next morning.
#12 - No Sign of the Cross
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 11, 1972
A priceless gold cross disappears en route from Mexico to Los Angeles, despite being guarded by an army officer and handcuffed to a priest.
#13 - Project Phoenix
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 27, 1972
A $5,000,000 experimental car, and the train car it was being transported on, both disappear without a trace.
#14 - Now You See Me, Now You Don't
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 12, 1974
Banacek assists the daughter of a stage magician, suspected of grand larceny, who disappeared during his act - for good.
#15 - The Greatest Collection of Them All
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 24, 1973
Banacek must figure out how $23 million worth of paintings vanished from a sealed truck on its way from New York to Boston.
#16 - If Max is So Smart, Why Doesn't He Tell Us Where He Is?
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 7, 1973
A highly prized medical computer disappears from a lab fortified with electric fences and sensitive alarms.