The BEST Episodes of Banacek
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Nov 3, 2019
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 - Rocket to Oblivion
Season 2 - Episode 6
An experimental rocket engine disappears from a trade show display.
#2 - Ten Thousand Dollars a Page
Season 1 - Episode 6
Banacek must solve a murder and the disappearance of a valuable book from a theft-proof display case.
#4 - A Million the Hard Way
Season 1 - Episode 4
A million dollars in cash disappears from a Las Vegas casino's tamperproof display case.
#7 - Fly Me -- If You Can Find Me
Season 2 - Episode 7
A crippled airplane makes an emergency landing on a tiny desert airstrip, only to vanish the next morning.
#9 - To Steal a King
Season 1 - Episode 5
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.
#11 - If Max is So Smart, Why Doesn't He Tell Us Where He Is?
Season 2 - Episode 2
A highly prized medical computer disappears from a lab fortified with electric fences and sensitive alarms.
#12 - Now You See Me, Now You Don't
Season 2 - Episode 8
Banacek assists the daughter of a stage magician, suspected of grand larceny, who disappeared during his act - for good.
#13 - Project Phoenix
Season 1 - Episode 2
A $5,000,000 experimental car, and the train car it was being transported on, both disappear without a trace.
#14 - The Vanishing Chalice
Season 2 - Episode 4
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.
#15 - The Greatest Collection of Them All
Season 1 - Episode 7
Banacek must figure out how $23 million worth of paintings vanished from a sealed truck on its way from New York to Boston.
#16 - Let's Hear It for a Living Legend
Season 1 - Episode 1
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.