Banacek

The BEST episodes of Banacek

Every episode of Banacek ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Banacek!

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

Last Updated: 8/9/2022Network: NBC
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To Steal a King
star
8.52
21 votes

#1 - To Steal a King

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/15/1972

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.

Directors: Louis Antonio
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Ten Thousand Dollars a Page
star
8.50
20 votes

#2 - Ten Thousand Dollars a Page

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/10/1973

Banacek must solve a murder and the disappearance of a valuable book from a theft-proof display case.

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No Stone Unturned
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8.32
25 votes

#3 - No Stone Unturned

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/3/1973

Banacek must locate a 3-ton, 3-meter-tall statue that inexplicably disappears before its unveiling.

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Horse of a Slightly Different Color
star
8.21
19 votes

#4 - Horse of a Slightly Different Color

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/22/1974

Banacek must figure out how a $5 million racehorse was switched for another during its morning workout.

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The Vanishing Chalice
star
8.11
28 votes

#5 - The Vanishing Chalice

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/15/1974

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.

Directors: Bernard Kowalski
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A Million the Hard Way
star
8.10
21 votes

#6 - A Million the Hard Way

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/1/1972

A million dollars in cash disappears from a Las Vegas casino's tamperproof display case.

Directors: Bernard Kowalski
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Rocket to Oblivion
star
8.09
22 votes

#7 - Rocket to Oblivion

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/12/1974

An experimental rocket engine disappears from a trade show display.

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The Three Million Dollar Piracy
star
8.09
23 votes

#8 - The Three Million Dollar Piracy

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/21/1973

A precious jewel-encrusted coach is stolen from a sealed container as it's loaded onto a cargo ship.

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Let's Hear It for a Living Legend
star
8.00
38 votes

#9 - Let's Hear It for a Living Legend

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/13/1972

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.

Directors: Jack Smight
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The Two Million Clams of Cap'n Jack
star
7.95
19 votes

#10 - The Two Million Clams of Cap'n Jack

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/7/1973

Banacek is hired to retrieve valuable stock certificates stolen from a major food company on the eve of a planned merger.

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No Sign of the Cross
star
7.86
21 votes

#11 - No Sign of the Cross

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/11/1972

A priceless gold cross disappears en route from Mexico to Los Angeles, despite being guarded by an army officer and handcuffed to a priest.

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Project Phoenix
star
7.81
27 votes

#12 - Project Phoenix

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/27/1972

A $5,000,000 experimental car, and the train car it was being transported on, both disappear without a trace.

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Fly Me -- If You Can Find Me
star
7.78
23 votes

#13 - Fly Me -- If You Can Find Me

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/19/1974

A crippled airplane makes an emergency landing on a tiny desert airstrip, only to vanish the next morning.

Directors: Bernard Kowalski
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The Greatest Collection of Them All
star
7.76
21 votes

#14 - The Greatest Collection of Them All

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 1/24/1973

Banacek must figure out how $23 million worth of paintings vanished from a sealed truck on its way from New York to Boston.

Directors: George McCowan
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Now You See Me, Now You Don't
star
7.71
21 votes

#15 - Now You See Me, Now You Don't

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/12/1974

Banacek assists the daughter of a stage magician, suspected of grand larceny, who disappeared during his act - for good.

Directors: Bernard McEveety
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If Max is So Smart, Why Doesn't He Tell Us Where He Is?
star
7.57
14 votes

#16 - If Max is So Smart, Why Doesn't He Tell Us Where He Is?

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/7/1973

A highly prized medical computer disappears from a lab fortified with electric fences and sensitive alarms.

Directors: Bernard Kowalski
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