The BEST Episodes of Banacek

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 3, 2019

Network: NBC

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

Rocket to Oblivion

#1 - Rocket to Oblivion

Season 2 - Episode 6

An experimental rocket engine disappears from a trade show display.

star 8.60
15 votes
Writers: Robert Van Scoyk
Ten Thousand Dollars a Page

#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.

star 8.47
17 votes
Writers: Paul Playdon
The Three Million Dollar Piracy

#3 - The Three Million Dollar Piracy

Season 2 - Episode 3

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

star 8.47
17 votes
Writers: Stanley Ralph Ross, Robert Van Scoyk
A Million the Hard Way

#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.

star 8.41
17 votes
Writers: Stanley Ralph Ross
No Stone Unturned

#5 - No Stone Unturned

Season 2 - Episode 1

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

star 8.18
17 votes
Writers: George Sheldon Smith, Lee Santley, Robert Van Scoyk
The Two Million Clams of Cap'n Jack

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

Season 1 - Episode 8

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

star 8.13
15 votes
Writers: Stanley Ralph Ross
Fly Me -- If You Can Find Me

#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.

star 8.13
15 votes
Writers: Harold Livingston
Horse of a Slightly Different Color

#8 - Horse of a Slightly Different Color

Season 2 - Episode 5

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

star 8.08
12 votes
Writers: Jimmy Sangster
To Steal a King

#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.

star 8.06
16 votes
Directors: Louis Antonio
Writers: Stephen Kandel
No Sign of the Cross

#10 - No Sign of the Cross

Season 1 - Episode 3

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

star 8.06
17 votes
Writers: Robert Presnell Jr.
If Max is So Smart, Why Doesn't He Tell Us Where He Is?

#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.

star 8.00
8 votes
Writers: Robert Van Scoyk
Now You See Me, Now You Don't

#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.

star 8.00
14 votes
Writers: Stanley Roberts
Project Phoenix

#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.

star 7.96
23 votes
Writers: David Moessinger
The Vanishing Chalice

#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.

star 7.94
18 votes
Writers: Mort Fine
The Greatest Collection of Them All

#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.

star 7.94
16 votes
Directors: George McCowan
Writers: Theodore J Flicker
Let's Hear It for a Living Legend

#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.

star 7.86
29 votes
Directors: Jack Smight
Writers: Del Reisman