The BEST episodes of National Treasure

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

Paul Finchley is a bona fide "national treasure", one half of a popular, long-running comedy double act. The famous comedian's world is thrown into chaos when he is accused of historic sexual abuse.

Last Updated: 6/8/2024Network: Channel 4Status: Ended
Episode 1
305 votes

#1 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/20/2016

Paul Finchley's life is shaken to its foundations when he's arrested after an accusation of rape that dates back to the 1990s. Paul adamantly denies having even met the woman making the allegation.

Directors: Marc Munden
Writer: Jack Thorne
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Episode 2
245 votes

#2 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/27/2016

Paul and his family have to deal with the pressure of the mounting allegations against him. Dee confronts her former babysitter, Christina, now one of Paul's accusers. Paul gives a radio interview, determined to put his side of the story.

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Episode 4
205 votes

#3 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/11/2016

Paul and his family head for court to face the accusers and await the verdict. Paul has his own ideas about how to proceed, and in defiance of Jerome's recommendations, is determined to take the witness stand himself and give his side of the story. However, it seems that Karl may hold the key to determining the outcome of the trial. Dee starts to suspect that Marie's faith in her husband's innocence may be wavering and that even if he is innocent, their marriage may not survive.

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Episode 3
207 votes

#4 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/4/2016

Marie is thrown by an encounter with one of her husband Paul's accusers and a bruising interview on her marriage by Paul's barrister, Zoe. She begins to question why she's remained loyal to Paul for so long, despite his many affairs. Is it love, or denial? Gerry presents Paul with evidence that seems to thoroughly discredit his key accuser. But it comes with uncomfortable advice that leaves Paul torn.

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