The Ipcress File

The BEST episodes of The Ipcress File

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

It’s 1963. Cold war rages between West and East. Nuclear bombers are permanently airborne. In this highly charged atmosphere, we join Harry Palmer – a British army sergeant on the make in Berlin. In this newly partitioned city, a sharp working-class young man with sophisticated tastes can make a lot of money. Wholesaler, retailer, fixer, smuggler, Harry’s varied interests bring him into contact with everything and everyone – until the law catches up and it all comes crashing to a halt.

Last Updated: 5/20/2022Network: ITV
Episode 6
85 votes

#1 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/10/2022

Harry is tormented by what has been planted in his mind as his mission reaches its bloody climax and the stability of the free world is at stake.

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Episode 4
89 votes

#2 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/27/2022

Dalby challenges General Cathcart, suspecting American involvement in Dawson's abduction. Harry and Jean head to the Pacific atoll where the neutron bomb is to be tested.

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Episode 3
100 votes

#3 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/20/2022

Harry and Jean arrive in Beirut in hot pursuit of Randall, who is holding Professor Dawson. Meanwhile, Dalby holds a secret rendezvous with Stok, a Russian colonel.

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Episode 2
110 votes

#4 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/13/2022

A bomb explodes under Jean's car and only Harry's quick-thinking saves their lives. Harry spots a suspicious stranger tailing them who is identified as Randall, a former agent.

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Episode 5
82 votes

#5 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/3/2022

Harry is handed over to the Chinese military where he is subjected to a bewildering regime of mental torture. Dalby's love for Dr Lavotchkin takes its toll on his judgement.

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Episode 1
133 votes

#6 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/6/2022

During the Cold War, ex-smuggler Harry Palmer is enrolled as a reluctant but talented spy. Harry embarks on a dangerous undercover mission in Berlin.

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