The BEST Episodes of The Persuaders!
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jun 14, 2020
English Lord Brett Sinclair and American Danny Wilde are both wealthy playboys, they are teamed together by Judge Fullton to investigate crimes which the police can't solve. These two men are complete opposites, but become great friends through their adventures and constantly risk their own lives for one another.
#1 - Element of Risk
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Dec 24, 1971
At a London airport, a gang of crooks who are planning a bullion heist mistake Danny for a criminal mastermind when the man's suitcase accidentally ends up in Danny's luggage cart.
#2 - That's Me Over There
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 3, 1971
In order to catch a war criminal, Danny must impersonate the kidnapped Brett, but how will he explain an English Lord with a Brooklyn accent?
#3 - The Old, the New and the Deadly
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 12, 1971
It seems that everyone including a former Nazi wants a German Eagle statuette, and they think that Danny is the one who has it.
#4 - Someone Waiting
Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Feb 25, 1972
#5 - Anyone Can Play
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 5, 1971
Danny has to go on the run from enemy agents after his gambling winnings at a Brighton casino turn out to be part of a communist plot to pay off spies when they use the right code words.
#6 - Chain of Events
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 26, 1971
While out camping at Brett's family estate, Danny gets chained to a brief case which he can't get off that contains a bomb.
#7 - Take Seven
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 1, 1971
Danny and Brett try to help a girl whose "long lost brother" has suddenly appeared, cutting her off from her inheritance.
#8 - The Morning After
Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Jan 21, 1972
Brett wakes up one morning and discovers that he got married the night before.
#9 - The Long Goodbye
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 10, 1971
When Danny and Brett find the decade-old dead body of a scientist in a crashed plane in the Scottish Highlands, several women claiming to be his daughter offer them various inducements to part with the formula they found.
#10 - The Man in the Middle
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 17, 1971
When Brett's plan to capture a traitorous British spy by pretending to be him results in his own capture, Danny enlists the aid of one of Brett's relatives to rescue him.
#11 - Greensleeves
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 8, 1971
Brett's family mansion seems to have been restored without his knowledge, and taken over by strangers. To find out why, he pretends to be the actor they have hired to impersonate him, and ends up helping the Prime Minister.
#12 - Powerswitch
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 15, 1971
When the Judge tricks Brett and Danny into identifying a dead woman found floating in the waters of the French Riviera, they end up investigating an international stock swindle.
#13 - The Time and the Place
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 22, 1971
Danny runs into political intrigue when he discovers the dead body of a reporter, then can't find it until it turns up in a car crash hours later.
#14 - Read and Destroy
Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Jan 28, 1972
Seeking sanctuary with his old friend Brett is a spy who plans to publish his memoirs, which contain the name of every NATO, SEATO, and ANZUS agent.
#15 - The Gold Napoleon
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 24, 1971
Danny and Brett must discover whether or not Gold Napoleon coins are the originals, or replicas as a coin dealer claims them to be.
#16 - A Home of One's Own
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Dec 31, 1971
Danny buys a `handy man's special' cottage in England and discovers that his neighbors are into the occult.
#17 - Five Miles to Midnight
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 7, 1972
Trying to open a travel business, Danny and Brett encounter a New York hoodlum who needs to be smuggled out of Italy after he killed an Italian gangster.
#18 - The Ozerov Inheritance
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Feb 11, 1972
To retain the family jewels, an elderly Russian duchess must present proof of her marriage into the Russian Royal Family, which she says she can do with the help of a journal kept by one of Brett's uncles.
#19 - A Death in the Family
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 4, 1972
Brett's relatives are being killed off one by one, so Brett and Danny decide to find the killer before he gets to Brett.
#20 - Nuisance Value
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Jan 14, 1972
After Danny is accused of kidnapping his blind date, a rich man's spoiled daughter, Brett and Danny decide to help rescue her from the real kidnappers but have problems keeping her rescued.
#21 - Someone Like Me
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 29, 1971
After Brett loses seven days, Danny thinks Brett is acting strange but Brett thinks someone is impersonating him. They both can't be right.
#22 - To the Death, Baby
Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Feb 18, 1972
Brett and Danny both end up wooing an heiress after they are asked to break up a romance between a her and a gigolo who is courting her.
#23 - Angie...Angie...
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 19, 1971
An childhood friend of Danny's from the Bronx turns out to be a hit man hired to kill an American labor leader on holiday at the Cannes Film Festival.
#24 - Overture
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 17, 1971
A retired judge who regrets those criminals he had to let get away arranges for Brett and Danny to meet, and then gets them arrested so that they have the choice of either helping him out in his fight against crime or staying in jail. Their first assignment is to locate an heiress by her heart-shaped birthmark.