The Best Episodes of The Persuaders!

Last Updated: Nov 28, 2018

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.

Someone Waiting

#1 - Someone Waiting

Season 1 - Episode 24

Brett resumes race car driving, only to become the target of someone who is willing to kill him in order to make him stop.

star 8.06
17 votes
Directors: Peter Medak
Writers: Terry Nation
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The Old, the New and the Deadly

#2 - The Old, the New and the Deadly

Season 1 - Episode 9

It seems that everyone including a former Nazi wants a German Eagle statuette, and they think that Danny is the one who has it.

star 7.84
19 votes
Directors: Leslie Norman
Writers: Brian Clemens
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A Home of One's Own

#3 - A Home of One's Own

Season 1 - Episode 16

Danny buys a `handy man's special' cottage in England and discovers that his neighbors are into the occult.

star 7.82
11 votes
Directors: James Hill
Writers: Terry Nation
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Anyone Can Play

#4 - Anyone Can Play

Season 1 - Episode 8

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.

star 7.77
22 votes
Directors: Leslie Norman
Writers: Tony Williamson
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The Ozerov Inheritance

#5 - The Ozerov Inheritance

Season 1 - Episode 22

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.

star 7.73
11 votes
Directors: Roy Ward Baker
Writers: Harry W. Junkin
The Man in the Middle

#6 - The Man in the Middle

Season 1 - Episode 14

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.

star 7.71
14 votes
Directors: Leslie Norman
Writers: Donald James
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Greensleeves

#7 - Greensleeves

Season 1 - Episode 4

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.

star 7.70
26 votes
Directors: David Greene
Writers: Terence Feely
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To the Death, Baby

#8 - To the Death, Baby

Season 1 - Episode 23

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.

star 7.69
16 votes
Directors: Basil Dearden
Writers: Donald James
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The Morning After

#9 - The Morning After

Season 1 - Episode 19

Brett wakes up one morning and discovers that he got married the night before.

star 7.67
12 votes
Directors: Leslie Norman
Writers: Walter Black
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Powerswitch

#10 - Powerswitch

Season 1 - Episode 5

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.

star 7.66
23 votes
Directors: Basil Dearden
Writers: John Kruse
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That's Me Over There

#11 - That's Me Over There

Season 1 - Episode 12

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?

star 7.65
17 votes
Directors: Leslie Norman
Writers: Brian Clemens
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Chain of Events

#12 - Chain of Events

Season 1 - Episode 11

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.

star 7.61
18 votes
Directors: Peter Hunt
Writers: Terry Nation
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The Time and the Place

#13 - The Time and the Place

Season 1 - Episode 6

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.

star 7.60
25 votes
Directors: Roger Moore
Writers: Michael Pertwee
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The Gold Napoleon

#14 - The Gold Napoleon

Season 1 - Episode 2

Danny and Brett must discover whether or not Gold Napoleon coins are the originals, or replicas as a coin dealer claims them to be.

star 7.55
33 votes
Directors: Roy Ward Baker
Writers: Val Guest
A Death in the Family

#15 - A Death in the Family

Season 1 - Episode 21

Brett's relatives are being killed off one by one, so Brett and Danny decide to find the killer before he gets to Brett.

star 7.54
13 votes
Directors: Sidney Hayers
Writers: Terry Nation
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Take Seven

#16 - Take Seven

Season 1 - Episode 3

Danny and Brett try to help a girl whose "long lost brother" has suddenly appeared, cutting her off from her inheritance.

star 7.52
27 votes
Directors: Sidney Hayers
Writers: Terry Nation
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Read and Destroy

#17 - Read and Destroy

Season 1 - Episode 20

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.

star 7.50
12 votes
Directors: Roy Ward Baker
Writers: Peter Yeldham
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The Long Goodbye

#18 - The Long Goodbye

Season 1 - Episode 13

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.

star 7.46
13 votes
Directors: Roger Moore
Writers: Michael Pertwee
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Five Miles to Midnight

#19 - Five Miles to Midnight

Season 1 - Episode 17

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.

star 7.43
14 votes
Directors: Val Guest
Writers: Terry Nation
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Nuisance Value

#20 - Nuisance Value

Season 1 - Episode 18

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.

star 7.40
10 votes
Directors: Leslie Norman
Writers: David Wolfe, Tony Barwick
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Element of Risk

#21 - Element of Risk

Season 1 - Episode 15

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.

star 7.36
11 votes
Directors: Gerald Mayer
Writers: Tony Barwick
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Someone Like Me

#22 - Someone Like Me

Season 1 - Episode 7

After Brett loses seven days, Danny thinks Brett is acting strange but Brett thinks someone is impersonating him. They both can't be right.

star 7.29
24 votes
Directors: Roy Ward Baker
Writers: Terry Nation
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Overture

#23 - Overture

Season 1 - Episode 1

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.

star 7.14
58 votes
Directors: Basil Dearden
Writers: Brian Clemens
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Angie...Angie...

#24 - Angie...Angie...

Season 1 - Episode 10

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.

star 7.07
15 votes
Directors: Val Guest
Writers: Milton S. Gelman