The Persuaders!

The BEST episodes of The Persuaders!

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

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.

Last Updated: 9/19/2022Network: ITV
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Element of Risk
star
8.35
43 votes

#1 - Element of Risk

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 12/24/1971

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.

Directors: Gerald Mayer
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That's Me Over There
star
8.23
79 votes

#2 - That's Me Over There

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/3/1971

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?

Directors: Leslie Norman
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The Old, the New and the Deadly
star
8.14
110 votes

#3 - The Old, the New and the Deadly

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/12/1971

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

Directors: Leslie Norman
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Chain of Events
star
7.94
107 votes

#4 - Chain of Events

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/26/1971

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.

Directors: Peter R. Hunt
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Someone Waiting
star
7.94
50 votes

#5 - Someone Waiting

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired 2/25/1972

Directors: Peter Medak
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Anyone Can Play
star
7.92
110 votes

#6 - Anyone Can Play

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/5/1971

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.

Directors: Leslie Norman
Watch Now:Amazon
Take Seven
star
7.88
178 votes

#7 - Take Seven

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/1/1971

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

Directors: Sidney Hayers
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The Man in the Middle
star
7.85
48 votes

#8 - The Man in the Middle

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 12/17/1971

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.

Directors: Leslie Norman
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The Morning After
star
7.80
49 votes

#9 - The Morning After

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 1/21/1972

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

Directors: Leslie Norman
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The Long Goodbye
star
7.78
46 votes

#10 - The Long Goodbye

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/10/1971

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.

Directors: Roger Moore
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Greensleeves
star
7.77
145 votes

#11 - Greensleeves

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/8/1971

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.

Directors: David Greene
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Powerswitch
star
7.68
115 votes

#12 - Powerswitch

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/15/1971

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.

Directors: Basil Dearden
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The Time and the Place
star
7.55
91 votes

#13 - The Time and the Place

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/22/1971

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.

Directors: Roger Moore
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Read and Destroy
star
7.46
74 votes

#14 - Read and Destroy

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 1/28/1972

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.

Directors: Roy Ward Baker
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The Gold Napoleon
star
7.44
183 votes

#15 - The Gold Napoleon

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/24/1971

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

Directors: Roy Ward Baker
A Home of One's Own
star
7.36
45 votes

#16 - A Home of One's Own

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 12/31/1971

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

Directors: James Hill
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Five Miles to Midnight
star
7.30
50 votes

#17 - Five Miles to Midnight

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/7/1972

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.

Directors: Val Guest
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The Ozerov Inheritance
star
7.29
45 votes

#18 - The Ozerov Inheritance

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 2/11/1972

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.

Directors: Roy Ward Baker
A Death in the Family
star
7.19
73 votes

#19 - A Death in the Family

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 2/4/1972

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

Directors: Sidney Hayers
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Nuisance Value
star
7.16
45 votes

#20 - Nuisance Value

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 1/14/1972

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.

Directors: Leslie Norman
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Someone Like Me
star
7.07
142 votes

#21 - Someone Like Me

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/29/1971

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

Directors: Roy Ward Baker
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To the Death, Baby
star
6.84
77 votes

#22 - To the Death, Baby

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired 2/18/1972

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.

Directors: Basil Dearden
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Angie...Angie...
star
6.68
76 votes

#23 - Angie...Angie...

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/19/1971

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.

Directors: Val Guest
Overture
star
6.44
242 votes

#24 - Overture

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/17/1971

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.

Directors: Basil Dearden
Watch Now:Amazon

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