The Best Episodes of The Professionals

Discovered in a Graveyard

#1 - Discovered in a Graveyard 8.00

Season 5 - Episode 5

Whilst investigating a bombing plot Doyle is shot and left for dead in his flat, and as the hospital fights to save his life, he seems unable to decide whether he wants to live or die...meanwhile, Bodie goes on a chase to find Doyle's assailant.

Directors: Anthony Simmons
The Acorn Syndrome

#2 - The Acorn Syndrome 7.75

Season 4 - Episode 1

The daughter of a British Government engineer who is working on a defence protect is kidnapped, and the only way she will be safely returned is if he agrees to betray secrets to enemy agents.

Directors: Martin Campbell
The Ojuka Situation

#3 - The Ojuka Situation 7.75

Season 5 - Episode 9

A sacked former African Head attempts to get reinstated in office using the help of the British Government, but the plan is sidetracked by one particular civil servant who now wants him dead.

Directors: Christopher King
A Man Called Quinn

#4 - A Man Called Quinn 7.75

Season 5 - Episode 10

A former colleague of Cowley's who is now a patient in a mental hospital reappears in London, going on the run when he believes that the KGB have drugged him.

Directors: Horace Ové
Hunter/Hunted

#5 - Hunter/Hunted 7.71

Season 2 - Episode 1

Cowley assigns Doyle to test a brand new high-tech laser beam rifle. But the rifle is stolen from his flat and the thief decides to 'test' it on Doyle, sending him on a cat-and-mouse chase around London.

Directors: Anthony Simmons
Involvement

#6 - Involvement 7.67

Season 4 - Episode 4

In the midst of a shoot-out during a drugs smuggling investigation, Doyle meets and falls for Ann Holly, only to discover that CI5 suspect her of being closely linked to the scam herself.

Directors: Chris Burt
The Female Factor

#7 - The Female Factor 7.62

Season 1 - Episode 2

An Iron Curtain agent is using a young girl to extort secrets from, and ultimately destroy the career of, a future British Prime Minister, unaware that the girl is the long-lost daughter of a well-known local prostitute.

Directors: David Wickes
Private Madness, Public Danger

#8 - Private Madness, Public Danger 7.37

Season 1 - Episode 1

Charles Nesbitt, an expert on chemical weapons, threatens to contaminate the water sources of London with a lethal hallucogenic drug and in order to back up his claims, plans several small 'demonstrations' in warning to the local authorities - including CI5.

Directors: Douglas Camfield
Wild Justice

#9 - Wild Justice 7.33

Season 4 - Episode 2

Bodie's mental state is called ino question when he becomes obsessed with a local Hell's Angel motorcycle gang, gradually sending him further and further behind in training. Is he cracking up?

Directors: Dennis Abey
Man Without a Past

#10 - Man Without a Past 7.33

Season 2 - Episode 4

Bodie is out at a restaurant with his girlfriend when a bomb goes off at their table, leaving her critically injured and several other diners dead. It's left to Bodie to find out who targeted him and why - until he realises he wasn't the target after all.

Directors: Martin Campbell
Killer With a Long Arm

#11 - Killer With a Long Arm 7.33

Season 1 - Episode 4

CI5 become aware that an assassination plot on a group of visiting Greek Royals is being planned using a rifle that has a range of over two miles. But they must find out who is the gunman and what is his target - before it is too late.

Directors: David Wickes
Old Dog With New Tricks

#12 - Old Dog With New Tricks 7.31

Season 1 - Episode 3

A gangster called Turkel devises a plot to free his brother from jail by taking hostage an important figure in authority. He is unaware, however, that the 'important figure' he has taken in is actually Cowley masquerading as the Home Secretary, with Bodie as his bodyguard and Doyle ready to pull the trigger on Turkel's brother.

Directors: Sid Hayers
In the Public Interest

#13 - In the Public Interest 7.17

Season 2 - Episode 5

A virtual police state has been imposed by a local Chief Constable, resulting in a supposedly almost crime-free city. But that is because all the crime is taking place behind the scenes by the police officers themselves - who will think of nothing of imposing on suspects' rights in their pursuit of 'zero tolerance'. Bodie and Doyle become hunted men when they visit the city and begin to question the rather unorthodox methods of action taken by the local constabulary.

Directors: Pennant Roberts
Everest Was Also Conquered

#14 - Everest Was Also Conquered 7.17

Season 1 - Episode 8

A dying man's confession triggers the re-opening of a twenty-year-old case of police corruption, an investigation in which the main prosecution witness was murdered by the police officers who were supposedly trying to protect her. Somebody then decides to silence these officers, and sets about doing so.

Directors: Francis Megahy
Operation Susie

#15 - Operation Susie 7.00

Season 5 - Episode 2

A department in a British Government appears to be attempting to kill a bunch of drug-dealing students...but why?

Directors: Ian Sharp
First Night

#16 - First Night 7.00

Season 2 - Episode 3

CI5 are left to dig deep when an Israeli Minister is kidnapped, and the only clues to his whereabouts are a shadowy photograph and a coded tape message.

Directors: David Wickes
The Purging of CI5

#17 - The Purging of CI5 7.00

Season 3 - Episode 1

CI5 and their agents find themselves under attack from a vendetta of bombings and assassination attempts. Bodie and Doyle are on a chase to find out who the perpetrators are before they end up as the next victims.

Directors: Dennis Abey
Spy Probe

#18 - Spy Probe 7.00

Season 5 - Episode 6

An organisation which hires killers to assassinate virtual nobodies on sight is infiltrated by Bodie and Doyle, who must find out who the perpetrators are and why, by going undercover and posing as potential hitmen themselves.

Directors: Dennis Abey
Take Away

#19 - Take Away 7.00

Season 4 - Episode 6

A team of Hong Kong police join CI5 in London to help crack a local heroin supply and protection racket. It's down to Bodie and Doyle to expose a scheme to smuggle drugs to the US by teams of Triads and European agents.

Directors: Douglas Camfield
Servant of Two Masters

#20 - Servant of Two Masters 7.00

Season 3 - Episode 8

Bodie and Doyle are shocked to discover that Cowley appears to be selling nerve gas to a group of East Germans in order to line his own pockets, and are assigned by his rival Plumb to track their boss's every move.

Directors: Ferdinand Fairfax
The Untouchables

#21 - The Untouchables 7.00

Season 5 - Episode 8

Bodie is offered the opportunity to clear up all his gambling debts by a foreign diplomat - who in exchange wants to have some vital secrets from CI5.

Directors: William Brayne
Slush Fund

#22 - Slush Fund 7.00

Season 4 - Episode 9

A hitman is employed by a group of East German officials to assassinate a reporter who is planning to publish a report in which their new fighter plane is branded as a potential death-trap.

Directors: William Brayne
Cry Wolf

#23 - Cry Wolf 7.00

Season 5 - Episode 7

A young woman contacts the police, saying she is being stalked and is in fear for her life, but they think she is making the whole story up.

Directors: Phil Meheux
Blood Sports

#24 - Blood Sports 7.00

Season 4 - Episode 8

CI5 move in to protect the daughter of a South American President after his son - and her brother - is assassinated on the field of a polo match.

Directors: Phil Meheux
Fugitive

#25 - Fugitive 7.00

Season 4 - Episode 3

A CIA agent is murdered in London, prompting CI5 into launching a fake arms deal with the terrorists who were responsible for the killing. But the gang uncover the plot in time, taking Bodie hostage and using him as their meal ticket to escape the country.

Directors: Dennis Lewiston