The BEST Episodes of Zen

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 26, 2020

Network: BBC One

Drama series centred around Rome detective Aurelio Zen, who finds it tough being the only honest cop in town. Plotting politicians, a stressed-out boss and vengeful gangsters don't make it easy.


#1 - Ratking

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 16, 2011

After industrialist and political party funder Ruggerio Miletti is kidnapped, the Ministry turn to Aurelio Zen, to get him back alive at any cost.

star 8.13
111 votes
Writers: Simon Burke

#2 - Vendetta

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 2, 2011

Detective Zen is sent to a remote village to re-investigate a murder, which may spark a political scandal. Zen is under pressure from the politicians and the Chief of Police, but he would rather be spending time with Tania, the Chief's beautiful assistant. Meanwhile, a gangster is after Zen, seeking revenge.

star 7.69
237 votes
Directors: John Alexander
Writers: Simon Burke

#3 - Cabal

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 9, 2011

The death of a famous aristocrat, Umberto Ruspanti, leads Detective Zen into the shadowy world of The Cabal - an organisation more powerful and secret than the Mafia. The Ministry want a quick verdict of suicide, but Zen's not so sure. Meanwhile, things are looking up with Tania.

star 7.47
163 votes
Writers: Simon Burke