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Series regulars or semi-regulars in 'The Persuaders' in the 1970s:



1970s Episode Guide for 'The Persuaders':


(Episodes with dates prior to 1970 aired as reruns during the '70s.)

September 18, 1971: Overture
Season 1, episode 1
W: Brian Clemens   D: Basil Dearden

With Laurence Naismith (Judge Fulton), Imogen Hassall (Maria Lorenzo), Nina Baden-Semper (Air Hostess 1), Michael Godfrey (Robert Dupont), Alex Scott (Coley), Neal Arden (Inspector Flavel), John Acheson (Truyer), Bruno Barnabe (Maitre d').
Adventure series marks the debut of Tony Curtis in a regular series role. He costars with Roger Moore, who last appeared on TV in The Saint. The series, filmed in Europe, features Tony as a wealthy American and Roger as an aristocratic Britisher who meet on the French Riviera and are tricked into teaming up for a challenging career. The first episode tells of their meeting, a hotel fight and how their mysterious host forms the team.

September 25, 1971: Powerswitch
Season 1, episode 2
W: John Kruse   D: Basil Dearden

With Laurence Naismith (Judge Fulton), Annette Andre (Pekoo Rayne), Paul Whitsun-Jones (Inspector Blanchard), Lionel Blair (Quinn Travis), Terence Alexander (Crane), Melissa Stribling (Lisa), John Phillips (Koestler), Les Crawford (Ravel).
When Danny and Brett find the body of a drowned girl and set out to unravel the circumstances surrounding her death, a lead takes them to a millionaire's retreat.

October 2, 1971: Take Seven
Season 1, episode 3
W: Terry Nation   D: Sidney Hayers

With Laurence Naismith (Judge Fulton), Sinead Cusack (Jenny Lindley), Christian Roberts (Mark Lindley), Garfield Morgan (Peter Hayward), Richard Hurndall (David Conron), Sue Lloyd (Maggie), Julie Crosthwaite (Mandy), Colin Vancao (The Major).
Danny and Brett try to help a girl whose long-missing brother suddenly appears to claim the estate she's inherited.

October 9, 1971: The Man In The Middle
Season 1, episode 4
W: Donald James   D: Leslie Norman

With Laurence Naismith (Judge Fulton), Terry-Thomas (Archie Sinclair-Beauchamp), Suzy Kendall (Kay Hunter), Stephen Greif (Krilov), John Orchard (Gregor), Stanley Meadows (David Price).
Brett is suspected as a British Intelligence traitor when he tries to help the British trace the real traitor.

October 16, 1971: Chain Of Events
Season 1, episode 5
W: Terry Nation   D: Peter H. Hunt

With Suzanna Leigh (Emily Major), Peter Vaughan (Schubert), George Baker (Britten), John Glyn-Jones (Dr. Hubert Rogers), Morris Perry (Beecham-Bennett), Jeremy Child (Carlton), James Bree (Bill Wilton), Leon Eagles (Prokofiev), Neil Wilson (Police Constable), James Beckett (Previn).
Danny Wilde becomes the quarry of a host of secret agents when they think the attache case chained to him contains top-secret information.

October 23, 1971: The Old, The New, And The Deadly
Season 1, episode 6
W: Brian Clemens   D: Leslie Norman

With Patrick Troughton (Count Marceau), Anna Gael (Suzy), Frederick Jaeger (Luther), Derren Nesbitt (Groski), Jasmina Hilton (Serena), Gary Cockrell (Frank), Kenneth J. Warren (Verner), Michael Segal (Denton), Juliet Harmer (Prue).
A newspaper photo becomes a death warrant when an ex-Nazi believes Danny Wilde is the owner of a German eagle statuette.

October 30, 1971: The Time And The Place
Season 1, episode 7
W: Michael Pertwee   D: Roger Moore

With Ian Hendry (Lord Croxley), Anna Palk (Marie), Patricia O'Connell (Ryder).
Wilde and Sinclair become embroiled in political intrigue when they try to help a girl whose car is not working and then discover a body in the roadside bushes.

November 13, 1971: Greensleeves
Season 1, episode 8
W: Terence Feely   D: David Greene

With Rosemary Nicols (Melanie Sadler), Cy Grant (Richard Congoto), Andrew Keir (Sir John Hassocks), Tom Adams (Piers Emerson), Carmen Munroe (Carmen Congoto), Clifton Jones (Dr. Kibu), George Woodbridge (Gregory Ward), Tommy Godfrey (Benny Ryan), Arthur Brough (Moorehead), Robert Cawdron (Leyland).
Lord Brett Sinclair has to impersonate himself to solve the mystery of his old family mansion coming to life without his knowledge.

November 27, 1971: Someone Like Me
Season 1, episode 9
W: Terry Nation   D: Roy Ward Baker

With Reginald Marsh (Dr. Fowler), Anne De Vigier (Nurse Crane), Bernard Lee (Sam Milford).
Brett is hypnotized and then programmed to murder his partner, Danny, who is puzzled by his pal's behavior.

December 4, 1971: A Home Of One's Own
Season 1, episode 10
W: Terry Nation   D: James Hill

With Hannah Gordon (Lucy), John Ronane (Rupert Hathaway), Leon Greene (Abel Gaunt), Michael Sheard (Walden), Michael Wynne (Policeman), Talfryn Thomas (Poacher).
Danny buys a broken-down cottage which the locals say is haunted, and then he finds a body in the well.

December 11, 1971: The Morning After
Season 1, episode 11
W: Walter Black   D: Leslie Norman

With Laurence Naismith (Judge Fulton), Catherine Schell (Kristin), Yutte Stensgaard (Bibi), Tony Bonner (Jon), Griffith Jones (Lars Seelman), Bernard Horsfall (Christianson), Frank Gatliff (Andersson), Penny Sugg (Liv).
Brett wakes up one morning and discovers that he got married to a glamorous woman the night before.

December 18, 1971: Someone Waiting
Season 1, episode 12
W: Terry Nation   D: Peter Medak

With Penelope Horner (Carrie Bowman), John Cairney (Jenkins), Donald Pickering (Morely Lindon), Lois Maxwell (Louise Cornell), Maxwell Shaw (Vine), Tim Barrett (John Radcliffe), Sam Kydd (Dwyer), David Neal (Jerry Sandford), Jenny Hanley (Magda), Sean Lynch (Yates), Helena Ross (Joe), Russ Henderson (Sam).
Brett resumes race car driving, only to become the target of someone who is willing to kill him in order to make him stop.

January 1, 1972: The Ozerov Inheritance
Season 1, episode 13
W: Harry Junkin   D: Roy Ward Baker

With Gladys Cooper (The Grand Duchess Ozerov), Prunella Ransome (Princess Alexandra Ozerov), Gary Raymond (Sergei Ozerov), Joseph Furst (Yelker), Georgina Simpson (Magda), Timothy Parkes (Walther), Denys Peek (Dante), Raymond Young (Inspector Mansour), Cyril Shaps (Professor Ganguin), Arnold Ridley (Uncle Rodney), Yuri Borienko (Nikolai).
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.

January 12, 1972: A Death In The Family
Season 1, episode 14
W: Terry Nation   D: Sidney Hayers

With Diane Cilento (Kate), Denholm Elliott (Roland), Roland Culver (Duke of Caith), William Rushton (Lance), Moultrie Kelsall (Sir Angus), Christopher Sandford (Onslow), Ivor Dean (Mr. Beebe).
Lord Sinclair assumes the role of three of his relatives in order to track down who is plotting his death.

January 19, 1972: Anyone Can Play
Season 1, episode 15
W: Tony Williamson   D: Leslie Norman

With Cyd Hayman (Lyn), Dudley Foster (Heather), Ed Devereaux (Ryker), Richard Vernon (Sir Maxwell Dean), Tim Goodman (Webster), Patrick Jordan (Pelli), Patrick Connor (Train Guard), Christopher Coll (London Agent), Graham Weston (Northern Agent), Peter Forbes-Robertson (Inspector Langford), Kit Taylor (Croupier).
Danny Wilde is mistaken for the paymaster of a Communist network.

January 26, 1972: The Gold Napoleon
Season 1, episode 16
W: Val Guest   D: Roy Ward Baker

With Laurence Naismith (Judge Fulton), Susan George (Michelle Devigne), Alfred Marks (Pullicino), Harold Goldblatt (Maurice Devigne), Charles Houston (Jacoby), Michael McStay (Vernier), Hugh Manning (Chief of Police), Jean Driant (Douane), Balbina (Sister).
Danny becomes the mistaken target of an unknown pursuer when he and Brett investigate bronze replicas of Napoleon coins.

February 2, 1972: The Long Goodbye
Season 1, episode 17
W: Michael Pertwee   D: Roger Moore

With Laurence Naismith (Judge Fulton), Nicola Pagett (Carla Wilks), Madeline Smith (Carla), Leo Genn (Sir Hugo Chalmers), Noel Willman (Theopolis), Anouska Hempel (Carla 2), Brian Jackson (Jenson), Glynn Edwards (Boris), Peter Sallis (Piper), Valerie Leon (Space Queen).
Danny and Brett find a crashed plane containing the skeleton of an inventor who disappeared 12 years before.

February 9, 1972: To The Death, Baby
Season 1, episode 18
W: Donald James   D: Basil Dearden

With Jennie Linden (Shelley Masterton), Terence Morgan (Carl Foster), Thorley Walters (John Hatton), Harold Innocent (Coady), Robert Russell (Ramon), Roger Delgado (Estaban).
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.

February 16, 1972: Five Miles To Midnight
Season 1, episode 19
W: Terry Nation   D: Val Guest

With Laurence Naismith (Judge Fulton), Joan Collins (Sidonie), Robert Hutton (Frank Rocco), Jean Marsh (Nicola), Ferdy Mayne (Count Sangalio), Robert Gallico (Manny Howard), Arnold Diamond (Brusati), Robert Rietty (Torino), Ian Thompson (Vasile).
Danny and Brett try to smuggle an American gangster out of Italy while the underground is hunting him for revenge.

February 23, 1972: Nuisance Value
Season 1, episode 20
W: David Rolfe, Tony Barwick   D: Leslie Norman

With David Cargill (Patterson), Viviane Ventura (Lisa), George Murcell (Zorakin), Michael Culver (Kurt), Clive Cazes (Matra), Ricardo Montez (Inspector Santos), Sarah Lawson (Mary), George Roderick (Bodega landlord), Ralph Bates (Michel).
Danny Wilde is accused of kidnapping a wealthy beauty staying at the same hotel as him.

March 1, 1972: Element Of Risk
Season 1, episode 21
W: Tony Barwick   D: Gerald Mayer

With Laurence Naismith (Judge Fulton), William Marlowe (Carl), Peter Bowles (Mitchell), June Ritchie (Charlie), Shane Rimmer (Lomax), J. M. Bay (Anderson), Karen Kessey (Joan), Katherine Kessey (Jean), Victor Platt (Farmer), Bob Sherman (Lieutenant), David Healy (Colonel Adler), Tony Doonan (Grant), James Cosmo (Inspector Williams), Margaret Nolan (Sophie), Carol Cleveland (Girl at Airport), Michael Sloan (Radio Operator), George Fisher (Kramer).
An unfortunate case of mistaken identity for Danny points to him as a mastermind of crime.

March 8, 1972: Angie, Angie
Season 1, episode 22
W: Milton Gelman   D: Val Guest

With Laurence Naismith (Judge Fulton), Larry Storch (Angie), John Alderson (Kyle Sandor), Kirsten Lindholm (Marissa Nave), Lionel Murton (Ben), Rose Alba (Madama La Gata).
Danny meets an old friend on the French Riviera and they discover a film festival is a cover for murder. (Last show of the series.)


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