The Persuaders Classic TV Show
The ITC classic starring Roger Moore and Tony Curtis as characters as different as a Rolls Royce and Ford Mustang. The two initially reluctant crime fighters battled injustice throughout the jet-set.
NEWS: GONE: Tony Curtis
The Persuaders Fan Tributes35 michael dickson from sheffield: Great programme, however, exotic locations seemed to decrease in later episodes. Fantastic casting of moore and curtis. Never get fed up of watching them.
34 Zozo FONI from NC: What can I say. The Persuaders reminds me with those happy times when we were at school and Toni Curtis which I consider him the best of all American Movie Stars.
33 Steve Johansson from Sweden/USA: The greatest tv show of all time!!!!
32 nicky kumar from cheshire: i have written before .and would like to say yes it was perhaps the best programme ever in its years...esp the music...and the way show moore and curtis in the opening credits,,,truly supurb ...icon tv..u can watch the pursudrs again..and again.without getting bored even though u know the story line...many thanks...
31 Santhosh Kumar from Trivandrum, India: Tell you what, It's my favorite TV series. Got hooked on to this after I saw THE SAINT. I loved Roger Moore ever since he played Simon Templar. The chemistry between Tony Curtis & Roger Moore is what made this a hit. Too bad the series had only 24 episodes. I wish I could time travel and change any event that made them call a halt to this great TV Series.
30 sok from greece: the best of the best
29 Morgan from England: This was my favourite & I still watch the DVDs. I wish I could meet Roger, Tony & the lovely Juliet Harmer, they were all the best.
28 Lawrence from Greenville South Carolina: The Persuaders is what got me and my best friend into Ferrari's and Aston Martin cars. We both loved the series and watched it every week. My buddy now has his own Aston but I am not yet in the position to buy my Ferrari but I have driven a couple.. The series was always glamorous and fun but with lots of action. Shame they don't make em like they used to anymore.
27 Gustavo kouri from Argentina: Everything is fantastic in this series, from the first episode till the last one! It is very difficult for me to decide about an special story but "The time and the place" and "The old, the new and the deadly" are supremes! The direction in every episode is excellent, including those ones directed by Roger Moore. By far the best series I have ever seen!
26 chas from canada: avenues and alleyways was the theme song from the protectors with robert vaughn starring.
Not the persuaders as mentioned in the above testimony.. thought fans would like to have the correct info
25 Ali from Slough: "PERSUADERS"...hmmm from where shall i start..but admit,its the 1st tv programme i watched from the day i started watching tv..it was my mums favourite,i was really crazy abt it,i bought videos,posters,dvds whenever they were availiable and the theme by legend himself was great..reminds you and make you think of those chilling and sophisticated london times and valleys of berkshire or where ever..i even got ringtone of it..
i got dvd set now and watch whenever and wherever i stay in whole world...
i cant say much of those times because i wasnt born yet cos im still 25 but i wish i wouldve and watched the show when it was aired and give...my great honour to THE PERSUADERS..Mr Tony Curtis and Mr Sir Roger Moore..!
24 nicky kumar from cheshire: Hi there, absolutley fantastic programme, the repeats were on itv4, i just wish they were back on again, i have fantastic memories about the persuaders,they need to make a comeback special, wow wouldn,t that be fantastic... and i,d love star in it with Roger and Tony,truly takes me back in time, nostalgic.....
23 Garry Herring from Hartlepool: Oh, what a fantastic series, it had everything. fabulous locations, humour, gorgeous girls, good supporting actors. my favourite episode being "A Death In The Family" (Episode 19). When I first saw this episode way back in 1971 I nearly fell off my chair laughing when Roger Moore came on unexpectately dressed as his "Aunt Agatha", complete with snobby voice. You can see by his face he is dying to laugh himself! and his role as a potty old army uncle fooled me as I really thought that it was an old man in the part. great stuff.
22 The Travelling Gourmet from Asia: The Travelling Gourmet is a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer/Editor from Asia.
Moore in The Persuaders is a CLASSIC. With longer hair bordering on the Hippie look, Roger is a playboy Lord who fights crime with his buddy, a 'nouveau riche' New Yorker 'rough diamond' type. The theme is fantastic and to this day is sometimes played in Changi International Airport, Singapore - 'In the avenues and alleyways, where the soul of a man is so easy to buy, everybody's stealing, everybody's wheeling, all the low and living high, every city's got them, will we ever stop them, some of us are gonna try...."
It is a cool classic! Great acting, great comedy, great locations where the jet set like to go like Monte Carlo and St. Moritz, fight scenes with humour and Moore...I love it!
21 The Worm from Cambridge UK: Absolutely loved this show when I was a kid. We were allowed to stay up late to watch it. All very glamourous, and I've wanted an Aston Martin ever since.
Fantastic theme tune, and now I'm a grown-up I've got my own DVD player and everthing, and have the whole series on DVD!
20 Andreas Fassl from Cologne -Germany: The Theme!!! John Barry! I can listen to it again and again.
19 Harry Fielder from Herts UK: I worked for nearly a year on the series in 1971 as a supporting artist and got on well with Roger and Tony.
18 Deana from Northeast USA: The Persuaders was an awesome show. I wasn't born yet when it aired, but my mother told me about when she saw that it was being aired temporarily on a Classic TV channel 12 years ago. Danny became my favorite character, (he was so funny!) and two weeks ago I decided to see if they put the show on DVD. I bought both sets, and my mother and I were so excited to watch it again! As for my favorite scene...it was any that Danny did or said something funny in! Also, the theme music was awesome...I totally love it!
17 Mark Faria from Callifornia, USA: Great show! I just bought the two-box DVD set and it brought some great memories. I was nine when I first saw the show and thought that was the way a "cool dude" lived, gambling in Monte Carlo, girls left and right driving a Dino Ferrari. Too bad they stopped filming after only a couple of years and that I had to grow up.
16 harry marway from goodmayes Ilford: hi what a show. Lou grade made a lot of investment to bring roger tony on this show in 1971 and it is brilliant.
15 Steve Atkinson from London: Great series, but my abiding memory of it is seeing a scene filmed at Watford FC's ground - can anyone tell me which Episode this featured in as I am dying to see it again?
14 James Edwards from Crewe Cheshire England: I adored the show, but the theme tune oh! (one of the fondest memories of my childhood) where can I get it over the net to download?
13 Jorge A. Machado from Sao Paulo City - Brazil: Hello friends !
First of all I'd like to say it's a big pleasure to contact you, Persuaders'fans.
This cult serie, reminds-me the best period of my life.
I'ts so much things, moments that is difficult to describe in a few words.
Hearing the Persuaders Theme (John Barry) is look like to enter in a time tunnel.
I can feel the breeze of that times.
It's so good to know there is people like me feeling the same. It's means that i'm not alone.
By the way, is it possible to tell me the episode title which Lord Brett Sinclair(Roger Moore) is a F1 race driver?
The introduction "clip movie" has a scene which the drivers are racing at Brands Hatch (GB).
Well, that is it for a while.
My best whishes from the bottom of my heart to all of you.
God bless you,
Jorge A. Machado.
12 Alex from Southampton: Isn't Roger Moore superb as Lord Brett Sinclair? He is one of my all time favorite actors and The Persuaders would not have been half the show it was if it was not for Roger. His sense of humour is GREAT
11 Jimmy Keary from Ireland: I was an avid fan of The Persuaders in 1971. It was shown on Ulster Television on a Saturday night.
In the opening episode, 'Overture', there's a very catchy song dubbed over Brett and Danny's car race down that mountain road. Anyone know who sang that tune?
The show had great teaser sequences to catch the viewers' attention. My favourite is the one from 'Someone Like Me' where the hypnotised guy apparently shoots his future employer only to find him very much alive a few seconds later. Cue the brilliant theme!!!
10 Julian Scholefield from Chesterfield, Derbyshire: The Persuaders theme tune is the best TV theme ever. in fact, probably one of the best tunes, period! The programme itself is great but I'll watch the episodes over and over again just to here the music. The show also brings back great memories of the 70s, when I was a kid. The Persuaders was on Sunday afternoons on ITV before The Big Match - nostalgic heaven!! Please keeping showing it!
9 Sharon from Australia: Only the good die young....This was one of the best shows on television. I cried and cried when it ended. If only it had been put in a better timeslot in the US, then it would have gone on for another 4 seasons at least.
Still, let's be thankful that these episodes are now on DVD. This is, I think, the first bisexual show, ever shown on TV. In every episode, there are at least 1 or 2, sometimes 3 homoerotic moments. You have to look close, but they are there.
Tony has admitted to the gay magazine "Outsmart" to liking both "oysters and snails", (in a reference to the scene in the film "Spartacus".)
This show made me realise that I was not alone, and I salute Tony and Roger for having the courage to make it the way it was.
8 Patrizia from Liverpool: I was 12 in 1971 and I loved Tony Curtis so much I thought I would die when The Persuaders ended. My greatest wish then was for some magical invention that would enable me to watch all the episodes whenever I liked - and I'm still convinced that video was created solely in answer to my prayers!
7 Roberto Aiello from Buenos Aires: The Persuaders were part of our lives for many years, I would play the role of Danny Wilde and my "distinguished" brother, Lord Brett Sinclair's. I learned quite some stuff from those episodes, I don't undertand why were they discontinued.
6 Dave from London: Roger Moore and Tony Curtis...what more could you want? Topped off with a brilliant John Barry theme, this is the classic to end all classics. Essential viewing!
5 Lorenzo from Padova (Italy): I had the chance to watch the whole series and it's really surprising how good those episodes are. A perfect couple Curtis and Moore always elegant and very british the second, shrewd and sporting the first. Certain people should live forever...
4 Roy Garrett from Watford: I like the episode in wich Terry Thomas is involved, as Brett's Cousin.
3 Gareth Helliwell from Batley West Yorkshire: The Persuaders will always be with me even if I was stuck on a Desert Island they would always be a place for me for The Persuaders and I always enjoyed the first one where they met up together and sarted fighting I would love to know what hotel that was.
2 giulio robertson from brighton: Great show, the persuaders only made 24 episodes, however i would love to watch them again, haven't seen all the episodes, would love to see the episode where location was filmd in Brighton.
1 Daniel Ali from Liverpool: The Persuaders harks back to days gone by. When tv shows still had glamour, glitz and a reason to watch the box. It also helped that it featuered 2 massive stars in the shape of Moore and Curtis.
Roger Moore as Lord Brett Sinclair
Tony Curtis as Danny Wilde
Laurence Naismith as Judge Fulton
Susan George, Peter Bowles, Lionel Blair, Ian Hendry, Bernard Lee, George Baker, Nicola Pagett, Madeline Smith, Glynn Edwards, Terry Thomas, Hannah Gordon, Joan Collins, Raph Bates and Lois Maxwell
Roger Moore won a Golden Globe in 1980 for "World's Favourite Film Male". Tony Curtis had previously won the award in 1956 and 1961.
Tony Curtis was nominated for an Oscar in 1959 for The Defiant Ones.
1925-06-03: Tony Curtis (Danny Wilde) was born.
1927-10-14: Roger Moore (Lord Brett Sinclair) was born.
1946-12-09: Roger Moore (Lord Brett Sinclair) married actress Doorn Van Stey.
1953-07-06: Roger Moore (Lord Brett Sinclair) married actress Dorothy Squire.
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