With its unique blend of action, adventure, finesse and wit, the British TV series “The Persuaders” was a benchmark in the 1970s. It was also distinguished by its title music written by John Barry and to this day remains a classic and unsurpassed. The series was created by Robert S. Baker and Monty Berman and starred the duo of Lord Brett Sinclair and Danny Wilde, played by Roger Moore and Tony Curtis respectively. With its glamorous locations, dynamic chemistry between the main characters, and compelling plot, it quickly became popular. At the heart of The Persuaders is the unconventional partnership between Lord Brett Sinclair, an English nobleman, and Danny Wilde, a wealthy American playboy. The two characters, initially at odds with each other, reluctantly agree to join forces to fight international crime. Their contrasting personalities and cultural backgrounds provide a constant source of humor and tension.
“The Persuaders” took viewers around the world. From the French Riviera to the Swiss Alps and the streets of London, it offered glamorous settings, combined with the elegant and refined behaviour of the protagonists, which added sophistication. The two protagonists found themselves involved in a wide range of dangerous situations, including espionage missions, kidnapping plots and art heists. The plot had fast-paced narration, clever twists and turns and exciting action scenes. Moore’s polished British finesse and Curtis’ American exuberance balanced each other perfectly, creating an irresistible television duo. Their banter, camaraderie and occasional clashes provided a constant source of humour and entertainment. “The Persuaders” remains a cult favorite cult classic from the golden age of television entertainment, with a devoted audience over the years. In Greece, it was aired on ERT under the title “The Persuaders”, of course with great success. It also cemented Roger Moore’s place as the lead, setting the stage for his future role as James Bond.