The Persuaders! (1971–1972)
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The Ozerov Inheritance 

Two members of the once-proud Russian Aristocracy are in desperate need of Lord Brett and Daniel's assistance to establish their right to a jewellery collection of immense value, however, not without exciting discoveries on the way.


Roy Ward Baker


Harry W. Junkin (screenplay by)




Episode complete credited cast:
Tony Curtis ... Danny Wilde
Roger Moore ... Lord Brett Sinclair
Gladys Cooper ... Grand Duchess Ozerov
Prunella Ransome ... Princess Alexandra
Gary Raymond ... Sergei
Joseph Fürst ... Yelker (as Joseph Furst)
Cyril Shaps ... Professor Ganguin
Georgina Simpson Georgina Simpson ... Magda
Anouska Hempel ... Stewardess
Timothy Parkes Timothy Parkes ... Walther
Arnold Ridley ... Uncle Rodney
Denys Peek Denys Peek ... Dante
Yuri Borienko Yuri Borienko ... Nikolai
Raymond Young ... Inspector Mansour


The Persuaders are called in to assist the Grand Duchess Ozerov, an elderly Russian former aristocrat. There is contention as to the rightful owner of her jewels, kept in a Swiss bank. The Russian government is one claimant and her nephew Sergei another, in addition to the duchess herself. Brett and Danny are to go to the Russian village where there is proof of her marriage to Prince Ozerov and, consequently, her right to own the jewels. However two men in the pay of Sergei are out to stop them. Written by don @ minifie-1

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1 January 1972 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Gladys Cooper's final role. See more »


Lord Brett Sinclair: [as the burly bodyguard enters] Did you ring for room service?
Danny Wilde: Not me.
Lord Brett Sinclair: [smiling as he notices the mysterious robed young blond girl, then addressing her] May I say that uninvited visitors have never been more...
[wants to extend a greeting to her, but he is halted by the big man]
Lord Brett Sinclair: ... welcome.
Danny Wilde: [to her] It's lucky you showed up.
Danny Wilde: We would have killed him.
Princess Alexandra: [regarding them coolly, then speaking out imperiously] I wish to identify you.
[extending her hand]
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One of the strongest episodes in the series
7 January 2017 | by ScrugulusSee all my reviews

This episode has a great plot and great characters (and actors). It is - on the whole - a very convincing whodunnit, something you cannot say about some of the other episodes. Maybe it is because of the mystery and the intrigue that the levity seems to come a bit short in this episode. The interactions between Brett and Daniel are a bit infrequent and toned down.

Gladys Cooper does an outstanding job as the Grand-Duchess - a role which would prove to be her last. The other actors in this episode are also doing a good job, even if some of them have to deal with characters that seem to be written a tad larger-than-life.

This is definitely one of the show's strongest episodes - for me it ranks in the top 4.

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