Peppard played Thomas Banacek, a suave, Polish-American freelance investigator based in Boston, who solved seemingly impossible thefts (see locked room mystery). He then collected from the insurance companies 10% of the insured value of the recovered property. One of Banacek's verbal signatures was the quotation of strangely worded yet curiously cogent "Polish" proverbs. -- WikiPedia
Banacek must locate a 3-ton, 3-meter-tall statue that inexplicably disappears before its unveiling.
A highly prized medical computer disappears from a lab fortified with electric fences and sensitive alarms.
A precious jewel-encrusted coach is stolen from a sealed container as it's loaded onto a cargo ship.
Banacek and Carlie race to solve the mystery of a one-of-a-kind Greek treasure that disappeared from a museum gallery in front of a crowd of startled onlookers.
Banacek must figure out how a $5 million racehorse was switched for another during its morning workout.
An experimental rocket engine disappears from a trade show display.
A crippled airplane makes an emergency landing on a tiny desert airstrip, only to vanish the next morning.
Banacek assists the daughter of a stage magician, suspected of grand larceny, who disappeared during his act - for good.