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The Best Episodes of The Serpent

Every episode of The Serpent ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of The Serpent!

The remarkable story of how murderer Charles Sobhraj was captured. As the chief suspect in unsolved murders of young Western travellers across India, Thailand and Nepal’s ‘Hippie Trail’ in 1975 and 1976, Sobhraj had repeatedly slipped from the grasp of authorities worldwide to become Interpol's most wanted man, with arrest warrants on three different continents.

Network:BBC One

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "The Serpent" is "Episode 3", rated 8/10 from 1035 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by Richard Warlow. "Episode 3" aired on 1/10/2021 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Episode 8".

  • Episode 3
    8.0/10 1,035 votes

    #1 - Episode 3

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2021-01-10

    Young Frenchman Dominique Renelleau tries to escape Charles Sobhraj’s terrifying lair. As he listens to Nadine and Remi’s testimony, Herman realises the scale of Charles’s crimes.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Richard Warlow

  • Episode 8
    7.9/10 878 votes

    #2 - Episode 8

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2021-02-14

    The net begins to close around Charles and Marie-Andrée in India, but the final chapter of Herman’s pursuit of Sobhraj stretches long into the future.

    Director: Hans Herbots

    Writer: Richard Warlow

  • Episode 5
    7.8/10 914 votes

    #3 - Episode 5

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2021-01-24

    Herman and Charles engage in an exhausting battle of wits as Herman continues to pile pressure on the Thai police to prosecute the suspects, while Charles perfects his escape plan.

    Director: Hans Herbots

    Writer: Toby Finlay

  • Episode 7
    7.8/10 835 votes

    #4 - Episode 7

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2021-02-07

    Charles and Marie-Andrée arrive in Paris and attempt to set up a new life. Meanwhile, Herman makes a dangerous gamble in his investigation which finally brings a breakthrough.

    Director: Hans Herbots

    Writer: Richard Warlow, Toby Finlay

  • Episode 4
    7.7/10 930 votes

    #5 - Episode 4

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2021-01-17

    Charles embarks on a terrifying trail of destruction in Nepal, while Nadine helps Herman gather the final evidence he needs for the police to act.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Richard Warlow

  • Episode 6
    7.5/10 861 votes

    #6 - Episode 6

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2021-01-31

    The fallout from Gautier’s escape threatens Herman’s diplomatic career. Charles attempts to set up business in France, a place that holds powerful memories for him.

    Director: Hans Herbots

    Writer: Toby Finlay

  • Episode 2
    7.4/10 1,046 votes

    #7 - Episode 2

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2021-01-03

    Marie-Andrée Leclerc leaves her life behind for the love of Charles Sobhraj but discovers the chilling cost. Herman vows to investigate the murders of the Dutch couple.

    Director: Tom Shankland

    Writer: Richard Warlow

  • Episode 1
    7.2/10 1,281 votes

    #8 - Episode 1

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2021-01-01

    Bangkok, 1975. Dutch diplomat Herman Knippenberg investigates the disappearance of a young couple who were last seen alive at the apartment of gem dealer Charles Sobhraj.

    Director: Tom Shankland

    Writer: Richard Warlow, Toby Finlay