The Best Episodes Directed by Alex Holmes

Part 4

#1 - Part 4

House of Saddam Season 1 - Episode 4

The invasion of Iraq forces Saddam to go into hiding near the town of Tikrit, while his daughters, grandchildren and wife flee the country to safety in Syria. Uday, Qusay and eldest grandson Mustapha take refuge at a relative's house in Baghdad, but disloyalty leads to their deaths, and the net begins to close in on the former president's secluded hiding place.

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Part 3

#2 - Part 3

House of Saddam Season 1 - Episode 3

The drama captures the events of May 1995, when Iraq was crippled by sanctions after refusing to comply with inspections. Feeling betrayed following the appointment of Saddam's second son Uday as the dictator's successor, Hussein Kamel gave UN and CIA officials information on the whereabouts of the country's hidden weapons. This act of disloyalty led to he and his brother being murdered by their uncle.

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Part 1

#3 - Part 1

House of Saddam Season 1 - Episode 1

Igal Naor stars in a drama charting Saddam Hussein's turbulent rule over Iraq, tracing his dictatorship from its beginnings in a political coup within his Ba'ath party in 1979 to the conflicts of later years. In the first episode, detractors of the new regime face a harsh punishment and Saddam's dominant mother dies.

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Something Borrowed

#4 - Something Borrowed

Dominion Season 1 - Episode 5

Alex begins his training with Michael, but soon after has a vision that causes him to go rogue during an Archangel Corps mission. Elsewhere, Claire goes out on a limb to protect Riesen, however she can’t stop his long-held secrets from coming back to haunt him and David makes a move to secure his power.

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Danger Knights

#5 - Danger Knights

The Letter for the King Season 1 - Episode 4

On a ship headed toward Unauwen, Tiuri and Lavinia meet a mysterious passenger who seems to know the secret of Tiuri's past - and his destiny.

star 7.65
165 votes
Episode 6

#6 - Episode 6

Strike Back Season 2 - Episode 6

The first attempt to rescue Clare ends with Scott in the hospital and Stonebridge in pursuit with Crawford and Jacoub. Tahir takes Clare to a Janjaweed camp. Soldiers look for Scott at the hospital. Grant threatens Maggie about her story.

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1996 votes
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The Flood

#7 - The Flood

Dominion Season 1 - Episode 4

A powerful Vega senator takes the city’s leaders and food supply hostage, demanding the Chosen One’s secret identity be made public. At the same time, Michael is called to a family meeting of archangels, including Gabriel. Elsewhere, Claire goes against the majority.

star 7.49
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Isn't She a Sweetheart?

#8 - Isn't She a Sweetheart?

The Letter for the King Season 1 - Episode 2

With the Red Riders and Novices hot on his trail, Tiuri makes his way to Mistrinaut, where the mayor's daughter takes a keen interest in his mission.

star 7.44
195 votes
Part 2

#9 - Part 2

House of Saddam Season 1 - Episode 2

In 1988, as Baghdad celebrates victory in the war with Iran, Kuwait's upsurge in oil output challenges future Iraqi prosperity. Tension grows within Saddam Hussein's household due to the increasingly erratic behaviour of his son Uday, who beats a man to death, and a frosty relationship between the dictator and his partner Sajida, that eventually leads to him taking Samira as a second wife.

star 7.35
129 votes
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The Lance Armstrong Story: Stop at Nothing

#10 - The Lance Armstrong Story: Stop at Nothing

Storyville Season 2014 - Episode 15

Documentary telling the intimate but explosive story about the man behind the greatest fraud in recent sporting history, a portrait of a man who stopped at nothing in pursuit of money, fame and success. It reveals how Lance Armstrong duped the world with his story of a miraculous recovery from cancer to become a sporting icon and a beacon of hope for cancer sufferers around the world. The film maps how Armstrong's cheating and bullying became more extreme and how a few brave souls fought back, until eventually their voices were heard. Director Alex Holmes tracks down some of his former friends and team members who reveal how his cheating was the centre of a grand conspiracy in which Armstrong and his backers sought to steal the Tour de France. Friends and fellow riders were brought into a dirty pact that no-one could betray, lest the horrifying extent of complicity be revealed. But the former friends whose lives he destroyed would prove to be his nemesis, and help uncover one of the dirtiest scandals in sports history.

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