The BEST episodes directed by Alice Troughton

Episode 3
star
8.83
6 votes

#1 - Episode 3

Frankie - Season 1 - Episode 3

Frankie's professional judgement is questioned as she faces a real career crisis.

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The Mad Woman in the Attic (2)
star
8.43
99 votes

#2 - The Mad Woman in the Attic (2)

The Sarah Jane Adventures - Season 3 - Episode 4

Eve's powers grow out of control, catching everyone in her endless sinister games.

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The Sword in the Stone (2)
star
8.33
1698 votes

#3 - The Sword in the Stone (2)

Merlin (2008) - Season 4 - Episode 13

Morgana and Helios have successfully captured Camelot, and Merlin and Arthur are outlaws on the run, in the last episode in this season of Merlin. Trapped in Ealdor with a ruthless army closing in, their situation becomes desperate. Arthur must take control before Camelot is lost forever… But faced with Agravaine’s betrayal and the strength of Morgana’s force, the young King has lost his conviction. Only Merlin can restore his faith, and only an extraordinary act can prove to the King that he was born to rule. Will the young warlock convince Arthur before his dreams of Albion fall to pieces?

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Midnight
star
8.19
2520 votes

#4 - Midnight

Doctor Who (2005) - Season 4 - Episode 10

While visiting the planet Midnight, a beautiful and luxury planet, full of lavishs and hightech cities, a terrifying problem arises that leaves The Doctor powerless.

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Required Reading
star
8.11
1304 votes

#5 - Required Reading

Teen Wolf - Season 5 - Episode 6

Scott and his friends experience strange effects after following Dr. Valack’s advice.

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Flash Back
star
8.00
5403 votes

#6 - Flash Back

The Flash (2014) - Season 2 - Episode 17

After the shocking revelation that Zoom is Jay Garrick, Barry is more determined than ever to get back to Earth-2 to stop Zoom forever. Desperate to find a way to increase his speed, Barry decides to travel back in time and masquerade as his earlier self in order to get his arch-nemesis, Dr. Harrison Wells/Eobard Thawne, to teach him how to run faster. However, things don’t go as planned and Barry is stunned to face familiar foe Hartley Rathaway , as well as old friend Eddie Thawne. Meanwhile, Iris makes peace with her past in order to embrace her future.

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Wooden Overcoat
star
7.99
107 votes

#7 - Wooden Overcoat

Silk - Season 2 - Episode 4

Martha finds herself in a David and Goliath battle when she represents the driver of a high security prison van. When some of his prisoners escaped, Michael Ward opened the doors of his van to find another dead. With Ward and the security firm accused of causing the prisoner's death, Martha fights to make Ward stand up for himself, lest he becomes the fall guy. Chambers take on a new pupil, Daniel Lomas, who helps Martha unlock her client. Meanwhile Clive is struggling to get through to Fatima Ali, and Billy, still feeling the pressure from Micky, starts to uncover hidden truths about CW

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With All My Heart
star
7.95
1294 votes

#8 - With All My Heart

Merlin (2008) - Season 5 - Episode 9

Merlin knows he must act fast before Morgana’s twisted control over Gwen gets further out of hand. But only the most powerful magic can save the Queen and this will not be easy, even for Merlin. As the High Priestess tightens her grip on Camelot, one thing is clear - she will not give up her puppet without a fight.

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In the Family Way
star
7.93
100 votes

#9 - In the Family Way

Silk - Season 2 - Episode 3

Clive is in Oxford, prosecuting three students accused of sexually assaulting a waitress. Up against an intimidating defence counsel, Clive begins to waver, but a chance encounter with an old friend helps him discover a passion for prosecuting he did not know he had. When the case is in danger of collapsing, Clive is faced with one of the biggest decisions of his career. Meanwhile, Martha is defending Ricky Armitage, who trashed his local mini-mart and attacked the shopkeeper. His level of violence and lack of remorse is astounding, yet Martha tries to divert the self-destructive path that Ricky was fated to walk.

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Episode 4
star
7.90
1951 votes

#10 - Episode 4

A Discovery of Witches - Season 1 - Episode 4

Diana gets a chilly welcome when she seeks safety at the Clairmont family home. Back in Oxford, trouble is brewing.

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The Darkest Hour (2)
star
7.89
1658 votes

#11 - The Darkest Hour (2)

Merlin (2008) - Season 4 - Episode 2

The kingdom is on the brink of collapse and Morgana poised to strike, in the final part of this opening episode of the fantasy drama. As Lancelot races back to Camelot with the dying Merlin, Arthur must continue on his mission to vanquish the Dorocha without them. Though the Knights know their journey to the Isle of the Blessed is fraught with danger, none could anticipate the sacrifice Arthur intends to make there. Friendship and loyalty are tested to the limit, but in the end, it's the power of love that changes all their lives for ever.

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The Hollow Queen
star
7.88
1216 votes

#12 - The Hollow Queen

Merlin (2008) - Season 5 - Episode 8

When Merlin agrees to help a young Druid boy, he has no choice but to leave Camelot on a dangerous mission. And with the citadel distracted by the visit of the fearsome Sarrum of Amata, it seems that no one will notice his absence. But as the sky darkens, so do Merlin's suspicions - is there more to Daegal than meets the eye? And can a man as ruthless as the Sarrum ever really be trusted? Too late, the young warlock realises he's made a terrible mistake.

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Episode 3
star
7.87
2061 votes

#13 - Episode 3

A Discovery of Witches - Season 1 - Episode 3

Diana and Matthew's relationship moves forward. But something's about to happen that will cast them both further into danger.

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The Doctor's Daughter
star
7.84
2663 votes

#14 - The Doctor's Daughter

Doctor Who (2005) - Season 4 - Episode 6

The Doctor lands on the remote planet Messaline as an age-old war rages and the threat of genocide looms. When Martha is kidnapped by the Hath, the Doctor is distracted by "the most important woman in his life."

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Episode 5
star
7.83
263 votes

#15 - Episode 5

In the Flesh - Season 2 - Episode 5

Kieren finds the strength to shed his contact lenses and cover-up mousse in public for the first time. However, he's wrongly accused of freeing the rabids at the GP surgery and hauled in front of the increasingly tyrannical parish council. The council place Kieren under house arrest, threatening to send him back to the Norfolk treatment centre if he doesn't confess. Disappointed by his parents' reaction, Kieren seeks out Simon and is floored to discover he has disappeared. Meanwhile, we follow Simon to the city. We flashback to his horrific experiences in and outside the treatment centre, learning how he was radicalized and became the Undead Prophet's final and most beloved disciple. When the Undead Prophet tells Simon he must sacrifice Kieren to instigate the Second Rising, his faith is rocked for the first time. However, he returns to Roarton grimly resolved to carry out his mission.

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The Mad Woman in the Attic (1)
star
7.81
127 votes

#16 - The Mad Woman in the Attic (1)

The Sarah Jane Adventures - Season 3 - Episode 3

Far in the future, in the year 2059, Old Rani remembers the day when her whole life went wrong.

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Episode 5
star
7.80
1864 votes

#17 - Episode 5

A Discovery of Witches - Season 1 - Episode 5

Matthew crosses a dangerous line when he returns to Oxford. Diana discovers his dark past, before something unexpected tears them apart.

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The Darkest Hour (1)
star
7.80
1782 votes

#18 - The Darkest Hour (1)

Merlin (2008) - Season 4 - Episode 1

Evil sorceress Morgana summons mighty gatekeeper the Cailleach, who opens a door to another world from which hellish creatures pour forth. As Arthur and his loyal knights take up arms, Merlin discovers the only thing that will stop them is an unimaginable sacrifice.

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The Eye of the Phoenix
star
7.75
1913 votes

#19 - The Eye of the Phoenix

Merlin (2008) - Season 3 - Episode 8

Arthur embarks alone on a quest to prove himself worthy of the Camelot throne by retrieving the Golden Trident from the Fisher King. With the Prince beyond the protection of the citadel, Morgana takes the opportunity to use her dark magic. She gives him a precious bracelet that contains a Phoenix Eye, insisting that he wears it at all times for protection. However, the magical jewel takes away Arthur's life force and he is left defenceless in the Fisher King's perilous realm. With the help of Gwaine, will Merlin be able to reach Arthur in time and fulfil his own quest to protect the future king of Camelot?

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A Lesson in Vengeance
star
7.74
1294 votes

#20 - A Lesson in Vengeance

Merlin (2008) - Season 5 - Episode 7

Darkness steals into the very heart of Camelot, as Morgana and her puppet Queen hatch a sinister plan to murder the King. But when stable hand Tyr Seward becomes caught in the crossfire, he threatens to ruin everything… As the plot thickens and reaches its deadly climax, can a suspicious Merlin unravel the truth before it’s too late?

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Turncoat
star
7.70
3856 votes

#21 - Turncoat

DC's Legends of Tomorrow - Season 2 - Episode 11

When The Legends find a new Time Aberration they learn they must travel to the winter of 1776 to protect George Washington and the American Revolutionary War. Unfortunately, things don’t go as planned, forcing Sara to send out Nate and Amaya to help. Meanwhile, Jax and Stein who are busy protecting the incapacitated Waverider from their new enemy, are forced to step into roles that they don’t think they are prepared for.

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The Eternity Trap (2)
star
7.67
101 votes

#22 - The Eternity Trap (2)

The Sarah Jane Adventures - Season 3 - Episode 8

Sarah Jane and the gang discover the secret of Erasmus Darkening - but are they too late?

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The Wicked Day
star
7.60
1755 votes

#23 - The Wicked Day

Merlin (2008) - Season 4 - Episode 3

The mighty citadel is buzzing in anticipation of the Prince's birthday celebrations, as the fantasy drama continues. But Arthur's old adversary, Odin, promises to ensure this is one party Camelot will never forget - for among the assembling guests lurks a deadly assassin set to strike. As the dust settles, Camelot is left devastated. Just how far is Merlin prepared to go to put things right; would he really risk everything and reveal his secret?

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Bait
star
7.60
908 votes

#24 - Bait

Tin Star - Season 1 - Episode 5

With Jim banished from their home, Angela takes her family's safety into her own hands. Whitey executes a ruthless plan to bring Jim into his sights.

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The Crystal Cave
star
7.56
1991 votes

#25 - The Crystal Cave

Merlin (2008) - Season 3 - Episode 5

After an unexpected meeting with the enigmatic old sorcerer Taliesin, the wizard takes Merlin to the crystal cave allowing him to witness a glimpse of the future. However, this gesture turns out to be more of a curse than a gift when, much to his horror, Merlin sees Morgana set to kill Uther. The young warlock knows he must do his best to try and stop the future from playing out. But changing the pages of destiny is a very dangerous game and his actions end up having fatal consequences. With the whole of Camelot in a state of grief, will Merlin be able to change the course of destiny and undo the damage he has caused, or will it be too late?

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River of Time
star
7.55
3864 votes

#26 - River of Time

DC's Legends of Tomorrow - Season 1 - Episode 14

After numerous attempts in many different time periods, the team has successfully captured Vandal Savage. However, Savage tells Kendra that he can reunite her with Carter so she struggles with whether she should kill him. Rip decides they will deliver Savage to the Time Masters which doesn’t sit well with Snart and Rory. The duo decides it may be time to jump ship and return to their old life. Meanwhile, Savage taunts Ray about his place in Kendra’s life.

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The Robinsons Were Here
star
7.50
3155 votes

#27 - The Robinsons Were Here

Lost in Space (2018) - Season 1 - Episode 4

The Robinsons make contact with another family of survivors, and Will races to protect his family after Judy learns what happened aboard the Resolute.

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The Gift (2)
star
7.50
100 votes

#28 - The Gift (2)

The Sarah Jane Adventures - Season 3 - Episode 12

Sarah Jane faces the battle of her life to save her son from the effects of the gift of the Blathereen. Meanwhile trapped in the school, Rani, Clyde and K-9 fight to find a way to get to the attic, where the final showdown will take place.

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Hunger Pangs
star
7.50
689 votes

#29 - Hunger Pangs

Atlantis (2013) - Season 1 - Episode 11

Penniless and starving, Jason cannot believe his luck when he stumbles across an abandoned feast. Temptation proves too much and he helps himself to the bounty, savouring his first proper meal in days but it soon becomes clear that Jason's gluttony has come at a price as he begins to exhibit some seriously strange behaviour. As things spiral out of control, it falls to Hercules and Pythagoras to save their friend before Heptarian and the palace guards bring his exertions to heel for good.

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The Witch's Quickening
star
7.50
1555 votes

#30 - The Witch's Quickening

Merlin (2008) - Season 2 - Episode 11

Alvarr is determined to allow magic to be used gain and destroy Camelot. Alvarr needs to reclaim the Crystal of Neahtid to make his plan work. Alvarr and Morgana try to get their hands on the crystal and use a druid boy to help them. Merlin is surprised when he finds out the real power of the crystal.

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The Eternity Trap (1)
star
7.49
132 votes

#31 - The Eternity Trap (1)

The Sarah Jane Adventures - Season 3 - Episode 7

A haunted house, with mysterious whispers and secrets in the shadows - time for Sarah Jane Smith!

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Sweet Dreams
star
7.47
1606 votes

#32 - Sweet Dreams

Merlin (2008) - Season 2 - Episode 10

Peace talks are held at Camelot when dignitaries from rival kingdoms arrive. King Alined is determined there will be no peace though and will use magic to make sure his wishes happen.

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In This Together
star
7.45
191 votes

#33 - In This Together

The Midwich Cuckoos - Season 1 - Episode 2

Midwich is recovering from the blackout when a shocking discovery is made: every woman of child-bearing age inside the zone on May 6th has fallen pregnant. But of graver concern to Dr Susannah Zellaby is the unnerving responses of the pregnant women.

Eye of the Gorgon (1)
star
7.43
179 votes

#34 - Eye of the Gorgon (1)

The Sarah Jane Adventures - Season 1 - Episode 3

Sarah Jane (Elisabeth Sladen) and her young friends investigate reports of a ghostly nun which is haunting the local old folks' residential home. And when one of the elderly residents entrusts Luke (Tommy Knight) with a mysterious alien talisman, it becomes clear there is even more to the story than meets the eye. The gang delves deeper, and discovers that the nun is part of a secret order sworn to protect a terrifying alien creature who can turn her victims to stone with a single look.

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Twist of Fate
star
7.43
954 votes

#35 - Twist of Fate

Atlantis (2013) - Season 1 - Episode 4

Whilst hunting in the mountains, the boys rescue an abandoned baby. This charitable act has far-reaching implications, and the gang soon find themselves embroiled in a complicated web of secrets and lies.

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White Lies
star
7.43
878 votes

#36 - White Lies

Atlantis (2013) - Season 1 - Episode 5

When a clandestine messenger brings unexpected news from outside the city, Ariadne calls on Jason and his friends to help guide her to the source.

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The Gift (1)
star
7.42
161 votes

#37 - The Gift (1)

The Sarah Jane Adventures - Season 3 - Episode 11

The Blathereen, arch-rivals of the family Slitheen arrive on Earth. In a move that surprises the gang they declare peace between Earth and Raxicoricofallapatorius and they offer Sarah Jane a gift, one that might change the future of the human race forever.

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Out of Time
star
7.42
1498 votes

#38 - Out of Time

Torchwood - Season 1 - Episode 10

Three passengers from 1953 arrive in modern day Cardiff, when their plane flies through the Rift. With no means of travelling back, each person must adapt to their new life, starting personal relationships with the separate members of Torchwood.

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Comfort of Strangers
star
7.38
1104 votes

#39 - Comfort of Strangers

Tin Star - Season 1 - Episode 3

Waking up after a blackout, Jim discovers that Anna has disappeared. Meanwhile, Whitey tidies up a loose end.

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The Furies
star
7.36
630 votes

#40 - The Furies

Atlantis (2013) - Season 1 - Episode 8

The boys gain an unexpected addition to their workforce with the arrival of Pythagoras's feisty younger brother, Arcas. Charged with escorting a valuable cargo across the desert, the gang travels into the unknown with a ramshackle caravan of strangers. It is not long before their journey takes a decidedly spooky turn; after spending a night in a temple dedicated to the Furies, it soon becomes clear that one amongst their number has something to hide. As danger closes in and a dark secret is exposed, our heroes are forced to confront some uncomfortable truths as they fight for their lives under the desert sun.

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Love in the Time of Dragons
star
7.34
2028 votes

#41 - Love in the Time of Dragons

Merlin (2008) - Season 3 - Episode 9

An old flame of Gaius' arrives in Camelot under the influence of a Manticore.

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Revenge of the Slitheen (2)
star
7.31
157 votes

#42 - Revenge of the Slitheen (2)

The Sarah Jane Adventures - Season 1 - Episode 2

Under attack from the monstrous Slitheen child, Maria (Yasmine Paige), Luke (Tommy Knight) and Clyde (David Anthony) escape, thanks to some deodorant and Sarah Jane's (Elisabeth Sladen) sonic lipstick. Back in her attic, Sarah Jane's super – computer Mr Smith (Alexander Armstrong) reveals the aliens' evil plan to drain Earth of its energy. But as a power blackout spreads across the globe, Mr Smith goes out of action. The gang must rely on their wits alone to stop the Slitheen from extinguishing the sun for ever.

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Small Worlds
star
7.29
1688 votes

#43 - Small Worlds

Torchwood - Season 1 - Episode 5

Jack catches up with a very old friend of his, who is investigating fairy sightings in the local wood. After having visited her, Torchwood are informed of a man's mysterious death in a prison cell. Then, Tosh uncovers a series of localised, extreme weather patterns. Nobody at the organisation is sure of these events, or how they may be connected. Except Jack, who has witnessed the creatures causing this, almost a century ago.

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Bad Things
star
7.22
234 votes

#44 - Bad Things

The Midwich Cuckoos - Season 1 - Episode 1

May 6th begins like any other day in Midwich. But as dusk falls, the lives of its residents are profoundly altered forever. As family members fight to save their loved ones from an unknown fate, a community is forged in a way nobody thought possible.

Revenge of the Slitheen (1)
star
7.20
200 votes

#45 - Revenge of the Slitheen (1)

The Sarah Jane Adventures - Season 1 - Episode 1

It's Maria (Yasmine Paige), Luke (Tommy Knight) and Clyde's (David Anthony) first day at their new school – and something's not quite right. The food keeps going off, there's a funny smell in the air and the new technology block is hiding some dark secrets. The friends soon make a shocking discovery: evil alien race the Slitheen have disguised themselves as teachers as part of a deadly plan that threatens the future of the entire Earth.

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Elizabeth Bathory: Mirror, Mirror
star
7.17
132 votes

#46 - Elizabeth Bathory: Mirror, Mirror

Lore - Season 2 - Episode 2

The aging Countess of Blood, running out of virginal peasants to drain of their youthful essence, brings in a bright-eyed noble to start a new cycle of torture and murder.

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Mary Webster: The Witch of Hadley
star
6.97
106 votes

#47 - Mary Webster: The Witch of Hadley

Lore - Season 2 - Episode 5

A young woman, raised in a town controlled by a religious zealot, must rectify a fatal mistake before a ravenous mob hangs the Old Witch, Mary Webster, in this story set just 11 years before and 100 miles from Salem, Massachusetts.

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Eye of the Gorgon (2)
star
6.91
174 votes

#48 - Eye of the Gorgon (2)

The Sarah Jane Adventures - Season 1 - Episode 4

Maria's dad Alan (Joseph Millson) has been turned to stone. The alien talisman is now in the possession of the Gorgon and her evil nuns, and they are preparing to open the portal to their world. Can Sarah Jane (Elisabeth Sladen) and her young friends free Alan from his stony state, prevent the nuns from unleashing more deadly aliens on the Earth, and avoid the Gorgon's petrifying gaze?

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Jack Parsons: The Devil and the Divine
star
6.50
106 votes

#49 - Jack Parsons: The Devil and the Divine

Lore - Season 2 - Episode 6

In 1922 only one person, Jack Parsons, believed that we could send a rocket into space and conjure a demon. By 1952 he had done both. But all he cared about was the Scarlet Woman he had both summoned, and lost, Marjorie Cameron.

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Episode 4
star
5.50
4 votes

#50 - Episode 4

Frankie - Season 1 - Episode 4

Frankie treats a woman undergoing IVF and considers taking Ian back if he can prove his commitment to her. Paula, however, has shocking news in store. Meanwhile, Andy is forced to intervene in the domestic crisis of his patient and her teenage daughter.

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