The Best Episodes Directed by Ashley Pearce
#2 - A Name Written In Water
Afterlife Season 2 - Episode 8
With Robert in a coma at the hospital, Alison rushes to his bedside, finding Jude there, who is less than happy to see her. Whilst in the hospital, waiting, the psychic witnesses a strange nurse wandering the corridors. This is confirmed by many of the workers, who have heard rumours about this unusual being. Why is she there - and does she mean the end for Robert?
#5 - Episode 2
Garrow's Law - Tales from the Old Bailey Season 2 - Episode 2
Garrow defends a man accused of sodomy, a capital offence in Georgian England. But Garrow is embroiled in a simmering sexual scandal of his own - Sir Arthur Hill has accused him of adultery with his wife. In representing an accused homosexual, Garrow risks gossip and humiliation. And, it turns out, he must also perpetuate a lie.
#6 - Things Forgotten
Afterlife Season 2 - Episode 7
When a teenager, who has been haunted by a young boy, claims a psychic he visits is an impostor, Alison tries to sort things out. However, she find that on this occasion, she can't contact the spirit world. Robert still hasn't told Alison of his tumour, but will he ever get the chance, before it's too late?
#8 - Episode 4
Garrow's Law - Tales from the Old Bailey Season 2 - Episode 4
Having failed to save a twelve year old mute boy from the gallows,Garrow enters the civil court to hear Hill's accusation of adultery against him in a deeply depressed mood,despite Sarah's assurances. Silvester,previously his adversary,defends him in the spirit of fair play and does well,demolishing Hill's Admiralty cronies,the prosecution witnesses,whilst Mary,Sarah's loyal maid,refuses to perjure herself. However,it is the dogged and devoted Soutouse who saves the day by bringing in a surprise,last minute witness to expose Hill's hypocrisy.
#10 - Game
Endeavour Season 4 - Episode 1
The ‘white heat' of technology takes centre stage in the first film, as Lovelace College is taken over by a team of research scientists who are developing a ‘thinking' machine to equal and even outstrip the capabilities of man's own mind. As a Russian academic prepares to do battle with the Joint Computing Nexus (JCN or Jason for short) in a game of chess, the Cold War is played out on a chequered field and Endeavour and Thursday are plunged into their most perilous, baffling and darkly terrifying case to date. Throwing himself into his work to mask the heartache of Joan's departure, Endeavour is quickly consumed by his duties when one of the research team is found drowned near Magdalen Bridge. Assuming it to be a suicide on first inspection, the circumstances become more suspicious when two more victims are also found drowned nearby in East Cowley Baths. Is there more to the deaths than meets the eye?
#11 - Tracie's Story
Accused Season 2 - Episode 1
Simon Gaskell works as a college English teacher who specialises in poetry and also has a secret. His alter ego is a transvestite called Tracie Tremarco, who is looking for love. Tracie falls head over heels in love following an altercation with some men out on a stag night. Tony and Tracie become smitten with each other and hesitatingly their love affair begins. Tony also has a secret though, he’s married to a local beautician called Karen. Before long Tracie becomes entangled in a triangular love affair that leads to a shocking crime of passion and the dock.
#12 - Mrs McGinty's Dead
Agatha Christie's Poirot Season 11 - Episode 1
James Bentley is arrested for the murder of old Mrs McGinty. It looks like an open and shut case, but Superintendent Spence is not convinced. He turns to Poirot for help, and together with Poirot's writer friend Ariadne Oliver they set out to find the real killer.
#13 - Episode 1
Garrow's Law - Tales from the Old Bailey Season 2 - Episode 1
When 133 African prisoners are thrown overboard from a slave ship in suspicious circumstances, Garrow challenges the brutal trade that regards slaves as cargo. It is a case that amounts to a declaration of war.
#14 - Episode 3
Garrow's Law - Tales from the Old Bailey Season 2 - Episode 3
Returning from war, weary and wounded, British sailors are treated with contempt and abuse at the Greenwich Hospital. One man bravely exposes the corruption, and finds himself in a Newgate cell. Southouse accuses Garrow of mixed motives as his uses the case to attack The Admiralty - and in particular its Under Secretary, Sir Arthur Hill.
#18 - Appointment with Death
Agatha Christie's Poirot Season 11 - Episode 4
On holiday in Jerusalem, Poirot hears about an archaeological expedition to Syria led by the eccentric Lord Boynton and his son Leonard, who believe they are on the track of the head of St John the Baptist. Drawn to visit the dig, Poirot meets Boynton's dominating, fabulously rich, American-born second wife. However, events are overtaken by the discovery of Lady Boynton's dead body and revelations about her fortune. Poirot is given the task of finding the killer. As ever, he has no shortage of suspects.
#19 - Christina
Broken (2017) Season 1 - Episode 1
Father Michael reaches out to a troubled parishioner, a single mother-of-three, who is badly struggling for money after a series of unfortunate events - but she rejects his attempts to help. The woman's mother then dies suddenly. Father Michael has to cope with his own frail mother, living 60 miles away, and as he deals with the effects of his own harsh, working-class upbringing and reflects on the conflicts within society at large, he questions how much of an impact he can really have on the ever-evolving spiritual landscape of modern-day Britain.
#20 - Obscura
Crossing Lines Season 3 - Episode 12
The former Russian secret agent Valentina Michailova murdered the Press officer of the right-wing of the Freedom Romanian Party with a garrote. Since her motives are very personal, the ICC have to hurry to catch the professional killer. Her next victim is Solbak, the head of the Party. Marco makes a new step in the investigation of his missing sister.
#21 - Lost and Found
Crossing Lines Season 3 - Episode 7
A known criminal has been knifed, but he dies instead of a deadly contagious disease. The team tries to track down all who had contact with him. The man who knifed him and his criminal partners of course do not want to be found.
#22 - Dragon
Crossing Lines Season 3 - Episode 3
A thinly clad girl wandering outdoors falls from a bridge. She survives, but is in such shock, that she cannot speak. The team believes she escaped from sex traffickers who have long been sought by the ICC.
#23 - Walls of Silence
Dalziel and Pascoe Season 6 - Episode 1
A promising young musician, who has just been awarded a scholarship to the Royal Academy, is discovered dead in a lake. The youngster has an unfortunate link to Andy Dalziel, a fact that causes him to be pulled from the case by ACC Belinda Kennedy. As they investigate the youngsters troubled life more secrets come out. Dalziel meanwhile picks up a lead on the case that links him to the youngsters family and solves another mystery.