The Best Episodes Directed by Ashley Pearce

Father Michael

#1 - Father Michael

Broken (2017) Season 1 - Episode 6

Father Michael confesses to a shocked Helen, Chloe wreaks a devastating revenge and, on her deathbed, Father Michael's mother finally makes peace with her son and herself.

star 8.41
163 votes
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A Name Written In Water

#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?

star 8.33
30 votes
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Maigret Sets a Trap

#3 - Maigret Sets a Trap

Maigret (2016) Season 1 - Episode 1

In 1955, four women are stabbed to death in Montmartre after dark. Justice Minister Morel leans on Chief inspector Jules Maigret to catch the murderer. He sets a trap, using a policewoman as a decoy.

star 8.30
108 votes
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Three Act Tragedy

#4 - Three Act Tragedy

Agatha Christie's Poirot Season 12 - Episode 1

Poirot is attending a dinner party when one of the guests chokes to death on a cocktail. With no trace of poison, and no apparent motive, can it be murder?

star 8.15
526 votes
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Episode 2

#5 - Episode 2

Downton Abbey Season 2 - Episode 2

Set in April 1917 and with many of the male staff serving in the war, Carson finds himself under pressure to make sure that duties are carried out to his exacting standard. He ends up finding himself forced to accept female staff serving in the dining room. Robert needs to hire a new valet and ends up employing Lang, who has just returned from the war. William is happy after he receives an important letter. Mrs Patmore finds out some devastating news about her soldier nephew. Thomas returns from the war and begins work alongside Lady Sybil in the local hospital. After a patient is brought in suffering with gas blindness Thomas finds himself becoming attached to the young Lieutenant. Molesley takes an interest in Anna. Matthew learns of his temporary transfer back to England for a recruitment drive in the north whilst fighting in the trenches. Carson advises Mary that if she still loves Matthew she needs to tell him before it is too late. [4] Meanwhile Lavinia is reunited with an unwelcome face from her past.

star 7.90
3094 votes
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Things Forgotten

#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?

star 7.89
28 votes
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#7 - 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?

star 7.89
587 votes
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#8 - Helen

Broken (2017) Season 1 - Episode 2

Father Michael counsels a desperate gambler, and a devoted mother witnesses the fatal police shooting of her mentally ill son - a tragedy the priest thinks he could have prevented.

star 7.87
254 votes
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Mrs McGinty's Dead

#9 - 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.

star 7.82
583 votes
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Tracie's Story

#10 - 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.

star 7.79
97 votes
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#11 - Andrew

Broken (2017) Season 1 - Episode 3

With the community in shock, Father Michael comforts PC Powell, who is being pressured to back up his colleagues' questionable version of events.

star 7.76
201 votes
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Time to Heal (1)

#12 - Time to Heal (1)

Silent Witness Season 8 - Episode 1

Sam, Leo and Harry travel back to Sam's old home in Northern Ireland when two bodies are discovered there. As events unfold, Sam realises her father may have been involved and sets out to discover the truth.

star 7.65
229 votes
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Appointment with Death

#13 - 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.

star 7.64
435 votes
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Time to Heal (2)

#14 - Time to Heal (2)

Silent Witness Season 8 - Episode 2

Sam, Leo and Harry travel back to Sam's old home in Northern Ireland when two bodies are discovered there. As events unfold, Sam realises her father may have been involved and sets out to discover the truth.

star 7.64
191 votes
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#15 - 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.

star 7.62
349 votes
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#16 - 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.

star 7.52
425 votes
Lost and Found

#17 - 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.

star 7.49
474 votes
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#18 - 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.

star 7.48
482 votes
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