The Best Episodes Directed by Barry Shear

In Case of Madness

#1 - In Case of Madness

The Streets of San Francisco Season 5 - Episode 6

A songwriter-singer (Arnaz Jr.) is a suspect in the murder of his producer (Janis).

star 8.00
5 votes
The Day They Hanged Kid Curry

#2 - The Day They Hanged Kid Curry

Alias Smith and Jones Season 2 - Episode 1

Curry must clear his name when someone claiming to be Kid Curry admits to a murder charge and is scheduled for hanging.

star 7.91
34 votes
The Deadliest Enemy of All (2)

#3 - The Deadliest Enemy of All (2)

Black Sheep Squadron Season 1 - Episode 15

While recovering from severe burns, Pappy has fallen for the nurse who is taking care of him, but then discovers that she is married and her husband is missing in action in Europe.

star 7.81
83 votes
The Gurnius Affair

#4 - The Gurnius Affair

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Season 4 - Episode 11

Solo and Illya go to visit a Nazi war criminal in prison, Von Etske (Will Kulova), but find that he has escaped with the aid of a special thought controlling device. His escape was observed by photographer Terry Cook (Judy Carne). Von Erske is joining forces with Zorgon Gurnius (George Macready), a fellow former Nazi, to reactivate their wartime triumvirate. Illya intercept Nexor, and finds that he is his exact double. He decides to impersonate Nexor to foil the plan.

star 7.75
4 votes
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Seeing Is Believing

#5 - Seeing Is Believing

Ironside Season 3 - Episode 8

When a lowlife bookie is found severely beaten, five witnesses identify Ed as his attacker. Unable to provide an alibi, Ed finds himself having to prove his own innocence; and when the victim dies and Ed is arrested on a murder charge, the team have to find out who the real killer is.

star 7.67
3 votes
King Kamehameha Blues

#6 - King Kamehameha Blues

Hawaii Five-O Season 2 - Episode 8

Four university students hatch a plot to steal the robes of King Kamehameha, and McGarrett and the team must apply pressure to the gang's weak point to retrieve the robes and catch the thieves.

star 7.29
7 votes
The Five Daughters Affair (2)

#7 - The Five Daughters Affair (2)

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Season 3 - Episode 29

Solo and Illya visit the laboratory of Dr. True, who has discovered how to extract gold from seawater. But Dr. True dies from a poison given him by THRUSH agent Randolph, and Randolph also kills his wife Amanda. The gold extraction formula was distributed in portions by True to his daughters, in inscriptions on a photo of himself. Solo and Illya meet Sandy True, who accompanies them to Rome, to find her half sister Margo, now unhappily married to the destitute Baron de Fanzini to London, to find the next sister Imogen, who has been arrested by a Constablefor indecent exposure and finally the Alps, to find Yvonne, who is breaking off an unhappy relationship with Karl Von Kesser. But after decoding the message in Japan, Solo, Illya and Sandy are captured by Randolph and taken to THRUSH central for execution.

star 7.25
4 votes
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The Deadliest Enemy of All (1)

#8 - The Deadliest Enemy of All (1)

Black Sheep Squadron Season 1 - Episode 14

Pappy suffers severe burns after pulling a pilot from a burning plane. While recovering he falls for the nurse who is taking care of him.

star 7.18
84 votes
Walls Are Waiting

#9 - Walls Are Waiting

Ironside Season 4 - Episode 26

A parole officer famed for his hard line against drug pushers begins to fear for his life after a shooting. The line of suspects, however, as well as including one of his current clients, also seems to include that client's lawyer, and even the parole officer himself.

star 7.06
31 votes
The Escape Route

#10 - The Escape Route

Night Gallery Season 1 - Episode 3

A hunted Nazi war criminal in South America finds refuge from his pursuers--and a fitting justice for his crimes--at a museum exhibit.

star 7.03
98 votes
The Root of It All

#11 - The Root of It All

Alias Smith and Jones Season 1 - Episode 11

Smith and Jones retrieve a letter for a young lady and wind up searching for a buried Army payroll.

star 7.03
37 votes
The Minus-X Affair

#12 - The Minus-X Affair

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Season 2 - Episode 29

Solo and Illya try to protect Professor Lillian Stemmler from THRUSH after she invents a drug called Plus X, which heightens all the human senses. Unbeknownst to them, she is a THRUSH agent herself who at first cooperates willingly, then has second thoughts. But THRUSH agent Rollo kidnaps her daughter Leslie and forces her to cooperate. The drug is given to three THRUSH agents who will attack a U.S. government plutonium plant using their superior senses, while at the same time the guards will be given a dose of Minus X, which dulls the senses.

star 7.00
4 votes
The Super-Colossal Affair

#13 - The Super-Colossal Affair

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Season 3 - Episode 4

Frank Cariago, the U.S. head of a crime syndicate, is under pressure from Uncle Giuliano. Cariago decides to buy a movie production directed by Sheldon Veblan so his girlfriend, Ginger Laveer can have the starring role. But the picture is a disguised plan to drop a bomb on the family's biggest rival-Las Vegas.

star 7.00
1 votes
I, the People

#14 - I, the People

Ironside Season 2 - Episode 7

An obnoxious talk show host known as ""The Peoples' Voice"" begins to receive death threats, and the Chief is assigned to protect him. Firstly he must overcome his own feelings of dislike for the man, but are those feelings entirely misplaced? Events escalate when the host's wife is killed by a car bomb apparently meant for her husband.

star 7.00
5 votes
Goodbye to Yesterday (1)

#15 - Goodbye to Yesterday (1)

Ironside Season 3 - Episode 2

Barbara Jones, the amnesiac victim with whom the Chief once fell in love (season one episode Barbara Who), calls Ironside in when her daughter is kidnapped. Not only is it a difficult case, but the Chief has an over eager Sheriff, a jealous husband and his own feelings to contend with, as he attempts to find the girl before it is too late.

star 7.00
2 votes
The Reformation of Harry Briscoe

#16 - The Reformation of Harry Briscoe

Alias Smith and Jones Season 2 - Episode 9

After helping a pair of nuns whose wagon has broken down, Smith and Jones run into Harry Briscoe who claims one of the nuns is a fake who stole $30,000 from a bank she worked at.

star 7.00
33 votes
Dreadful Sorry, Clementine

#17 - Dreadful Sorry, Clementine

Alias Smith and Jones Season 2 - Episode 10

The fellows get involved in a $50,000 swindle.

star 7.00
32 votes
The Bounty Hunter

#18 - The Bounty Hunter

Alias Smith and Jones Season 2 - Episode 12

A black bounty hunter catches Heyes and Curry and hangs onto them even after they twice save his life from bigots determined to turn them in themselves.

star 7.00
32 votes
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The Her Master's Voice Affair

#19 - The Her Master's Voice Affair

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Season 3 - Episode 1

Solo investigates a girl's school for the daughters of VIP's, including Miki Matsu, who has valuable secret information from her father, a Japanese diplomat. THRUSH agent Jason Sutro has gained the cooperation of the headmistress, Hester Partridge. The assistant dean, Verity Burgoyne, and all of the girl students have been brainwashed by Sutro to go into a trance upon hearing a recording of Brahm's Lullaby, and are ordered to kill Solo.

star 6.50
4 votes
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The Deadly Smorgasbord Affair

#20 - The Deadly Smorgasbord Affair

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Season 3 - Episode 18

Solo goes to Sweden to obtain a new suspended animation device from Dr. A.C. Nilson, but the device and its inventor are taken by THRUSH. The doctor's daughter Neila helps Solo find him, and the doctor's assistant, Inga Anderson also feigns cooperation but is actually working for THRUSH agent Heinrich Beckmann. Beckmann uses the device to invade U.N.C.L.E.'s Scandinavian headquarters, and only Solo has a chance to stop him.

star 6.50
2 votes
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Goodbye to Yesterday (2)

#21 - Goodbye to Yesterday (2)

Ironside Season 3 - Episode 3

Barbara Jones, the amnesiac victim with whom the Chief once fell in love (season one episode Barbara Who), calls Ironside in when her daughter is kidnapped. Not only is it a difficult case, but the Chief has an over eager Sheriff, a jealous husband and his own feelings to contend with, as he attempts to find the girl before it is too late.

star 6.50
2 votes
Anatomy of Two Rapes

#22 - Anatomy of Two Rapes

Police Woman Season 1 - Episode 5

Pepper and the squad investigate a pair of alleged rapes. The first involves a wealthy woman who claims that she was attacked on the eve of her daughter's wedding. The second involves a the rape and murder of a married woman, who was known for being very wild. The squad then arrest a black man for the first rape, but serious questions arise about his guilt and whether a rape took place in the first place.

star 6.50
4 votes
A Drug on the Market

#23 - A Drug on the Market

Ironside Season 2 - Episode 22

An old friend of the Chief's, recently widowed, is hearing strange voices and receiving threatening 'phone calls. She is afraid that she is going mad, but the Chief is determined to prove that this is just what somebody wants her to think.

star 6.33
3 votes
The Beautiful Die Young

#24 - The Beautiful Die Young

Police Woman Season 1 - Episode 2

A complaint from a distressed mother leads the police to investigate the Classic Modeling Agency. It's run by Ted Adrian and is actually a front for his business of supplying young girls to the porn business and overseas white slave trade. Pepper and Crowley use a young trainee to go undercover and pose as a young model to get close to Adrian's business.

star 6.33
3 votes
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The Five Daughters Affair (1)

#25 - The Five Daughters Affair (1)

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Season 3 - Episode 28

Solo and Illya visit the laboratory of Dr. True, who has discovered how to extract gold from seawater. But Dr. True dies from a poison given him by THRUSH agent Randolph, and Randolph also kills his wife Amanda. The gold extraction formula was distributed in portions by True to his daughters, in inscriptions on a photo of himself. Solo and Illya meet Sandy True, who accompanies them to Rome, to find her half sister Margo, now unhappily married to the destitute Baron de Fanzini to London, to find the next sister Imogen, who has been arrested by a Constablefor indecent exposure and finally the Alps, to find Yvonne, who is breaking off an unhappy relationship with Karl Von Kesser. But after decoding the message in Japan, Solo, Illya and Sandy are captured by Randolph and taken to THRUSH central for execution.

star 6.25
4 votes
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Class of '40

#26 - Class of '40

Ironside Season 7 - Episode 18

The Chief attends his high school reunion, only to find two of his old classmates recently murdered, and somebody apparently after his own neck. With Ed and Fran to help him, he searches for some clues, which soon prove to be leading him back to the accidental death of another old friend in 1940.

star 6.00
2 votes
Silky Chamberlain

#27 - Silky Chamberlain

Police Woman Season 3 - Episode 22

star 6.00
1 votes
The Chasers

#28 - The Chasers

Police Woman Season 2 - Episode 5

star 4.67
3 votes
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Pawns of Power

#29 - Pawns of Power

Police Woman Season 2 - Episode 1

star 4.50
2 votes
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Task Force: Cop Killer (2)

#30 - Task Force: Cop Killer (2)

Police Woman Season 2 - Episode 24

While her new love hovers near death, Pepper sets out to discover who brutally ran him down.

star 4.50
2 votes
Double Image

#31 - Double Image

Police Woman Season 2 - Episode 21

star 4.00
2 votes
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Task Force: Cop Killer (1)

#32 - Task Force: Cop Killer (1)

Police Woman Season 2 - Episode 23

While training with a motorcycle task force to prove women can be effective motorcycle cops, Pepper falls for a smooth talker.

star 2.00
1 votes
Butch Cassidy Rides Again

#33 - Butch Cassidy Rides Again

McCloud Season 4 - Episode 1

The NYPD demonstrates a bank robbery on live closed-circuit TV, and is bushwhacked by a gang of antiquated outlaws.

star 0.00
0 votes
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The Barefoot Girls of Bleecker Street

#34 - The Barefoot Girls of Bleecker Street

McCloud Season 5 - Episode 1

McCloud helps a runaway and her baby, amidst a curious stolen property investigation.

star 0.00
0 votes
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