The BEST episodes directed by Charles Palmer

Hallowe'en Party
483 votes

#1 - Hallowe'en Party

Agatha Christie's Poirot - Season 12 - Episode 2

Novelist Ariadne Oliver calls in her old friend Poirot to investigate a drowning.

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Episode 3
167 votes

#2 - Episode 3

Lark Rise to Candleford - Season 1 - Episode 3

Widow Old Amos announces that he has decided to get married again to his maid Patty. His friends are worried that she is just marrying him for his money. Robert manages to upset his family and the residents of the village when he refuses to let his children sing a song in praise of the Tories at the local church concert.

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The Family of Blood (2)
2773 votes

#3 - The Family of Blood (2)

Doctor Who (2005) - Season 3 - Episode 9

England, 1913. A schoolteacher called John Smith dreams of adventures in time and space. The Doctor, along with Martha, heads to a boarding school, but what he finds is far from ordinary...

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The Clocks
414 votes

#4 - The Clocks

Agatha Christie's Poirot - Season 12 - Episode 4

Poirot goes to Dover to help determine who is responsible for a man's murder.

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Episode 1
201 votes

#5 - Episode 1

Lark Rise to Candleford - Season 1 - Episode 1

Laura Timmons moves from her home in Lark Rise to Candleford, where not everyone is ready to welcome her in.

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Episode 5
105 votes

#6 - Episode 5

Lark Rise to Candleford - Season 1 - Episode 5

Dorcas looks after the inspector after he gets injured and he soon realises his evaluation of her may have been wrong. Elsewhere, Emma is annoyed with Robert's kindhearted gesture.

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Human Nature (1)
2691 votes

#7 - Human Nature (1)

Doctor Who (2005) - Season 3 - Episode 8

England, 1913. A schoolteacher called John Smith dreams of adventures in time and space. The Doctor, along with Martha, heads to a boarding school, but what he finds is far from ordinary...

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The Mind Has Mountains
309 votes

#8 - The Mind Has Mountains

Lewis - Season 5 - Episode 3

When a student is found dead during a college-based clinical trial for a new anti-depressant, Lewis and Hathaway struggle to determine whether the incident was murder or suicide, and receive little assistance from the institution's evasive psychiatric professor. A second student's death then leads to the revelation that the trial's participants are all operating under the influence of mind-altering drug ketamine, and that the lines between love, obsession and madness have become dangerously blurred.

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An Unholy Death
691 votes

#9 - An Unholy Death

Death in Paradise - Season 2 - Episode 2

After a teenage sister dies in a fire at her room in the local convent, it is initially believed the the death was caused by a cigarette, with her room locked from the inside. When Richard finds a threatening note sent to her before she died, he believes she discovered something she should not have, and was murdered.

Education, Education, Education
347 votes

#10 - Education, Education, Education

Doc Martin - Season 7 - Episode 4

Louisa and Martin have their first therapy session together - though neither of them was expecting they would be given homework - while Morwenna is not happy about it when a teenager on work experience starts trying to boss her around in the surgery. Mrs Tishell is surprised when her husband Clive returns and tells her he wants to give things another go, and Louisa has to call Martin when one of her pupils collapses during a school excursion.

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Predicting Murder
978 votes

#11 - Predicting Murder

Death in Paradise - Season 1 - Episode 3

Richard is inclined to believe the death of a voodoo priestess is a murder when she dies in the island's local school just hours after predicting her own death. He learns of an affair that took place years earlier in the school leading to the disappearance of a woman, and believes that the victim has a connection to the missing woman.

The Murder at the Vicarage
262 votes

#12 - The Murder at the Vicarage

Agatha Christie's Marple - Season 1 - Episode 2

A series of scandals in the village of St. Mary Mead seem to all revolve around Colonel Protheroe, and he is then found shot through the head at the vicarage. A young painter, Lawrence Redding, confesses to the crime, but then his lover also confesses. It is up to Miss Marple to unravel the mystery, and there is no shortage of people with a motive.

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Episode 2
181 votes

#13 - Episode 2

Lark Rise to Candleford - Season 1 - Episode 2

Laura is getting settled when Mrs Macey's husband finds a way out of prison which becomes hot gossip in town. Caroline has to go to court and possibly debtor's prison, something Laura's father is trying to avoid.

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2758 votes

#14 - Oxygen

Doctor Who (2005) - Season 10 - Episode 5

The Doctor, Bill and Nardole answer a distress call in deep space, and find themselves trapped on board space station Chasm Forge. All but four of the crew have been murdered – and the dead are still walking! In a future where oxygen is sold by the breath, and space suits are valued more highly than their occupants, the TARDIS crew battle for survival against the darkest evil of all…

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A Pocket Full of Rye
166 votes

#15 - A Pocket Full of Rye

Agatha Christie's Marple - Season 4 - Episode 1

When a business magnate is killed, Miss Marple realises the circumstances of his death recall a nursery rhyme - but what does it mean?

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Arriving in Paradise
1074 votes

#16 - Arriving in Paradise

Death in Paradise - Season 1 - Episode 1

Charlie Hulme, a British detective inspector, is murdered in a locked panic room on the Caribbean island of Saint Marie. Commissioner Selwyn Patterson demands that a UK officer investigates Charlie's death, so DI Richard Poole flies out to Saint Marie to solve the mystery. Richard learns that Charlie was having an affair with Sarah, one of the residents on the island, providing Sarah's husband with a motive to murder. Richard is convinced he has solved the case, but then Sarah's husband is also murdered, forcing Richard to look deeper into the case, and search for a mysterious woman seen at the house on the day of Charlie's death.

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The Shakespeare Code
2722 votes

#17 - The Shakespeare Code

Doctor Who (2005) - Season 3 - Episode 2

Martha takes her first trip in the Tardis, all the way back to Elizabethan England. She and the Doctor hear of a series of bizarre deaths and discover that playwright William Shakespeare is being controlled by dangerous witch-like creatures. It seems the time-travelling duo must defeat ancient forces to prevent history from being rewritten.

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Smith and Jones
2892 votes

#18 - Smith and Jones

Doctor Who (2005) - Season 3 - Episode 1

Trainee doctor Martha Jones has her hands full balancing her medical studies with placating her demanding family. So the last thing she needs is to find that the hospital where she works has been transported to the moon, where it's invaded by an overbearing alien police force. There she encounters a patient called John Smith, who seems curiously at ease with the situation…

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300 votes

#19 - Control-Alt-Delete

Doc Martin - Season 7 - Episode 5

After reaching breaking point with being followed around by Buddy, Martin resolves to find a vet to have it put down, while Ruth finds out that Bert has been trying to make his own whisky. Clive is suspicious of Mrs Tishell and who she might be cooking meals for, Penhale makes a hash of asking Janice out, and Louisa and Martin's therapy homework results in a picnic on the beach, where they are interrupted by local vet Angela Sim - who appears to be hallucinating.

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The Eaters of Light
2422 votes

#20 - The Eaters of Light

Doctor Who (2005) - Season 10 - Episode 10

A long time ago, the ninth legion of the Roman army vanished into the mists of Scotland. Bill has a theory about what happened, and the Doctor has a time machine. But when they arrive in ancient Aberdeenshire, what they find is a far greater threat than any army. In a cairn, on a hillside, is a doorway leading to the end of the world…

Moment of Surrender (2)
213 votes

#21 - Moment of Surrender (2)

Silent Witness - Season 21 - Episode 2

Nikki's suspicions about David Cannon are roused further when she discovers blood in the boot of his car an with Thomas's support she takes samples to process. Does it belong to Sally Vaughn? Meanwhile, the uncovering of the body from the 16-year-old murder shines the spotlight on three people who went to the same school. Emilia Fox stars, with Julian Rhind-Tutt and Alex Macqueen.

Episode 2
213 votes

#22 - Episode 2

By Any Means - Season 1 - Episode 2

A young girl is murdered in what is apparently an open and shut case, but Helen is convinced that all is not as it seems and calls on the help of Jack and his team to prove that an innocent man has been set up by a disgruntled former policeman, who will stop at nothing in his quest for vengeance.

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Episode 1
328 votes

#23 - Episode 1

By Any Means - Season 1 - Episode 1

When an innocent family is terrorised and their father murdered in cold blood, everyone knows that ruthless criminal Nick Mason is behind it. But when Mason, the "Teflon Man", walks free from his trial - the third time in five years he has evaded justice - Helen calls on Jack Quinn and his team for help.

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Moment of Surrender (1)
248 votes

#24 - Moment of Surrender (1)

Silent Witness - Season 21 - Episode 1

Nikki struggles to come to terms with life back home and seeks out fellow pathologist Sally Vaughan for support, only to learn she is nowhere to be found. National Crime Agency investigator Guy Bernhardt asks Nikki to help him by employing pathologist David Cannon, the chief suspect in Sally's disappearance. As Jack, Clarissa and Thomas share concerns about Nikki's wellbeing, a body found in a reservoir is linked to a murder case from 16 years previously. Return of the crime drama, starring Emilia Fox, with Julian Rhind-Tutt and Alex Macqueen.