The Best Episodes Directed by Christine Gernon
#1 - The Day Simon Officially Became a Very Good and Totally Employable Actor
Grandma's House Season 2 - Episode 1
It has been six months since the death of Grandpa, and Simon is living with Grandma. He has lost his presenting career and London flat, but is now set to act in a low-key BBC comedy. Tanya and Liz haven't spoken to each other since their father's funeral, and Grandma makes an underhanded attempt at bringing them back together. Meanwhile, for the sake of the reunion, man-of-the-house Simon needs to get rid of an interesting young visitor and an uncomfortably persistent Clive
#2 - Welcome to Hebburn, Pet
Hebburn Season 1 - Episode 1
Jack Pearson is taking Sarah home to meet the family in Hebburn, but they think she is his new girlfriend, not his new wife that he just married in Vegas. A great big Hebburn welcome awaits.
#3 - Dressing Up Fancy
Hebburn Season 1 - Episode 3
The red carpet is layed out for the visit of Sarah's parents, Ben and Susan from York. Pauline is immersing herself in Jewish cultureusing google to make sure everything is perfect. Ben and Susan are immersed in Geordie culture with Ramsey's help as well as with Vicky and Denise's choice of outfits for the fancy dress competition at Swayze's.
#4 - Ghost Town
Hebburn Season 1 - Episode 2
Jack and Sarah are back in Hebburn to help Dot move out of her retirement village. Jack also has big news about a book deal and a big publishing advance. Ramsey attempts to woo Denise with the power of booze.
#5 - The Day Simon Announced That He Was In Control Of The Universe
Grandma's House Season 1 - Episode 3
Simon has fallen in love. He's also read a book that leads him to believe that he might be able to control the universe. The family isn't impressed though. Meanwhile, Grandpa has invited Deborah Adler to visit but Grandma doesn't like her and is less than happy. And Liz has had to take extreme measures to try to get her son, Adam, into a new school.
#6 - The Day Simon Decided It Might Be a Nice Idea to Surprise His Mother with a Gift
Grandma's House Season 1 - Episode 2
Simon has brought his mum, Tanya, an extravagant gift which she refuses to accept. He's also trying to convince her that maybe she shouldn't marry Clive. Meanwhile, it's Liz's birthday but nobody seems to care. Grandad has news from the doctor about his cancer scare and Simon has decided he might write a play for the theatre. However, his family isn't impressed.
#9 - Fish Farm
Absolutely Fabulous Season 4 - Episode 2
After rocking on at a Marilyn Manson concert, Eddie finds an attractive young man in her garden. Patsy recognizes Jago, the landscape gardener hired by Saffy, as the brother of a well known aristocrat and Eddie turns on the charm to get her dream of a huge mansion with servants.
#10 - C-A-- CAMP
Speechless Season 1 - Episode 23
As the family readies for their flight to JJ's camp, Maya gets a surprise at the airport. Ray sees the summer as an opportunity to reinvent himself, while Jimmy and Dylan turn the trip to camp into a father/daughter bonding moment.
#11 - On the Run
Gavin & Stacey Season 2 - Episode 2
Devastated by the news he's to become a father, Smithy goes AWOL. The boys finally track him down, but can he be persuaded to do the right thing? Stacey is shocked to hear of Gwen's new domestic arrangements as the prospect of living in Essex finally hits her.
#12 - O-S--OSCAR P-A--PARTY
Speechless Season 1 - Episode 16
Maya feels threatened by the perceived perfection of one of the mom's at her annual Oscar party; Ray pretends to be someone he's not to impress a girl.
#13 - N-O– NOMINEE
Speechless Season 2 - Episode 18
JJ travels to a film festival where he’s been nominated for an award but is upset when he learns the real reason he’s being honored. Jimmy stays home and struggles to protect Dylan from the truth about an impending eviction. And Ray takes an unlikely and painful route to basketball stardom in hopes of winning back Taylor,
#14 - J-J'S D-R–DREAM
Speechless Season 2 - Episode 3
Ray gets in over his head when he makes up a fake charity to impress his girlfriend; Maya gives Jimmy tips on being the boss; and Dylan demands Kenneth get out of her space.
#15 - The Big 5-O
Trophy Wife Season 1 - Episode 11
When Kate attempts to break Pete's birthday curse and help him have a fun birthday, the curse proves to be more powerful than she anticipates. Meanwhile, Diane and Jackie shop together for Pete's birthday gift and the kids are at home with lobsters that refuse to be a main course.
#16 - N-E-NEW A-I-AIDE
Speechless Season 1 - Episode 2
Maya struggles as Kenneth takes over as JJ’s full-time aide. Loving his new freedom, JJ avoids attending a physical therapy appointment, and Maya automatically blames Kenneth, using any excuse to confirm her misgivings and moves to fire him. Meanwhile, Jimmy struggles to teach Dylan the family way to not be so neighborly.
#18 - C-H-O-CHOIR
Speechless Season 1 - Episode 10
Maya surprises everyone by embracing a newfound holiday spirit, but her view is put to the test when the family van is stolen along with all their holiday gifts. Ray joins the choir and gets a coveted solo. But when an attractive new teacher is hired, JJ decides to join his brother and takes Ray's solo.
#19 - W-H-- WHEELCHAIR P-L-- PLANET
Speechless Season 3 - Episode 16
The DiMeos come together to help JJ shoot a last-minute film for his college application, working against the clock and Maya’s own best interests. Jimmy makes an embarrassing gaffe with JJ’s beloved, and Kenneth and Ray scramble to suppress embarrassing secrets.
#20 - I-N-S– INSPIRATIONS
Speechless Season 1 - Episode 4
Exploring the city on their own, JJ and Kenneth realize strangers look at them as inspirational. The two push their luck, receiving free food and baseball game admissions. Kenneth lets this get to his head, goes overboard, and things fall apart. Meanwhile, as the family can’t do anything without having to worry about wheelchair accessibility, Dylan and Ray convince Maya to take them paintballing. But can she let herself have fun without JJ?
#22 - L-O-N-- LONDON (1)
Speechless Season 3 - Episode 1
The DiMeos cross the pond so Maya can ask her estranged father, the challenging Martin, for a loan to save their house. Meanwhile, Jimmy puts on his “fun dad” hat to ensure JJ has a great trip, Ray digs deep to summon Californian vibes to endear himself to British girls, and Kenneth reveals a love for all things royal.
#23 - P-I-PILOT
Speechless Season 1 - Episode 1
Maya DiMeo moves her family to a new, upscale school district when she finds the perfect situation for her eldest son, JJ, who has cerebral palsy. While JJ and daughter Dylan are thrilled with the move, middle son Ray is frustrated by the family's tendencies to constantly move, since he feels his needs are second to JJ Soon, Maya realizes it is not the right situation for JJ and attempts to uproot the family again. But JJ connects with Kenneth, the school's groundskeeper, and asks him to step in as a his caregiver, and Ray manages to convince Maya to give the school another chance.
#24 - Engagement Party
Gavin & Stacey Season 1 - Episode 3
After his initial angry reaction to Stacey's news, Uncle Bryn agrees to drive them all to Essex to meet the Shipmans. Pam has laid on a cracking spread and the party goes with a bang. But then Gavin and Stacey make an announcement that throws all the bonhomie out the window.
#25 - W-E– WE'RE B-A– BACK!
Speechless Season 2 - Episode 1
While JJ was at summer camp, Maya decided it’s time the family no longer use JJ’s disability as an excuse to let their lives fall through the cracks. Maya, Jimmy and Dylan make dramatic changes, but a smug Ray decides he will spend the summer watching his family likely failing at their attempts. When JJ comes home, Kenneth finds a love note in JJ’s luggage from Alexa (guest star Rose Crisman), a girl he met at camp, who wants to give JJ his first kiss. The family chucks their self-improvement projects and hits the road to find Alexa.
#27 - The Coonskin Cap
Jonathan Creek Season 4 - Episode 1
Jonathan and Carla, who is now a television presenter, are called in to discover how a WPC's murderer can escape a locked gymnasium surrounded by police officers. Is her murder really connected to those of a strangler wearing a 'Davey Crockett' cap...?
#31 - E-I- EIGHTEEN
Speechless Season 2 - Episode 14
JJ struggles with not being treated like an adult on his 18th birthday. He storms out of his own party but soon learns a valuable lesson from Kenneth. Meanwhile, an exchange student moves in with Taylor, so Ray tries to make Taylor jealous with some of his father's old moves but the plan backfires. And Dylan is recruited to be on the school's wrestling team.
#32 - The Real F Word
The Real O'Neals Season 1 - Episode 4
It’s Kenny’s first day back at school since coming out, and he uses a certain “F word” to describe himself, which then backfires. Meanwhile, Eileen helps Pat choose a couch for his new living space in the basement but she ultimately struggles with accepting this new phase in their relationship.
#34 - L-O-N-- LONDON (2)
Speechless Season 3 - Episode 2
Maya must choose between asking her father for money to save their house and a lasting relationship with him. Ray strives to bond with his new British family, only to discover Dylan’s the one with a surprising connection. Meanwhile, JJ shows Kenneth a good time off-the-clock, and Jimmy inadvertently finds love.
#35 - Jacked o' Lantern
black-ish Season 2 - Episode 6
Ever since he was a kid, Dre has loved Halloween. Now that he lives in one of those “good candy neighborhoods,” kids come from all over the city to trick-or-treat, including Dre’s own nieces and nephews. The cousins are known for roughhousing and The Johnson kids aren’t happy when they come around, but Dre feels his kids could use some toughening. Meanwhile, Dre gets a surprise visit from his own cousin, June Bug, who used to torment Dre as a kid.
#36 - Here's This Guy
Selfie Season 1 - Episode 7
When Eliza discovers that a distracted Henry wants to drastically reduce their mentoring sessions, she resolves to put an end to Henry’s biggest distraction – his new lady friend, Julia.
#37 - The Phone Call
Gavin & Stacey Season 1 - Episode 2
After a huge misunderstanding on the phone, Stacey thinks Gavin has finished with her. He drives to Wales to explain and ends up taking her home with him. Having never been further than Bridgend before, Stacey's trip to Essex is an eye-opening experience that ends with the biggest surprise of all.
#38 - C-E-- CELEBRITY S-U-- SUITE
Speechless Season 3 - Episode 6
When the DiMeos land in the hospital on Thanksgiving, Maya’s determination to save the holiday leads to an uneasy truce with her rival, Melanie Hertzal; and Jimmy gets jealous when Kenneth bonds with his brother, Billy. Meanwhile, wounds from an old breakup are re-opened, but Ray finds brand-new love in an unlikely place
#39 - The Tailor's Dummy
Jonathan Creek Season 4 - Episode 3
Jonathan is hired to shed light on the mystery of how a man can physically transform himself into another person, in front of a witness's eyes. His investigations lead him into a tale of tragic suicide, Groucho Marx and a parrot named Harvey.
#41 - Buckingham Malice
The Grinder Season 1 - Episode 7
Stewart convinces Dean he can’t keep using his celebrity if he really wants to be a “regular guy.” But when the brothers find themselves in serious trouble, Dean’s fame might be the only way to bail them out. Meanwhile, Debbie gets an assistant, and ends up being more of an assistant to her.
#42 - Hen Night for Stacey
Gavin & Stacey Season 1 - Episode 5
Stacey's brother Jason arrives home early, much to Uncle Bryn's horror. Stacey has her hen night and Gavin has two stag nights, the second of which reveals something about Stacey that could jeopardise the whole wedding.
#43 - The Apartment
New Girl Season 5 - Episode 11
It’s time for Cece to move into the loft. While Jess is helping her friend move out of her beloved apartment, she has to finish the school’s budget by morning, which the new principal has neglected to tell her. Meanwhile, Winston gets a new partner to avoid having to work side-by-side with Aly.
#44 - Genesis
The Grinder Season 1 - Episode 18
Post-therapy, Dean finds that he has lost the ability to grind. To get it back, he decides to crack the case of the office being ransacked. Meanwhile, in flashback, we see a younger, struggling Dean Sanderson as he must decide whether to embrace a simple life, or pursue his destiny and become the Grinder he was always meant to be.
#46 - Angel Hair
Jonathan Creek Season 4 - Episode 2
Jonathan is called in to investigate the mystery of a girl whose shoulder-length hair has miraculously grown back just 48 hours after a kidnapper cut it all off. He finds himself embroiled in the world of a successful composer who has created the perfect pop star.
#47 - R-O-- ROLL M-O-- MODEL
Speechless Season 3 - Episode 10
JJ challenges Maya’s mentoring tactics when she takes a father and his young son with special needs under her wing. Dylan and Ray attend a teen support group for all the wrong reasons. Meanwhile, Jimmy’s gorgeous new TV sets him on a journey for self-betterment.
#48 - Deadbeat
Grandfathered Season 1 - Episode 4
After Jimmy misses Edie's second birthday party, he decides to throw her a big bash at his restaurant to make it up to the family. When Sara's brother shows up, he brings the party to a screeching halt by confronting Jimmy about leaving Sara to raise Gerald on her own.
#49 - Merry Super Fun Christmas
Super Fun Night Season 1 - Episode 9
Richard reluctantly drives Kimmie, Marika and Helen-Alice to a remote cut-your-own Xmas tree lot upstate, but the trip over the river and through the woods goes terribly wrong when Marika gets them lost and they run out of gas… on Christmas Eve. They think they’re saved when they find a beautiful cabin miraculously stocked with a holiday feast... until the cranky old man who lives there shows up. Meanwhile, Kendall goes it alone with her frosty parents.
#50 - The Day Simon Finally Found The Strength To Accept That His Mother Was Getting Married
Grandma's House Season 1 - Episode 6
When Grandpa is taken ill, it's unsure whether Tanya and Clive will be able to get married today. Grandma takes on the responsibility of trying to resolve the situation, but is she right to advise Tanya to get married? Meanwhile, Liz has a favour to ask of Simon which might help Adam sort out his schooling problems.
#51 - The Day Simon Thought It May Be a Good Idea to Find New Living Arrangements
Grandma's House Season 2 - Episode 2
Simon has been living with Grandma in Gants Hill for some months now and is beginning to feel it. Liz's husband Barry makes a rare appearance as they strive to spend some quality time together. Simon learns that Barry's firm has a flat in London but must negotiate a way around Barry's personality in order to escape. Meanwhile, as Clive attempts to impress Tanya with his work on the roof, Adam discovers something from the past.
#52 - The Day Simon Attempted to Express Actual Feelings Just Like a Person
Grandma's House Season 2 - Episode 3
Having landed a role in The Tempest, Simon is focusing on trying to cry. Meanwhile, Grandma is having trouble coming to terms with the death of her husband and Tanya has arranged a thrilling surprise for her own birthday. Also, unbeknownst to the family, Clive wakes up in Grandma's loft due to issues with alcohol.
#53 - The Day Simon Was Really Determined to Heal his Grandma's Pain
Grandma's House Season 2 - Episode 4
Simon's rehearsals for The Tempest have been going well. There seems to be chemistry between him and the talented actor/director Ben Theodore, and there's even talk of a possible date tonight. The rift between Liz and Tanya threatens to deepen as Clive arrives with some rather upsetting news. Meanwhile, Simon has also arranged for his Grandma to see a therapist due to her unresolved grief and ensuing kleptomania
#54 - The Day Simon Found Himself Back on the Path to Fulfilment and Joy
Grandma's House Season 2 - Episode 5
Tanya is thrilled when Simon finally makes his big TV comeback, albeit a short interview to promote his play. Simon is starting to feel validated as an artist - however, a tiny off-the-cuff comment he made about an opera singer's tumour has been picked up by a popular newspaper, who really don't like that sort of thing.
#55 - The Day Simon and His Family Opened the Door to Acceptance
Grandma's House Season 2 - Episode 6
It's Tanya and Clive's wedding day again, but Simon has other concerns as he is given a lesson in tough love. His play is also in jeopardy since director Ben Theodore has suddenly dropped out. Meanwhile Barry has gone missing, Adam finds new love, and all of Simon's problems could be resolved as Ben arrives with wonderful news.