The Best Episodes Directed by Colm Mccarthy

The Sign of Three

#1 - The Sign of Three

Sherlock Season 3 - Episode 2

Sherlock faces his biggest challenge of all — delivering a Best Man's speech on John's wedding day. But all isn't quite as it seems. Mortal danger stalks the reception, and someone might not make it to the happy couple's first dance. Sherlock must thank the bridesmaids, solve the case and stop a killer!

star 8.32
8942 votes
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Black Museum

#2 - Black Museum

Black Mirror Season 4 - Episode 6

On a dusty stretch of highway, a traveler stumbles across a museum that boasts rare criminal artefacts -- and a disturbing main attraction.

star 8.25
5205 votes
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A Man of My Company

#3 - A Man of My Company

Ripper Street Season 1 - Episode 7

An international shipping magnate arrives in town, with a retinue of Pinkerton Agency bodyguards, to complete the acquisition of an ailing London shipping line. Meanwhile, the murdered body of a brilliant engineer draws Reid's attention just as Jackson and Susan's forgotten past returns to claim them.

star 8.18
906 votes
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Episode 1

#4 - Episode 1

Spooks Season 7 - Episode 1

The team step in when a British soldier is kidnapped by al-Qaeda. Meanwhile, an old protégé of Harry's returns to the fold after eight years in a Russian prison - but whose side is he really on?

star 8.04
318 votes
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Episode 5

#5 - Episode 5

Peaky Blinders Season 2 - Episode 5

Tommy is caught by surprise when his powerbase in London is obliterated. As Tommy struggles to save his family and regain the upper hand, May expresses her feelings for him, and he is paid a visit by an old friend.

star 8.02
3241 votes
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Whittaker Our Way Out

#6 - Whittaker Our Way Out

Hustle Season 3 - Episode 3

Fellow con-man James Whittaker Wright III enlists the help of the Hustle crew to avenge his legendary grifter grandfather's treatment by Cornfoots Merchant Bank. Posing as enterpreneurs and investors they try to get back at the bank by a massive con. But have the Hustle crew forgotten just how devious James Whittaker Wright III can be?

star 7.99
661 votes
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Episode 3

#7 - Episode 3

Peaky Blinders Season 2 - Episode 3

Tommy hatches a plan to take control of the southern racecourses. He also meets the aristocratic May Carleton, and sees an opportunity to move up in the world. Meanwhile both Major Campbell and London gangster Darby Sabini plan Tommy's downfall.

star 7.97
3410 votes
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Episode 4

#8 - Episode 4

Peaky Blinders Season 2 - Episode 4

Tommy finds out exactly what mission Major Campbell is forcing him to undertake. Arthur spearheads a ferocious takeover of London's Eden Club. Meanwhile, Polly's son Michael is welcomed into the business, and quickly experiences the dark side of the Peaky Blinders.

star 7.96
3277 votes
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Episode 1

#9 - Episode 1

Peaky Blinders Season 2 - Episode 1

As the 1920s begin to roar, business is booming for the Peaky Blinders gang. Tommy Shelby starts to expand his legal and illegal operations, with an eye on the racetracks of the south. Meanwhile, an enemy from Tommy's past returns to Birmingham.

star 7.92
3646 votes
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Episode 2

#10 - Episode 2

Peaky Blinders Season 2 - Episode 2

Tommy offers to help Polly by searching for her children, who long ago were taken from her. In London, Tommy risks his life by meeting enigmatic leader Alfie Solomons. Meanwhile Arthur continues to feel the devastating effects of the Great War.

star 7.84
3497 votes
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A Bollywood Dream

#11 - A Bollywood Dream

Hustle Season 3 - Episode 4

One of Albert's long time concierge contacts, Harold, asks Albert to target a man who's caused a lot of suffering in the Asian community - Kulvinda Samar, a greedy sweatshop owner and ardent fan of Bollywood films. The gang agree to use a classic movie-investor con on Samar - given it's Bollywood they'll have a lot to learn, but as ever, they're determined to make it perfect.

star 7.82
659 votes
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Tournament of Shadows

#12 - Tournament of Shadows

Ripper Street Season 1 - Episode 6

As the dock strike of August '89 takes hold of the city, the killing of a Jewish anarchist leads Reid and the team into the heartless chicanery of the British government's fight against distant empires and global terrorism.

star 7.73
841 votes
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Episode 2

#13 - Episode 2

Spooks Season 7 - Episode 2

Harry vows revenge by taking down the Head of Russia's intelligence service in Britain with the help of Lucas North. Lucas's loyalties, however, are secretly no longer with MI5 and he exploits Harry's trust to help a Russian submarine destroy Britain's communications system, causing financial and social chaos.

star 7.73
286 votes
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Everything Put Together Falls Apart

#14 - Everything Put Together Falls Apart

The Deep Season 1 - Episode 4

The Orpheus is mended, and the captain wants the crew to find more of the rare bio-fuel samples before they return to the surface. The Russian captain has other ideas, however, and instructs his men to kill the crew. In their struggle to escape, some are left behind; will they be able to complete their mission?

star 7.72
588 votes
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#15 - Pilot

Krypton Season 1 - Episode 1

Superman's grandfather, Seg-El, learns Krypton is in danger of being destroyed so that his future grandson will never be born.

star 7.65
3060 votes
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Episode 5

#16 - Episode 5

Injustice (2011) Season 1 - Episode 5

When Travers discovers that Lucy was being paid to spy on the giant oil company Qestrel, things finally begin to drop into place. Meanwhile, a vengeful Wenborn resorts to blackmail in a desperate bid to get his man. The trial finally begins and the prosecution and defence go head-to-head in a battle that goes way beyond the personal between Travers and Forbes-Watson. But is this really the final chapter? In law and life nothing is ever black and white, and when there is injustice, all the rules change.

star 7.54
170 votes
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Episode 2

#17 - Episode 2

Injustice (2011) Season 1 - Episode 2

Despite strong opposite from his wife Jane, Travers decides to visit murder suspect and old university friend Martin Newall. As Travers is drawn into Newall's case, he finds himself plunged into a conspiracy which stretches far beyond the courtroom while fighting off the forces that threaten to destroy him once again. Meanwhile, ambitious detective Mark Wenborn is determined to track down the killer of the murdered man discovered on a Suffolk farm. With no sign of motive or struggle, Wenborn thinks the case is more an execution than a murder.

star 7.47
150 votes
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The Act of Succession

#18 - The Act of Succession

The Tudors Season 2 - Episode 4

The country is asked to swear an oath recognizing the new royal succession, and Henry's supreme authority; Anne becomes pregnant again; Sir Thomas More refuses to swear to all aspects of the oath and is jailed in the Tower of London.

star 7.44
1088 votes

#19 - Checkmate

The Tudors Season 2 - Episode 3

His patience at an end, Henry marries Anne in secret, appoints his Lutheran chaplain Thomas Cranmer the head of the Church, and strips Queen Katherine of her title and status; the king and new queen's first child is born, a girl christened Elizabeth.

star 7.41
1155 votes
The Last Breath

#20 - The Last Breath

The Deep Season 1 - Episode 5

The Orpheus crew have found rare bio fuels in the ocean depths, but they must find a way of getting it to the surface safely. With the Russian captain of the Volos submarine determined to stop them, will they manage to stabilise the energy source and make it back to the surface?

star 7.21
529 votes
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Episode 4

#21 - Episode 4

Injustice (2011) Season 1 - Episode 4

Travers and Natalie Chandra are shocked to discover that Lucy Wilson had a history for blackmail, strengthening the prosecution's case against Martin Newall. With Wenborn breathing down Travers's neck, the pressure really mounts. When Wenborn finds out that his wife Maggie has been caught shoplifting, causing him professional embarrassment, he lashes out at her. Later, he stumbles across a crucial coincidence which could provide the missing link between the Spaull killer and his prime suspect. Has he got his man at last?

star 6.86
195 votes
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Episode 1

#22 - Episode 1

Injustice (2011) Season 1 - Episode 1

First in a new five-part crime drama. After suffering a nervous breakdown, high profile defence barrister William Travers turned his back on the murder cases that made him his name and moved with his family to Suffolk. One day, an old university friend asks Travers to defend him for a murder he swears he did not commit. Old allegiances are tested and his family's fragile peace is threatened as Travers returns to London and his old chambers. Meanwhile, a body is found on a deserted farm in the Suffolk countryside and Detective Sergeant Mark Wenborn is assigned his biggest case yet.

star 6.73
220 votes
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Episode 3

#23 - Episode 3

Injustice (2011) Season 1 - Episode 3

William Travers continues to probe into the Martin Newall murder case while valiantly fighting off the ghosts of his past. Sure that the missing laptop will hold the key, Travers and Natalie Chandra visit the scene of the crime and meet the chambermaid who will become a key witness. Meanwhile, Jane is on a quest to find out more about Alan Stewart, the young offender whose debut novel she would love to publish. Wenborn's investigations are advanced further when he goes to visit Jeremy Forbes-Watson, Travers's old adversary.

star 6.59
168 votes
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