The BEST episodes directed by David Richards

The Taming of the Shrew
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8.35
65 votes

#1 - The Taming of the Shrew

ShakespeaRe-Told - Season 1 - Episode 3

Katherine Minola is a succesful politician, tipped for the leadership of her party. The only problem is, her awful temper has left her a 38 year old singleton, and everyone, from her party chairman to her sister, wants her to get married. Is passionate eccentric Petruchio the answer to her prayers?

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The Cage
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8.00
347 votes

#2 - The Cage

Foyle's War - Season 7 - Episode 2

Foyle's investigation into the death of a nameless Russian leads to a mysterious military facility and the discovery that the victim was a spy with dangerous connections to British intelligence.

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What Will Survive (1)
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7.75
154 votes

#3 - What Will Survive (1)

DCI Banks - Season 4 - Episode 1

After the unidentified body of a woman is found on some waste ground, the team find themselves becoming involved in the world of vice in a town where nobody is happy to talk. Banks also has to deal with a personal tragedy.

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Nobody's Darling
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7.70
155 votes

#4 - Nobody's Darling

Case Histories - Season 2 - Episode 2

A woman is convinced that her daughter's riding accident was murder and through his investigation Jackson must confront some difficult truths about the destructive nature of love. His relationship with his own daughter, Marlee, gets more complicated too.

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What Will Survive (2)
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7.67
171 votes

#5 - What Will Survive (2)

DCI Banks - Season 4 - Episode 2

The officers are dismayed to learn the arson attack on the Osgoods' house has injured Michael and killed his son Robbie, and local bully Gary McCready is soon questioned. As the investigation into Katrin's murder continues, the body of an older man who died of natural causes is found buried near her grave, and when Banks suspects Jason McCready abducted missing Annika, he uncovers a shocking secret. Meanwhile, the detective gives a moving speech at his mother's funeral, and the ceremony brings him closer to his father.

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Sniper's Nest (1)
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7.60
163 votes

#6 - Sniper's Nest (1)

Silent Witness - Season 18 - Episode 1

After three people are shot dead at a petrol station, Nikki and Jack attempt to catch the person responsible and stem a public crisis in London. DCI Jane De Freitas’s fall out with Chief Supt Robert Drake become the least of her worries.

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Part 6
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7.60
5 votes

#7 - Part 6

The Runaway - Season 1 - Episode 6

Cathy and Eamonn think about the future but soon learn that the odds are stacked against them making it together.

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Part 4
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7.29
7 votes

#8 - Part 4

The Runaway - Season 1 - Episode 4

Eamonn returns to London to supply detonators to members of the IRA, before the death of his father makes him yearn for Cathy even more. The pair are reunited again, and with their chemistry as strong as ever, the pair plan to start a new life in America together. Meanwhile, Dixon's attacks on the West End clubs intensify

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Part 2
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7.25
8 votes

#9 - Part 2

The Runaway - Season 1 - Episode 2

Cathy's desperate situation turns more so when she finds herself in a correctional facility. Eamonn quickly becomes embroiled in an underworld of crime, earning his stripes by protecting Dixon from getting shot on a heist.

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Part 5
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7.25
4 votes

#10 - Part 5

The Runaway - Season 1 - Episode 5

Cathy and Tommy's marriage is on the rocks which is further exacerbated when Eamonn returns to London. When Tommy's drug deal goes wrong, Kitty's life is left hanging in the balance.

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Vengeance Is Mine (1)
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7.00
30 votes

#11 - Vengeance Is Mine (1)

Messiah - Season 2 - Episode 1

A man is buried alive, left in the dark for hours, struggling for air. The killer has deliberately prolonged the victim's agony. With this first killing, Red Metcalfe is plunged into unravelling the psyche of a serial killer with vengeance in mind.

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Vengeance Is Mine (2)
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7.00
30 votes

#12 - Vengeance Is Mine (2)

Messiah - Season 2 - Episode 2

As the guilty and the innocent are slaughtered without mercy, uncomfortable truths come home to roost for the officers in Red's team. He must sift the lies from the untruths whilst the killer metes out a terrible kind of justice.

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Part 3
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6.56
9 votes

#13 - Part 3

The Runaway - Season 1 - Episode 3

With Desrae’s help, Cathy reinvents herself in Soho. Cathy and Eamonn are reunited but it ends in disaster and Eamonn is forced to flee the country.

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Part 1
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6.42
12 votes

#14 - Part 1

The Runaway - Season 1 - Episode 1

Cathy Connor and Eamonn Docherty are childhood sweethearts who are desperate to escape their East End roots. When Cathy murders her Mum’s pimp in self defence it changes their lives forever.

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7 June 1991
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0.00
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#15 - 7 June 1991

Coronation Street - Season 32 - Episode 68

The Duckworths put the new wallpaper up. Steph assures Steve that she hasn't been making a joke about his feelings. He agrees to be friends with her. Audrey wants Ivy out of the shop but doesn't want to work there herself. Mr Thomas of the insurance company tells the Duckworths they don't believe the claim for the hallway is true and refuse to pay anything. Steve refuses to listen to Liz going on about Steph and tells her to gossip in the corner shop if she wants to talk about her. Vera is furious with Jack for trying to get the hall on the claim. He promises to pay for the decorations himself. Derek buys a sunlounger for Mavis. Audrey leaves Alf. Des installs the motor after Kevin has tuned it up. The motion of the motor makes the boat topple over, crushing the Wiltons' fence and sunlounger.

3 June 1991
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#16 - 3 June 1991

Coronation Street - Season 32 - Episode 66

Audrey refuses to have anything to do with the shop until Ivy has left. Ivy fears Alf is going to sack her but he thinks she's a good worker. Audrey is shocked that Alf would rather have Ivy in the shop than her. He tells her that if she wants Ivy sacked then she'll have to sack her. Steve steals Steph's scarf to keep as a love token. Steph is embarrassed find Steve spying on her at work. She tells Des that Steve is beginning to giver her the creeps. No plants grow in the Wilton's garden because of the shadow cast by the boat.The loss assessor inspects No. 9 and Mike gives Jackie an engagement ring.

5 June 1991
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#17 - 5 June 1991

Coronation Street - Season 32 - Episode 67

Gail is furious that Audrey wants to sack Ivy and the Duckworth's spend a fortune on wallpaper. Steve discovers people are laughing about his infatuation with Steph. Liz tries to comfort Steve but he is deeply hurt that Steph doesn't like him. Steph tries to tell Steve she wants to be his friend, but the refuses to admit he fancied her, and returns the scarf. Alf is furious to discover Audrey has been shopping at Bettabuy and tells her that is she won't work,he won't give her anymore money. Des is annoyed when Kevin tells him his new boat motor is rubbish. Meanwhile Mike and Jackie view a house and decide to buy it.

1 July 1991
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#18 - 1 July 1991

Coronation Street - Season 32 - Episode 78

Ivy refuses to stop on at the shop out of loyalty. She's starting at Bettabuys. Alma and Gail tell Audrey that she has to pull herself together.Rita feels sorry for Alf. She finds herself in a corner when he tells her she's the only woman ever to understand him. Rita lectures Audrey on what a mess she's making of her life and makes her see that she needs Alf. So Audrey goes to make up with Alf, but when she sees Ivy in the shop she changes her mind. Later, Ivy calls on Audrey to tell her Alf has collapsed I the shop and been taken to hospital. Ralph Dobson contacts Jackie and arranges a private meeting and during this meeting Ralph tells Jackie that his new firm wants to buy Ingrams. Deirdre discovers the arcade mangers haven't been paid recently and Dean tells her that Phil often has cash flow problems. Phil tells Mike he needs money for a deal and asks for a £6,000 loan. Mike says he can't help him until after the wedding. Emily returns home after enjoying the peace and tranquillity of Rhos on Sea.

30 December 1991
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#19 - 30 December 1991

Coronation Street - Season 32 - Episode 157

Steve McDonald finds he can do nothing right ever since Andy's beating. Jim tells him to get lost from the motorcycle shop after a bike Steve had been working on proved to have a loose bolt in the braking system. Vicky longs to get away for a while, and is surprised when Bet offers to pay her taxi fare to go see her horse, Saracen. While waiting for her taxi, she sees Steve, and after hearing of his woes, invites him along. Later, in order to justify staying away with Steve, she phones Bet with a story about being invited to her friend Belinda's for a New Year's Eve party. The ruse works, until Belinda herself phones the Rovers to wish Vicky a happy new year. The McDonalds become frantic about Steve's whereabouts. Curly very reluctantly agrees to meet Angie and Des in the Rovers. Angie has arranged a blind date for Curly, who turns out to be none other than Raquel Wolstenhulme, whom Curly has not seen for seven months (since episode 3224, transmitted on Friday 10 May 1991, to be exact). Ken and Alma check in at the Cotswold hotel, but Alma seems very distant, and at dinner foolishly confesses what had happened at Christmas with Mike. Ken is shaken, and says he needs a few minutes on his own, but goes to the room, packs his bags, and checks out, leaving Alma in the dining room as the clock chimes midnight.