The BEST episodes directed by Douglas Mackinnon

Total Eclipse
332 votes

#1 - Total Eclipse

Robin Hood - Season 3 - Episode 1

The Outlaws return from the Holy Land and Robin breaks up the gang- all he cares about is getting revenge on Gisborne. However, a traveling monk named Tuck makes him realize exactly how much the country needs him.

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2801 votes

#2 - Listen

Doctor Who (2005) - Season 8 - Episode 4

What will the Doctor find at the end of the universe? What scares the Doctor? Ghosts of the past and future - a little boy who doesn't want to join the army.

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The Very Last Day of the Rest of Their Lives
2029 votes

#3 - The Very Last Day of the Rest of Their Lives

Good Omens - Season 1 - Episode 6

Can Adam, Crowley and Aziraphale work together to fight the powers of Heaven and Hell and prevent the apocalypse? And what fate awaits them if they do? The story reaches its conclusion, and it might just be the end of the world.

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Episode One
460 votes

#4 - Episode One

Jekyll - Season 1 - Episode 1

The last living descendent of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is Tom Jackman. From time to time his alter ego Hyde wakes. Tom's wife hires a private investigator to find out why Tom left his family life six months previous.

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Episode 1
1452 votes

#5 - Episode 1

Line of Duty - Season 2 - Episode 1

A brutal ambush on a police convoy leaves three officers dead and a protected witness fighting for his life. AC-12 turn their spotlight on Lindsay Denton, the officer who led the convoy but escaped unscathed.

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Episode 5
1534 votes

#6 - Episode 5

Line of Duty - Season 1 - Episode 5

With Gates on the run, the anti-corruption team come under pressure to close the case once and for all. Arnott is forced to make some tough decisions about where his loyalties lie. Fleming and Hastings go all out to catch Gates, leading to a shattering conclusion.

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The Poison Sky (2)
2664 votes

#7 - The Poison Sky (2)

Doctor Who (2005) - Season 4 - Episode 5

As the Sontarans choke the Earth, the Doctor and UNIT battle to keep both Martha and Donna alive.

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The Doomsday Option
1970 votes

#8 - The Doomsday Option

Good Omens - Season 1 - Episode 5

Aziraphale and Crowley race towards Tadfield airbase as they attempt to prevent Adam and the Four Horsemen from beginning the apocalypse. But one has been discorporated and the other is trapped in a flaming motorway. Will they get there in time?

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Episode 3
1326 votes

#9 - Episode 3

Line of Duty - Season 2 - Episode 3

Lindsay is denied bail and finds herself targeted in prison. Growing increasingly desperate, she tells Kate about a relationship with an executive police officer and her theory of why she is being framed.

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Episode 4
1546 votes

#10 - Episode 4

Line of Duty - Season 1 - Episode 4

Desperate for proof of Gates's corruption, Fleming pushes her relationship with him to the limit. But her behaviour causes Morton to question if she might not be such a loyal colleague after all.

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Episode Three
376 votes

#11 - Episode Three

Jekyll - Season 1 - Episode 3

The wall between Tom and Hyde gets thinner and thinner and trying to suppress Hyde starts to affect the environment. Tom learns about the motivation of the organisation hunting him and Peter's part in the whole game. The involvement of Tom's wife Claire makes things a bit more complicated.

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Episode 2
1424 votes

#12 - Episode 2

Line of Duty - Season 2 - Episode 2

Following the tragedy at the hospital, AC12's Kate Fleming is planted undercover in Lindsay Denton's Missing Persons Unit. But Lindsay in turn gathers compromising evidence against the anti-corruption team.

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Hard Times
2135 votes

#13 - Hard Times

Good Omens - Season 1 - Episode 3

We follow Aziraphale and Crowley's friendship across the ages. Meanwhile, in the present day, Agnes Nutter's descendant Anathema arrives in Tadfield on her own mission to save the world.

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2564 votes

#14 - Flatline

Doctor Who (2005) - Season 8 - Episode 9

Separated from the Doctor, Clara discovers a new menace from another dimension. But how do you hide when even the walls are no protection? With people to save and the Doctor trapped, Clara goes against an enemy that exists beyond human perception.

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Body 21 (2)
245 votes

#15 - Body 21 (2)

Silent Witness - Season 8 - Episode 8

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Time Heist
2551 votes

#16 - Time Heist

Doctor Who (2005) - Season 8 - Episode 5

The Doctor turns bank robber when he is given a task he cannot refuse - steal from the most dangerous bank in the cosmos.

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The Power of Three
3354 votes

#17 - The Power of Three

Doctor Who (2005) - Season 7 - Episode 4

The Doctor and the Ponds puzzle over an unlikely invasion of Earth, as millions of sinister black cubes arrive overnight...

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Untimely Resurrection
2659 votes

#18 - Untimely Resurrection

Outlander - Season 2 - Episode 5

Claire and Jamie reunite and attempt to extinguish fires until Claire makes an unexpected change of course; Jamie and Claire's relationship is tested when the past rears its ugly head.

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Two Broken Fingers
1215 votes

#19 - Two Broken Fingers

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency - Season 2 - Episode 3

While investigating the 40-year-old case of the two dead bodies, Dirk and the gang are surprisingly joined by Bart who relays that she was assaulted and spins the case in a new direction, an investigation into Suzie Boreton.

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Saturday Morning Funtime
2013 votes

#20 - Saturday Morning Funtime

Good Omens - Season 1 - Episode 4

Aziraphale and Crowley's friendship is tested to the limit as their superiors catch up with them. Armageddon starts in earnest, with the Antichrist's powers wreaking havoc across the globe.

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The Book
2359 votes

#21 - The Book

Good Omens - Season 1 - Episode 2

Having followed the wrong boy for years, Aziraphale and Crowley must now try to locate the whereabouts of real Antichrist. Perhaps the story of Agnes Nutter and her famous prophecies will hold the answer?

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Do You See the Blue?
1081 votes

#22 - Do You See the Blue?

Knightfall - Season 1 - Episode 10

Vastly outnumbered, the Templar Knights must fight for their lives in a battle with the Red Knights.

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Willesden
8 votes

#23 - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Willesden

The Last Detective - Season 4 - Episode 3

A veteran comedian dies on stage. Davies investigates the world of show business jealousies.

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Cause and Effect
243 votes

#24 - Cause and Effect

Robin Hood - Season 3 - Episode 2

When the Sheriff of Nottingham decides to sell all the local men to Finn, the rightful King of Ireland (who seeks to liberate Ireland), a young village girl named Kate does everything she can to save her brother from conscription- which involves betraying Robin...

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1134 votes

#25 - IV

Knightfall - Season 1 - Episode 8

The Paris Temple of the Knights Templar is under siege; De Nogaret plants doubt in King Philip's mind; Queen Joan must decide what is best for Navarre.

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1106 votes

#26 - Fiat!

Knightfall - Season 1 - Episode 9

Landry seeks the help of Jacques de Molay, the Temple Grand Master; Queen Joan plots her escape.

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La Dame Blanche
2717 votes

#27 - La Dame Blanche

Outlander - Season 2 - Episode 4

Claire and Jamie throw an elaborate dinner party intended to derail investors in Prince Charles’ war effort.

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Body 21 (1)
244 votes

#28 - Body 21 (1)

Silent Witness - Season 8 - Episode 7

The team are approached by a support group of survivors from a recent train crash, who want them to investigate what happened. They agree and begin to look into how the crash occurred, and the identity of the unidentified Body 21.

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In the Beginning
2889 votes

#29 - In the Beginning

Good Omens - Season 1 - Episode 1

In the beginning and eleven years ago, two immortal beings decide that it might not be time to start an Apocalypse.

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The Sontaran Stratagem (1)
2698 votes

#30 - The Sontaran Stratagem (1)

Doctor Who (2005) - Season 4 - Episode 4

Martha Jones summons the Doctor back to UNIT and modern-day Earth, but an old enemy lies in wait.

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Noisy Neighbours
70 votes

#31 - Noisy Neighbours

Murder in Suburbia - Season 1 - Episode 6

Neighbour from hell Bernard Lloyd is bludgeoned to death with a hammer so DI Kate Ashurst and DS Emma Scribbins pay a visit to Cherry Meadows, the cul-de-sac which was disturbed by his non-stop DIY. Suspects include Bernard's pill-popping wife Wendy bitter pensioner Reg Thornton and Chloe and Patrick Walters who felt the victim was ruining their chances of selling their home.

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Cold War
3021 votes

#32 - Cold War

Doctor Who (2005) - Season 7 - Episode 8

On a Russian submarine in 1983, a frozen alien warrior is waking up, just as the TARDIS materialises.

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Find Us the Grail
1719 votes

#33 - Find Us the Grail

Knightfall - Season 1 - Episode 2

Landry and Parsifal search for a killer. The unexpected arrival of Pope Boniface in Paris threatens De Nogaret's carefully laid plans.

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And Certainly Not the Cripple
1232 votes

#34 - And Certainly Not the Cripple

Knightfall - Season 1 - Episode 7

Landry and Gawain meet a mysterious woman who claims she can lead them to the Grail; Joan hears of an attack on Navarre; De Nogaret devises a way to improve his standing with King Philip.

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Episode Two
355 votes

#35 - Episode Two

Jekyll - Season 1 - Episode 2

Katherine drugs her employer after Tom takes it upon himself to discover the facts about Mr Hyde's personal life. The separation between Tom and Hyde gets weaker after an incident at the zoo. More secrets about Tom are revealed, when he meets a person connected to his past.

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You'd Know What to Do
2204 votes

#36 - You'd Know What to Do

Knightfall - Season 1 - Episode 1

A chronicle of the 14th-century demise of the Knights Templar, who's members were persecuted, tortured and burned at the stake in 1307. Landry fears for the Order following the Battle of Acre, but the Templars take up their swords again when the blood of a brother is shed.

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A Good Deal of Attention
72 votes

#37 - A Good Deal of Attention

Murder in Suburbia - Season 1 - Episode 5

Dowdy Helen McKee the secretary at Middleford Comprehensive, is the victim of a hit and run. DI Kate Ashurst and DS Emma Scribbins discover she had a big say in admissions to the popular school, so desperate parents could be responsible, or maybe it's headmaster John Stanton whose car is damaged.

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50 votes

#38 - Moonlight

The Last Detective - Season 1 - Episode 2

Davies investigates the disappearance of a man whose wife seems strangely unconcerned about his whereabouts. Meanwhile, two ballroom dancing regulars discover a tragic secret.

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He Who Waits
1 votes

#39 - He Who Waits

The Bill - Season 10 - Episode 4

George tapes off an area around a house where a body has been found. AMIT turns up. There is a way through the attic into the empty house next door. The murdered man is supposed to have no money and is not very popular. There is a local tom's wallet in the next door house. George is asked about the dead man by a lad who has been primed by a man in a van which takes off when he sees George approaching. The new owners of the house arrive as the body is removed.

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