The BEST episodes directed by Edward Bennett

The Wood Beyond
81 votes

#1 - The Wood Beyond

Dalziel and Pascoe - Season 3 - Episode 4

Pascoe has his life thrown into turmoil when he discovers that his grandfather was shot as deserter during World War One, Dalziel manages to fall for the prime suspect in the case (an animal rights raid on a pharmaceutical company and the discovery of a skeleton in the grounds of the place) he is investigating.

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A Suitable Vengeance
94 votes

#2 - A Suitable Vengeance

The Inspector Lynley Mysteries - Season 2 - Episode 3

Lynley returns to his ancestral home in Cornwall to celebrate his engagement to Helen. His difficult relationship with his dysfunctional family is soon overshadowed by a murder on part of his own estate - and the chief suspect is Peter, Lynley's drug-addict brother.

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Episode Four
55 votes

#3 - Episode Four

Monarch of the Glen - Season 1 - Episode 4

A visiting genealogist friend of Hectors discovers a diary which records Katrina's mother, a former servant in the house, as having an affair with someone called ‘H'. Molly is understandably upset by the implications until it is discovered that Katrina's father, the mysterious ‘H' is the genealogist himself.

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The Prodigal Father
678 votes

#4 - The Prodigal Father

The Musketeers - Season 2 - Episode 8

Porthos uncovers the truth about his parentage and demands answers from his new found father. As he learns more about his past, Porthos questions his place in the Musketeers regiment. However the Musketeers have suspicions about Porthos’ new family, wondering whether he should trust them. Can they save Porthos from the dangers that lie ahead and where do his true loyalties lie?

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Last Seen Wearing
169 votes

#5 - Last Seen Wearing

Inspector Morse - Season 2 - Episode 2

The schoolgirl daughter of rich parents has been missing for six months. Morse believes she has been killed, and his investigations show curious goings on at the missing girl's school. But before Morse can unravel the mystery, he finds another.

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Hercule Poirot's Christmas
574 votes

#6 - Hercule Poirot's Christmas

Agatha Christie's Poirot - Season 6 - Episode 1

Poirot investigates when murderer Simeon Lee is found dead.

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Episode 6
387 votes

#7 - Episode 6

Grantchester - Season 2 - Episode 6

When Sidney's old friend Reverend Sam Milburn visits the parish claiming to be seeking forgiveness for his crimes, the vicar is torn. Matters complicate further when Harding Redmond finds out he has returned and makes threats against his life, and Sam flees. With his friend now missing, Sidney fears the worst and must once again join forces with Geordie to investigate. Meanwhile, Leonard continues to wrestle with his feelings for Daniel Marlowe, and a visit from Mrs Maguire leads to Amanda having a heart-to-heart with Guy.

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Dumb Witness
565 votes

#8 - Dumb Witness

Agatha Christie's Poirot - Season 6 - Episode 4

Poirot reflects on which member of Emily Arundel's family could have poisoned her medicine, and the key witness turns out to be a pet dog.

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A King's Ransom
33 votes

#9 - A King's Ransom

The Scarlet Pimpernel - Season 1 - Episode 3

The Dauphin is being held prisoner by the Republicans. When he is captured by a masked intruder, Robespierre orders Chauvelin to find the boy before news gets out. (A.K.A. "The Scarlet Pimpernel and the Kidnapped King.")

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The Complex Murder
645 votes

#10 - The Complex Murder

Death in Paradise - Season 5 - Episode 1

Humphrey buys himself a new boat, and a millionaire philanthropist is murdered on his yacht.

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Episode Two
25 votes

#11 - Episode Two

Monarch of the Glen - Season 1 - Episode 2

Archie's attempts to return to his life in London are stalled by the banks threat to foreclose on the huge loan the estate has taken out. Everyone on the estate works hard to change the bankers mind when he arrives at Glenbogle but it's Lexie, the young housekeeper who persuades him that there are more important things in life than money.

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Episode 5
418 votes

#12 - Episode 5

Grantchester - Season 2 - Episode 5

Amanda promotes a petition to stop the hanging of Gary Bell while Sidney has to solve the death of a wife beater in a locked cell after being arrested by Geordie who knows the beaten wife who had refused to make a complaint. Evidence of a false arrest and bruising on Geordie's hand and Margaret's statement raise doubts in Sidney's mind as to his innocence. Dead rats at the dead husband's house provide another solution. Sidney, present at Bell's hanging, is distraught and the attitude of Geordie to justice taking it's course.

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Episode One
36 votes

#13 - Episode One

Monarch of the Glen - Season 1 - Episode 1

Young restaurant owner Archie MacDonald is called urgently from London back to his ailing fathers bedside in the ancestral home in Scotland, Glenbogle. He soon discovers that Hector has nothing worse than a cold and his sweet but dotty mother Molly has called him home on a pretext and has worked events so he can't easily escape back to London.

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Care (1)
140 votes

#14 - Care (1)

Waking the Dead - Season 9 - Episode 3

After a woman is discovered stabbed in the eyes and incinerated in her car she is identified as Claire Somers, a neglected child who was taken into care, then later kidnapped in 1986 at the age of seven. Robert Fenchurch had his eyes stabbed out on the night Claire was kidnapped as her abductor fled the scene. The team soon find out that Claire had snatched 15-year-old Abigail Harding, who was found locked in a hotel room.

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Care (2)
112 votes

#15 - Care (2)

Waking the Dead - Season 9 - Episode 4

The investigation into Claire Somers' death has seemingly unleashed a predator straight from the darkest childhood nightmare. But are they looking for a monstrous child-stealer, or misguided saviours?

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One for the Road
584 votes

#16 - One for the Road

Death in Paradise - Season 5 - Episode 2

Saint Marie's outgoing governor is poisoned after accepting a drink from Selwyn at her farewell party. Humphrey continues his search for a girlfriend through dating websites.

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Under World
57 votes

#17 - Under World

Dalziel and Pascoe - Season 3 - Episode 1

A dead miner is found when old mine workings are re-opened. He is found on the anniversary of his, and another childs death. The question is, did he kill the child or not? The case is brought to a head when a journalist rules out the other suspect on the front pages of a sunday newspaper, causing red faces for the detectives. As the story unravels itself Dalziel makes sure the truth comes to light

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The Adventure of the Clapham Cook
1281 votes

#18 - The Adventure of the Clapham Cook

Agatha Christie's Poirot - Season 1 - Episode 1

Poirot becomes intrigued by the seemingly trivial case of a missing Clapham cook.

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A Marriage of Inconvenience
620 votes

#19 - A Marriage of Inconvenience

The Musketeers - Season 2 - Episode 7

The King’s cousin is ambushed while under Musketeer escort as she travels from Mantua to Sweden to make a political marriage that will be advantageous to France. The Musketeers must quickly discover who is targeting her to keep both her and the alliance between countries protected. However it emerges that other important figures at Court also appear to be in danger. Who is the killer and could he already be inside the Palace walls?

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65 votes

#20 - Deadheads

Dalziel and Pascoe - Season 2 - Episode 3

Dick Elgood, an old fiend of Dalziel's, unofficially reports two strange incidents which nearly kill him and asks Dalziel to investigate. The subsequent investigation by him and Pascoe exposes a chain of bizarre, accidental deaths stretching back nearly three decades but not a single shred of evidence to suggest foul play! Each of the, seemingly unconnected, deaths have somehow or other benefited Patrick Alderman even though it could not be proven that he had any connection to the deaths. The trail leads to Penny Highsmith, an old flame of Dalziel's, but goes cold when she is shown not to be involved. The case is eventually closed with the death, in mysterious circumstances, of Dick Elgood, the victim of yet another weird accident.

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Paradise Lost (1)
170 votes

#21 - Paradise Lost (1)

Silent Witness - Season 15 - Episode 5

Serial killer Arnold Mears Eenjoys poetry but has no remorse for violently killing three teenagers. He has been busy for the last five years sending Annie, a desperate mother of a missing girl, on secret hunts to try and find his hidden victims.Annie’s son Andy, upset at Mears’ manipulation of his mother, ends up turning to Nikki for help. Leo manages to get himself into tropuble with the team after he re-examines a case by Nikki’s old mentor, Dr. Helen Karamides.

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Millionaire's Row
78 votes

#22 - Millionaire's Row

Murder in Suburbia - Season 1 - Episode 3

Ashurst and Scribbins investigate the murder of Gideon Finch, who was found burnt to death in his car. He had reportedly been having an affair with his neighbour. It soon transpires that his wife was having an affair with his brother, who has no alibi.

Murder in the Mews
949 votes

#23 - Murder in the Mews

Agatha Christie's Poirot - Season 1 - Episode 2

On Bonfire Night, a murder enquiry grows more complex than the Gunpowder Plot.

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The Incredible Theft
736 votes

#24 - The Incredible Theft

Agatha Christie's Poirot - Season 1 - Episode 8

Poirot suspects more than espionage when the plans for a new fighter plane are stolen.

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A Killing Kindness
63 votes

#25 - A Killing Kindness

Dalziel and Pascoe - Season 2 - Episode 2

A serial killer who murders young women who have just become engaged is at large, who after every death phones the local newspaper and quotes from Shakespeare's "Hamlet". Investigations centre around a fair, where the young relative of a psychic fortune teller who "saw" the death of Brenda Sorby is also murdered.

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The Lost Mine
743 votes

#26 - The Lost Mine

Agatha Christie's Poirot - Season 2 - Episode 3

A Monopoly game leads Poirot to find that some London streets require a different skill.

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Burn Out (1)
151 votes

#27 - Burn Out (1)

Waking the Dead - Season 1 - Episode 3

A young woman, Marina sets fire to an abandoned car in a street and takes photographs of it as it burns. Boyd walks by and tackles her to the ground, attempting to shield her from the possible explosion. He later learns that Marina's father died in a car accident a few years earlier in that spot, and Marina refuses to accept that his death was an accident. Although not officially a cold case, Boyd is intrigued and reluctantly agrees to investigate. Frankie runs forensic tests on Marina's father's car and proves that he was still alive after the crash and could have escaped. The answers they uncover may mean that the danger to Marina is much greater than any of them had suspected.

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The Dream
725 votes

#28 - The Dream

Agatha Christie's Poirot - Season 1 - Episode 10

An industrialist consults Poirot about his suicidal dreams.

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The Cornish Mystery
778 votes

#29 - The Cornish Mystery

Agatha Christie's Poirot - Season 2 - Episode 4

A woman believes her life is in danger and her neighbours close ranks against outsiders.

The Third Floor Flat
792 votes

#30 - The Third Floor Flat

Agatha Christie's Poirot - Season 1 - Episode 5

Poirot discovers a murder in his own block of flats.

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The Veiled Lady
524 votes

#31 - The Veiled Lady

Agatha Christie's Poirot - Season 2 - Episode 2

Poirot and Hastings are summoned to meet a lady determined to preserve her anonymity.

Paradise Lost (2)
163 votes

#32 - Paradise Lost (2)

Silent Witness - Season 15 - Episode 6

Nikki manages to track down the original detective on the case, Detective Inspector Gladwyn ans she looks around the church that killer Arnold Mears used to attend as a boy. Mears is not happy that the police have been made aware of the undiscovered bodies and he says that he is prepared to reveal where he has hidden them to Nikki.

Life Sentence (2)
139 votes

#33 - Life Sentence (2)

Waking the Dead - Season 2 - Episode 2

Boyd and the team continue to begrudgingly rely on serial killer, Thomas Rice's assistance on the case, while also trying to protect Dr. Delaney from experiencing her terrifying ordeal once more at the hands of the copycat assailant. It becomes apparent that he might have help on the outside, so it's crucial that Boyd confronts one of Rice's intended victims, Dr Delaney, to find out what went on during her captivity. Why did he spare her life?

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Skin (1)
89 votes

#34 - Skin (1)

Waking the Dead - Season 7 - Episode 7

After they get a tip off in an anonymous e-mail,the team head to a waste ground in east London, where they find the remains of a right-wing fascist activist.

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79 votes

#35 - Applejacks

Murder in Suburbia - Season 1 - Episode 1

DI Kate Ashurst and DS Emma Scribbins investigate the mysterious death of affluent party girl Nikki Pengelly. Her distraught fiancé Ralph blames Nikki's besotted ex-husband Gavin but the investigation leads the detectives to the Applejacks dating agency, run by Redmond Appleby and his wife Maxine and a back-to-school disco. Then Ralph's bitter ex-girlfriend Hazel goes missing.

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Thin Air (2)
78 votes

#36 - Thin Air (2)

Waking the Dead - Season 2 - Episode 8

While under pressure to discover the truth behind the murder of young Joanna, DCI Boyd (Trevor Eve) slips up and makes possibly some irreversible mistakes. Joanna's killer begins stalking her sister.

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Life Sentence (1)
141 votes

#37 - Life Sentence (1)

Waking the Dead - Season 2 - Episode 1

The Cold Case team is forced to enlist the help of a psychotic serial killer named Thomas Rice, AKA "the Gambler" (because he left playing cards at the scenes of his murders). The one woman who escaped death at his hands, the cool and poised Dr Clare Delaney, gets a dreadful reminder of her past ordeal and a fearful shock when a playing card is flung at her car windscreen as she sets off to make a house call on a wet, windy, dark night. The team look again at the Gambler's crimes, prompted by Boyd's unshakeable belief that Rice had claimed other, hitherto undiscovered victims.Boyd - who has personal links to the case - and Grace decide to use detective constable Amelia Silver to lure a confession from Rice.

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Skin (2)
83 votes

#38 - Skin (2)

Waking the Dead - Season 7 - Episode 8

When they do some digging into the man's past, they discover the deceased was not who he claimed to be, but in fact he had a hidden agenda of his own.

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Thin Air (1)
84 votes

#39 - Thin Air (1)

Waking the Dead - Season 2 - Episode 7

Twelve years after Joanna Gold famously disappeared in broad daylight on Hampstead Heath, the dress she was wearing is found in a lock-up. The team begin the hunt for her killer.

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Burn Out (2)
117 votes

#40 - Burn Out (2)

Waking the Dead - Season 1 - Episode 4

Boyd has Marinas uncle, Mike Coleman and her mother Gwen brought in for questioning while Frankie searches the house. The team find the items that were recovered from the car nine years ago and suspect that Perry Coleman was being blackmailed by Rod Brogan, a friend of Perry's. Boyd has the body exhumed and the DNA results suprise everyone

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Episode Three
0 votes

#41 - Episode Three

Monarch of the Glen - Season 1 - Episode 3

Jealousies run high when Archie's girlfriend and business partner, Justine travels up from London to see what's holding Archie up. It seems she feels he has developed too much of a soft spot for local girl Katrina. She also stumbles on a locked room at the estate which apparently belonged to Archie's brother who drowned when they were teenagers. The Glenbogle ball proves to be the scene of the Justine/Katrina showdown.

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