The BEST episodes directed by Ian Barry

False Witness
71 votes

#1 - False Witness

Early Edition - Season 4 - Episode 15

While stealing cars for a chop shop, Jose (Joey) encounters Gary, who is brought in by police to ID the teenager in a criminal lineup. When Gary realizes that Joey is Miguel's little brother, he denies knowing him in order to protect his friend. Although Joey promises Gary that he will go straight, his accomplice pressures him into pulling another job, a heist in which the owner of the car is shot and Gary is taken hostage. While trying to convince Joey to give up his life of crime, Gary is wounded by gunfire and left to ponder whether or not he should have acknowledged Joey's involvement the first time around before people were seriously hurt.

Red Reef
159 votes

#2 - Red Reef

Sea Patrol - Season 3 - Episode 13

In an explosive series climax, Mike and his crew takes extreme action to thwart an oil smuggling conspiracy and avenge ET's murder. Nikki risks everything to uncover the truth about ET's final moments. Kate is trapped in a deadly showdown with one of ET's killers.

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Ghost Net
139 votes

#3 - Ghost Net

Sea Patrol - Season 3 - Episode 5

Nikki starts investigating the mystery behind ET's death. But can she handle the truth? Swain risks his life to save a boy suffering from the bends. Spider tries to free a child slave from an illegal fishing boat, but lands himself in hot water. Tempers fray when Hammersley rescues an old enemy following a bizarre diving accident.

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137 votes

#4 - Birds

Sea Patrol - Season 2 - Episode 6

The crew of the Hammersley are joined by a federal agent and go in search of an illegal fishing boat. Whilst on board the Navy find evidence on the boat and find the fishing boat crew start to exhibit symptoms of bird flu. One crew member faces a gruesome operation, while the federal agent learns that blackmail can work both ways.

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Heart of Glass
171 votes

#5 - Heart of Glass

Sea Patrol - Season 2 - Episode 8

Bomber Brown and Spider Webb fall overboard and as the man of the watch, Buffer takes it hard that the two missing officers might drown. Meanwhile Buffer also deals with a personal tragedy.

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Rules of Engagement
199 votes

#6 - Rules of Engagement

Sea Patrol - Season 2 - Episode 10

Unresolved romantic tension has a dramatic effect on some of the Hammersley crew, after a savage mortar attack by insurgents on the Samaru island of Minatu. Mike and Jim are both critically injured during a bold rescue mission on Samaru. Meanwhile, Kate is made acting CO of the Hammersley. It’s up to Kate to handle a volatile beachside confrontation, and the medical evacuation of Mike.

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Friends Close, Enemies Closer
198 votes

#7 - Friends Close, Enemies Closer

Sea Patrol - Season 2 - Episode 12

Awaiting a call from his girlfriend, Buffer's attention is distracted by the Russian Special Forces tattoo on an aggressive passer by, which leads him to be inadvertently locked in a container on a suspect barge, heading upriver. Meanwhile, Commander Mike Flynn has recovered and is back in charge of the Hammersley, quickly reacting to a "mayday" call from the luxurious yacht owned by Ray Walsman.

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Secret Cargo
103 votes

#8 - Secret Cargo

Sea Patrol - Season 3 - Episode 11

A thrilling rescue becomes a tragic mystery when a healthy young tourist dies suddenly on board Hammersley. Bomber and RO fight for their lives when an armed gang tries to seize control of Hammersley. Nicki receives a death threat while investigating ET's diving accident.

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Red Sky Morning
134 votes

#9 - Red Sky Morning

Sea Patrol - Season 3 - Episode 8

Kate is terrorised by a mysterious stalker on board an abandoned cargo ship. Spider contracts deadly coral poisoning during a bizarre snorkelling accident and Buffer and 2Dads face a freezing fate in a tropical paradise.

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Catch and Release
168 votes

#10 - Catch and Release

Sea Patrol - Season 3 - Episode 1

The crew of Hammersley is rocked by the mysterious death of a much-loved shipmate. When valuable "Red Gold" coral is stolen from a dive boat, HMAS Hammersley is drawn into a web of murder, piracy and eco-terrorism. Then, Swain and Spider are kidnapped by an obsessed vigilante, determined to rid Australian waters of illegal fishing boats.

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Pearls Before Swine
192 votes

#11 - Pearls Before Swine

Sea Patrol - Season 3 - Episode 9

Hammersley hunts down a mysterious gang of armed robbers, who are terrorising pearl luggers off the WA coast. Spider and Buffer have a trippy encounter with some hard-partying drug smugglers. 2Dads faces disciplinary action for negligence. Also, Mike is forced to intervene over rumours that Kate and Buffer are romantically involved.

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Soldiers of Fortune
195 votes

#12 - Soldiers of Fortune

Sea Patrol - Season 2 - Episode 13

Buffer becomes a marked man after providing evidence allowing the Hammersley team to arrest Ray Walsman, and among a team of UN observers later taken on board, is one man with murderous intent. Walsman meanwhile has escaped, but a quick thinking Mike has him back in custody.

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Find My Baby
118 votes

#13 - Find My Baby

Rescue Special Ops - Season 2 - Episode 7

Dean is obsessed with finding a missing child after a freak car accident. Chase wins more than gratitude when he saves his counsellor, Emma, from a violent patient. A dispute over a winning lottery ticket threatens to wreck Jordan and Heidi's friendship.

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The Visible World
126 votes

#14 - The Visible World

The Doctor Blake Mysteries - Season 4 - Episode 8

When Blake's old friend turned enemy Derek Alderton is found dead, the hunt for the killer turns back onto Blake himself.

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The Things We Do for Love
160 votes

#15 - The Things We Do for Love

A Place To Call Home - Season 3 - Episode 1

Sarah chooses to stay with George rather than Ren after the shooting. Regina threatens Sarah's future and George's condition endangers Elizabeth's health. Anna and Gino's honeymoon is clouded by the contents of Swanson's letter and Sarah tells Jack a secret.

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China Dolls
193 votes

#16 - China Dolls

Sea Patrol - Season 3 - Episode 3

In episode three of Sea Patrol, the plight of a critically ill, pregnant woman presents a challenge to the medical skills and emotional stamina of several of the Hammersley crew. Yanlin (Hsiao Ling Tang) is one of a group of Asian women found when the patrol boat team boards a suspect fishing vessel.

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799 votes

#17 - Meltdown

Farscape - Season 3 - Episode 12

Talyn gets the urge to fly into a sun. While in its vicinity Stark is contacted by an alien women who is being held against her will.

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Sorrow Songs
147 votes

#18 - Sorrow Songs

The Doctor Blake Mysteries - Season 5 - Episode 2

The murder of a beautiful gypsy woman takes Blake inside the intriguing and exotic world of Romani travellers passing through Ballarat.

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For Whom The Bell Tolls
127 votes

#19 - For Whom The Bell Tolls

The Doctor Blake Mysteries - Season 4 - Episode 7

A man falls from the Ballarat Fire Station bell tower. What appears to be a suicide turns into a murder investigation taking Blake deep into the heart of the Regional Fire Association.

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A Lethal Combination
140 votes

#20 - A Lethal Combination

The Doctor Blake Mysteries - Season 5 - Episode 1

An exhibition boxing match turns sour when one of the boxers is seemingly beaten to death in front of hundreds of witnesses. Blake must determine the cause of death.

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Someone's Son, Someone's Daughter
156 votes

#21 - Someone's Son, Someone's Daughter

The Doctor Blake Mysteries - Season 1 - Episode 10

The suicide of the local hospital’s first female doctor shocks the community. Dr Blake suspects foul play and sets out to find the murderer amongst the staff and board of the hospital. Meanwhile, another letter from Singapore arrives for Lucien. It takes him days to work up the courage to open it. His reaction to the news about his missing wife and daughter shocks Jean, Mattie and Danny.

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Death of a Travelling Salesman
189 votes

#22 - Death of a Travelling Salesman

The Doctor Blake Mysteries - Season 1 - Episode 3

When a travelling salesman dies in a single car accident on a quiet country road, Chief Superintendant Lawson (Joel Tobeck) labels it a drink driving case. But when Constable Parks reveals the corpse's face was blue, Dr Blake (Craig McLachlan) is intrigued. Although the victim's clothes reek of alcohol, Blake concludes that the salesman was not drunk and certainly died before the crash. But how? And why is the face blue? Dr Blake and Jean (Nadine Garner) head to the boarding house where the dead salesman had been staying. In town for the appliance fair, the state's top vacuum salesmen pitch their new vacuum cleaners to Jean - who is desperate for a new machine. With everyone distracted, Blake snoops around the boarding house and finds a locked basement. Lawson considers the obvious culprits however Dr Blake follows his own hunches until he makes an alarming discovery that shocks everyone.

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L'chaim, to Life
144 votes

#23 - L'chaim, to Life

A Place To Call Home - Season 3 - Episode 2

George chooses a new career which suits Regina's plans. Tension at Ash Park increases as Gino's disgust at James' nature becomes obvious. Sarah remembers her shocking past and, after Rene retreats into mental despair, she makes a heartbreaking decision.

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In Gary We Trust
130 votes

#24 - In Gary We Trust

Early Edition - Season 3 - Episode 9

Gary is in danger after preventing a spa worker from being shot in the sauna. Turns out that the people who were going to kill him are mobsters and the spa worker is actually an FBI agent working on a case to bring the mobsters down.

Hearts and Flowers
162 votes

#25 - Hearts and Flowers

The Doctor Blake Mysteries - Season 1 - Episode 5

When the Begonia Festival's head judge is found incinerated in his own glasshouse, all eyes turn to two feuding contestants. Nick Manos and Charles Griffiths are lifelong rivals at everything, thanks to a family argument that started back in 1870. They are also fierce competitors in the flower festival. The day before the head flower judge died, Manos publicly accused him of taking bribes and threatening him. Charles Griffith also has motive. It is an event also marred by the sudden collapse of another judge, heiress Angela Waterston. Chief Superintendent Matthew Lawson suspects it could be either of the men. The autopsy reveals how the professor was murdered however vested interests want to keep it quiet until after the festival. Lawson agrees and Dr Lucien Blake reluctantly takes Professor Ormond's place on the judging panel. Entrant Maria Manos thrills locals by publicly demanding pageant host, Charles Griffith, shake hands and end the family feud with her father. She then announces her engagement to Griffith's son, Oliver. Meanwhile Dr Blake is asked to walk the terminally ill heiress, Angela, down the aisle and do the bridal waltz, to which he agrees despite loathing dancing. Back at Dr Blake's surgery, an airmail letter arrives from Singapore, giving him hope of finding his missing wife and daughter. Are people really murdering over their prize winning begonias - or is there something more sinister going on?

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Thanks for Sharing
897 votes

#26 - Thanks for Sharing

Farscape - Season 3 - Episode 7

Moya rendezvous with Talyn who is seriously damaged. They hide in the atmosphere of a planet to prevent the Peacekeepers from finding them. D'Argo and Rygel go down to the planet to find some Clorium, a drug that will help Talyn recover.

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Game of Champions
141 votes

#27 - Game of Champions

The Doctor Blake Mysteries - Season 1 - Episode 8

Handsome challenger, James Holbrook, takes out the jackpot, all the prizes and £1,000, on the popular TV quiz show Game of Champions and is then found dead from what appears to be a heart attack. However Chief Superintendent Matthew Lawson and Dr Lucien Blake find evidence of sabotage. When the locals make deaths threats against a suspect, Blake takes him home like a lost animal, much to Jean's annoyance. Simon tells Blake every detail about the patterns in people's movements on the quiz show, giving Blake useful insights. The number of suspects is growing, as are the motives. Dr Blake turns to Jean, Mattie and Daniel to help him make sense of the baffling case. He gets them to role-play a whodunnit version of the quiz show with a surprising answer.

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5 votes

#28 - Exposed

The Invisible Man - Season 2 - Episode 17

Tommy Walker begins to recover his memories, but another government agency wants him and will stop at nothing.

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An Invincible Summer
91 votes

#29 - An Invincible Summer

The Doctor Blake Mysteries - Season 2 - Episode 10

When members of a wealthy, much respected Ballarat family are discovered brutally murdered in their own home, the town demands justice.

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The Sky Is Empty
123 votes

#30 - The Sky Is Empty

The Doctor Blake Mysteries - Season 2 - Episode 9

When the old parish priest is found dead, Doctor Blake needs to unravel the secrets and lies of parishioners in order to get to the truth.

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Heaven Born Captains
142 votes

#31 - Heaven Born Captains

Sea Patrol - Season 2 - Episode 4

After going on a blind date with an SAS commander, Kate believes her love life is starting to look up. When a French naval captain attempts to seduce Mike, he has to call on all his diplomacy skills. An illegal fishing boat is the subject of a perilous boarding.

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Fortune Favours
171 votes

#32 - Fortune Favours

Sea Patrol - Season 2 - Episode 2

Despite being determined to earn respect, Hammersley's new chef "Bomber" Brown but faces discipline after losing her temper with another crew member. Also, the crew discover a dead pirate and a killer cargo on board a stolen boat.

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Building Site Conspiracy
34 votes

#33 - Building Site Conspiracy

Rescue Special Ops - Season 1 - Episode 6

Jordan is caught in a web of sex, lies and sabotage following a bizarre accident at a building site. Michelle faces the toughest day of her career as she deals with a string of disasters.

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Ferry Disaster
34 votes

#34 - Ferry Disaster

Rescue Special Ops - Season 1 - Episode 5

When a boat skipper goes missing after a tragic ferry accident, Dean becomes obsessed with finding him — dead or alive. Heidi vows to uncover the identity of a mysterious young "Jane Doe" who died suddenly after a ferry disaster. Meanwhile, Dean and Chase face some home truths when their father introduces his sexy young girlfriend.

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Episode Twelve
31 votes

#35 - Episode Twelve

Rescue Special Ops - Season 1 - Episode 12

Lara's first day as Team Leader goes horribly wrong when a hoax emergency puts the team in danger. Vince and Michelle are terrorised by an intruder at Rescue HQ and Heidi is jealous when Jordan flirts with a sexy bushwalker.

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Bride in the Balloon
32 votes

#36 - Bride in the Balloon

Rescue Special Ops - Season 1 - Episode 11

A wedding turns to tragedy when the bride is trapped in a hot air balloon. Dean suspects sabotage when a series of life-threatening accidents hits the Rescue team and Michelle is blackmailed by a hi-tech stalker.

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Street Legal
119 votes

#37 - Street Legal

Rescue Special Ops - Season 2 - Episode 8

Vince fears for his son's life when a vigilante begins targeting illegal street racers. Jordan's shady past as a champion drag racer has unexpected benefits for the team, and Dean feels under siege when Lara and Anika become friends and start sharing his secrets.

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The Cure
34 votes

#38 - The Cure

Time Trax - Season 2 - Episode 8

Dr Maria Mills have contracted Apozemia gravis - an incurable disease - but when she meets Dr Lemich, he promises to cure her. What she doesn't know is that Dr Lemich is also known as Dr Sahmbi, a mad scientist from the future. Meanwhile, Lambert happens to see a fugitive on TV - but he's all the way down in Australia. Lambert goes there, the fugitive tries to run, but is caught by Lambert. Before he has a chance to give Lambert ""him"", he dies mysteriously, and the police takes Lambert with them. Posing as a US Marshal, Lambert manages to find out that the fugitives had died from a rare disease - and that his brain carried traces of a second dose of TXP, the potion used to travel in time. Lambert tries to see the doctor who had treated the fugitive, dr Lemich, but he instead happens on dr Mills. He finds out that Lemich/Sahmbi kills his wealthy patients after seemingly treating their incurable diseases. When he tries to tell dr Mills about it, she doesn't believe him. And the orderlies