The Best Episodes Directed by Ian Barry

False Witness

#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.

star 9.10
72 votes
Red Reef

#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.

star 9.04
158 votes
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Ghost Net

#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.

star 8.82
139 votes
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Birds

#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.

star 8.76
137 votes
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Rules of Engagement

#5 - 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.

star 8.67
202 votes
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Heart of Glass

#6 - 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.

star 8.62
175 votes
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Friends Close, Enemies Closer

#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.

star 8.61
201 votes
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Secret Cargo

#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.

star 8.44
102 votes
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Red Sky Morning

#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.

star 8.39
134 votes
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Catch and Release

#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.

star 8.38
171 votes
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Pearls Before Swine

#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.

star 8.22
193 votes
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Soldiers of Fortune

#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.

star 8.21
196 votes
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Find My Baby

#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.

star 8.01
119 votes
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The Visible World

#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.

star 7.99
150 votes
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The Things We Do for Love

#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.

star 7.98
161 votes
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China Dolls

#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.

star 7.93
194 votes
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Meltdown

#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.

star 7.84
793 votes
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Sorrow Songs

#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.

star 7.80
166 votes
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For Whom The Bell Tolls

#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.

star 7.79
151 votes
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A Lethal Combination

#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.

star 7.76
157 votes
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Exposed

#21 - 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.

star 7.75
4 votes
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Someone's Son, Someone's Daughter

#22 - 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.

star 7.74
166 votes
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Death of a Travelling Salesman

#23 - 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.

star 7.68
202 votes
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L'chaim, to Life

#24 - 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.

star 7.66
147 votes
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Hearts and Flowers

#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?

star 7.65
172 votes
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In Gary We Trust

#26 - 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.

star 7.60
130 votes
Thanks for Sharing

#27 - 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.

star 7.48
898 votes
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Game of Champions

#28 - 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.

star 7.46
151 votes
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An Invincible Summer

#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.

star 7.41
99 votes
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The Sky Is Empty

#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.

star 7.35
133 votes
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Heaven Born Captains

#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.

star 7.31
144 votes
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Building Site Conspiracy

#32 - 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.

star 7.29
38 votes
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Fortune Favours

#33 - 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.

star 7.28
169 votes
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Bride in the Balloon

#34 - 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.

star 7.22
36 votes
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Ferry Disaster

#35 - 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.

star 7.19
36 votes
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Episode Twelve

#36 - 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.

star 7.15
33 votes
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Street Legal

#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.

star 7.07
121 votes
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The Cure

#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

star 6.97
33 votes