The Best Episodes Directed by James Strong
#4 - The Satan Pit (2)
Doctor Who (2005) Season 2 - Episode 9
Location: In orbit below a black hole Date: Possibly 43,000 (43K reference) Enemy: The Beast,The Ood (as The Legion of The Beast) The TARDIS lands in a base on a planet orbiting a black hole, an impossible situation that stumps even the Tenth Doctor. The base crew are drilling to the centre of the world, to claim the power that keeps it in orbit for themselves. However, an ancient evil is down there too, and he is awake…
#6 - The Impossible Planet (1)
Doctor Who (2005) Season 2 - Episode 8
Location: In orbit below a black hole Date: Possibly 43,000 (43K reference) Enemy: The Beast,The Ood (as The Legion of The Beast) Rose finds herself further away from home than ever before, on a desolate world in the orbit of a Black Hole. Trapped with an Earth expedition and the mysterious Ood, the time-travellers face an even greater danger as something ancient beneath the planet's surface begins to awake.
#9 - Endings and Beginnings
Vanity Fair (2018) Season 1 - Episode 7
Becky is left alone in the world and living in greatly reduced circumstances when Steyne arranges for Rawdon to be shipped overseas. Dobbin discovers that Amelia plans to remarry, a revelation that inspires him to finally confess his feelings for her - but he is not prepared for her reaction. The Sedley family takes a holiday in Germany, where they are unexpectedly reunited with Becky - who gets the chance to perform a single good deed. Last in the series.
#10 - To Have and Have Not
Holby City Season 4 - Episode 22
Ric Griffin's day goes from bad to worse when Samantha accidentally bumps into his car in the car park and his daughter shows up again asking for more money. He says no and makes her get a job as Owen's new PA.
#11 - Fathers and Sons
Holby City Season 4 - Episode 23
When Tash's girlfriend shows up at work for a coffee, Tash puts her hand in her bag and gets pricked by a needle. Tash fears for her life and future when she learns that her girlfriend has HIV and Tash might have contracted it. Kath gets into another arguament with Simon which leads to him abusing her worse than ever before and her being admitted to Holby and in need of an operation on her spleen.
#12 - Judas Kiss (1)
Holby City Season 4 - Episode 43
A dying child needs a risky operation in order to survive. However, Sam does not have faith in Meyer's ability to carry out the procedure as he performed it before a little girl died. She voices her concerns to the child's parents who then discharge their son from the hospital. The boy returns in a critical condition. Meanwhile, Janice is thrown into turmoil when her unborn baby is in danger. And Chrissie is forced to care for Owen's runaway child.
#13 - Judas Kiss (2)
Holby City Season 4 - Episode 44
The child did not survive the operation and the parents hold Sam responsible as she influenced their decision. Meyer suspends Sam for breaking his trust however Sam does not feel she is to blame and resigns. Before leaving she vows to expose Meyer as she believes his methods are flawed and have caused too many deaths. Meanwhile, Janice and her baby's lives hang in the balance after a traumatic birth. Owen is shocked to discover that his daughter is admitted with severe burns due to Chrissie's babysitting.
#14 - Full Circle
Holby City Season 6 - Episode 11
Zubin Khan finds Kath bleeding to death in a room and Nic's mother finaly confesses to him.
#15 - In the Bleak Midwinter
Holby City Season 6 - Episode 12
There's a dramatic start to the festive season in Holby following the gas explosion, which has left siblings Nic and Kelly fighting for their lives. The pair are rushed into hospital, where Jess keeps a vigil by Nic's bedside, while Kelly is rushed into theatreâ€”and for Ric, who knows his colleague is a deranged murderess, this proves a real test of his professionalism, as he resists the temptation to just let her die. On a lighter note, Tom hosts the Holby Christmas bash, where an inebriated Tricia makes a complete spectacle of herself, while ladies' man Mubbs surprisingly opts to give the party a miss and do a spot of babysitting for Rosie instead.
#16 - Episode 2
From There to Here Season 1 - Episode 2
May 1997. As election fever hits Britain, Daniel's double life is beginning to catch up with him. On one side of Manchester, his wife Claire proudly watches their eldest daughter stand as a Labour candidate - and on the other side, Joanne is in labour with his new daughter. Robbo rebuilds his club.
#17 - Ollie's First Day
White Van Man (2011) Season 1 - Episode 1
On his first day, Ollie quickly finds himself out of his depth, driven up the wall by his incorrigible assistant Darren and alienating every client he works for, even getting embroiled in a paternity case. In the midst of it all he runs into an old crush, Emma, and manages to make an utter fool of himself in front of her.
#20 - New Recruits
Hustle Season 5 - Episode 2
With a new crew in place, Mickey decides to con intellectual property experts Carlton and Harry, whose ruthless business practices have led to a suicide. Posing as a hot new PR company, Mickey and Emma sell the pair a gimmick to promote the 'Spider's Web', a security device for precious works of art. Naturally the con artists have a hidden agenda, but when rookie grifter Sean messes up a simple task, will Mickey regret taking on someone so green to play the long cons?
#21 - Miss Sharp Begins to Make Friends
Vanity Fair (2018) Season 1 - Episode 2
In darkest Hampshire, Becky spends her days as governess to Sir Pitt Crawley’s neglected daughters. Her employer's handsome youngest son, Rawdon, does his best to interest Becky in a flirtation. But Becky's ambition is to get into her employer's good books, and soon she is promoted to the position of Sir Pitt's indispensable secretary.
#22 - The Prodigal (2)
Silent Witness Season 14 - Episode 10
Harry discovers evidence of extensive plastic surgery on the corpse of the bodyguard as an autopsy is carried out. He also manages to locate the missing boy, Jack Van Buren, who is hiding in the basement of the Embassy. Nikki takes a look at the evidence from the 1996 disappearance of Jacob and learns that a DNA sample from Pieter's dead brother, Diederick, matches the profile of the dead bodyguard. The Van Burens' version of what happens becomes increasingly unlikely and when the body of the family's au pair, Mary Olivant, is found hanged near the Van Buren family home, Leo discovers the remains of a young boy in the ground. Klara ends up confessing that she was responsible for the shootings.
#23 - A Quarrel about an Heiress
Vanity Fair (2018) Season 1 - Episode 3
Becky has moved in with her rich aunt Matilda, and seems to have a bright future ahead of her. However, war is brewing on the horizon, which threatens the fortunes of the scheming social climber and everyone she knows. Adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel, starring Olivia Cooke.
#25 - Hourglass
Hunted Season 1 - Episode 3
The family make their way to a country estate, where Jack Turner and other interested parties bid on the dam contract. Sam attempts to to discover the amount of Turner’s offer and runs into a man from her past, whom she believes could have something to do with the attempt on her life.
#26 - Kismet
Hunted Season 1 - Episode 4
Jack Turner finds himself being forced to bid more than he can afford. Sam aims to find out how he will raise the money in a short time. It looks like Turner has hatched a diabolical plan with hedge fund manager Lewis Conroy and Sam looks for the connection. Aidan finds out some of Sam’s secrets and begins an investigation of his own.
#28 - The Prodigal (1)
Silent Witness Season 14 - Episode 9
Chief Inspector Rebecca Woods and some members of the Diplomatic Protection Group head to the Dutch embassy to investigate a shooting. They disscover Ambassador, Pieter Van Buren, holding his wounded daughter Klara. He demands that the the DPG team leave and Woods has no choice but to agree given it is officially Dutch territory. After Pieter leaves the building, carrying Klara, he informs the police that his grandson, Jack, is missing. DPG Sergeant Whitehead is found shot in the bulding after the polive go in. Pieter is scared that history could be repeating itself as his own son, Jacob, went missing from the family home in 1996 and was never seen again. When Klara begins to recover in hospital, her memory comes back and she remembers who carried out the shootings.
#30 - Other Voices, Other Rooms
11.22.63 Season 1 - Episode 3
Jake finds an unlikely ally in local drifter Bill Turcote. The pair travel to Dallas, where Jake begins living a double life, and both of them trail Lee Harvey Oswald. Trailing Oswald takes Jake into the dark side of Dallas, where Jake realizes Oswald may not be the only threat Kennedy will have to face.
#31 - In Which Battles Are Won and Lost
Vanity Fair (2018) Season 1 - Episode 5
The Napoleonic Wars enter their decisive moment as the battle of Waterloo gets underway, with George fighting on the front line. Becky has come to the conclusion that war is not such a bad thing, since it presents plenty of opportunities for money to be made.
#32 - Partners in Crime
Doctor Who (2005) Season 4 - Episode 1
Location: London Date: 2009 Enemies: Adipose, Miss Foster During an alien emergency in London, a woman called Donna Noble must search for an old friend who can save the day - a man named the Doctor. But can even the Doctor halt the plans of the mysterious Miss Foster?
#33 - I'm Not Fine
Council of Dads Season 1 - Episode 2
Robin grapples with how a "Council of Dads" could really function in their day-to-day life as Larry takes on his responsibilities with passion. Luly has an unexpected meeting with her birth mom and learns about her early life with Scott.
#34 - Then and Now
Doubt Season 1 - Episode 2
As Sadie tries to keep her relationship with Billy strictly professional, she works on a case involving one of Isaiah’s oldest friends, Jonah Porter (Sam Anderson). Also, Cameron is conflicted about whether or not to convince her client to testify against his own cousin in order to avoid jail time for a murder he didn’t commit.
#36 - Evolution of the Daleks (2)
Doctor Who (2005) Season 3 - Episode 5
Location: New York Date: 1930s Enemies: Daleks (Cult of Skaro), Pig Slaves The newly-created Dalek-human hybrid, and the other three members of the Cult of Skaro launch an attack on Hooverville, along with their Pig Slaves. The Doctor, Martha, and Frank manage to escape, but discover that the Daleks' plan involving the Empire State Building...
#37 - They Keep Killing Suzie
Torchwood Season 1 - Episode 8
Using the Resurrection Gauntlet that former Torchwood member Suzie Costello originally had, the team are able to bring a number of murder victims back to life. However, these all have a link with the now-deceased Suzie, and the group have no choice but to bring her back. After the process goes wrong, and permanently keeps her alive, Suzie manipulates the naïve Gwen into taking her to see her father.
#41 - Daleks in Manhattan (1)
Doctor Who (2005) Season 3 - Episode 4
Location: New York Date: 1930s Enemies: Daleks (Cult of Skaro), Pig Slaves The Doctor investigates disappearances in New York at the height of the depression in the 1930s. Nefarious Pig Men linger in the sewers and the Daleks prepare an audacious plan at the top of the Empire State Building
#45 - Miss Sharp in the Presence of the Enemy
Vanity Fair (2018) Season 1 - Episode 1
Lowly teaching assistant Becky issues headmistress Miss Pinkerton with an ultimatum – pay her properly to teach at her Academy for Young Ladies or find her a station elsewhere. Miss Pinkerton calls Becky's bluff, and Becky is forced to pack away her meagre possessions. Kindly stockbroker's daughter Amelia Sedley takes pity on the poor orphan and offers to take her home for the week.
#46 - Episode 1
From There to Here Season 1 - Episode 1
Summer, 1996. The day England take on Scotland in the European Championships. In the heart of Manchester, Daniel Cotton is trying to heal a severe rift between his dad Samuel and brother Robbo. But when a huge bomb explodes in the city centre, their peace negotiations are cut short, and their lives changed forever.
#47 - Cyberwoman
Torchwood Season 1 - Episode 4
Ianto Jones hides a very big secret at Torchwood - his half-converted girlfriend from the Canary Wharf Battle - down in the basement. He is quick to hire a Japanese doctor who believes he can "cure" her. But things soon go wrong, and the Cyberwoman's destructive powers are released to the whole of Torchwood. Upgrading is compulsary.
#48 - Army Of God
Bonekickers Season 1 - Episode 1
During an excavation of medieval soldiers from the Crusades, archaeologist Gillian Magwilde and her team find themselves in mortal danger as their discoveries lead them to search for the True Cross. Meanwhile fanatical right wing Christian, Edward Laygass, stands in their way, buying the land where the excavation is taking place and declaring it Holy Ground.
#49 - Heaven 17 The Story of Penthouse and Pavement
BBC Documentaries Season 2010 - Episode 210
This is the story of the band, the city and the album that gave birth to the UK electronic pop movement in late 70s Sheffield. Against a backdrop of economic decline, art students Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh experimented with early synthesisers to create sounds which would inspire a new generation of pop music with their first band The Human League. When this fractured, Ian and Martyn recruited singer and old friend Glenn Gregory to form Heaven 17. Penthouse and Pavement, their first album, was released in 1980 and was a landmark in UK pop history, combining electronica with pop hooks. Due to technological constraints the band were unable to perform the album live, but to celebrate its 30th anniversary the film also charts the band's troubled attempts to perform the album entirely live for the very first time.
#50 - Under Pressure
Holby City Season 6 - Episode 25
Ric does not approve of his daughter's new boyfriend Robert Pullman and Kath and Chrissie compete for the job of Clinical Matron. Ric discovers a rare cancer in Jack Fenton which he thinks he must have contracted from work.
#51 - Pastures New
Holby City Season 6 - Episode 26
Kath has doubts about taking up her new job and decides to do something different. She has a leaving party at the bar where she tells Lisa about how her father died. Meanwhile, Rosie breaks up with Mubbs and Jess Breaks up with Robert Pullman.
#52 - Striking a Chord
Holby City Season 6 - Episode 34
On the first anniversary of the death of Chrissie's baby, Mubbs tells her that Owen was the father and Lisa Fox starts her first day in charge of Keller ward with her hands full.
#53 - In at the Deep End
Holby City Season 6 - Episode 35
The new cardiothoracic consultant Connie Beauchamp arrives and is greated by the not very welcoming attitude of Will who is not very happy that he now has a female boss. And after a day of flirting with Ric, she sleeps with him in his office after which she reveals to him that she is the new Medical Director, making her his boss.