The BEST episodes directed by James Strong

Episode 8
star
8.32
2594 votes

#1 - Episode 8

Broadchurch - Season 1 - Episode 8

Shock, rather than relief, takes hold of Broadchurch as Hardy finally discovers who murdered Danny Latimer.

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Promise
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8.30
788 votes

#2 - Promise

Missing (2012) - Season 1 - Episode 9

Despite emotional tensions escalating, Becca and the two men in her life must work together to flee Europe as the CIA and local police close in on them. Meanwhile, Dax discovers who his real enemies are.

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The Day in Question
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8.28
4791 votes

#3 - The Day in Question

11.22.63 - Season 1 - Episode 8

It is November 22, 1963. Jake and Sadie will have to reckon with history - and the past.

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The Satan Pit (2)
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8.25
2769 votes

#4 - The Satan Pit (2)

Doctor Who (2005) - Season 2 - Episode 9

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…

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The Cradle Of Civilisation
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8.16
66 votes

#5 - The Cradle Of Civilisation

Bonekickers - Season 1 - Episode 4

Gillian's ex-lover and archeologist from Iraq comes to Bath to repossess some Iraqi relics which were stolen.

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The Impossible Planet (1)
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8.12
2925 votes

#6 - The Impossible Planet (1)

Doctor Who (2005) - Season 2 - Episode 8

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.

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Episode 8
star
8.12
2917 votes

#7 - Episode 8

Downton Abbey - Season 2 - Episode 8

With the wedding approaching there is excitement in the air, but will Branson's plans rattle everyone? A decisive Anna forces Bates to think about their future.

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To Have and Have Not
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8.00
1 votes

#8 - 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.

Fathers and Sons
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8.00
1 votes

#9 - 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.

Judas Kiss (1)
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8.00
1 votes

#10 - 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.

Judas Kiss (2)
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8.00
1 votes

#11 - 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.

Full Circle
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8.00
1 votes

#12 - 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.

In the Bleak Midwinter
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8.00
1 votes

#13 - 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 theatre—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.

Pilot
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8.00
77 votes

#14 - Pilot

Council of Dads - Season 1 - Episode 1

The Perry family comes together to deal with dad Scott Perry's health crisis. Scott reveals he has a plan to create a "Council of Dads" that will be there for the family if anything should happen to him.

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Episode 2
star
8.00
29 votes

#15 - 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.

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Ollie's First Day
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7.96
70 votes

#16 - 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.

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Episode 7
star
7.95
2611 votes

#17 - Episode 7

Broadchurch - Season 1 - Episode 7

Hardy knows his time is running out to solve Danny's murder - will the discovery of a vital clue finally unlock the case?

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Episode 7
star
7.93
2810 votes

#18 - Episode 7

Downton Abbey - Season 2 - Episode 7

How long can Sybil and Branson keep their secret? Carlisle puts Anna in a difficult position, Bates is left reeling from the news about Vera, and Thomas embarks on a new scheme.

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New Recruits
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7.91
539 votes

#19 - 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?

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Endings and Beginnings
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7.87
114 votes

#20 - 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.

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The Prodigal (2)
star
7.83
128 votes

#21 - 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.

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Episode 1
star
7.82
1931 votes

#22 - Episode 1

Broadchurch - Season 2 - Episode 1

When Danny Latimer's killer pleads not guilty, the town of Broadchurch have to prepare for a full trial. Meanwhile, a woman called Claire, from the Sandbrook case, relies on Alec for protection.

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Hourglass
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7.79
1301 votes

#23 - 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.

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Episode Four
star
7.78
284 votes

#24 - Episode Four

Gracepoint - Season 1 - Episode 4

New suspects make the list as the detectives learn that Danny had some secrets of his own. Meanwhile, Detective Carver is also keeping things hidden that could affect his ability to finish the case.

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Kismet
star
7.78
1130 votes

#25 - 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.

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Miss Sharp Begins to Make Friends
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7.78
146 votes

#26 - 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.

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Episode 1
star
7.77
3212 votes

#27 - Episode 1

Broadchurch - Season 1 - Episode 1

Detective Ellie Miller returns from holiday to find that her promotion to inspector was given to an outsider, named Alec Hardy, and that the son of her close friend has supposedly committed suicide.

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Episode Two
star
7.77
328 votes

#28 - Episode Two

Gracepoint - Season 1 - Episode 2

The Solano family continues to grieve in the wake of their son's death. The detectives find disturbing evidence in Chloe's room, while Mark gets caught in a lie of his own. Beth confides in her old friend.

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A Quarrel about an Heiress
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7.76
137 votes

#29 - 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.

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The Prodigal (1)
star
7.75
171 votes

#30 - 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.

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Episode 2
star
7.74
671 votes

#31 - Episode 2

Vigil - Season 1 - Episode 2

With Vigil in danger, Amy must fight to continue her investigation. Meanwhile, Kirsten’s enquiries lead to tragedy.

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Episode 2
star
7.74
2758 votes

#32 - Episode 2

Broadchurch - Season 1 - Episode 2

As the mystery around Danny's death deepens, DI Hardy and DS Miller must work fast to identify the key suspects.

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Episode 3
star
7.73
623 votes

#33 - Episode 3

Vigil - Season 1 - Episode 3

Kirsten’s investigation takes her into the heart of Scottish politics, but when she unearths a navy cover-up, it leaves Amy questioning who she can trust on Vigil.

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Other Voices, Other Rooms
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7.73
4980 votes

#34 - 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.

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Episode 1
star
7.72
719 votes

#35 - Episode 1

Vigil - Season 1 - Episode 1

When a crew member is found dead aboard the Trident nuclear submarine HMS Vigil, Detective Amy Silva is flown out to investigate.

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Partners in Crime
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7.70
3001 votes

#36 - Partners in Crime

Doctor Who (2005) - Season 4 - Episode 1

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?

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Episode One
star
7.70
456 votes

#37 - Episode One

Gracepoint - Season 1 - Episode 1

A young boy is found dead on a beach in the small seaside town of Gracepoint, spurring a major investigation led by Detective Emmett Carver, who has just arrived in Gracepoint to fill a high position in the town's police force -- a position previously promised to Detective Ellie Miller, who must put any resentment aside and work the case with her prickly new boss.

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Then and Now
star
7.64
769 votes

#38 - 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.

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In Which Battles Are Won and Lost
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7.64
131 votes

#39 - 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.

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I'm Not Fine
star
7.63
60 votes

#40 - 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.

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Episode 6
star
7.63
2527 votes

#41 - Episode 6

Broadchurch - Season 1 - Episode 6

The town of Broadchurch comes together to mourn. In doing so, a new suspect in the murder of Danny Latimer comes to light.

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Episode Five
star
7.60
280 votes

#42 - Episode Five

Gracepoint - Season 1 - Episode 5

Jack Reinhold's dark past comes to light, and Beth Solano decides to open up to the press.

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Evolution of the Daleks (2)
star
7.58
2396 votes

#43 - Evolution of the Daleks (2)

Doctor Who (2005) - Season 3 - Episode 5

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...

They Keep Killing Suzie
star
7.56
1664 votes

#44 - 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.

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Episode 6
star
7.52
194 votes

#45 - Episode 6

Liar - Season 2 - Episode 6

In a last-ditch bid for her freedom, Laura takes drastic measures to hold Oliver to account, and the truth of what happened on the morning Andrew died is finally revealed.

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Daleks in Manhattan (1)
star
7.50
2499 votes

#46 - Daleks in Manhattan (1)

Doctor Who (2005) - Season 3 - Episode 4

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

Episode 3
star
7.48
204 votes

#47 - Episode 3

Liar - Season 2 - Episode 3

Winnie makes a surprising confession, prompting Laura to appeal to a former ally for help. However, press interest and Katy's volatility threaten to derail Laura's progress.

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In Which a Painter's Daughter Meets a King
star
7.47
122 votes

#48 - In Which a Painter's Daughter Meets a King

Vanity Fair (2018) - Season 1 - Episode 6

Becky works out how to live well on nothing a year, but flies too high as she joins the dizzy ranks of lords, ladies and kings.

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Episode 2
star
7.46
1662 votes

#49 - Episode 2

Broadchurch - Season 2 - Episode 2

A new development in Joe Miller's trial surprises the court. Alec and Ellie set up a meeting between Claire and Lee Ashworth, with consequences to everyone involved.

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A Copper’s Tale
star
7.45
112 votes

#50 - A Copper’s Tale

The Great Train Robbery - Season 1 - Episode 2

Drama based on the true story of the police investigation into the 1963 train robbery, spearheaded by the Flying Squad's legendary DCS Tommy Butler and conducted in the full glare of public and media scrutiny. In a race against time, can Butler and his hand-picked team of detectives identify every criminal involved in the robbery and bring them to justice before they flee the country? And even if they catch the criminals - can they find the money itself?

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