The Best Episodes Directed by Jamie Payne

Episode 6

#1 - Episode 6

The Hour (2011) Season 1 - Episode 6

It is now November 1956 and The Hour is about to broadcast live and tensions increase for everyone. Bel wants to see the BBC's commitment to impartiality meaning that they cover both the arguments for and against the war in Egypt. Both McCain and Douglas have other ideas though. Freddie has lined up a mystery guest for the show but there is a chance he might not show up. Hector has been sleeping in the office and there is lots of tension between him and Bel following Marnie's visit. Freddie ends up in Clarence's office and is unsure what to do with the information he is given. After when Lix reveals the full scope of Peter and Tom's Egyptian mission, and the real reason for Ruth's death, Freddie is shocked.

star 8.85
82 votes
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Episode 6

#2 - Episode 6

The Hour (2011) Season 2 - Episode 6

Bel, Freddie and Hector verge on breaking the biggest corruption expose ever - a house of cards stretching across London's most influential men - but things get complicated when one of them becomes the centre of a tabloid sex scandal. As they battle against high-level cover-up, Freddie's quest for a controversial contributor takes him right into the lion's den.

star 8.73
74 votes
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Episode 5

#3 - Episode 5

The Hour (2011) Season 2 - Episode 5

Bel is shaken by news of a source's murder and tries to put a stop to the team's pursuit of organised criminal Cilenti. However, the story is more tempting than ever when Freddie and Hector discover the depths that the corruption has reached, leading to chaos at the club. Is Bel right? Is Freddie charging towards a loaded gun?

star 8.33
61 votes
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Episode 5

#4 - Episode 5

The Hour (2011) Season 1 - Episode 5

Public anger against the Suez crisis leads to violence in the streets. Marnie Madden reveals that she has found out about Bel's affair with Hector. And Freddie Lyons finally begins to get to the heart of the Ruth Elms murder case.

star 8.28
69 votes
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Episode 6

#5 - Episode 6

Survivors (2008) Season 1 - Episode 6

Abby and her group are now being pursued. Time is running out as they try to avoid being found while searching for a missing Naj.

star 8.10
50 votes
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The Magician

#6 - The Magician

Da Vinci's Demons Season 1 - Episode 4

Bechhi is accused of being a spy for Rome. The armies of Rome and Florence face off, and Leonardo reveals his latest weapon.

star 8.08
1192 votes
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Episode 2

#7 - Episode 2

Survivors (2008) Season 2 - Episode 2

The family, scavenging for survival in the city, discover that other people have been abducted in the same way as Abby. Tom, Al, Anya and Sarah set off in pursuit of a pharmaceutical company with offices in the city, while Greg and Naj are confronted by a group from which Tom has stolen supplies. At the lab, Whittaker re-infects Abby with the virus.

star 8.05
40 votes
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#8 - Requiem

The Alienist Season 1 - Episode 9

Kreizler mourns the loss of a friend. Sara pushes the team to forge ahead. Moore warns his friend the killer will strike again. Cyrus seeks revenge.

star 8.04
862 votes
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Episode 3

#9 - Episode 3

Luther Season 5 - Episode 3

With his friend in peril and a young woman kidnapped by the relentless serial killer, can Luther protect the innocent while preventing Cornelius's violent revenge from consuming him? Who is Luther willing to save, and who can't he bear to lose?

star 8.02
890 votes
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The Prisoner

#10 - The Prisoner

Da Vinci's Demons Season 1 - Episode 3

Riario engages the Pope and a mysterious prisoner in a discussion concerning the count's defeat, while Leonardo searches for a rational explanation when an outbreak of demonic possession occurs at a convent, and the blame is placed on the Medicis.

star 8.00
1271 votes
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Episode 6

#11 - Episode 6

Primeval Season 1 - Episode 6

Helen returns and claims that a predator from the future is behind a number of disappearances, so Helen and her estranged husband join together on a desperate race through time to prevent further attacks.

star 7.97
117 votes
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Episode 8

#12 - Episode 8

Outcasts Season 1 - Episode 8

A new virus - C24 - hits Forthaven. Berger seizes his opportunity, blaming the virus on the ACs, and exposing Fleur's true origins in an attempt to undermine confidence in President Tate.

star 7.96
113 votes
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Episode 5

#13 - Episode 5

Ashes to Ashes Season 3 - Episode 5

When DCI Gene Hunt's former Manchester colleagues, DCI Litton and DI Bevan, turn up on his patch he immediately smells a rat. They're in pursuit of northern comic Frank Hardwick who's wanted for stealing 2,000 pounds from the Police Widows Fund. However, their desperation to track him down leaves Gene and DI Alex Drake suspicious of their real motive.

star 7.95
344 votes
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Episode 4

#14 - Episode 4

Luther Season 5 - Episode 4

Reeling from the death of his friend, Luther races to save the others from Cornelius's terrible retribution. With Luther's increasing absence from the case, Halliday heads the hunt for a killer on the loose - a killer determined to complete his final macabre masterpiece.

star 7.92
865 votes
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Episode 1

#15 - Episode 1

Survivors (2008) Season 2 - Episode 1

Greg has been wounded by a gunshot, Anya, Al and Tom frantically search a nearby hospital to find vital medical supplies. With the building on fire, it suddenly collapses, leaving Anya and All trapped. Whilst Greg is now perilously close to death. Abby still remains kidnapped at the Lab as the Scientists seek to find a vaccine using her immune system.

star 7.90
42 votes
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Three Dots

#16 - Three Dots

New Amsterdam (2018) Season 1 - Episode 8

A patient's treatment plan takes an unexpected turn when Max gets overly invested. Meanwhile, Reynolds celebrates his birthday with some help from the hospital and Kapoor grapples with a case that hits close to home.

star 7.90
859 votes
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#17 - Sanctuary

New Amsterdam (2018) Season 1 - Episode 17

As the doctors continue to weather the storm without power, Max relies on an unlikely source to get the lights back on. Meanwhile, Reynolds must get creative as he continues to work to save Hugh with very few resources.

star 7.89
719 votes
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Episode 1

#18 - Episode 1

Luther Season 5 - Episode 1

A new spate of nightmarish murders brings DCI John Luther to once again face the depths of human depravity on the streets of London. As the body count rises, and gangster George Cornelius applies his own pressure, Luther must catch a killer to save his own neck.

star 7.88
983 votes
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#19 - Replacement

New Amsterdam (2018) Season 2 - Episode 3

Max takes a chance on a new assistant and goes toe-to-toe with the board on a new plan. Iggy struggles to figure out what is causing a unit-wide illness. Kapoor receives some shocking news.

star 7.88
524 votes
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Episode 2

#20 - Episode 2

Luther Season 5 - Episode 2

Luther must confront a demon from his past, as both the police and Cornelius converge on his home. With Halliday convinced that the body in the morgue isn't their killer, can Luther put his own troubles to one side and find the true murderer before he strikes again?

star 7.88
911 votes
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Episode 1

#21 - Episode 1

Primeval Season 2 - Episode 1

While Cutter tries to make sense of Claudia's disappearance, another anomaly appears. Raptors are running wild through a shopping centre, and the team are called in to sort out the problem.

star 7.88
117 votes
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Episode 5

#22 - Episode 5

Primeval Season 1 - Episode 5

A prehistoric winged reptile arrives through an aerial time rift on a golf course. Nick goes to investigate, but he ends up trapped in a house with Claudia. Elsewhere, Connor loses Rex, much to Abby's anger.

star 7.88
114 votes
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Episode 4

#23 - Episode 4

Primeval Season 2 - Episode 4

A group of creatures called the mer slip into the city's canal system after floodwaters pour through an anomaly to the future.

star 7.87
98 votes
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The Bad Queen

#24 - The Bad Queen

The White Queen Season 1 - Episode 4

Exiled in France, Warwick still plots to control the crown. His youngest daughter Anne is used to make an unexpected alliance, giving him command of a huge army. When Warwick lands in England, Edward must decide whether to fight or run. Terrified, Elizabeth escapes to sanctuary, not knowing whether her husband is alive or dead. She gives birth to a longed-for son, but fears for both their lives as Warwick enters London.

star 7.85
586 votes
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War at First Hand

#25 - War at First Hand

The White Queen Season 1 - Episode 5

House Lancaster is restored to the throne, with Warwick in control, but rumors that Edward is returning with an army unsettle the court. Anne sails from France with Margaret of Anjou, uncertain whether they will reach Warwick in time. Divided families face each other across the battlefield. Can Elizabeth's witchcraft save her husband, or will Warwick triumph? As many fall in the battle, everyone's fortunes change forever.

star 7.82
574 votes
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Episode 3

#26 - Episode 3

Primeval Season 2 - Episode 3

Nick Cutter and the rest of the ARC have to stop Sabre tooth tigers that are on the loose and are killing people at will.

star 7.81
103 votes
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Castle in the Sky

#27 - Castle in the Sky

The Alienist Season 1 - Episode 10

Kreizler confronts the demons of his past. Moore tells Sara the truth. Connor takes matters into his own hands. The team closes in on the killer as time is running out.

star 7.81
823 votes
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Love and Death

#28 - Love and Death

The White Queen Season 1 - Episode 6

The crown is secure, but there is no peace at court. Elizabeth suffers more emotional turmoil as she loses those closest to her. Margaret Beaufort plans a political marriage to bring her son Henry home from exile—but has she met her match in Lord Stanley? Anne's marriage made her a traitor, so she is handed into George's care. His motives for keeping her away from court are questioned by Richard, who fears for Anne's safety.

star 7.80
561 votes
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Coge Todo Lo Que Puede Llevar

#29 - Coge Todo Lo Que Puede Llevar

Queen of the South Season 1 - Episode 9

Teresa races to save a witness in the recent heist. With renewed confidence, Camila assures her partners that she’s back in business and vows to be done with Epifanio once and for all.

star 7.74
1320 votes
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Blood on Their Hands, Part 1

#30 - Blood on Their Hands, Part 1

The Bletchley Circle Season 2 - Episode 1

Former Bletchley Park worker Alice Merren is in prison awaiting trial for the murder of the eminent scientist John Richards. Driven by her belief in Alice's innocence and that she is hiding the truth about John's death, Jean attempts to regroup the circle in order to help establish the innocence of one of their own.

star 7.70
158 votes
Episode 7

#31 - Episode 7

Outcasts Season 1 - Episode 7

Cass's past smashes into his present when he finds a note threatening to expose his real identity. Stella and Tate must now face the prospect of another, superior, hostile life force on Carpathia and discover a way to communicate with it.

star 7.70
105 votes
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Painting On Loan

#32 - Painting On Loan

New Tricks Season 1 - Episode 2

The discovery of a fake painting in the Queen's art collection sends the UCOS team on a hush-hush mission to uncover the forger. Their investigations swiftly uncover a trail of high class frauds and suspicious deaths, but also lead to suspension for one of the squad. NOTE: In Scotland This Episode Was Shown On Sunday 11th April Due To LIVE Sportscene Football Being Shown

star 7.70
99 votes

#33 - 1984

New Tricks Season 1 - Episode 3

The UCOS team investigate the murder of a young peace protestor, killed at the outskirts of a nuclear base in 1984, and realise that they may be in danger of exposing a Special Branch cover up.

star 7.68
84 votes
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Blood on Their Hands, Part 2

#34 - Blood on Their Hands, Part 2

The Bletchley Circle Season 2 - Episode 2

Following the discovery of Lizzie Lancaster's true identity, the women face a race against time to prove Alice's innocence and save her from the hangman's noose. However, subsequent investigations lead to the discovery of a much darker military conspiracy.

star 7.64
146 votes
Episode 6

#35 - Episode 6

Ashes to Ashes Season 3 - Episode 6

All hell has broken loose at Fenchurch East prison; the inmates are rioting and DCI Gene Hunt is ready to go in all guns blazing to teach the lags a lesson. However, things don't go to plan; the riot team are hugely outnumbered, and in the chaos of the retreat someone is left behind.

star 7.63
349 votes
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Episode 4

#36 - Episode 4

Primeval Season 1 - Episode 4

Nick discovers that a group of dodos are carrying a deadly ancient parasite that could have devastating consequences for the human population. Meanwhile, Helen is back in the 21st century, and being interviewed by the Home Office, although she isn't being as cooperative as they hoped.

star 7.61
120 votes
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The Legend of Dmitry Petrovich

#37 - The Legend of Dmitry Petrovich

Legends (2014) Season 2 - Episode 1

Martin Odum is a fugitive, hiding out in present day London and wanted by the FBI for a crime he did not commit. He can't remember his life prior to an injury he suffered in the Iraq War, so he's searching for clues about his true identity with the help of CIA agent Nina Brenner. Meanwhile, in 2001, FBI agent Curtis Ballard and his Czech Police partner, Gabi Miskova, launch an investigation into a Russian gangster named Dimitry.

star 7.58
850 votes
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The Legend of Kate Crawford

#38 - The Legend of Kate Crawford

Legends (2014) Season 2 - Episode 2

In present day London, Martin is finally able to make contact with Ilyana Crawford, a woman who may be linked to his past. Unable to get answers from her, he turns to her teenage daughter, Kate, who is in search of her own identity. In 2001 Prague, Dmitry is on a mission to locate a wanted war criminal believed to be connected to the Chechen gangsters. But Dimitry's handler is concerned that his infiltration techniques may be crossing the line.

star 7.54
755 votes
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