The BEST episodes directed by Jamie Payne

Episode 6
star
8.48
389 votes

#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.

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Journeycake
star
8.07
1020 votes

#2 - Journeycake

Outlander - Season 5 - Episode 11

Roger and Brianna need to decide if they want to stay or return to the future; Jamie discovers a new power that started from an unrest in the backcountry.

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Episode 5
star
8.04
350 votes

#3 - 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.

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Never My Love
star
8.03
913 votes

#4 - Never My Love

Outlander - Season 5 - Episode 12

Claire struggles to survive brutal treatment from her captors, as Jamie gathers a group of loyal men to help him rescue his wife. Roger and Brianna's journey takes a surprising turn.

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Requiem
star
7.99
1190 votes

#5 - 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.

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Episode 8
star
7.98
838 votes

#6 - 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.

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Episode 3
star
7.97
1264 votes

#7 - 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?

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I Am Not Alone
star
7.95
746 votes

#8 - I Am Not Alone

Outlander - Season 6 - Episode 8

Richard Brown and his Committee of Safety arrive to arrest Claire for murder. However, due to the rising political tensions in the colonies, Brown’s plan to find a judge for a trial does not go as expected.

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Three Dots
star
7.94
1171 votes

#9 - 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.

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Episode 5
star
7.93
352 votes

#10 - 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.

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Episode 4
star
7.92
1273 votes

#11 - 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.

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Episode 6
star
7.88
245 votes

#12 - 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.

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Sanctuary
star
7.88
1028 votes

#13 - 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.

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Replacement
star
7.86
965 votes

#14 - 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.

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Episode 1
star
7.85
1357 votes

#15 - 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.

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Episode 2
star
7.83
1318 votes

#16 - 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?

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Blood on Their Hands, Part 1
star
7.83
276 votes

#17 - 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.

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The Bad Queen
star
7.80
990 votes

#18 - 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.

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Love and Marriage
star
7.79
1040 votes

#19 - Love and Marriage

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.

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Future Foe
star
7.76
680 votes

#20 - Future Foe

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.

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Free Will
star
7.76
1121 votes

#21 - Free Will

Outlander - Season 5 - Episode 3

Jamie, Claire and Roger embark on a mission to raise a militia.

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War at First Hand
star
7.75
1060 votes

#22 - 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.

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Castle in the Sky
star
7.74
1169 votes

#23 - 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.

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Hide
star
7.73
3211 votes

#24 - Hide

Doctor Who (2005) - Season 7 - Episode 9

Something terrifying is hiding in Caliburn House, and the Doctor finds himself part of the ghost hunt.

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Coge Todo Lo Que Puede Llevar
star
7.71
1316 votes

#25 - 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.

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1984
star
7.71
191 votes

#26 - 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.

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Episode 5
star
7.71
231 votes

#27 - 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?

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The Prisoner
star
7.67
2735 votes

#28 - 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.

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The Company We Keep
star
7.64
1056 votes

#29 - The Company We Keep

Outlander - Season 5 - Episode 4

Roger leads Jamie's militia to a trading post and finds himself embroiled in a bitter feud.

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Episode 6
star
7.63
357 votes

#30 - 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.

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The Magician
star
7.63
2742 votes

#31 - 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.

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Sticks and Stones
star
7.63
707 votes

#32 - Sticks and Stones

Outlander - Season 6 - Episode 7

Claire struggles with her demons as a nefarious rumor begins to spread on the Ridge. Tensions rise as the residents fear there is a dangerous person in their midst.

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Catfight
star
7.62
689 votes

#33 - Catfight

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.

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Painting On Loan
star
7.61
148 votes

#34 - 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

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Episode 2
star
7.60
91 votes

#35 - Episode 2

The Driver - Season 1 - Episode 2

Ros starts to suspect Vince is lying to her, while Vince is left distraught when Tim refuses to see him.

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Episode 7
star
7.60
887 votes

#36 - 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.

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Episode 3
star
7.56
85 votes

#37 - Episode 3

The Driver - Season 1 - Episode 3

When Vince's alibi does not hold up, he has no choice but to follow through with the job, knowing it will change his life for ever.

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Blood on Their Hands, Part 2
star
7.56
235 votes

#38 - 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.

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The Legend of Dmitry Petrovich
star
7.55
796 votes

#39 - 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.

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Episode 7
star
7.54
79 votes

#40 - Episode 7

Indian Summers - Season 1 - Episode 7

Simla is buzzing as it prepares for the annual amateur dramatic production, but the play is overshadowed by the news that a murder victim has been found in the river.

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The Legend of Kate Crawford
star
7.54
722 votes

#41 - 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.

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Episode 6
star
7.54
95 votes

#42 - Episode 6

Indian Summers - Season 1 - Episode 6

The pressure continues to mount on Ralph as Jaya reveals the real reason for her visit to Simla. A mountaineer saves Alice, Madeleine and Ronnie from a perilous situation.

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Episode 2
star
7.53
494 votes

#43 - 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.

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Episode 1
star
7.51
127 votes

#44 - Episode 1

The Driver - Season 1 - Episode 1

Vince McKee's life is turned upside down when he agrees to be the driver for a criminal gang.

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Jurassic Mall
star
7.48
784 votes

#45 - Jurassic Mall

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.

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Underwater Menace
star
7.47
658 votes

#46 - Underwater Menace

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.

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Dodo Madness
star
7.35
760 votes

#47 - Dodo Madness

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.

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Episode 1
star
7.34
523 votes

#48 - 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.

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Ptera-ble News
star
7.30
788 votes

#49 - Ptera-ble News

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.

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The King Is Dead
star
7.21
1734 votes

#50 - The King Is Dead

Invasion (2021) - Season 1 - Episode 4

Trevante fears the worst until a locator beacon gives him hope. Mitsuki finds an ally in the most unexpected place.

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