The BEST episodes directed by Jeremy Lovering

The Empty Hearse
9263 votes

#1 - The Empty Hearse

Sherlock - Season 3 - Episode 1

Two years after the devastating events of The Reichenbach Fall, Dr. John Watson has got on with his life. New horizons, romance and a comforting domestic future beckon. But with London under threat of a huge terrorist attack, Sherlock Holmes is about to rise from the grave with all the theatricality that comes so naturally to him. It's what his best friend wanted more than anything, but for John Watson it might well be a case of 'be careful what you wish for!' If Sherlock thinks everything will be just as he left it, though, he is in for a very big surprise...

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Episode Six
18 votes

#2 - Episode Six

Teachers - Season 1 - Episode 6

Susan’s marriage falls into turmoil and she has a nervous breakdown after all her advice goes wayward. Simon is offered a permanent post by Claire, but begins to wonder if he is in the right profession after his pupils mock results turn out to be disastrous.

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Episode Five
15 votes

#3 - Episode Five

Teachers - Season 1 - Episode 5

Simon gets sick of living with Brian and Kurt and Maggie eventually lets him move in with her. At the House Warming party Jenny gets off with Brian—something she later seriously regrets.

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Old Scores
765 votes

#4 - Old Scores

Slow Horses - Season 2 - Episode 6

Lamb and Katinsky go head-to-head. Ho finds himself trapped on a train with a Russian assassin.

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Episode Four
47 votes

#5 - Episode Four

Teachers - Season 1 - Episode 4

The male teachers all become insecure about their respective relationships when Clare announces teaching sex education is to be taught in class. Simon makes his usual mess by advising a pupil to dump his girlfriend if she doesn’t sleep with him. Jenny sorts out Susan’s marital problems by having a stern word with Peter.

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Syria, Jordan & Lebanon
2 votes

#6 - Syria, Jordan & Lebanon

Globe Trekker - Season 3 - Episode 1

Traveller Ian Wright begins his journey in the Middle East in Jordan. In the Wadi Rum desert he joins guests at a Bedouin wedding. Before travelling south to the ruins of Petra he rides a camel and has a swim in the Dead Sea. After Jordan, Ian travels on to Lebanon. In Beirut he rides with a motorbike brigade, then heads south into the occupied zone where he talks to the UN peacekeeping forces. Ian's next destination is Baalbeck in the fertile Bekaa valley, one of the most spectacular Roman temples in the world. It was a major place of worship sacred to the god Jupiter. Ian begins his visit to Syria in Damascus, where he observes the 'jumping sufis' experiencing religious ecstasy in a mosque, and relaxes in a Turkish bath. In Aleppo, Ian goes shopping in a large outside market called a Souk, then goes to see some clay beehive style houses nearby. He is introduced to the world of the 'whirling dervishes', one of Islam's important mystical orders, inspired in the 13th Century by the poet Mevlana Rumi. The final leg of his journey takes Ian south east to the ancient Roman desert town Palmyra. He ends his trip in the peace and quiet of a desert monastery.

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Boardroom Politics
743 votes

#7 - Boardroom Politics

Slow Horses - Season 2 - Episode 5

Lamb orders his Slow Horses to walk into traps. River believes something alarming is heading toward London.

Episode 4
462 votes

#8 - Episode 4

Doctor Foster - Season 2 - Episode 4

Simon feels confident that he and Kate can finally live securely, free from Gemma's shadow, but it remains to be seen whether Kate can really trust him.

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662 votes

#9 - Cicada

Slow Horses - Season 2 - Episode 4

Louisa makes her move on Pashkin. Catherine makes moves of a different kind when she plays high-stakes chess with a sinister stranger.

Drinking Games
743 votes

#10 - Drinking Games

Slow Horses - Season 2 - Episode 3

River gets cozy in the Cotswolds while searching for a sleeper agent. Min discovers Russian drinking games are the most brutal of all.

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Episode 5
439 votes

#11 - Episode 5

Doctor Foster - Season 2 - Episode 5

Gemma goes to extreme lengths in order to come out on top and win back her old life. But this time has she gone too far?

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From Upshott With Love
774 votes

#12 - From Upshott With Love

Slow Horses - Season 2 - Episode 2

Lamb liaises with a Russian defector who may hold a clue to sleeper agents. River is on the trail of a ruthless assassin.

Last Stop
859 votes

#13 - Last Stop

Slow Horses - Season 2 - Episode 1

Jackson Lamb is on high alert after a former spy is found dead. Min and Louisa are tempted by an offer from outside Slough House.

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Episode 1
496 votes

#14 - Episode 1

Doctor Foster - Season 2 - Episode 1

Two years after Doctor Gemma Foster dramatically exposed her husband Simon's betrayals, forcing him to leave town, her life is destabilised once again when he returns.

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Baja California & Copper Canyon
2 votes

#15 - Baja California & Copper Canyon

Globe Trekker - Season 2 - Episode 11

Intrepid traveller Ian Wright begins his journey down the peninsular of Baja California in the border town of Tijuana. This is the place where hundreds of thousands of Mexicans risk their lives every year attempting to cross into the United States. Ian is challenged to run through no-man's land and having survived the armed air and land patrol he begins hitching south on Baja's only highway. After miles of uninterrupted cacti, Ian has a sea-spray shower at one of the world's best blowholes, and then ends the first part of his adventure at San Quintin - a typical Baja one-horse town. The only accommodation available in San Quintin is a faded hotel originally built for Hollywood stars. After a short stop in the beautiful Bahia de Los Angeles, where travellers sleep in huts on the beach Ian continues south on the back of a motorbike, through more desert landscapes to the mission oasis of San Ignacio. Here the over zealous religious imperialism of the Catholic missionaries is evident: the cemetery holds the remains of the indigenous people who refused to convert. One of the highlights of Ian's journey is a whale watching trip with two local fishermen in Mulege. Not content with simply swimming around the tiny boat, the whales actually come close enough for Ian to touch them. Ian also goes in searches of the perfect beach, experiences a true ranchero style dance - complete with a hangover the following morning, and enters into the spirit of a wild and hedonistic carnival at La Paz on Baja's southern tip. The last part of Ian's journey involves a ferry ride east across the Sea of Cortez to mainland Mexico, where he ventures into the stunning Copper Canyon. Here he meets real cowboys who give him very useful lessons on picking up senoritas. Finally, Ian climbs high into the mountains where he is privy to an ancient ceremony of the cave dwelling Tarahumara Indians - the ritualistic killing of a goat - something which has rarely been witnessed before by a w

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Episode 3
454 votes

#16 - Episode 3

Doctor Foster - Season 2 - Episode 3

Gemma tries to prioritise Tom's needs, even though she and Simon are at each other's throats. But can they put their own feelings aside for their son's sake?

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Episode 2
485 votes

#17 - Episode 2

Doctor Foster - Season 2 - Episode 2

Gemma reels from the repercussions of Simon's return, and scrambles to uncover his secrets and find out what is going on with Tom.

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Central Asia: Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan
5 votes

#18 - Central Asia: Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan

Globe Trekker - Season 2 - Episode 2

These two former Soviet Republics are in the heart of Central Asia in a vast inaccessible wilderness, surrounded by harsh deserts and high mountains. It was once the site of the ancient caravan routes and its towns were oases on the Great Silk Road of the East.