The BEST episodes directed by Jim Loach

Series 8 - Episode 8
18 votes

#1 - Series 8 - Episode 8

Bad Girls - Season 8 - Episode 8

Tina is returned to Larkhall and almost kills herself when she self harms. Vicky becomes a Music teacher at Larkhall. Pat and the Julies are sweating over what to do with Natalie's dead body. They know they have to move it - a hot laundry is no place to hide a festering corpse.

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Series 8 - Episode 7
15 votes

#2 - Series 8 - Episode 7

Bad Girls - Season 8 - Episode 7

Tina's in court and hoping for an extended sentence. But when the Judge grants her release, she panics - she has absolutely no idea how to live on the outside. The Julies find Natalie and help Pat to hide her body.

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567 votes

#3 - Harvest

Endeavour - Season 4 - Episode 4

When a body is found in a marshland outside of Oxford, everyone assumes they are the remains of an Oxford botanist who mysteriously disappeared near the site five years earlier.

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Episode 2
104 votes

#4 - Episode 2

Life of Crime - Season 1 - Episode 2

It’s 1997 and Denise Woods is now a successful Detective Inspector at Brixton. In an era of ‘cool Britannia’ and ‘Blair’s babes’ she’s ideally placed to climb the ranks, but is struggling to find time for husband Ray Deans and their young daughter. Denise is investigating another rape-murder, this time of a young girl called Lauren Hinds, whose body is found on an estate. Denise’s world turns upside down when DNA on Lauren Hinds is cross-checked on the ‘all-new DNA database’ and matches unknown samples found on Amy Reid back in 1985.

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Episode 3
102 votes

#5 - Episode 3

Life of Crime - Season 1 - Episode 3

The year is now 2013 and DCI Denise Woods has managed to turn her life around and is now interviewing for the Superintendent of Lambeth job. Her ex‐husband Ray and his new wife invite her to a ‘family’ dinner with news that Denise’s nineteen year old daughter, Charlotte is going to have a baby. Denise does not take the news well though. At work, she investigates the case of a murdered girl called Joanna Andrews, whose body was discovered the morning after an outdoor concert.

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Absent Parents
122 votes

#6 - Absent Parents

Shameless - Season 5 - Episode 9

Monica has an unexpected visitor, her mother Joan, who no one's seen for twenty years. Suddenly all Monica's childhood insecurities come flooding back. But Joan has a secret, she's got Alzheimer's disease and has a very important task for Monica but, she can't remember what it is. When Stan confesses to Yvonne that he's got a soft spot for her he gets a little more than he bargained for, in the stock room, up against the shelves and behind the frozen goods. Yvonne is a woman with physical needs but does she want this to go any further because, Stan certainly does. When Paddy and Mimi take a holiday, Shane and Mickey decide to throw a party. The only problem is, they've no cash to buy booze and drugs and when they enlist Liam to help them with a money making business venture, they soon find themselves outsmarted.

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Episode 1
198 votes

#7 - Episode 1

Life of Crime - Season 1 - Episode 1

The year is 1985 and Denise who is in her early twenties, begins a new life as an WPC for the Met Police, fighting sexism along the way. She is assigned to work with plain clothes Detective Sergeant Ray Deans and, while they attempt to apprehend a suspect, she suffers a knock to the head that sees her in hospital. Whilst there she meets Amy Reid, a fifteen year old girl who’s recently come from a club in Brixton called Subotica. Amy has been violently dragged out of the club by her father but made a run for it. After Amy is later found murdered, Denise is determined to see the culprit brought to justice.

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Old Friends, New Enemies
125 votes

#8 - Old Friends, New Enemies

Shameless - Season 5 - Episode 10

Jamie's ex-cellmate Mark comes to stay, but Karen doesn't trust him and the battle lines are drawn. Karen's got a fight on her hands if she's to prevent Mark from leading Jamie back into a life of crime. When Carl gets poor grades in his GCSEs, he realises everybody thinks he's a failure. So he sets out to prove them wrong and, with a little bit of help from Paddy, finds his real talent in the boxing ring. Yvonne gets a shock when she hears that her daughter Meena has arranged her own marriage. Meanwhile, Norma finds herself on a date. But is she over Monica yet?

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Jack and Coke
348 votes

#9 - Jack and Coke

Tin Star - Season 2 - Episode 4

The events from the previous episode are revisited from another perspective, as Jack tries to forget his past whilst drinking whisky on the mountainside. Later, he tries to win Angela back, but as they find an unconventional solution to the Jaclyn problem, Elizabeth vanishes.

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The Bagman Cometh
356 votes

#10 - The Bagman Cometh

Tin Star - Season 2 - Episode 5

Anna enlists the help of her parents to save Pastor Johan and his family. Jack exposes the truth about Johan to the Nickel family, but struggles with his desire to win his daughter's forgiveness.

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Episode 28
40 votes

#11 - Episode 28

Hotel Babylon - Season 4 - Episode 4

When Emily's estranged father turns up at Babylon, she wants him to leave, but he has something he needs to tell her first. Meanwhile, Sam gambles Hotel Babylon and loses, and Tony meets his doppelganger and they put their uncanny resemblance to good use.

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Freddie Flintoff: Hidden Side of Sport
0 votes

#12 - Freddie Flintoff: Hidden Side of Sport

BBC Documentaries - Season 2012 - Episode 10

Cricket star Andrew (Freddie) Flintoff talks to sporting professionals about the serious effects of depression. He confronts his own issues as captain of England - under pressure and under fire at the top of his game. Freddie reveals the stigma attached to talking about depression in the face of an often unforgiving public. Freddie discovers that many suffer in silence or hide behind irresponsible behaviour, until it all becomes too much. The film includes moving interviews with Steve Harmison, Vinnie Jones, Ricky Hatton and a host of sporting heroes. We hear from Journalist Piers Morgan, coaches and managers about this hidden side of sport.