The Best Episodes Directed by John Madden

Dead on Time

#1 - Dead on Time

Inspector Morse Season 6 - Episode 1

Morse investigates the apparent suicide of a terminally ill Oxford don and finds he has a personal connection with the family. As the case develops, Lewis worries that Morse's professionalism is being undermined.

star 8.81
150 votes
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The Priory School

#2 - The Priory School

Sherlock Holmes (1984) Season 3 - Episode 6

The Duke of Holdernesse needs Holmes's help when his son, Lord Arthur Saltire, is kidnapped from the Priory School. Holmes finds the connection between an old mystery and a teacher who has also gone missing.

star 8.66
146 votes
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The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax

#3 - The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax

Sherlock Holmes (1984) Season 5 - Episode 1

Watson, on holiday in the Lake District, meets the enigmatic Lady Frances Carfax, who is being haunted by the ghost of a horseman. Holmes decides to come up to join Watson, but by the time he arrives Lady Frances has vanished without trace. Holmes investigates and becomes very curious about the ghost.

star 8.18
97 votes
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The Infernal Serpent

#4 - The Infernal Serpent

Inspector Morse Season 4 - Episode 1

Morse investigates a tangled web of university intrigue which surrounds the baffling murder of Dr Julian Dear, a college don and famous environmentalist who was killed just minutes before he was due to give a controversial lecture. It seems that the most respectable of academic families can have skeletons in the cupboard, and Morse has to put his job on the line to get at the truth.

star 7.91
179 votes
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Promised Land

#5 - Promised Land

Inspector Morse Season 5 - Episode 5

The search for a retired 'supergrass' takes Morse and Lewis from Oxford to the Australian outback. Strangely, Lewis is less at home down under than Morse himself is.

star 7.80
203 votes
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The Lost Child

#6 - The Lost Child

Prime Suspect Season 4 - Episode 1

Childminder Carolyn Norwood arrives at the home of 14 month old Vicki Warwick to discover that the baby's mother Susan has been attacked and baby Vicki has been taken. Jane Tennison has just been discharged from hospital having terminated her pregnancy. She has now been promoted to Superintendent. When Susan starts to recover she tells Jane that she has seen a strange man with two little girls watching her and her baby in the park. The description fits that of paedophile Chris Hughes, who has recently come out of prison. Could he be Jane's Prime Suspect?

star 7.79
118 votes

#7 - Pilot

Masters of Sex Season 1 - Episode 1

Dr. William Masters, Washington University’s foremost OB/GYN, runs a successful medical practice by day and conducts a secret study of human sexuality by night. Former nightclub singer Virginia Johnson joins the hospital secretarial staff and proves herself to be an asset to Masters’ work.

star 7.76
2907 votes
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Theseus and the Minotaur

#8 - Theseus and the Minotaur

Jim Henson's The Storyteller Season 2 - Episode 1

With the help of a beautiful princess, Theseus tracks down the man-eating Minotaur - half-man, half-bull - to prove his courage and loyalty. A fight to the death ensues, and a shocking secret emerges.

star 6.40
10 votes
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