The Best Episodes Directed by John Strickland
#5 - Episode 6
Bodyguard (2018) Season 1 - Episode 6
Principal Protection Officer David Budd has made a major breakthrough in the investigation into the attack on the home secretary, but his enquiries have put him in mortal danger. With the clock ticking and no-one left who believes him, David attempts to prove his innocence. But the evidence against him begins to stack up.
#6 - Episode 3
Line of Duty Season 4 - Episode 3
As AC-12 wrestle with the new forensic evidence casting doubt over Tim Ifield, Kate is approached by another woman claiming to have been assaulted by Michael Farmer. While Steve fumes over this contradictory testimony, Kate uses her newfound respect to inveigle herself with the Trapdoor team. Meanwhile, Steve challenges Roz's husband Nick to vouch for his wife's whereabouts on the night Tim Ifield went missing. With Nick proving evasive, Steve senses a whole new angle on the investigation.
#7 - Eye of the Beholder
Hustle Season 2 - Episode 6
Mickey's got a plan and this one is like no other. They're going to steal the Crown Jewels. Will he be able to get the others to join him on such a dangerous mission?
#8 - Old Acquaintance
Hustle Season 2 - Episode 5
When Stacie claps eyes on her estranged husband Jake who left her five years ago taking everything she owned with him, she's certain he is to be the gang's next mark. Having graduated from the short con world to the professional poker circuit, he's good and he won't be an easy target. But the team swears to exact revenge on him for Stacie. Is Stacie really prepared to leave her friends for love? Or has she really got another card up her sleeve....?
#10 - Case One (2)
Whitechapel Season 3 - Episode 2
The police drama set in London's East End continues with the second of a two-part story. A second mass murder occurs with no signs of an obvious break-in and no forensic evidence for Chandler and the team to use. The crimes begin to take on an almost supernatural edge and local residents wonder how they can sleep soundly in their beds when doors and locks offer no protection from whoever is responsible.
#11 - Elephants Can Remember
Agatha Christie's Poirot Season 13 - Episode 1
Poirot investigates a strange and gruesome murder of an elderly psychiatrist. Ariadne Oliver is pressed to try and uncover the truth behind two decade-old deaths. They soon find out that their separate investigations are linked and work together to try and solve the mystery.
#12 - A Murder is Announced
Agatha Christie's Marple Season 1 - Episode 4
Los habitantes de Chipping Cleghorn se quedan atónitos al leer un anuncio en el periódico local que dice que habrá un asesinato el siguiente viernes a las 19:30 en Little Paddocks, la casa de Letitia Blacklock. Un grupo de personas se reúne en el lugar y a la hora anunciada se va la luz, y Rudi Schertz, una joven empleada de hotel, recibe un disparo.
#13 - Episode 4
Line of Duty Season 4 - Episode 4
Roz's husband Nick is brought in for questioning by AC-12. But while Nick denies any involvement in Steve's attack, his suspicions about Roz mount. Meanwhile, AC-12 discover new anomalies in the forensic evidence and issue DCI Roz Huntley with a second Reg 15 notice. AC-12's case appears watertight until Roz starts dismantling their evidence with inside information of her own.
#14 - The Secret of Chimneys
Agatha Christie's Marple Season 5 - Episode 2
Miss Marple finds herself spending the weekend at Chimneys, the stately home of Lord Caterham whose late wife was her cousin. The weekend has a diplomatic air to it as the Austrian Count Ludwig von Stainach is also there to negotiate a trade agreement with the British that will give the British access to iron ore. An important person goes missing, and Marple's search leads to a decades-old murder that might be connected to a mysterious diamond theft.
#15 - Episode 5
Bodyguard (2018) Season 1 - Episode 5
David investigates Julia's political manoeuvring and finds his fears about a conspiracy at the heart of government could be justified. However, doubts are raised about his psychological health as allegations about his professional conduct come to light.
#17 - Case One (1)
Whitechapel Season 3 - Episode 1
DI Chandler and DS Miles investigate the slaughter of four people at a tailor's fortified workshop. Ed Buchan, retained by Chandler as the team's historical adviser, believes that the huge archive at Whitechapel station will provide the necessary insight into this baffling crime.
#18 - Episode 4
Bodyguard (2018) Season 1 - Episode 4
As the security service's position grows weaker, the police takes the opportunity to reclaim control of the investigation. David struggles to come to terms with the devastating events of the previous 24 hours, and finds himself being questioned by counter-terrorism agents. Pushed to breaking point, he finds an unexpected source of support in his estranged wife, who leaves him determined to take an active role in the case - starting by finding out more about those in the government who work closely with Julia.
#20 - Episode 3
Mr Selfridge Season 1 - Episode 3
Harry and Ellen are enjoying their new love affair and dance into the night at an apartment that Harry has got Ellen. She ends up talking about her father and reveals that her real name is Joyce. Agnes's nasty drunk father called Reg has been fired from his job and he ends up losing his temper with his daughter, hitting her across the face.
#21 - Episode 4
Mr Selfridge Season 1 - Episode 4
Harry scores something of a coup when prima ballerina Anna Pavlova agrees to pay Selfridges a visit. However, Agnes's job looks to be under threat when a violent Reg reaches breaking point and gatecrashes the event - and things only get worse when Ellen invites herself along. Meanwhile, one of the department store's most loyal employees is caught stealing, a formidable new head of fashion arrives and Rose reveals her true identity to Roddy.
#26 - Episode Three
The Fixer Season 1 - Episode 3
Lenny is alerted to the recent arrival of a notorious Albanian gangster Tarek Sokoli. Sokoli wants to put down roots in his new homeland and that includes running drugs and prostitution rackets. Rather than have him killed, Lenny instructs Mercer, Rose and Calum to scare him away - to send the message to any others planning on setting up in London that their attempts will fail. He wants them to work as a team. Calum frees the prostitutes that Sokoli’s crew had illegally shipped in by returning their passports. However, after one of the liberated girls is killed, and a heroin importer is murdered by Sokoli’s lieutenant after Mercer convinced him against doing business with the Albanians, the unit begin to realise that simply executing Sokoli would have created far less bloodshed.
#27 - Episode Four
The Fixer Season 1 - Episode 4
Calum has made Mercer some tea. Problem is that it’s burned and totally lacking in nutritonal value. So off they go to the supermarket. Calum is amazed Mercer knows so much about cooking. Lenny appears and Mercer's heart sinks. He gives Mercer his next assignment. He must kill a violent criminal just acquitted of the murder of a young woman, Marie Greene. His name is Scott Glover. Mercer finds him at a hotel and prepares to kill him in the gentleman’s toilets. But his plan is fraught with problems. One of which is that a dogged and brave reporter knows more than he should about the case.