The Best Episodes Directed by Jon East

Case Three (2)

#1 - Case Three (2)

Whitechapel Season 4 - Episode 6

The hunt is on to find a gang of suspected cannibalistic killers lurking in the sewers before a missing girl becomes the next victim. The station is under attack and the forces of evil are moving against the team on all sides, and as the case takes a dangerously personal twist for Chandler, he must resort to desperate measures.

star 8.02
427 votes
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Episode 4

#2 - Episode 4

The Last Kingdom Season 2 - Episode 4

Guthred’s lack of judgement has divided Northumbria. Having sworn his allegiance to Alfred once again, Uhtred must travel North to defeat the brothers Erik and Sigefrid, take back Eoferwic and reassert Guthred’s authority. Alfred spots an opportunity to remind Guthred of his duty to Wessex and sends Aethelwold to join Uhred’s riding party. But with the responsibility of ensuring Eoferwic’s future as a Christian region thrust upon him, Aethelwold’s judgement becomes clouded. Joining Brida and Ragnar’s men in Loidis, Uhtred and the others discuss a plan of attack and turn their attention to Dunholm. Ragnar is intent on avenging Kjartan: can Uhtred come to his aid without defying Alfred? Meanwhile, a confrontation with the Northmen brings a shocking turn of events and elsewhere, hostility is rife when Sven attempts to reason with Thyra. But will she want to hear what her captive has to say?

star 8.02
2533 votes
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Case One (1)

#3 - Case One (1)

Whitechapel Season 4 - Episode 1

A party is being held for the launch of Buchan’s first book called ‘A History of Murder in Whitechapel’. The team attend to offer him some moral support. A little old lady at the party makes pointed comments to the team which sour the evening a little, especially after she reminds Chandler that he has yet to make a conviction. Chandler and Miles investigate a bizarre murder after a vagrant is slowly crushed to death by some stones.

star 7.98
508 votes
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Maigret's Dead Man

#4 - Maigret's Dead Man

Maigret (2016) Season 1 - Episode 2

One morning, an agitated man calls the Police judiciaire asking for Maigret. He claims he's being followed by someone trying to kill him. Before Maigret can get the details he hangs up, calls back again from various cafés, until the calls finally stop. That night, his body is found, his face badly beaten, stabbed to death. Ridden with guilt for not having saved “his" dead man, Maigret is determined to find the murderer.

star 7.96
344 votes
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Episode 5

#5 - Episode 5

The Last Kingdom Season 3 - Episode 5

A deadly betrayal threatens to splinter Ragnar's army. Uhtred forms a cunning battle plan and finds an unexpected ally in young Edward.

star 7.94
961 votes
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I Have a Thing About Bathrooms

#6 - I Have a Thing About Bathrooms

Killing Eve Season 1 - Episode 5

Having survived a terrifying close call with Villanelle, Eve now has the mole ensconced in a safe house and is buzzing. They have an exciting opportunity to glean information and crack this thing open.

star 7.87
2867 votes
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Episode 3

#7 - Episode 3

The Last Kingdom Season 2 - Episode 3

Betrayed by Guthred and condemned to a life of slavery, Uhtred and Halig, along with fellow slave Finan, are forced to row endlessly on a trader ship. Meanwhile, in order to gain their allegiance, Guthred welcomes Aelfric and the savage Dane brothers Erik and Sigefrid into Eoferwic,- a reward for dispatching Uhtred. But when a dispute in the terms threatens to jeopardise the agreement, Guthred offers Gisela as a peace offering. but will she comply? Having been released from imprisonment by Alfred, Ragnar and Brida are given instruction to rescue Uhtred. Accompanied by Saxon warrior Steapa, Ragnar and Hild set off in search of the slave ship. But, with the conditions at sea worsening, will they be able to find Uhtred and Halig in time? As Ragnar travels north to confront the men who sold Uhtred into slavery, he discovers that Guthred is steadily losing control of his power. Erik and Sigefrid have failed to defeat Kjartan and are still at large in the north setting up a stronghold at York once more. Meanwhile in Wessex, Alfred seeks to further his influence over Mercia by arranging a marriage for his daughter Aethelflaed.

star 7.87
2606 votes
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Sandie Shaw

#8 - Sandie Shaw

Pennyworth Season 1 - Episode 8

Lord Harwood returns to take control of the Raven Society. Alfred, Dave Boy and Bazza form an unlikely alliance with the Sykes Sisters.

star 7.86
968 votes
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Episode 1

#9 - Episode 1

Critical Season 1 - Episode 1

As the action begins, a seriously ill man has been choppered in from a road accident. Vascular surgery specialist Lorraine Rappaport sets to work on the patient - but when office politics come into play, she is asked to step down, forcing hospital fellow Fiona Lomas to take over. But it soon becomes clear that she doesn't have the theatre experience of her colleague.

star 7.85
47 votes
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Episode 3

#10 - Episode 3

Jamestown Season 3 - Episode 3

Maria devises a plan that could secure a new life for her and Pedro, while Silas jeopardises his place with the Pamunkey when he goes after Yeardley, and Jocelyn realises that Willmus thinks she is corrupt.

star 7.83
183 votes
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Don't I Know You?

#11 - Don't I Know You?

Killing Eve Season 1 - Episode 3

When Villanelle kills a Chinese colonel at a kink clinic in Berlin, Eve and Bill travel out to investigate. While Eve and Bill chase up a number of promising leads, Villanelle enjoys the cat-and-mouse of their proximity. But as they draw closer, Eve comes to realize that this is much more than a game.

star 7.81
3107 votes
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Sorry Baby

#12 - Sorry Baby

Killing Eve Season 1 - Episode 4

Intel from Berlin points to the existence of a mole, prompting Eve to undertake her first surveillance operation. Meanwhile, Villanelle is sent to England to eliminate a member of British Intelligence. Villanelle wonders, could it be Eve?

star 7.81
2950 votes
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Episode 6

#13 - Episode 6

The Last Kingdom Season 3 - Episode 6

Edward makes a kingly decision. Alfred lays plans for his son's future reign. Aethelwold faces a treacherous task. Uhtred and Brida search out a seer.

star 7.77
940 votes
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A Delicate Touch

#14 - A Delicate Touch

New Tricks Season 2 - Episode 1

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Robert Strickland is the new boss in charge of the Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad (UCOS). He asks the team to look into the death of David Barrie, a top barrister found in his car in 1980 after being bound and gagged.

star 7.74
123 votes

#15 - Scarecrow

Lost in Space (2018) Season 2 - Episode 4

Will searches for clues to the Robot's fate. John and Judy travel to the dusty surface of the nearby planet to help their fellow survivors.

star 7.74
1507 votes
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Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

#16 - Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

Whiskey Cavalier Season 1 - Episode 8

The team heads to Europe for a mission to transport a dangerous prisoner for interrogation, who, much to their surprise, turns out to be Will’s corrupt former boss and ex-FBI director Alex Ollerman. Meanwhile, Jai helps organize a Secret Santa gift exchange for an off-season Spy Christmas.

star 7.73
622 votes
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My Brother's Keeper

#17 - My Brother's Keeper

Stan Lee's Lucky Man Season 1 - Episode 8

London's dark forces close in on Harry and his family when a murder affects him personally. With Suri and Orwell bringing in the one and only suspect, Harry takes matters into his own hands using the power of the bracelet.

star 7.68
840 votes

#18 - Run

Lost in Space (2018) Season 2 - Episode 5

John's predicament goes from bad to worse, sending Judy on a frantic race across the planet. Penny spies on Smith with help from an old friend.

star 7.68
1473 votes
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The Bleeding Heart

#19 - The Bleeding Heart

Pennyworth Season 2 - Episode 5

While Alfred and Daveboy run one last job for Gully in order to buy tickets to America, tensions ratchet up at Raven Union HQ between Harwood and his lieutenants.

star 7.66
469 votes
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Case One (2)

#20 - Case One (2)

Whitechapel Season 4 - Episode 2

A connection to a 16th century murder seems to confirm that someone is killing witches in Whitechapel, but the investigation is impeded when a link to present-day espionage attracts the attention of the security services. Chandler is on the case, only for it to appear that there may be a malign influence at the very heart of the team. The station pulsates with unexplained phenomena, and even Miles starts to ask questions. Is anywhere truly safe, and who or what is behind the evil that seems to be surfacing all around?

star 7.65
467 votes
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 The Rose and Thorn

#21 - The Rose and Thorn

Pennyworth Season 2 - Episode 6

While Alfred is enlisted to help extract Lucius Fox from Raven headquarters, Prime Minister Aziz sets in motion a plan that pits Aleister Crowley against John Ripper.

star 7.65
433 votes
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Case Three (1)

#22 - Case Three (1)

Whitechapel Season 4 - Episode 5

A disembowelled body is discovered in a sewer. The team must establish whether a killer is at large, or if feral swine have returned to London's sewers. Chandler has to pull the detectives together after an abysmal team-building exercise.

star 7.63
461 votes
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The Charm Offensive

#23 - The Charm Offensive

Stan Lee's Lucky Man Season 1 - Episode 7

A man dies while fleeing for his life, sucking Harry and Suri into a case involving blackmail, theft, false identities and wealthy foreign students. What initially appears to be a simple scam turns out to be connected to Golding.

star 7.61
819 votes
Episode 4

#24 - Episode 4

Jamestown Season 3 - Episode 4

An extraordinary creature transfixes the town and a race to capture the beast ensues, while Silas must face the consequences of his attack on Yeardley. Elsewhere, Opechancanough makes a bold political move and Jocelyn finally weakens the unfathomable Willmus.

star 7.61
180 votes
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Hearts & Minds

#25 - Hearts & Minds

Whiskey Cavalier Season 1 - Episode 9

Frankie is forced to prove herself as a leader when Will is captured during a mission to take down an international organ harvesting operation in Ukraine. Will spends his time in captivity attempting to bond with Jai, who is unreceptive. Standish seeks Frankie’s help to improve his combat skills.

star 7.56
559 votes
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Who Were the Vikings

#26 - Who Were the Vikings

Vikings (2012) Season 1 - Episode 1

Neil Oliver heads for Scandinavia to reveal the truth behind the legend of the Vikings. In the first programme, Neil begins by discovering the mysterious world of the Vikings' prehistoric ancestors. The remains of weapon-filled war boats, long-haired Bronze Age farmers, and a Swedish site of a royal palace and gruesome pagan ritual conjure up an ancient past from which the Viking Age was to suddenly erupt.

star 7.54
173 votes
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Running on Empty (1)

#27 - Running on Empty (1)

Silent Witness Season 7 - Episode 5

Alice Delaney plunges to her death from a roof terrace in her work building. Sam, Leo and Harry are called to the case. The police believe that she killed herself, but Sam isn't convinced that is correct, and sets out to find her killer.

star 7.53
168 votes
Home Truths

#28 - Home Truths

New Tricks Season 1 - Episode 5

When a missing person case which Lane originally investigated gets re-activated, he's determined to crack it. But when the team swiftly uncover another two mysterious disappearances, they start to think they've got a serial killer on their hands.

star 7.51
116 votes
Festa and Moreii

#29 - Festa and Moreii

Cursed (2020) Season 1 - Episode 6

In the ruins of a castle, Nimue and Merlin finally meet face to face, and more secrets from the past come screaming to the surface.

star 7.48
553 votes
The Fey Queen

#30 - The Fey Queen

Cursed (2020) Season 1 - Episode 8

With Red Paladins closing in on the Fey hideout, Nimue hatches a bold plan to buy time and secure an escape for her people.

star 7.46
550 votes
Bring Us In Good Ale

#31 - Bring Us In Good Ale

Cursed (2020) Season 1 - Episode 7

While Nimue, Morgana and Kaze seek refuge in an ancient web of tunnels, Arthur and Gawain fend off a siege led by the Weeping Monk.

star 7.43
546 votes
Running on Empty (2)

#32 - Running on Empty (2)

Silent Witness Season 7 - Episode 6

Alice Delaney plunges to her death from a roof terrace in her work building. Sam, Leo and Harry are called to the case. The police believe that she killed herself, but Sam isn't convinced that is correct, and sets out to find her killer.

star 7.37
139 votes
Talking To The Dead

#33 - Talking To The Dead

New Tricks Season 1 - Episode 6

In an attempt to make contact with his late wife Mary, Jack goes to see a clairvoyant. Instead he meets a girl who died in a shipping container in 1982 and has the case re-opened.

star 7.26
146 votes
Episode 2

#34 - Episode 2

Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands Season 1 - Episode 2

Herot is bustling as the town makes preparations for the Gathering at which the next ruler of the Shieldlands will be elected; but the pressure mounts to catch the killer before another victim is claimed. Rheda, Slean and Abrecan ride out to stall the other tribal leaders and prevent a panic, whilst Beowulf begins his search with Koll, the deputy Reeve. Their enquiries lead them from the working heart of Herot, to the smelting pits, to the upper echelons of the Golden Hall. The discoveries they unravel shock them to the core. Meanwhile, a member of Rheda’s riding party fails to return to Herot, signalling further danger may be in their midst.

star 7.24
525 votes
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Episode 1

#35 - Episode 1

Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands Season 1 - Episode 1

After twenty years wandering as a mercenary, Beowulf returns home to Herot to pay his respects to the man who raised him: Hrothgar, the recently deceased Thane. However, his gesture of goodwill opens old wounds: Beowulf is met with cold steel leaving him no choice but to fight his way into the Great Hall to be heard by the new Thane Rheda, wife of Hrothgar, whose appointment has caused controversy within Herot and afar. With its defences fast fading, Herot falls under attack by the terrifying monster Grendl and when Rheda’s loyal servant is killed, Beowulf vows to remain until the enemy is routed out, justice is served and Herot is safe once more. It’s a race against time for Beowulf as he seeks to protect the town and catch the killer, be it human or beast…

star 7.20
725 votes
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70 Million Animal Mummies: Egypt's Dark Secret

#36 - 70 Million Animal Mummies: Egypt's Dark Secret

Horizon Season 2015 - Episode 4

The team investigate the use of modern medical technology to scan Egyptian animal mummies from museums across the world. By creating 3-D images of their content, experts are discovering the truth about the strange role animals played in ancient Egyptian belief. This episode of Horizon meets the scientists working in Egypt who are exploring the ancient underground catacombs where mummies were originally buried to reveal why the ancient Egyptians mummified millions and millions of animals.

star 5.33
72 votes