The BEST episodes directed by Julian Jarrold

The Big Crunch (3)
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8.23
61 votes

#1 - The Big Crunch (3)

Cracker - Season 2 - Episode 6

The case ends with a final showdown in the group's church, where things reach a destructive conclusion.

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The Big Crunch (2)
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8.08
64 votes

#2 - The Big Crunch (2)

Cracker - Season 2 - Episode 5

Fanatical religious group leader Kenneth Trant discovers that his girlfriend Joanna is still alive and turns his attention to Dean, whom he trusted to dispose of her body. With Joanna hospitalised, DS Beck extracts a confession from Dean while criminal psychologist Fitz tries to get at the truth. He persuades DCI Wise to see Dean in his cell, but fears it may be too late.

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The Big Crunch (1)
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8.05
73 votes

#3 - The Big Crunch (1)

Cracker - Season 2 - Episode 4

Schoolgirl Joanna Barnes, a member of a religious cult, is discovered to be having an affair with the married leader of the group, Kenneth Trant. When confronted about it, he and the other leaders abduct her and the police reluctantly call in criminal psychologist Fitz to help find her. When Trant's wife and sister discover that Joanna is pregnant they embark upon a vendetta against her that ends in attempted murder.

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Terra Nullius
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7.97
1103 votes

#4 - Terra Nullius

The Crown - Season 4 - Episode 6

On a tour of Australia, Diana struggles to balance motherhood with her royal duties. Both she and Charles cope with their marriage difficulties.

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48:1
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7.84
1036 votes

#5 - 48:1

The Crown - Season 4 - Episode 8

As many nations condemn apartheid in South Africa, tension mounts between Thatcher and Elizabeth over their clashing opinions on applying sanctions.

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Act of God
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7.79
3145 votes

#6 - Act of God

The Crown - Season 1 - Episode 4

When dense smog cripples London for days and creates a serious health hazard, Churchill’s inaction leaves him vulnerable to his political enemies.

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Gelignite
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7.69
2919 votes

#7 - Gelignite

The Crown - Season 1 - Episode 6

Margaret and Peter come to Elizabeth with a request. With a royal scandal about to break in the newspapers, the Queen Mother intervenes.

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Part One
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7.62
195 votes

#8 - Part One

Appropriate Adult - Season 1 - Episode 1

In February 1994 Janet Leach, a mother of five from Gloucestershire, was at home making her children’s tea when the phone rang. Janet was on an access course which when completed would enable her to train as a social worker. Janet was also on an approved list of ‘appropriate adults’, volunteers who can be asked by the police to sit in on interviews with minors or vulnerable adults in order to assist them and safeguard their rights.

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Part 2
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7.58
261 votes

#9 - Part 2

The Witness for the Prosecution - Season 1 - Episode 2

Romaine, whose testimony was Leonard's one hope to save him from the gallows, has turned on him, leaving Mayhew's case hopeless and Leonard's fatal verdict imminent.

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Deadly Web (2)
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7.55
51 votes

#10 - Deadly Web (2)

Touching Evil - Season 1 - Episode 6

When a local student is reported missing and is later found dead Creegan and the OSC's investigations lead them to a group of sixth-formers who are addicted to 'Amathus'. The pattern of the killings seems to echo the manner in which Justine Barber, a prostitute, killed seven pimps fifteen years earlier,for which she is now serving a life sentence. Creegan discovers that the 'Amathus' web-master Leonard Stoker, is obsessed with Justine and arranges for her to be released from prison to help him trap Stoker - though he also has to stop his colleague D.S. Kreitman from ...

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Blood, Sweat and Tears (1)
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7.54
261 votes

#11 - Blood, Sweat and Tears (1)

Silent Witness - Season 2 - Episode 1

A boxer dies in the ring and Sam has to investigate his death. She discovers that he had fight before he went into the ring and that that fight indirectly caused his death. The manager of the boxer is found dead in her home, she has been shot. It looks like suicide but Sam suspects that it is murder.

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Deadly Web (1)
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7.50
52 votes

#12 - Deadly Web (1)

Touching Evil - Season 1 - Episode 5

A simultaneous attack on horses on the same night on three separate continents baffles the police until a Japanese student confesses that the assaults were occasioned by a perverse fantasy web-site called 'Amathus',exhorting people who wanted to belong to it to commit willful acts from attacking horses to murder.

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Blood, Sweat and Tears (2)
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7.43
191 votes

#13 - Blood, Sweat and Tears (2)

Silent Witness - Season 2 - Episode 2

A boxer dies in the ring and Sam has to investigate his death. She discovers that he had fight before he went into the ring and that that fight indirectly caused his death. The manager of the boxer is found dead in her home, she has been shot. It looks like suicide but Sam suspects that it is murder.

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Part 1
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7.42
301 votes

#14 - Part 1

The Witness for the Prosecution - Season 1 - Episode 1

When Leonard Vole is accused of murdering society lady Emily French, his solicitor Mayhew clings to the hope that Leonard's wife Romaine will provide the alibi that can save his life.

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A Robber’s Tale
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7.40
160 votes

#15 - A Robber’s Tale

The Great Train Robbery - Season 1 - Episode 1

Based on the true story of the 1963 train robbery, this film shows how a group of mid-level criminals masterminded by Bruce Reynolds joined forces with a corrupt solicitor to hijack the Bank Holiday mail train from Euston to Glasgow. But their meticulous planning was compromised by a violent attack on the train driver and a botched getaway. Faced with such a huge and audacious crime, worth £44 million in today's money, the establishment hit back - and Reynolds and his men became the most wanted men in Britain.

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In the Year of Our Lord 1974
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7.37
231 votes

#16 - In the Year of Our Lord 1974

Red Riding - Season 1 - Episode 1

Eddie Dunford and Barry Gannon, crime reporters for the Yorkshire Post are sent to a press conference where they find a Mrs Kemplay pleading for someone to help find her missing daughter, Claire. Finding out that there have been two previous missing girls in the past few years, Eddie decides to help, unaware of the violence, corruption and blackmail that awaits him.

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The Hood Maker
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7.18
2097 votes

#17 - The Hood Maker

Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams - Season 1 - Episode 1

A war is coming between Normals and telepathic mutants, or Teeps, and only Clearance Agent Ross and a Teep called Honor can stop it. But can they suppress their own feelings for each other and stop the war before humanity rips itself apart?

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Through the Clouds (1)
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6.86
81 votes

#18 - Through the Clouds (1)

Touching Evil - Season 1 - Episode 1

DI Dave Creegan is shot and, whilst unconscious, has a near-death experience that leaves him with the ability to sense criminals upon recovery. Joining the Organized and Serial Crime Unit with inspector Susan Taylor, Creegan learns from his friend Cyril, a self-proclaimed psychic, that two recently abducted boys have been murdered 'in the clouds'. In both cases, a daffodil has been left at the scene of the abduction, a fact reminiscent of similar crimes in Stuttgart some years earlier. A car at the last crime scene is traced to pharmaceutical chemist professor Ronald ...

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Through the Clouds (2)
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6.77
64 votes

#19 - Through the Clouds (2)

Touching Evil - Season 1 - Episode 2

Although Hinks is released Creegan is convinced of his guilt and arranges another interview wherein he gives Hinks a nose-bleed. He uses the tissue that was used to clean up the blood and shows it to Hinks' dog, who then leads him to an abandoned building and the three boys abducted by Hinks. Creegan goes to Hinks' house to kill him but on arrival gets a surprise.

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4 March 1991
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#20 - 4 March 1991

Coronation Street - Season 32 - Episode 27

It turns out that Percy's waistcoat was bought by Angie Freeman, but when Percy goes to demand it back, he's distressed to find he's too late: she has redecorated it for her own use in a giant sunflower motif. Joss is proving to be a first class con artist, and Curly is fed up after three consecutive nights on the setee, but Jack won't back him up. Then comes the unexpected offer: since Jenny has flown the coop, Angie is looking for someone to share, and asks Curly if he'd be interested. Alec has an interview with an unexpectedly female loan officer, Mrs Grice, who offers a loan of only half what he needs for his part of the club deal with Phil. He suggests to Bet that they give up the Rovers to raise the other half, and she eventually agrees. Steph and Des feud over the boat.

6 March 1991
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#21 - 6 March 1991

Coronation Street - Season 32 - Episode 28

Curly breaks the news to Vera that he's moving out, but Raquel overhears the conversation - especially the part about him moving in with Angie - so Curly's in hot water with Raquel. Des is finding that fixing up his boat is a lot harder work than he'd thought it would be. Steph, in retaliation for the boat, books a skiing holiday for one. Liz, while cleaning house, discovers a hidden box with more than £80 in it, and assumes that it is Andy's. Jim counsels her to put it back, and then try to coax Andy into talking about it. After Alec has been trying unsuccessfully all day to reach him, Phil breezes into the Rovers to tell Alec he is going ahead with the club on his own - Bet and Alec are out of the partnership.

8 March 1991
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#22 - 8 March 1991

Coronation Street - Season 32 - Episode 29

Alec, deeply stung by Phil's having dumped him from the nightclub plan, is imagining all sorts of things - but mainly that Deirdre, as Phil's girlfriend, is not going to oppose the club in the Council. So Alec decides to get Alf to run again in the upcoming election, against Deirdre. Jim finally learns that Andy is running a book at school, on the FA finals. He's relieved and even pleased, but Liz isn't. Des imagines that by loudly and publicly talking of Steph's ski-holiday plans that he will shame her into abandoning it. But it doesn't look like his plan is working when she models her new £400-plus ski outfit for him. As the local Miss Bettabuy, Raquel is to travel to compete for the regional title in Buxton and - in a jealous mood concerning Angie - asks Curly to come with her.

24 June 1991
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#23 - 24 June 1991

Coronation Street - Season 32 - Episode 75

Vera tells Ivy there are jobs going at Bettabuy, so Ivy decides to apply for a job. Alma is annoyed that she's working to give Mike money.Gail tells Mike Alma knows about the cafe. He calls at the cafe and tells Alma he doesn't want her gratitude and that Jackie doesn't know anything about it. Alma tells Mike she's sorry for him, marrying Jackie for her money. Emily books a holiday in Rhos on Sea but doesn't know how to tell Percy, so Phyllis tells Percy about Emily's holiday plans. Alf considers opening talks with Audrey before discovering she's looking for a solicitor. Audrey phones Stephen in Canada and asks him to get Malcolm to contact her.

26 June 1991
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#24 - 26 June 1991

Coronation Street - Season 32 - Episode 76

Alf gives Ivy a rise in gratitude for al her support. Reg introduces himself to Ivy and tells her she must be mad working for Alf. Alf accuses Reg of trying to steal his staff. Gail is alarmed to find Audrey is making plans to run off to Canada with Malcolm. Audrey then discovers that Malcolm is getting married next month to someone called Ruth. All of this causes Audrey to break down.Percy tells Emily he'll go with her to Rhos on Sea and she tells him she's going alone and Mellors goes bust owing Ingrams £50,000, which depresses Mike.

28 June 1991
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#25 - 28 June 1991

Coronation Street - Season 32 - Episode 77

Audrey is nearly at breaking point. She doesn't want Gail's sympathy so moves back to Alma's. Alf's nerves begin to take the form of anger and Audrey goes to the job centre, looking for work. Audrey refuses to use Don's taxi, telling him she blames Ivy for breaking up her marriage. Reg offers Ivy £6,000 a year to work at Bettabuy. She tells him she's happy with Alf. He does a test on her to see how quick she is on the till but Alf makes him buy the products.Percy is upset when Emily goes away by herself and Jackie cuts back on the wedding to save some money.