The Best Episodes Directed by Michael Hayes

Brink of Disaster

#1 - Brink of Disaster

All Creatures Great and Small Season 3 - Episode 9

Siegfried has become a bit horse shy given his recent experience with Dolly. James has to deal with the very unpleasant Ralph Beamish, an arrogant horse owner who continually ignores his advice. Siegfried visits a local pig farmer and fears his animals may be infected with foot and mouth disease. Mrs. Beck continues to complain about her with the vets bill and is now worried about how her cat might survive a gas attack should war be declared. Germany has invaded Poland and the British government has given Germany an ultimatum to leave or they will be at war.

star 9.00
42 votes
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City of Death (4)

#2 - City of Death (4)

Doctor Who Season 17 - Episode 8

Scaroth is determined to go back 400 million years in time to prevent a mistake. But the Doctor must stop him – because the consequences would be disastrous.

star 8.68
134 votes
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City of Death (2)

#3 - City of Death (2)

Doctor Who Season 17 - Episode 6

Captured by the Count, the Doctor and Romana uncover an elaborate plan to steal the Mona Lisa. But there is more to Scarlioni's plans than a simple theft.

star 8.40
130 votes
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City of Death (3)

#4 - City of Death (3)

Doctor Who Season 17 - Episode 7

The Doctor and Romana unwrap an intricate plot involving aliens, time travel and the Mona Lisa. How is Count Scarlioni living in two times at once? And what does he want?

star 8.25
131 votes
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Every Dog Has His Day

#5 - Every Dog Has His Day

All Creatures Great and Small Season 3 - Episode 3

Mr. Biggins tells James about his cowhand, Ned Finch, who goes drinking every night and is drawn to the bright lights of the big city. All James ever sees is an amiable fellow having a quiet drink in his local pub. Mrs. Hall is all aflutter with the visit of Mr. Barge, the loquacious pharmaceutical representative. Mrs.Pumphrey is worried when her new boxer, Cedric, proves to be overly flatulent. James finds a perfect solution. Mr. Beresford's dog is still misbehaving in the car. Siegfried suggest a new sedative, but it unfortunately doesn't have the desired impact.

star 8.07
45 votes
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City of Death (1)

#6 - City of Death (1)

Doctor Who Season 17 - Episode 5

Paris, 1979. The Doctor and Romana are here on holiday, but something is disturbing the flow of time. Could the time travel experiments of Count Scarlioni be to blame?

star 7.86
162 votes
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Matters of Life and Death

#7 - Matters of Life and Death

All Creatures Great and Small Season 3 - Episode 12

James treats Paul Cotterell's dog Theo, who has been losing weight and is diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease. James recommends that Theo be put down and Paul agrees. James doesn't realize the impact this has on Paul and the tragic results that ensue. James meets Lord Hulton, a hard working farm owner despite his aristocratic background. Hulton takes a liking to a horse that has wandered onto his property from the nearby military depot. At the Billings farm, James finds young calves who are wasting away. He thinks they have ingested an irritant of some kind, but the vets simply can't isolate it.

star 7.80
41 votes
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The Androids of Tara (4)

#8 - The Androids of Tara (4)

Doctor Who Season 16 - Episode 16

Grendel plans two weddings and a funeral to cement his hold over Tara. The Doctor and K-9 race to foil him and save the Time Lady's life.

star 7.73
141 votes
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The Androids of Tara (2)

#9 - The Androids of Tara (2)

Doctor Who Season 16 - Episode 14

The Doctor must employ a desperate gambit to keep the evil Grendel off the throne. And the Count has a new pawn to play - Romana.

star 7.73
137 votes
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Pig in the Middle

#10 - Pig in the Middle

All Creatures Great and Small Season 3 - Episode 6

James and Helen are about to celebrate their first wedding anniversary and Tristan suggests to James that they go to the Harlequin, a modest restaurant that opened recently. It turns out to be anything but and is in fact one of the poshest restaurants in the area. Siegfried starts seeing Margery Egerton. Tristan, now a free man since being forbidden to see Miss Mount, sets his sights on previous conquests. Siegfried and Tristan ask James to arbitrate when they both want the same evening off. James has to pay several visits to Mr. Bailes whose dog seems to take great delight in scaring the wits out of him.

star 7.71
17 votes
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The Armageddon Factor (3)

#11 - The Armageddon Factor (3)

Doctor Who Season 16 - Episode 23

The Doctor meets a new enemy – the Shadow – who wants the Key to Time. And the Atrian-Zeon war is approaching an awful climax.

star 7.58
134 votes
The Armageddon Factor (5)

#12 - The Armageddon Factor (5)

Doctor Who Season 16 - Episode 25

The Doctor and Romana finally venture into the Shadow's lair. The Shadow appears to hold all the cards but the Doctor has found an old friend.

star 7.58
163 votes
The Armageddon Factor (6)

#13 - The Armageddon Factor (6)

Doctor Who Season 16 - Episode 26

The Doctor and the Shadow have their final confrontation to take control of the Key to Time. Completing it may entail an awful sacrifice. And the Black Guardian will do anything to obtain it and plunge the Universe into chaos.

star 7.54
196 votes
The Androids of Tara (3)

#14 - The Androids of Tara (3)

Doctor Who Season 16 - Episode 15

The Doctor and Romana are swept up in the political machinations of Tara. The Doctor must keep the android "king" running while Grendel plots to use Romana to destroy him.

star 7.53
144 votes
The Armageddon Factor (4)

#15 - The Armageddon Factor (4)

Doctor Who Season 16 - Episode 24

The Doctor is forced into a desperate gambit to prevent a massacre. But it is getting harder to tell friend from foe.

star 7.46
166 votes
The Armageddon Factor (2)

#16 - The Armageddon Factor (2)

Doctor Who Season 16 - Episode 22

Swept up in an apocalyptic war, the Doctor must help the Marshall defend his planet. But who or what controls the Marshall?

star 7.44
134 votes
The Armageddon Factor (1)

#17 - The Armageddon Factor (1)

Doctor Who Season 16 - Episode 21

Searching for the sixth segment, the Doctor and Romana land in the midst of a brutal nuclear war between the planets Atrios and Zeos.

star 7.41
136 votes
The Androids of Tara (1)

#18 - The Androids of Tara (1)

Doctor Who Season 16 - Episode 13

Arriving on the techno-Ruritanian world of Tara, Romana easily obtains the Fourth Segment. Getting off the planet, however, isn't going to be quite so easy...

star 7.39
141 votes