The Best Episodes Directed by Minkie Spiro
#1 - Episode 8
Call the Midwife Season 3 - Episode 8
Jenny is assigned to first-time mother Jeanette, who requires frequent visits during a protracted labour, and when she meets her patient's cousin, Philip, a new friendship begins to grow for the midwife. Meanwhile, Chummy worries about her mother's illness when she discovers Lady Browne has discharged herself from hospital.
#2 - The Departed
Doc Martin Season 4 - Episode 5
Dr Martin Ellingham is in London to meet with Robert Dashwood, who is leading the selection process for the prestigious London surgeon’s job that Martin has applied for. Robert can tell that Martin is excited to be back in the world of surgery, and is pleased that Martin has finally conquered his debilitating blood phobia. Robert is confident that Martin will get the job.
#6 - Kintsugi
Kidding Season 1 - Episode 7
Jeff goes off script and starts to speak more honestly to children on Puppet Time as Seb panics that Jeff will soon have to appear on live television for the National Tree Lighting Ceremony. Deirdre and Scott get a new visitor from Japan – Mr. Pickles-San. The Pickles have Thanksgiving as a family.
#7 - Choosing to Hope
The Village (2019) Season 1 - Episode 8
With Christmas approaching, Ron tries to reunite the splintered village family. Nick visits an old haunt and makes an important discovery; Patricia glimpses a new life after receiving bad news. A surprise guest stirs up emotions between Ben and Ava.
#8 - Inside the Pretend
The Deuce Season 2 - Episode 9
As Red Hot premieres, Candy, Harvey, and Frankie get caught between competing investors. Vincent and Abby must deal with an unexpected loss. Lori is afraid to go to LA without C.C.'s permission. Paul turns to a familiar source to help finance Tod's dream. Darlene comes clean. Goldman and Alston's plan for cleaning up Times Square hits a roadblock.
#9 - Driving Mr McLynn
Doc Martin Season 4 - Episode 4
Dr Martin Ellingham is called to Louisa’s new home after she has a dizzy spell while shifting furniture. Martin urges her to slow down, but is shocked to learn that Louisa has applied to be her school’s headteacher again.
#13 - Pilot
The Village (2019) Season 1 - Episode 1
Sarah, a single mom, navigates life with her teenage daughter. Ava is thrown into crisis when she's arrested by ICE. Nick returns home from war to discover everything he's left behind. Ron and Patricia work to keep the Village family intact.
#14 - Episode 1
Downton Abbey Season 6 - Episode 1
It is now 1925, when secrets and rifts threaten the unity of the family, while those below stairs are faced with social changes.
#15 - Episode 5
Downton Abbey Season 5 - Episode 5
Simon Bricker returns to Downton to discuss the painting with Cora. Branson makes a difficult decision about Sarah Bunting. Rose encounters a handsome stranger. Determined to stop Isobel making the wrong decision about Lord Merton, Violet enlists the help of Doctor Clarkson. Charles Blake surprises Mary with a cunning plan to help her get exactly what she wants. Mrs Patmore seeks Carson's advice on a financial matter. Inspector Vyner returns with some ominous words of warning for Anna.
#16 - Episode 4
Downton Abbey Season 5 - Episode 4
Sarah Bunting continues to cause waves above stairs, but this time she may have gone too far. On returning to Downton, Thomas suffers an inexplicable illness and Baxter suspects there’s more to it than he’s letting on. Violet reveals to Isobel the surprising truth of her past with Prince Kuragin. Mary comes to a decision concerning Lord Gillingham, but things don’t go quite as planned. When Rose’s father returns to Downton, he breaks news that will shock the whole family.
#17 - Michelle
Skins Season 1 - Episode 7
A distraught Michelle breaks-up with Tony after he fails to own-up to cheating on her with Maxxie in Russia. Michelle also faces conflict at home, with her latest young step-dad. However, things start to look-up when Michelle meets Josh, Abigail's brother. A jealous Tony is determined to sabotage the new relationship though, but will Michelle take him back?
#18 - Past = Present x Future Over Yesterday
Barry Season 2 - Episode 3
As part of a class project, Gene tasks Barry with revisiting his past, and Sally reflects on her own personal history. Barry offers to provide training to NoHo Hank's men. Fuches finds Barry in an unexpected location.
#21 - Episode 2
Downton Abbey Season 6 - Episode 2
Lady Mary's meddling gets Mr Carson into trouble with Mrs Hughes. Cora and Violet lock horns over the hospital takeover plans. Robert has a tough decision to make.
#23 - I've Gotta Get Away
Dead to Me Season 1 - Episode 5
A grief retreat in Palm Springs gives Jen a chance to move on and cut loose under the watchful eye of Judy, who soon follows her friend's lead.