The BEST episodes directed by Minkie Spiro

Episode 8
420 votes

#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.

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Cops and Robbers
728 votes

#2 - Cops and Robbers

Hustle - Season 1 - Episode 4

Mickey crosses paths with Victor Maher, ex-fraud squad officer, now head of security at a bank. Victor blackmails Mickey into doing something he normally wouldn't do.

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403 votes

#3 - Philliam

Kidding - Season 1 - Episode 8

Jeff meets the son of his pen pal, an inmate on death row, and decides to help him.

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A Touch of Class
637 votes

#4 - A Touch of Class

Hustle - Season 1 - Episode 5

Desperate for a lucrative con, the team decides to fleece a bitter, rich divorcee but Mickey's feelings for her begin to cloud the issue.

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The Departed
302 votes

#5 - 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.

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411 votes

#6 - Kintsugi

Kidding - Season 1 - Episode 7

Jeff starts to speak more honestly on Puppet Time as Seb panics that Jeff will soon have to appear on live television. Deirdre and Scott get a visitor from Japan - Mr. Pickles-San. The Pickles have Thanksgiving as a family.

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Choosing to Hope
113 votes

#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.

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Old Friends
1 votes

#8 - Old Friends

Holby City - Season 5 - Episode 7

Terry Fox takes Kath Shaughnessy into work, his daughter Lisa Fox is less than pleased when she sees them kissing eachother goodbye. Danny Shaughnessy is very shocked and disturbed when he realises that Sandy Harper is reporting for the day shift, she had just worked all night as an agency nurse, so as she can earn the money to repay her former flatmates Lisa and Danny. Chrissie Williams shares his concerns when Sandy is making several minor errors. Tom Campbell-Gore's unofficial patient, Johnjo Kinsell, returns, he was left at A&E. His condition worsens and he is brought up for immediate surgery performed by Ric Griffin. Griffin, and Diane Lloyd are deeply puzzled that someone appears to have already operated on the patient using amateur equipment. He is in a very serious condition, and when Sandy makes another Mistake in her care of him, he has to be rushed back into theatre for another operation, in which he dies. Campbell-Gore then has to explain the death to colleagues, the police

Ladies Night
1 votes

#9 - Ladies Night

Holby City - Season 5 - Episode 8

Mubbs Hussein is in trouble after a night out on the town when he seduced a drunk lady, Gina Wilson. The next day she appears at the hospital as a patient in for a hysterectomy, but she begins to have second thoughtsa about the operation. A woman, Parmita Ashar, brings her husband into Holby after he suffers a heart attack, but it is found that she has been Hurt in a rape attack. When Mira, her daughter, arrives, the truth starts show, thanks to help from Chrissie Williams. Owen Davis lays on a big surprise for Chrissie, but she is more interested in Ed Keating.

For Better, for Worse
1 votes

#10 - For Better, for Worse

Holby City - Season 5 - Episode 24

Secrets and lies abound in Holby City this week. Tension mounts between Owen and Mubbs in theatre—Owen's bitter and confused about Mubbs' recent accusation and takes his frustration out on him. Mubbs further arouses his suspicions when he tries to backtrack out of the revelation and seems nervous. Throughout the course of the day, Owen becomes more paranoid when he sees Chrissie and Ed talking. Sean blackmails Sandy and she resorts to stealing from the locker room but Danny catches her in the act. She explains the situation and Danny tells her she's probably been caught on camera. He sneakily manages to hide the evidence before Chrissie gets her hands on it. Jess, meanwhile, is enjoying giving Ric a guilt trip about her cheap and pokey accommodation. Ric decides it's time to face up to his responsibilities as a parent. When an old colleague offers him the chance to go private and earn more money, he accepts, despite his principles.

Inside the Pretend
584 votes

#11 - 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.

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6428 votes

#12 - Fall

Better Call Saul - Season 3 - Episode 9

Jimmy visits a friend and takes up an old pastime. Chuck and Hamlin argue over the future of the firm. Kim faces challenges.

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1248 votes

#13 - Sid

Skins - Season 1 - Episode 5

Sid is in trouble, deep trouble. His coursework hasn't made the grade, he's as sexually frustrated as ever, and he can't get his best mate's girlfriend, Michelle, out of his head!

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Driving Mr McLynn
280 votes

#14 - 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.

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Einstein: Chapter Two
1365 votes

#15 - Einstein: Chapter Two

Genius (2017) - Season 1 - Episode 2

After butting heads in class, Einstein falls in love with the determined Mileva Maric. Their affair raises eyebrows.

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Episode 1
1939 votes

#16 - 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.

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Episode 5
1674 votes

#17 - 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.

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181 votes

#18 - 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.

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Episode 4
1769 votes

#19 - 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.

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1113 votes

#20 - 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?

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Past = Present x Future Over Yesterday
1164 votes

#21 - 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.

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Einstein: Chapter Three
1136 votes

#22 - Einstein: Chapter Three

Genius (2017) - Season 1 - Episode 3

Einstein struggles to support his pregnant wife and land an academic post in a rigid world of tradition and protocol.

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Episode 2
1832 votes

#23 - 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.

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Oh My God
721 votes

#24 - Oh My God

Dead to Me - Season 1 - Episode 6

Jen realizes her sons aren't coping with their dad's death as well as she thought they were. Judy joins Nick as he investigates the hit-and-run.

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Dream Logic
163 votes

#25 - Dream Logic

Here and Now (2018) - Season 1 - Episode 9

Greg and Audrey uncover unpleasant truths about Ramon’s adoption. Kristen and Navid embrace their rare connection, but pay a price. Audrey has second thoughts about Steve after his true intentions are exposed. Ashley considers a lucrative business offer as the chasm between her, Malcolm and Hailey widens. The family celebrates a landmark birthday with cold pizza and honesty.

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3605 votes

#26 - Smoke

Better Call Saul - Season 4 - Episode 1

Jimmy struggles to cope with Chuck's tragic death; Mike ponders his role at Madrigal; Howard makes a startling confession.

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The Solemn Duty of the Squire
145 votes

#27 - The Solemn Duty of the Squire

Lodge 49 - Season 1 - Episode 7

A new visitor arrives at the Lodge with some troubling news.

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I've Gotta Get Away
718 votes

#28 - 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.

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Part 3
375 votes

#29 - Part 3

The Plot Against America - Season 1 - Episode 3

In the early days of the Lindbergh administration, Herman decides the family will continue with their planned trip to Washington, D.C., despite Bess' desire to visit Canada, where Jewish families are emigrating. After paying a visit to Evelyn, Sandy shows interest in an assimilation program targeting Jewish youth and spearheaded by Bengelsdorf. In London, Alvin stands out during his military training and is selected for a special mission.

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AKA Freak Accident
2372 votes

#30 - AKA Freak Accident

Marvel's Jessica Jones - Season 2 - Episode 2

Jessica sets out to find Dr. Kozlov and makes a startling discovery. Trish recruits Malcolm for backup as she visits a figure from her past.

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All I Care About Is Love
99 votes

#31 - All I Care About Is Love

Fosse/Verdon - Season 1 - Episode 6

As Bob is pulled between multiple projects, he and Gwen begin rehearsals for Chicago, but the mounting pressure may prove too much to bear.

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Part 2
421 votes

#32 - Part 2

The Plot Against America - Season 1 - Episode 2

Lindbergh's increasingly popular campaign sweeps through the United States and captures some in the Levin family as well as Bengelsdorf, with Evelyn as his assistant and lover, becoming a fundamental asset in the Lindbergh camp, while Sandy, enamored of the aviator's charm, celebrity, and history, begins a rebellion of his own within the family of New Deal Democrats. Meanwhile, Alvin brings his pride and conscience to bear as he must decide between serving a local real estate magnate and developer or risking an open fight with the fascist forces he sees spreading across the world.

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Part 1
557 votes

#33 - Part 1

The Plot Against America - Season 1 - Episode 1

Herman Levin, anticipating a promotion at work, takes his family to look at a house in an upwardly mobile neighborhood, though Bess is wary of leaving the safety of their tight-knit Jewish community and raising a family amid growing anti-Semitism sparked by Lindbergh's ascendancy. As the family spinster, her sister Evelyn has a disappointing rendezvous with a married lover, but later, finds herself charmed by a distinguished local clergyman, Rabbi Lionel Bengelsdorf. Meanwhile, getting an earful from Herman for being fired from his job, his orphaned nephew, Alvin Levin seeks retaliation for an aggrieved friend.

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