The Best Episodes Directed by Minkie Spiro

Episode 8

#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.

star 8.56
397 votes
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The Departed

#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.

star 8.18
273 votes
Cops and Robbers

#3 - 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.

star 8.16
711 votes
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#4 - Philliam

Kidding Season 1 - Episode 8

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

star 8.14
334 votes
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A Touch of Class

#5 - 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.

star 8.11
624 votes
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#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.

star 8.05
344 votes
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Choosing to Hope

#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.

star 8.02
112 votes
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Inside the Pretend

#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.

star 8.02
510 votes
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Driving Mr McLynn

#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.

star 7.94
248 votes
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#10 - 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.

star 7.93
5988 votes
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#11 - 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!

star 7.91
1203 votes
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Chapter Two

#12 - 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.

star 7.86
1317 votes
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#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.

star 7.83
175 votes
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Episode 1

#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.

star 7.82
1813 votes
Episode 5

#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.

star 7.82
1550 votes
Episode 4

#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.

star 7.80
1640 votes

#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?

star 7.79
1074 votes
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Past = Present x Future Over Yesterday

#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.

star 7.78
841 votes
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Oh My God

#19 - 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.

star 7.76
481 votes
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Chapter Three

#20 - 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.

star 7.73
1095 votes
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Episode 2

#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.

star 7.72
1702 votes

#22 - 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.

star 7.67
3085 votes
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I've Gotta Get Away

#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.

star 7.65
479 votes
AKA Freak Accident

#24 - 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.

star 7.48
2227 votes
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