The Best Episodes Directed by Natalie Bailey
#1 - Networked Nation
The Thick of It Season 4 - Episode 1
Peter Mannion, the Secretary of State for Social Affairs, is told to launch his coalition partner Fergus's new 'Networked Nation' policy at a school. Peter doesn't even know how to right-click a mouse and would rather be celebrating his wedding anniversary, but Stewart Pearson won't hear otherwise. So Fergus is left in charge of drawing up a list of staff redundancies, and Terri Coverley is pretty sure she can make Fergus's hit list if she works hard at under-performing, and finds help from an unexpected direction. Peter's policy launch is a disaster, and the disaster recovery plan is even more of a disaster.
#3 - Tell
RUN (2020) Season 1 - Episode 6
Stranded in the middle of nowhere, Ruby and Billy argue about what to do next. Each affected by the other's desperation, the two must come together to confront their actions. Meanwhile, Laurel makes a gruesome discovery and receives an eventful visit from Detective Babe Cloud.
#4 - I'm Excited Too!
Pramface Season 3 - Episode 1
Jamie and Laura are finally a couple, but Laura is already having commitment issues. She is also caught in the crossfire of her parents' impending divorce. Janet is still in New York and Alan has put the family home up for sale. Jamie is having domestic problems too - Sandra and Keith have fallen behind with their mortgage payments and are being evicted. When they are forced to move into a static caravan park, Jamie decides to drop out of school and get a job to provide for his family. Mike and Beth are acting awkwardly with each other after their night together. Mike wants to 'hook up' again and is desperate to tell Jamie he's finally lost his virginity, but a mortified Beth wishes it had never happened and swears Mike to secrecy.
#5 - Tinker, Tiger, Lobster
Pramface Season 3 - Episode 2
Laura is finding living with her dad Alan intolerable. The bachelor pad is completely unsuitable for a baby and Alan has started dating Penny, a girl Laura's age. Jamie, finding it hard to get a job, takes casual work as a painter and decorator, but is horrified to discover he is being pimped out by his boss as eye candy for middle-aged women. Keith, after successfully selling off some old furniture, buys a chest freezer of frozen lobsters to sell, but his new entrepreneurial venture turns out to be tougher than he thought.
#6 - Ignore The Monkey
Pramface Season 3 - Episode 4
Jamie has been seeing Isabel for a few weeks and is enjoying having some carefree fun for once. Laura is hurt and shocked to discover he's in a new relationship and can't believe Jamie has been so easily manipulated. However, Jamie however doesn't see it that way and is happy to finally be in a relationship with a girl who is not blowing hot and cold all the time. Laura realises she may have finally lost him. While Danielle is in a dilemma about dating her tutor, Beth finds it hard to shake off a lesbian admirer, Poppy. Worried that she has led Poppy on and too PC to rebuff her directly, Beth consults Mike on the best way to alienate women - after all, he's an expert. Mike coaches Beth, Cyrano de Bergerac-style, on how to get dumped.
#7 - Wait a Minute, Then Who Was That on the Ladder?
Avenue 5 Season 1 - Episode 4
With Judd worried about his reputation, Iris arranges a meet-and-greet with several passengers in his luxury suite. Frustrated by a bridge crew with no answers, Ryan and Billie bond with the engineers below deck. Matt encourages Frank to become the man he always wanted to be.
#8 - I'm a Hand Model
Avenue 5 Season 1 - Episode 3
With Avenue 5 staff slacking in their customer service, Ryan offers Karen the opportunity to channel her unique talent for speaking the passengers’ language. Judd outlines the plan for a rescue mission and tasks Iris with organizing a vigil on Earth to raise the money to fund it. Rav endures a barrage of messages from the ship and handles an unruly press conference.
#9 - And Then He's Gonna Shoot Off...
Avenue 5 Season 1 - Episode 2
As Rav and her team meet with a NASA representative to plot a potential rescue mission, Ryan learns that Cyrus an engineer working in a hidden part of the ship, has a surprisingly optimistic theory about the ship’s future. Judd donates a lavish personal item to help commemorate a fallen crew member. Karen becomes a vocal advocate for passengers. Mia and Doug receive marital counselling from Matt.