The BEST episodes directed by Nic Phillips

A Very Brief Encounter
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#1 - A Very Brief Encounter

My Family - Season 9 - Episode 3

Susan asks Ben to help an old girlfriend of hers, Mona, through a divorce, but nearly causes her own when Mona tells Ben some surprising tales about Susan. Elsewhere, Roger is feeling down until Janey intervenes.

A Difficult Undertaking
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43 votes

#2 - A Difficult Undertaking

My Family - Season 9 - Episode 5

Ben's uncle Norris dies, leaving him less than he expected, and instead Susan benefits. Later, the wake is held at the Harpers, but will it go smoothly?

Dog Dazed
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77 votes

#3 - Dog Dazed

My Family - Season 9 - Episode 6

Susan decides to get another dog but when she is considered unsuitable to adopt by the dog adoption assessor, Susan loses her cool, and as a result, it is Ben who ends up in the doghouse.

It's Training Men
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74 votes

#4 - It's Training Men

My Family - Season 9 - Episode 7

An undercover assessor for Cavitex, posing as a patient, leads to Ben having to attend a retraining course, and to make matters worse, Roger is also attending.

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Bringing Up Janey
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#5 - Bringing Up Janey

My Family - Season 9 - Episode 2

Janey desperately wants to keep her new man under wraps, while a suspicious Ben tries to expose an affair between Susan and a client.

Brief Encounter
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15 votes

#6 - Brief Encounter

Birds Of A Feather - Season 2 - Episode 7

A beautiful friendship begins for Sharon when she sees off a mugger who is attacking a businessman in Chigwell railway station. A chance encounter later in the evening reveals he is, in fact, Dorien's husband's financial adviser.

California Dreamin
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#7 - California Dreamin

Goodnight Sweetheart - Season 6 - Episode 3

Gary has to think fast when both his wives decide it's time to move to California. Phoebe's tenancy of the Royal Oak is up, and she wants to start a new life away from the shortages of Britain, but Gary persuades her to open a night club, The Blue Door, instead. Yvonne wants to be near the expansion of her Nature Boy cosmetics into the US market, but Gary convinces her to stay with him in London. Reg retires from the police force, but his leaving party is not a success, though he does he another job immediately, as a security guard at Gary's Mayfair apartment block.

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Grief Encounter
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34 votes

#8 - Grief Encounter

Goodnight Sweetheart - Season 6 - Episode 4

Phoebe loses her patience when Gary backs out of a part in Noël Coward's new film, because he doesn't want to be recognised in it in the 1990s. She gets a part as an extra, but does she have more than a Brief Encounter on her mind? Gary thinks so, and barges in on the set.

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Trust
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13 votes

#9 - Trust

Birds Of A Feather - Season 2 - Episode 9

Tracey kicks smoking with the help of weekly psychotherapy sessions, realising that her nicotine addiction was due to her husband Darryl. But can Darryl trust her with the handsome shrink Gerald?

The 'ouses in Between
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36 votes

#10 - The 'ouses in Between

Goodnight Sweetheart - Season 6 - Episode 5

Yvonne sells Nature Boy cosmetics for a multi-million sum. Gary travels back through the time gate in Ducketts Passage, arriving on a foggy night, where things don't look quite usual for the 1940s. At the Royal Oak, he finds it's the 1880s, hough the policeman and a music-hall singer look strangely familiar. He is accused of being Jack the Ripper when two murders occur close by on the two nights he's there. While escaping the mob, he meets the real Ripper...

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The Guru
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7.85
46 votes

#11 - The Guru

My Family - Season 9 - Episode 8

Ben's old friendship with a celebrity dentist causes problems, while Susan finds a new friendship at an Albanian airport and her loyalty to Ben is put to the test.

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Can't Get No Satisfaction
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7.80
20 votes

#12 - Can't Get No Satisfaction

My Family - Season 8 - Episode 6

Michael and Alfie's internet dating does not go quite according to plan, and Kenzo's piano playing may leave a lot to be desired, but will Ben's attempt to get his old band back together prove a bigger hit?

The Abi Habit
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7.68
22 votes

#13 - The Abi Habit

My Family - Season 8 - Episode 7

According to Susan, abstinence makes the heart grow fonder and she decides that she and the girls should abstain from even the slightest physical contact with men for three weeks in order to spice their sex lives, but will Abi take it too far?

Kenzo's Project
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7.60
15 votes

#14 - Kenzo's Project

My Family - Season 9 - Episode 9

Kenzo's school project about the family gives everyone a chance to look at some of the crazier moments in the Harper history.

All About Yvonne
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7.55
38 votes

#15 - All About Yvonne

Goodnight Sweetheart - Season 6 - Episode 2

Yvonne throws Gary out of their Thameside penthouse apartment, which makes Gary edgy, which in turn makes Phoebe suspicious that there's someone else in his life. Ron has new girlfriend, Flic, who is so classy she's out of his league, and he is desperate to impress her, but Gary is more concerned about getting back with Yvonne.

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Bully for Ben
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7.45
83 votes

#16 - Bully for Ben

My Family - Season 9 - Episode 1

While Ben and the gang are at pub quiz, Ben becomes angry when it is brought to his attention that someone is cheating and he decides to take matters into his own hands. However, his bite might not match his bark.

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The Psyche of Mikey
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7.25
16 votes

#17 - The Psyche of Mikey

My Family - Season 9 - Episode 4

When Ben and Susan discover that Michael is seeing a therapist, Susan is worried and goes straight for the therapist herself. Meanwhile, Ben thinks a father-son chat will sort out the problem.

2009-12-21
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#18 - 2009-12-21

EastEnders - Season 25 - Episode 202

In the Square gardens, Janine begins the countdown to the Christmas tree lights switch-on. Watching the event, Jane worries to Christian about Ian selling the loan of the Vic to Archie. Christian is distracted by Syed and walks away from Jane. Upstairs in the Vic, Peggy says they should never have trusted Ian. Jumping to Archie’s defence, Roxy blames Peggy for signing the divorce papers, thus, giving away her marital rights. Ronnie requests that the Mitchells do everything above board as advised by their lawyer. She points out that Archie is powerless without an ‘order of possession’. Afterwards, Ronnie and Roxy bicker about how to deal with Archie. Roxy suggests trying mediation but Ronnie is adamant that they do not bargain with him, reminding them of why they cannot trust Archie. Later, Archie arrives at the Vic. Roxy tries her method of mediation and declares the family should be together at Christmas. Archie, Ronnie and Roxy sit around a table at the Vic, trying to reach a compromise. They all agree to at least aim for a peaceful Christmas until Janine arrives, flaunting her relationship with Archie. Ronnie immediately rejects Janine as part of any family Christmas. Archie is incensed and insulted by Ronnie’s words. He tells them that he is thoroughly disappointed in his girls before storming out. To add insult to injury, Janine reveals to the Mitchell sisters that Billy knew about their plan to take over the Vic and comments on her relationship with Archie. Furious, Ronnie flies at Janine before chucking her out. Roxy finally agrees with Ronnie that it’s ‘war’. Meanwhile, Ian claims he is ill and explains to Ben that selling the loan was not personal but business. Ben asks his dad to buy the loan back from Archie and Jane agrees he should. Jane is distraught over Ian’s behaviour confiding in Christian that she is unable to understand Ian’s selfish ways. Christian empathises and unknowingly discloses that he has found someone and eventua

2009-12-22
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#19 - 2009-12-22

EastEnders - Season 25 - Episode 203

Bradley is desperately looking for a job but is not having much luck. Stacey and Roxy catch up in the café and they reminisce about Sean and how different things were a year ago. With the Mitchells on the verge of losing everything to Archie, a livid Phil knocks at Ian’s front door shouting at Ian for selling out the Mitchells and Ian’s own brother Ben. Guilty and harassed, Ian goes to Archie - he makes an offer to buy back the Vic loan. Archie tells Ian to come back later once he has thought about it. Later, Ian enters the cafe and asks Archie if he has reached a decision but Janine bluntly informs Ian that the loan is not for sale. Speaking to Peggy, Phil and Roxy, Ronnie demands the Vic is open at 5pm saying it is the busiest time of the year. Phil, however, spots a problem; there is no beer to sell but Ronnie soon finds a solution. Ronnie, now feeling positive about the future of the Vic, suggests to Peggy that rather than hiding away from the punters, facing them would be a wiser decision. Peggy visits Pat and tells her how she thinks people are laughing at her. Pat questions Peggy’s fighting spirit and inspires her to challenge Archie. Whilst handing out raffle tickets, they bump into Archie and Janine. Peggy handles the situation by announcing that everyone is welcome in the Vic for the Christmas Eve party. Ronnie returns from shopping to find Peggy has dressed up for the grand re-opening. Following an initially slow start, the Vic soon fills up and Manda takes to the piano and leads a sing-song. Ricky tells Peggy that something is happening outside that she needs to see. The Mitchells head outside to find Peggy’s name removed from above the door which has been replaced with Archie’s name. As the family re-enter the Vic they find Archie and Janine at the bar. Archie now has the paperwork to declare that the Mitchells are trespassing on his land. Ronnie states the family will not give up the Vic without a fight and orders them both out of the

2009-12-24
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#20 - 2009-12-24

EastEnders - Season 25 - Episode 204

Peggy and Roxy are waiting at the hospital outside Ronnie’s room before going to Ronnie’s bedside. Archie is pacing in his lounge, expecting visitors. He informs Janine that when the Mitchells read the loan agreement, they will realise they must leave the Vic. Soon after, Peggy visits Archie and slaps him twice around the face. Janine overhears the conversation through the wall. Peggy is livid and threatens Archie there will be trouble if he goes near the girls again. Janine then enters in lingerie, asking Archie to return to bed. Peggy leaves in disgust. Peggy informs Ben and Phil that Ronnie is in hospital. In reaction, Phil pours himself some whisky and swiftly downs it. Peggy watches in disappointment and pleads the family fight Archie together. Billy arrives to see Peggy and confesses he knew about the loan. Billy explains his reasoning claiming that he doesn’t feel part of the family and Archie was there for him. In the Vic, Peggy announces the raffle draw and Mo complains loudly that she has not purchased tickets yet. Stacey gives Mo one of her and Bradley’s tickets. The raffle is drawn and Mo wins Max’s Merc, that he was recently forced to give to Phil. Bradley is frustrated as the winning ticket was originally his. Mo attributes her luck to the Queen Vic bust – she touched it shortly before her winning number came up. Everyone in the pub touches the Queen Vic bust in the hope that it will bring them good luck. Peggy announces to the Vic that she wishes everyone a merry Christmas. In response, Minty toasts to what a fine landlady Peggy Mitchell is. Archie and Janine enter the Vic. Roxy reacts aggressively but Peggy states she invited the couple. She says she is tired of fighting and affirms that family is more important than any building. Archie and Janine are behind the bar as Peggy, Phil, Roxy and Ben bring their belongings downstairs. Phil threatens Archie on his way out. Peggy heads back upstairs to collect her things. Mo is outside in

07/03/2011
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#21 - 07/03/2011

EastEnders - Season 27 - Episode 38

Ronnie's paranoia reaches new heights as she resolves to drive Glenda away before she discovers the truth about James. Meanwhile, Ian has a touching gesture for Jane, and will Shirley's dogged belief in Phil's faithfulness finally be shattered?

08/03/2011
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#22 - 08/03/2011

EastEnders - Season 27 - Episode 39

Revelations ricochet across the Square leaving relationships in tatters - will Shirley let Glenda get away with the upset that she has caused? Jane makes a devastating discovery about Ian, and Dot is touched by Edward's kindness.

10/03/2011
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#23 - 10/03/2011

EastEnders - Season 27 - Episode 40

hirley fights to keep her head held high as she faces a future without Phil - but will he succumb to her chilling request? Meanwhile Kat and Alfie do their best to support a vulnerable Shenice, and Abi's crush on Jay leaves her humiliated.

11/03/2011
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#24 - 11/03/2011

EastEnders - Season 27 - Episode 41

As Phil and Shirley rake over their relationship in an epic heart-to-heart, there is a final twist in store for the couple. Ian and Jane face an achingly tough decision about their future and Kat and Alfie mourn the loss of Shenice.

23/11/2011
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#25 - 23/11/2011

EastEnders - Season 27 - Episode 186

Tanya unleashes a torrent of abuse on her relatives when they try to discuss her recent behaviour - but is interrupted by an unexpected visitor. Meanwhile, Lauren visits the hospital, where she discovers her mother has been missing appointments. Dot claims not to know who Rose really is, and Abi suspects Jay is the father of Lola's baby

24/11/2011
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#26 - 24/11/2011

EastEnders - Season 27 - Episode 187

Max tries to get to the bottom of Tanya's problems, but only makes her more agitated - and she finally snaps when Lauren interrogates her about the missed hospital appointments. Meanwhile, Max's brother Derek sets about making his presence felt in Walford, but both Pat and Carol are far from pleased to see him. Jamie Foreman (Layer Cake) joins the cast

25/11/2011
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#27 - 25/11/2011

EastEnders - Season 27 - Episode 188

Max is faced with a difficult decision after Lauren tells him the truth about Tanya's illness - but there are still more shocks in store for the Brannings and the Crosses. Meanwhile, Derek visits some more old acquaintances

28/11/2011
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#28 - 28/11/2011

EastEnders - Season 27 - Episode 189

Rainie cannot contain her hatred following Tanya's revelation about their father, and tells her sister she wants her to die. Pat talks to Roxy about Derek's violent past, while Lola is nowhere to be found when the social worker calls - so Billy risks everything by asking Abi to take her place.

19/03/2012
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#29 - 19/03/2012

EastEnders - Season 28 - Episode 47

Heather is heartbroken when Shirley refuses to forgive her - and after discovering Rose has ruined her wedding dress, she decides to get away from the stresses of the Square and elope with Andrew. Ben starts to panic when Marsden asks to discuss his statement, while Shirley visits Phil in prison and pledges her loyalty to him

20/03/2012
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#30 - 20/03/2012

EastEnders - Season 28 - Episode 48

Phil furiously confronts a terrified Ben, determined to make him pay for lying to the police - but is faced with a terrible dilemma when he realises his son could be in serious trouble. Meanwhile, Shirley prepares to welcome Phil back home, and a traumatised Jay struggles to deal with the things he has seen

21/03/2012
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#31 - 21/03/2012

EastEnders - Season 28 - Episode 49

A distraught Shirley returns from Heather's flat with George in her arms - giving Phil, Ben and Jay the excuse they need to visit the crime scene. However, the police soon arrive to start their investigation, and take all of them to the station. Meanwhile, Andrew, Rose, Patrick and Roxy are horrified to discover what has happened

22/03/2012
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#32 - 22/03/2012

EastEnders - Season 28 - Episode 50

Police officers question Ben and Jay separately, and Phil hopes their alibis will hold up - but as the evening unfolds, DS Crisp and his officers identify their chief suspect. Meanwhile, as news of Heather's death spreads, the rest of the Square's residents struggle to come to terms with what has happened

Smoking Gun (Part One)
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#33 - Smoking Gun (Part One)

The Bill - Season 20 - Episode 24

Manson organises an obbo on long-time villain Bryan Ferris, who is wanted following the stabbing of a dealer on the Parkmede Estate. Having received information that he is starting his own sideline in illegal substances, Manson raids a pub where he finds Ferris and his cronies in the middle of a deal. Ferris offers to give information on a bigger player in the chain, Ivan Grazdani, in return for leniency with his sentence. A search of Grazdani's hotel room yields a number of false passport applications signed off by a local district judge, Colin Wakeling. McAllister investigates a surprising link between Wakeling, Grazdani and none other than Manson himself. Tait witnesses a meeting between Hunter and Weaver.

Luck of the Draw
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#34 - Luck of the Draw

The Bill - Season 20 - Episode 60

Young and Smithy are minutes away from a bullet in the head from Wayne Radford's goons, when a raid on Hedley's Club takes place just in time to save them. Unable to say anything about their ordeal, the pair claim to have been innocently having a drink at the club when the raid occurred. Okaro and Gold are furious that the raid took place without their consent. When Wayne is nicked for possession, he blows Young's cover in interview. Nixon tries to file a misper report after her daughter Abi fails to return home. When Abi's clothes and travelcard are found by the side of the Thames, Nixon realises the nightmare is only just beginning. Perkins and De Costa rescue a young boy from a convicted paedophile.

Desperation
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#35 - Desperation

The Bill - Season 20 - Episode 61

Sam leads the enquiry into her daughter's disappearance. Debbie takes the credit for Gary's work. Ramani catches Terry browsing a paedophile website. Terry discusses his childhood sexual abuse with his brother, Ben. Yvonne struggles to deal with Shirley, who steals Dean's disabled badge for money, and then claims to be HIV-positive.

Not the Real Thing
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#36 - Not the Real Thing

The Bill - Season 20 - Episode 80

Best and Sim are on the trail of a prolific local burglar, but when Stamp and Hollis attend the scene of the latest incident, they find more than they bargained for, in the form of a severed arm. Best investigates and immediately apprehends the suspect, but Meadows is less than pleased when the arm is discovered to be made of rubber. That is, until Best finds a real one in the suspect's shed. Meanwhile, Smithy is teamed up with Kent when local villain Jimmy Cross is targeted for selling dodgy consignments of vodka, unknowingly sparking a turf war with none other than the Radfords. On Smithy's advice, Dunbar informs Morrell during interview that Young had accused Kent of raping her shortly prior to her death.

Long Buried Secrets
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#37 - Long Buried Secrets

The Bill - Season 20 - Episode 81

Stamp and Hollis attend the scene when the grave of Wayne Radford is desecrated with paint. CCTV reveals that career criminal Jimmy Cross is responsible for the attack, and Gold is forced to break the news to Irene and David. Gold believes she has convinced Irene to let the police deal with Cross, but later receives a call to say that Cross has been shot in a drive-by shooting. Forensics reveals that the gun used in the shooting was the same gun used to kill Thatcher's father over twenty-years ago, and a review of the case uncovers some possible new evidence. Meanwhile, Morrell questions Kent after Dunbar's allegations that he raped Young, and a gleaming Hunter discovers Manson and Dunbar's affair.

Confessions of a Killer
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#38 - Confessions of a Killer

The Bill - Season 21 - Episode 14

Andrea is called as a witness to give evidence in the Kennedy rape trial, but having been exposed as an undercover journalist leaves her credibility in tatters. An angry Sam slaps Andrea when Kennedy manages to walk free from court. Having been suspended, Andrea attempts one final mission by trying to prove that Gabriel was the Sun Hill sniper – only to end up being held hostage in a storeroom by the crazed copper. Meanwhile, Jim and Ken raid a warehouse where a group of Asian men are suspected of selling counterfeit goods. The raid sparks a row between Colin and Leela, and Ken is sent to arrest the wayward copper – but the events which follow prove to be fatal.

Inferno
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#39 - Inferno

The Bill - Season 21 - Episode 15

Adam takes control of the team in the wake of the fire, but trouble ensues for June when whilst clearing the prisoners from custody, two make good their escape in an unlocked area car. Meanwhile, a smug Gabriel saves Smithy from the wreckage of the building, leaving Andrea to perish. As Jim is hot on the tail of the two escaped prisoners, Roger suggests that their escape might be connected to the attack – leaving a furious Jim to attack one of the suspects when he tracks them down. Reg arrives back at the station to find Marilyn, but his worst fears are confirmed when he arrives at St. Hugh's. The day turns from bad to worse for Jim when he catches June and Roger in a passionate clinch.

Facing the Future
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#40 - Facing the Future

Casualty - Season 16 - Episode 7

Someone to Watch over Me
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#41 - Someone to Watch over Me

Casualty - Season 16 - Episode 13

Up to Your Neck in It
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#42 - Up to Your Neck in It

Casualty - Season 17 - Episode 11

Josh rescues a boy from drowning after his father's car rolls into a river. Nikki is refusing to talk to Jack after his behaviour.