The Best Episodes Directed by Nick Murphy
#1 - The Devil's Waltz
Dracula Season 1 - Episode 5
Harker learns Gen. Shaw isn't the hero he pretends to be; Van Helsing's first test with the solar serum is a failure; Davenport's people abduct Renfield; when Grayson dances with Mina at her engagement party, their feelings are revealed.
#2 - Nero
Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire Season 1 - Episode 2
Nero witnesses the Great Fire of Rome from his villa in Antium and hurries back to the capital to try to control the fire and save lives. Seneca tells him to "rule like the gods" and he vows to build an inspirational city of marble and stone on the ruins. The expense threatens to bankrupt the empire and Tigellinus is sent to rob the temples, turning many in the senate against the emperor. The Pisonian conspiracy to assassinate Nero and have Gaius Calpurnius Piso proclaimed as emperor is revealed, and the conspirators, including the trusted Seneca, are executed. Nero inaugurates the biggest arts festival in Roman history with himself at the top of the bill. In the furious throes of increasing megalomania he kicks his wife Poppea to death. A now isolated Nero leaves Rome in the hands of the Senate as he sets out on a debauched tour of the empire. With his reconstruction still incomplete as the money runs out, Tigellinus is ordered to initiate a campaign of forced suicide to dispossess the richest men in the empire. A rebellion rises up and the Senate sentences the fleeing Nero to death, his suicide bringing the Julio-Claudian dynasty to an end.
#8 - Quarantine
The Hot Zone Season 1 - Episode 5
Dr. Nancy Jaax works tirelessly to find out why the virus is behaving differently than expected in human victims; unforeseen dangers arise at the research facility; Jaax is forced to make a choice between her family and her duty to her country.
#9 - Expendable
The Hot Zone Season 1 - Episode 4
An employee at the monkey research facility falls ill, causing Dr. Nancy Jaax to fear the virus has spread to the human population; Jerry Jaax searches for a way to protect his wife; and Dr. Wade Carter is obsessed with exposing the dangers of Ebola.
#10 - Charlie Foxtrot
The Hot Zone Season 1 - Episode 3
Representatives from varying agencies disagree on how to handle Dr. Nancy Jaax's discovery, so she realizes there are few protocols in place for containing a deadly virus on the U.S. soil; and an employee at the monkey research facility falls ill.
#19 - The Story of 1
BBC Documentaries Season 2005 - Episode 40
Terry Jones hosts this documentary on the number one. It looks at early evidence of counting, the use of numbers for simple arithmetic in Sumeria, the development of large numbers and their use for engineering in Egypt, the worship of numbers by Pythagoras and the theoretical mathematics of the Archimedes. It also looks at the use of numbers by the Romans, the development of Arabic numerals in India, the discovery of the number zero, the development of algebra in the Islamic world, the decline of Roman numerals in the west, and the development of the binary system.