The Best Episodes Directed by Noreen Kershaw

The Shoot

#1 - The Shoot

Heartbeat Season 11 - Episode 21

star 10.00
4 votes
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Friends and Relations

#2 - Friends and Relations

Heartbeat Season 14 - Episode 19

Clare finds herself under suspicion when a wild party ends in tragedy with a drugs-related death, and Miller is annoyed to have to reprimand Walker once again when he discovers his participation in the drunken revelling. David is put in a tricky situation when his Aunt Peggy arrives in Aidensfield and sets up an illegal vodka still, while Ventress is quick to reveal the newcomer's dubious history to Oscar and Gina.

star 10.00
2 votes
Old Masters

#3 - Old Masters

Heartbeat Season 11 - Episode 6

Vernon conducts tours of Ashfordly Hall. During a tour, a valuable painting vanishes. A journalist, who had caught Ventress asleep whilst on duty, photographed him. Later, when Ventress & Blaketon see the photo, they recognise the culprit - a known thief.

star 9.25
4 votes
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#4 - Harmony

Heartbeat Season 12 - Episode 5

Merton's cousin, the famous singer-songwriter Deborah Vine, arrives in Aidensfield to find a secluded location in which to work.

star 9.00
4 votes

#5 - Icon

Heartbeat Season 14 - Episode 15

Bellamy and Walker hunt for a batch of stolen Russian icons, and suspect the victim of an assault at the Aidensfield Arms might be involved when they discover his criminal connections. Vernon embarks on another harebrained scheme when he meets an Italian truffle salesman, while Helen is puzzled by a youngster's baffling medical history.

star 8.75
4 votes
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A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

#6 - A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

Heartbeat Season 14 - Episode 18

Bellamy tries to impress Miller by going it alone, while the arrival of tax inspector Derek Ford gets the residents of Aidensfield panicked. Vernon bears the brunt of Ford's wrath when his dodgy dealings and poor record-keeping are exposed, convincing the wheeler dealer the only way to avoid trouble is to fake his own suicide.

star 8.75
4 votes
Skeletons and Cupboards

#7 - Skeletons and Cupboards

Heartbeat Season 12 - Episode 1

Ventress fears for his job and his sanity when Blaketon sees a man whom they certified dead fifteen years previously. Meanwhile, the villagers are sceptical when Vernon finds gainful employment Meanwhile Mike is worried about Tricia as she returns to work, but she is determined that she is ok.

star 8.71
7 votes
Episode 6

#8 - Episode 6

Call the Midwife Season 9 - Episode 6

At the Turners, Shelagh receives a phone call from the Hong Kong adoption agency, which has the alarming news that someone from May's past has arrived in the UK and wants to see the little girl. Meanwhile, Valerie's cousin Maureen is heavily pregnant and hoping her baby will be born on Thursday, the same date as her father and grandfather. However, her due date isn't so soon and keen to bring on the birth, Maureen takes a big risk by secretly taking castor oil - with potentially disastrous consequences.

star 8.27
131 votes
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Blast from the Past

#9 - Blast from the Past

Heartbeat Season 14 - Episode 14

Walker is forced to confront his past when he undertakes his own unofficial investigation into a series of violent robberies around Aidensfield. Helen has to come to terms with the fact that her marriage is probably over when Matthew's mistress appears in the village, and David finds himself involved in some shady behaviour.

star 8.20
5 votes

#10 - Roz

Broken Season 1 - Episode 4

Father Michael risks breaking the seal of confession as he tries to help Roz Demichelis, while his childhood flashbacks intensify as his mother's condition deteriorates.

star 8.01
189 votes
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Not So Special

#11 - Not So Special

Heartbeat Season 10 - Episode 15

Glenda Marriot wants her aunt Mrs. Barton to sell her farm and move to an old people's home, but the old lady says she can still manage together with her farmhand Jed Harrison. Glenda tries to take legal steps to make her sell, but somebody must be more intent on getting the old lady out and tries to scare her away. Vernon Scripps' latest idea is hot rods. He wants Bernie to build him one so that he can race it. PC Ventress is showing Special Constable Harold Emney around when he sees Gina leaving the maternal ward at Ashfordly Hospital. Of course he puts two and two together and gets five and before long everybody knows that she is pregnant - everybody that is except Gina and the assumed father Phil Bellamy.

star 8.00
5 votes
Episode 4

#12 - Episode 4

Call the Midwife Season 10 - Episode 4

It’s July 1966, and Britain is in the grip of World Cup fever. New pupil midwife Nancy makes quite an impact.

star 7.99
71 votes
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Episode 5

#13 - Episode 5

Call the Midwife Season 10 - Episode 5

Sister Julienne is concerned when a toddler displays troubling symptoms. Shelagh and Nancy handle a teenage pregnancy, while the Turners receive exciting news.

star 7.94
68 votes
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#14 - Carl

Broken Season 1 - Episode 5

Father Michael has to mediate when Helen's devout brother, Daniel, clashes violently with her gay neighbour, Carl, as all try to come to terms with Vernon's death.

star 7.92
173 votes
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Episode 5

#15 - Episode 5

Call the Midwife Season 9 - Episode 5

Sister Frances is at a loss when she cares for diabetic and recovering cancer patient Albert Calthorpe whose fiercely independent wife Grace refuses to accept further help, despite caring for her husband, her elderly mother and her pregnant daughter. Meanwhile, Violet is given two tickets to new hit film The Sound of Music and decides to raffle them off with all proceeds going to the incubator fund, while Timothy, Angela and May want to give their parents a night off, but they're not sure how.

star 7.92
122 votes
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Professional Divide

#16 - Professional Divide

Scott & Bailey Season 4 - Episode 6

Troubled by Gill's comments about her relationship with Will Pemberton, Rachel gets cold feet about accompanying him to an awards ceremony. When Janet discovers that Elise's heart is being broken by Eleanor's son, her maternal instincts make her want to rescue her daughter and bring her home. When a couple are shot at close range in their pub in the early hours, their son Simon feels utterly alone, having lost his sister Carla when he was three. But when his aunt is identifying the bodies, she tells them that Carla did not die, but was disowned by the family after failed attempts at rehab.

star 7.64
135 votes

#17 - Neglect

Scott & Bailey Season 4 - Episode 5

Unable to get over being second choice for the sergeant's job, Rachel punishes Janet for not telling her. After Elise moves in with Ade, Janet feels inadequate as a mother although she has not given up on the idea of a boyfriend entirely. When an unconscious baby is admitted to hospital, staff are concerned that his injuries do not match his parents' explanation. But with a child-minder and her stoned boyfriend in the mix, it is unclear who had the baby's best interests at heart.

star 7.54
170 votes
A Matter of Rank

#18 - A Matter of Rank

Scott & Bailey Season 4 - Episode 4

Gill introduces her new sergeant to Will Pemberton, an ambitious detective superintendent on his way to the top. However, Rachel and Will have been enjoying a passionate yet discreet affair for the past few months. Will wants to go public but Rachel would prefer to keep it quiet, worried about how others might judge her. Inspired by Eleanor's happy home life, Janet determines to persevere with the dating game. But a speed dating evening proves a disaster when she realises she is unable to step out of character, and has been interviewing every man there as if he was a suspect. The case of the week involves the murder of a woman in a Manchester hotel. With only a necklace and the name Lola to go on, Syndicate 9 try to piece together her last known movements. When a witness comes forward to report a troubling sexual encounter, it seems that a hook-up site could hold the answers.

star 7.35
176 votes
A Gentleman's Sport

#19 - A Gentleman's Sport

Heartbeat Season 11 - Episode 11

A forced entry to a Goldsmiths keeps the poilce busy. Craddock is furious to learn one of the suspects escaped from the hospital whilst Tom had fallen asleep! Mr. Veritable, a known cricket player turns up in Aidensfield, but its not long before suspision is aroused and it turns out he was behind the theft.

star 7.30
30 votes
Cold Turkey

#20 - Cold Turkey

Heartbeat Season 10 - Episode 10

A new bank manager is very unwilling to lend out money and his son moves away from home in sympathy with the empty-handed. Bellamy and Gina prepare expensive luxury as Christmas gifts to each other.

star 7.14
7 votes
Muck and Brass

#21 - Muck and Brass

Heartbeat Season 13 - Episode 23

Merton and his team set out to find the saboteur behind a series of rigged accidents in the lead-up to the Aidensfield Hill Climb, an annual race for motor cars. Meanwhile, Liz Merrick grows concerned about a man sleeping rough who she suspects may be suffering from asbestos poisoning, and Vernon finds - then loses - a fortune.

star 7.00
5 votes
She's Leaving Home

#22 - She's Leaving Home

Heartbeat Season 11 - Episode 2

The boy who caused damage to the police property runs off with his 16 year old girlfriend. The girlfriend falls ill after drinking contaminated water. Vernon eventually persuades Oscar to try a slot machine in the pub. He says he will pay for the winnings himself. Vernon doesnt realise the machine has been fixed by a friend of Bernie's, meaning Oscar enjoys a busy night of trade, eventually the man who fixes the machines foots the bill.

star 6.86
7 votes
Dog Collar

#23 - Dog Collar

Heartbeat Season 10 - Episode 3

As Edith Benton has to leave for a family visit Greengrass and David get the job to lead her poodle through the Ashfordly Championship Dog Show. A couple of valuable candlesticks are stolen from the church and The Reverend's daughter is in love with a young man that her mother is hostile to.

star 6.83
6 votes
The Buxton Defence

#24 - The Buxton Defence

Heartbeat Season 10 - Episode 23

Russian chess champion Leonid Vorodin passes through Ashfordly Hall on his way around Britain and his lordship asks sergeant Craddock for a permanent police presence during his stay. This does not prevent a burglar to break into the manor during the night and steal some of Lord Ashfordly's precious chess sets. Vorodin plans to defect with the aid of his British press secretary Anna Young. But Sychen and Zaikov from the Russian embassy are on to their plans. Greengrass has decided to sell his cottage in Aidensfield in order to buy a house in the Caribbean. While David can move back to his mother Vernon has no place to go and does his best to discourage potential buyers.

star 6.83
6 votes
Horses for Courses

#25 - Horses for Courses

Heartbeat Season 12 - Episode 10

Mike is horrified when Tricia gets involved with a racehorse trainer, and Vernon has a surprise visit from a long-lost sibling.

star 6.75
4 votes
From Ancient Grudge

#26 - From Ancient Grudge

Heartbeat Season 11 - Episode 14

A family feud over land escalates with a fight in the pub, partly provoked by Tom. Unknown to the two families involved, 2 of them from opposing sides used to go out with each other. Thankfully, Alf calms both parties down, and talks some sense into them.

star 4.03
31 votes