The BEST episodes directed by Paul Harrison

Live in My Heart and Pay No Rent
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9.31
45 votes

#1 - Live in My Heart and Pay No Rent

Ballykissangel - Season 1 - Episode 3

Niamh's wedding plans are disrupted when a stone statue falls off the church and through her fiancee's car. As he had only just got out of the car he takes it as a sign that he should become a priest. Peter tries to talk him out of it, but Ambrose calls off the engagement. Niamh has other problems to deal with, as she becomes disgusted at the idea of her father meeting up with an ex-girlfriend. Local Hill farmer, Eamonn, attempts to provide evidence of his elusive sheep to the European Union, in order to get his subsidy, by constructing wooden sheep. Niamh decides she wants her wedding reception to go ahead, even if she's not having the wedding. 'Hardly a Wedding reception' results in large sales of stout which Assumpta was given without charge, and after a little intervention by Peter, Ambrose gatecrashes the party and Proposes to Niamh.

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For One Night Only
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9.15
48 votes

#2 - For One Night Only

Ballykissangel - Season 2 - Episode 1

Assumpta doesn't hold a very high opinion of the church. In the annual slave auction she is sold to Father Mac who does not hold a very high opinion of Assumpta. As a result, she has to provide accommodation for two visiting parish priests and a Bishop. Father Mac is less than impressed when he finds Father Peter pulling pints as Assumpta's slave. A musician, Enda O'Sullivan, moves into BallyK and is cast as Assumpta's love interest in the village play. Niamh is thrilled and thinks Assumpta should go out with him. Enda's ankle is injured during rehearsals and Peter is brought in to replace him, which leads to a compromising situation witnessed by Father Mac. Brian refuses to fund the play unless Enda plays the lead role. With a little help from Dr Ryan Enda is back on his feet in time for the opening night - much to Peter's disappointment.

If Dogs Run Free (2)
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8.69
99 votes

#3 - If Dogs Run Free (2)

A Touch of Frost - Season 15 - Episode 2

Frost considers retiring from the Police force and plans to get married, ending the series, however DS George Toolan dies of heart failure following a collision outside the church where the wedding is about to take place. It is noteworthy that an alternate ending was filmed, where Frost is killed instead of George, but David Jason chose the 'happier' ending over this one.

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River Dance
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8.64
45 votes

#4 - River Dance

Ballykissangel - Season 2 - Episode 2

Local school teacher, Brendan, faces losing his job because of falling numbers at the National School in BallyK But parents and fiends discover that Father Mac is responsible for the decision, and so they rally round to save their favourite teacher. Having seen Enda panning for gold in the River Angel, Liam and Donal decide that they can exploit the situation. They create a shrine on the riverbank and tourists pay to hear tales of the Angel's abundant gold. However, Peter is less than impressed with the tacky statue of the Blessed Virgin, with its glowing heart. Niamh's and Ambrose's attempts to conceive are exhausting Ambrose, but the regulars at Fitzgerald's are amused that he is constantly called on to do his duty. Enda sends his son to the BallyK National School, thus making up the number of pupils, and Brendan's job is safe. Niamh finally announces that she is pregnant.

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Hold Fire
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8.50
2 votes

#5 - Hold Fire

The Bill - Season 4 - Episode 12

P.C. Smith and P.C. Melvin are first on the scene of a traffic accident. The cars are on fire, and both officers risk their lives to rescue the occupants. One of the cars explodes, killing a passenger, knocking Smith unconscious and burning Melvin's hands. One of the men they rescued is a big-time villain, and the F.I.O. (Fire Investigations Officer) reckons he had explosives in the boot. D.C. Carver and W.P.C. Martella stake out a pub, but get distracted playing video games. They eventually follow and arrest a man who is ripping off his employer. D.S. Roach attends the Met's firearms training for renewal of his firearms authorisation. He fails spectacularly and his licence is revoked, but it's clear he failed deliberately. At the hospital, Martella arrives to help Melvin keep an eye on their suspect, but they are distracted when a man high on drugs runs through the ward, and their villain disappears.

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When a Child Is Born
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8.29
7 votes

#6 - When a Child Is Born

Ballykissangel - Season 3 - Episode 1

With the birth of Niamh's baby approaching the last thing she needs is a stressful visit from Ambrose's mother, Imelda. Kathleen discovers a miracle at the church 0 a statue has started to sweat. Within hours the town is filled with people and Peter is suspicious that several residents stand to gain from the 'miracle': Assumpta's doing good business at the pub; Padraig's got his first scoop for the local paper; Liam's and Donal's fast-food van is doing a roaring trade; and father Mac is happy to see the donations increase. Padraig's journalistic talent is also put to good use trying to find out what Brian is up to. He's buying land from Eamonn, but he also wants two access roads and he's not saying why. The 'sweat' on the statue is finally identified as chip fat, and Peter gives Liam and Donal an angry lecture on the evils of exploiting the church for their own gain. Ambrose's mother is sent home on the advice of Dr Ryan, but Niamh gives birth in the car on the way back, with Ambrose d

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In the Public Interest
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8.21
80 votes

#7 - In the Public Interest

A Touch of Frost - Season 14 - Episode 3

Three naked bodies are found buried, and laid out in the shape of a triangle. Meanwhile, there is trouble when a multi-millionaire businessman decides to relocate his corporate headquarters to Denton.

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Fallen Angel
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8.20
15 votes

#8 - Fallen Angel

Ballykissangel - Season 1 - Episode 4

Angel FM, a pirate radio station in the village, keeps Ambrose busy, while Father Peter is told he must get his own transport or lose his job. Assumpta gives him driving lessons which prove to be a little more dangerous than she anticipated. Whilst on a hospital visit, Peter meets a former judge, Michael Bradley, who has a low opinion of the church. Peter befriends him but is shocked when Mr Bradley tells him that he helped his wife to die. The young priest turns to Father Mac for advice, but during the conversation it emerges that the driving test that he is about to take will be fixed. Peter takes the test as Mr Clifford, rather than Father Peter, and passes. He triumphantly returns to the town only to be told that Michael Bradley has died. When he returns to the hospital, he is given a set of keys to a sleek vintage car that Bradley has left to him.

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Mind Games
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8.10
81 votes

#9 - Mind Games

A Touch of Frost - Season 14 - Episode 1

A man is released on licence after serving 20 years for the murder of a 14-year-old girl. When the body of her best friend, who disappeared at the same time, is found, Frost has to investigate a 20-year-old murder.

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Amongst Us
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8.01
789 votes

#10 - Amongst Us

Death in Paradise - Season 1 - Episode 8

Dwayne delights in showing off a new lady he meets while on a night out. However, his happiness is quickly cut short when she is found murdered in her bed the following morning, with coins shoved in her mouth and the house ransacked. Richard discovers that she had used an alias, and was an informant about to expose a money laundering scandal.

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Stealing Cars And Nursery Rhymes
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8.00
2 votes

#11 - Stealing Cars And Nursery Rhymes

The Bill - Season 4 - Episode 11

Yorkie has problems with kids at a youth group. He chases a group of kids in a stolen car that ends up with 3 deaths after wrapping around a pole. Ramsey seems to have collected a stray dog which runs loose around the station. Haynes slags off the kids of Sun Hill in front of Yorkie. Ramsey investigates a UFO which turns out to be a satellite dish.

Blue For A Boy
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8.00
2 votes

#12 - Blue For A Boy

The Bill - Season 4 - Episode 24

W.P.C. Martella and P.C. Edwards are on the beat, and intervene when they find a man arguing with a young mother. D.C. Dashwood goes to meet a snout, and is nearly run over by the man Martella and Edwards questioned before. The woman, Brenda Knight says he has abducted her baby, but claims she doesn't know him. Burnside is suspiscious, and puts the pressure on Brenda until she admits that the man who took the baby is Sam Rice, who paid her £2000 to bear his surrogate child, which she then refused to hand over. After questioning Rice's wife, W.P.C. Ackland finds him at the hospital with the baby who is in good health.

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Snout
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8.00
2 votes

#13 - Snout

The Bill - Season 4 - Episode 38

D.I. Burnside visits D.C. Carver's prisoner, and interrogates him alone, against regulations, leaving Carver outside wincing at his methods as he hears Burnside bellowing at the prisoner and linking his name with sex offences against children.

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God.com
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8.00
1 votes

#14 - God.com

Ballykissangel - Season 6 - Episode 1

It's all change at BallyK. There's a new priest, Father Vincent Sheahan, who has arrived from Australia, there's a new stable owner, Avril Burke, and a new mechanic at Padraig's old garage, Edso Dowling. Within hours of arriving in BallyK, Father Vincent has to turn detective to find out who has set up a website, guiltgone.com, purporting to be a Ballykissangel confessional. Meanwhile, Brian Quigley has dissappeared, leaving his clothes neatly folded on the beach (remember Reggie Perrin?). Has he drowned, or does the list of his debtors point to his having 'done a runner'?

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Hidden Truth
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7.95
151 votes

#15 - Hidden Truth

A Touch of Frost - Season 10 - Episode 1

A vital witness to a gangland killing goes missing before she can give evidence in court, And frost finds himself under pressure to find her and her son before a hitman can get to them. Frost thinks he has won the lottery but he has lost his ticket!

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The Facts of Life
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7.92
12 votes

#16 - The Facts of Life

Ballykissangel - Season 2 - Episode 4

A baby that has been abandoned on Peter's doorstep cause him and Assumpta a sleepless night. As the hunt continues for the baby's mother, Peter organises a 'sex talk' for the local youths. Unsurprisingly, Father Mac does not approve. After only a few weeks pregnancy, Niamh miscarries. Husband Ambrose is on bed rest after slipping on a bar of soap in the bath, and his replacement, Garda McMullen, is demanding to say the least. Brian begins to bribe the new Garda in order to complete an illegal part of his latest business venture. Superintendent Foley is impressed with McMullen's performance, but is concerned about Ambrose's and Brian's relationship; so he plans to post Ambrose to an inner-city job. It's only when Brian discusses the bribes with McMullen in front of the Superintendent that the truth emerges and McMullen is moved on.

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If Dogs Run Free (1)
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7.90
157 votes

#17 - If Dogs Run Free (1)

A Touch of Frost - Season 15 - Episode 1

The first in the final two-part episode in the series sees Frost attempting to crack an illegal dog-fighting ring, only to discover that its manager, a wealthy Denton businessman, has links to a drug-smuggling operation. Frost also begins to form a relationship with RSPCA Inspector Christine Moorhead, and attempts to finally get over the death of his wife.

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Music of Murder
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7.88
762 votes

#18 - Music of Murder

Death in Paradise - Season 1 - Episode 7

Dwayne takes the team to the concert of a reformed rock band, but the lead singer is shot dead and found on the stage inside a coffin prop just minutes before the planned performance. With all the suspects having an alibi, Camille, Dwayne and Fidel begin to believe that it was suicide, but Richard is not convinced.

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Close Encounters
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7.86
107 votes

#19 - Close Encounters

A Touch of Frost - Season 10 - Episode 2

Denton's last remaining quarry is vandalised. Frost finds a baby in his office and is delighed to discover it belongs to DS (previously WPC) Hazel Wallace. He gets Hazel to look into some burglary's that have been occuring just after removal jobs have been completed. At the quarry a second body is found, which causes them to call the police. The only witness to the murder is an autistic boy, who immediately becomes prime suspect. Frost finds out about some dodgy dealings in the past between the quarry owner and his former partner. The boy escapes through a window and the Officers on duty get a sever telling off. A woman comes in saying her 7-year-old son has been abducted by her husband. The quarry owner then turns up dead in a brook a small way from the quarry. The boy is found but he has rigged the Autistic boy is found and he has rigged Denton Quarry with explosives and threataning to blow the quarry and himself up. Frost manages to get the boy down but the explosives in the boy's bag still explode. Frost then goes and arrests the quarry owner's partner for the double murder and finds the other boy safe and sound in a removals depot. He arrests the missing boy's father for robbery.

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Near Death Experience
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7.84
113 votes

#20 - Near Death Experience

A Touch of Frost - Season 12 - Episode 1

The murder of a widow soon gives Frost a chance to prove his worth again, but the investigation only reveals an intriguing web of deceit, and it isn't until a forensic psychologist joins the team that they realise a serial killer is at work.

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Episode Two
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7.77
74 votes

#21 - Episode Two

Trollied - Season 3 - Episode 2

Gavin finds himself at odds with the forward-thinking Richard during a brainstorm for the new Valco Better store. Valco could soon be down a staff member as well when a visit from Emma's dad prompts Kieran to consider moving out of Warrington.

Episode Four
star
7.67
75 votes

#22 - Episode Four

Trollied - Season 3 - Episode 4

Andy the butcher is smitten by his ex, Sarah and can't wipe the grin off of his face, divulging a few too many details about their date the night before.

Episode Three
star
7.65
72 votes

#23 - Episode Three

Trollied - Season 3 - Episode 3

Richard France's latest brainwave is given the greenlight - a 'suggestion fort' to find out what customers want from the Valco Better store.

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The Potted Gardener
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7.64
219 votes

#24 - The Potted Gardener

Agatha Raisin - Season 1 - Episode 4

On the eve of the village's best kept garden contest many of the entrants' gardens are sabotaged. Shortly afterwards James' other half Mary, a keen contestant, is murdered, following a row between the couple. Since Mary's garden was left virtually untouched Agatha initially suspects one of the other contestants, all of whom hated her, but switches her opinion upon meting Mary's spoilt daughter and sole heir, Beth., being wrong on both counts. However a new lead is opened up on the discovery that Mary used to be a singer and music provides a clue to Agatha solving the murder - and for good measure she also identifies the garden vandals.

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Day of Reckoning
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7.63
71 votes

#25 - Day of Reckoning

Lovejoy - Season 6 - Episode 2

A former friend, Max Hunter, who believes Lovejoy had an affair with his wife, kidnaps Charlotte and plans to kill her. But he gives Lovejoy a sporting chance to find him by leaving a series of clues.

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Episode One
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7.58
78 votes

#26 - Episode One

Trollied - Season 3 - Episode 1

Changes abound as the supermarket sitcom begins its third series. Gavin and Julie meet the new head of strategy, a flashy upstart with big plans for Valco

The Man in the Street
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7.57
67 votes

#27 - The Man in the Street

All in the Family - Season 2 - Episode 11

Archie is the subject of a man-on-the-street interview scheduled to appear on the evening news.

Episode Six
star
7.57
42 votes

#28 - Episode Six

Trollied - Season 3 - Episode 6

Richard France is really starting to rub people up the wrong way...

In the Can
star
7.50
14 votes

#29 - In the Can

Ballykissangel - Season 2 - Episode 3

Brian makes a video to attract American tourists to Ballykissangel, but the locals' acting skills are tested to the limit - and it's not a pretty sight. Niamh's food cravings are taking their toll on Ambrose, whilst her father is impressed when she dishes up tripe casserole for dinner. Assumpta finally gives in to Niamh's matchmaking attempts and goes on a date with Enda, only to discover that his baby-sitter's feelings for him are more than platonic. Meanwhile, Peter causes a stir with his plans for a folk Mass.

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Death of the Small Coppers
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7.44
226 votes

#30 - Death of the Small Coppers

Midsomer Murders - Season 20 - Episode 2

When Mahesh Sidana - butterfly collector and founding member of an elite IQ society - is found murdered, pinned to a wall in a manner akin to his treasured butterfly specimens, DCI Barnaby and DS Winter are thrust into a crime that impacts not only on their community, but internationally.

Episode Five
star
7.42
48 votes

#31 - Episode Five

Trollied - Season 3 - Episode 5

Andy is leaving the Warrington branch of Valco for pastures new. He decides to follow his former flame, Sarah, to Scarborough.

The Wellspring of Death
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7.37
260 votes

#32 - The Wellspring of Death

Agatha Raisin - Season 1 - Episode 3

Roy lures Agatha back into the world of PR. She represents a local mineral water company -- but a murder there throws a spanner in the works.

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The Power and the Gory
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7.31
13 votes

#33 - The Power and the Gory

Ballykissangel - Season 1 - Episode 5

Brian Quigley is persuaded to stand for election against Sean Dooley, after the death of the local representative to the Irish Parliament - The Dail. Brian pays for a replacement church bell, something that Peter is right to be suspicious of. Niamh is also unimpressed by her father's reluctance to pay for her wedding reception. A television crew arrives to cover the election, and the reporter turns out to be Assumpta's ex-boyfriend, Leo McGarvey, who is still in love with her. Liam and Donal, Brian's workmen, find on Brian's building site - a skeleton. While Ambrose is tempted to press charges against Brian, Peter suggests that they shouldn't postpone the wedding any longer, and if Brian is willing to pay for it, Ambrose could drop the charges. Dooley wins the election, but Father Mac and Brian are not disappointed - this means that Dooley will be off to Dublin, and out of their way. Leo gives up chasing Assumpta, but suggests that she has feelings for Peter.

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I Know When I'm Not Wanted
star
7.13
8 votes

#34 - I Know When I'm Not Wanted

Ballykissangel - Season 3 - Episode 5

Peter returns to BallyK to discover a pair of scantily clad young women in his house. It transpires that Brian's bankruptcy has forced him to rent out the house. There is much worse to come when Assumpta gets back to the pub with her new husband, Leo McGarvey, in tow. It's a shock for Peter, but he takes particular offence that she didn't tell him about it. Peter distracts himself by organising a pub quiz against a rival team from Cildargan. All the relationships in the village seem to have broken down while he's been away, and it needs something to bring them together. Surprisingly, Donal saves the day with his newfound interest in philosophy. It helps to restore the community spirit, but doesn't solve Peter's problems. Ambrose's investigations into a string of burglaries ends when he makes an arrest during one of Kieran's sleepless nights.

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I Counted Them All Out
star
7.00
1 votes

#35 - I Counted Them All Out

The Bill - Season 5 - Episode 79

Burnside, the rest of CID and some uniform assist Flying Squad thwart a hold-up on a security van at a supermarket. Carver is not happy that a shot was fired resulting in a villian later dying of injuries. There is a bag missing from the van.

Smoke Signals
star
7.00
1 votes

#36 - Smoke Signals

Ballykissangel - Season 6 - Episode 8

Father Mac is outraged when he learns that Vincent has married Barry and Lyn, and to make matters worse the Bishop has found out as well. Also, the bank has foreclosed on the priest's house, so Vincent is forced to find a place to sleep in various places. Meanwhile, Louis's dog is unwell, and when Siobhan seeks to find out why she finds some strange plants on the mountain, which attracts the interest of both Doc Ryan and Frankie. And then there's Liam, the cool dude....!

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Drink
star
6.00
1 votes

#37 - Drink

Ballykissangel - Season 6 - Episode 2

Father Vincent has got troubles: he's tested positive for drink driving, and the bank is about to take away the cottage which used to belong to Brian, and in which he lives. Meanwhile, Liam's fallen in love with Siobhan's niece, Elaine, and Siobahan is furious with Brendan for being irresponsible. Then there's Paul, who wants to buy Louis's cottage . . .

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Getting Better All the Time
star
6.00
1 votes

#38 - Getting Better All the Time

Ballykissangel - Season 6 - Episode 7

A faith healer, Conseula Dunphy, comes to the area: Father Mac is worried, Michael Ryan is contemptuous, and Vincent has an open mind. Vincent's life is complicated, however, with the arrival of an old friend and his girlfriend who want him to marry them - but there are complications. Meanwhile, Liam thinks that he and Donal should invest the money they had from Brian in the syndicate which owns Avril's horse, The Cat. And then there's the large stone in the field that Paul's leasing.....

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Syndicate Sanctuary
star
4.70
37 votes

#39 - Syndicate Sanctuary

The Untouchables - Season 1 - Episode 13

(No date given, but probably 1932 which was a presidential election year.) 30 miles from Chicago, the (fictitious) Calum City; population: 10,000.  Judge Leon Zabo is running for mayor, to clean up the town.  Working hard in his campaign headquarters is his lovely daughter, Rosetta Zabo.  Judge Zabo tried to put an end to vice, graft and corruption; in the last 6 months, he had closed down 110 bars, clubs and gambling casinos in the notorious Barbary Coast district.  Late at night, Judge Zabo takes a taxi home; driver Joe Donato makes it a point to tell him the right door is stuck, and he has to use the left door.  In front of Zabo's house, Donato again tells him to use the left door, which opens to the street side.  A car driven by gangster Harry Mauldin runs the judge over. Ness and his men are on the case.  With Capone in prison, and a crime crackdown in Chicago, the Syndicate is looking for another city to make its headquarters for the nationwide narcotics racket: Ness knows they

Deny Thy Father (1)
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0.00
0 votes

#40 - Deny Thy Father (1)

Casualty - Season 20 - Episode 17

Part one of a Casualty@Holby City crossover. For part two, see Holby City S20E11.