The BEST episodes directed by Paul Whittington

Episode 5
star
9.20
74 votes

#1 - Episode 5

The Fixer - Season 2 - Episode 5

The team find themselves involved in the world of cage fighting when they try and deal with a gang plotting a major heist.

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Episode 6
star
8.77
75 votes

#2 - Episode 6

The Fixer - Season 2 - Episode 6

A hitman from India arrives in the UK with the intend to kill a ten month old baby who is the heir to a large fortune. Mercer and the team have to work to protect the child and stop a mob war from breaking out. Symmonds attempts to destroy the team which leads to repercussions.

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Episode 14
star
8.62
45 votes

#3 - Episode 14

Hotel Babylon - Season 2 - Episode 6

Tony is left seething when he loses out on a prestigious award. He decides to modernise his skills, only to find himself embroiled with a gang of Russian drug dealers.Meanwhile, Rebecca improves staff morale by reinstating a Christmas party, and things hot up as she and Charlie prepare it. Then Anna sees her chance to make a lot of money out of a British actor and renowned sex addict who is staying at the hotel.

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Episode 5
star
8.21
39 votes

#4 - Episode 5

Mrs Biggs - Season 1 - Episode 5

As Ron begins a new life in Rio, Charmian makes the best of things as a single mother in Melbourne. But tragedy strikes when their eldest son Nicky is killed in a car accident.

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Episode 3
star
8.16
43 votes

#5 - Episode 3

Mrs Biggs - Season 1 - Episode 3

With no chance of remission for Ronnie, Charmian has an affair with Ruby Wright's son, Alan. She becomes pregnant and has a back-street abortion. In July 1965, Biggs and three others escape Wandsworth prison, in a prison break organised by underworld friends. In December 1965 Charmian meets him in Paris. Determined to reunite the family, they take on new names and in June 1966 Charmian and her two boys fly to Darwin, Australia. They reunite with Ronnie again, and after another name change the family settle in Adelaide. Charmian becomes pregnant and a third son is born. They receive news from England that Bruce Reynolds has been arrested in Mexico.

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Episode 3
star
8.02
46 votes

#6 - Episode 3

Cilla - Season 1 - Episode 3

In 1964 Cilla has her second number one hit and gets to perform at the London Palladium. Feeling self-important she refuses to let Brian sign Bobby as a singer in his own right, claiming that she needs him to look after her. Cilla records the film theme 'Alfie', though she is derogatory about the title, as a means to break in to the American market but a trip to New York to appear on Ed Sullivan's TV show with Brian - who still seeks young men to rough him up - and Bobby does not yield immediate success and an impatient Cilla demands that they return home. Throughout the 1960s Cilla will continue to have hit records before turning to television and the loyal Bobby will always be with her. They are together when they hear of Brian's suicide in 1967, marrying two years later with Bobby being Cilla's manager until his death in 1999.

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Episode 1
star
8.01
75 votes

#7 - Episode 1

Mrs Biggs - Season 1 - Episode 1

Charmian meets Ronnie Biggs on a train. As Ronnie is a carpenter and petty criminal, Charmian's father, a headmaster, does not approve and forbids her to see him. In love, Charmian leaves home, steals from her employer and goes on the run with Ronnie and his best friend Mike. When captured, Biggs is imprisoned and Charmian is given a suspended sentence. On release, Charmian and Ronnie marry, her pregnancy forcing her father's approval. Going straight but needing money, unbeknownst to Charmian, Ronnie is drawn into Bruce Reynolds plans for the Great Train Robbery.

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Fagan
star
7.94
947 votes

#8 - Fagan

The Crown - Season 4 - Episode 5

Thatcher's policies create rising unemployment. A desperate man breaks into the palace, where he finds Elizabeth's bedroom and awakens her for a talk.

Episode 12
star
7.91
77 votes

#9 - Episode 12

Hotel Babylon - Season 2 - Episode 4

Charlie rushes to help Robert Kane, a heart-broken business man who threatens to kill himself by jumping off the hotel's balcony.Meanwhile, Rebecca's divorce is at last finalized, and she throws a party to celebrate. But some shocking news leaves everyone reeling.

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The Balmoral Test
star
7.88
954 votes

#10 - The Balmoral Test

The Crown - Season 4 - Episode 2

Margaret Thatcher visits Balmoral but has trouble fitting in with the royal family. Charles finds himself torn between his heart and family duty.

Playing with Fire (2)
star
7.85
367 votes

#11 - Playing with Fire (2)

DCI Banks - Season 1 - Episode 2

After Tom McMahon becomes the third victim following some suspicious fires, Alan realises that he is now attempting to catch a serial killer. His superiors warn him to keep his distance from the Aspern family who are trying to lodge an official complaint against him. Banks is determined to locate the ringleader of the art forgery scam which links two of the victims. Annie continues to see Mark Keane, despite Banks’ warnings. After Banks finally discovers the true identity of ‘Morrison’, he quickly realises that Annie could be in real danger.

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Episode 1
star
7.85
467 votes

#12 - Episode 1

Spooks - Season 9 - Episode 1

Reeling after the explosion at the hotel, Section D are left considering the sacrifices they make as spies. But they are soon back in action, tracking Somalian AQ terrorist Abib on a boat from Tangier. When it becomes clear that the boat is carrying a lethal load, the team fear it is headed to Plymouth for the launch of the newest addition to the Royal Navy's fleet. But is the real target elsewhere, and is it too late to find the UK source of the plan? Lucas's own faith is challenged when he is visited by an unwelcome ghost from his past.

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Episode 2
star
7.81
80 votes

#13 - Episode 2

Cilla - Season 1 - Episode 2

Reunited with Bobby, Cilla's confidence returns and she once again dazzles crowds with her vocal talents. The re-emergence of impresario Brian Epstein then propels her career to greater heights, but this is quickly followed by a new low when her first record fails to set the charts alight, despite being written by two local lads called John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Epstein suggests a change of direction, persuading the singer to take a gamble on the ballad Anyone Who Had a Heart, against her future husband's advice. Continuing Jeff Pope's three-part biopic charting Cilla Black's rise to fame in 1960s Liverpool, starring Sheridan Smith, with Aneurin Barnard and Ed Stoppard.

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Episode 6
star
7.74
249 votes

#14 - Episode 6

The Murders at White House Farm - Season 1 - Episode 6

The evidence is examined as Jeremy's trial begins, with dramatic and conflicting witness testimony being given before the jury and the packed public gallery, and the jury give their verdict on what really happened that fateful night at White House Farm.

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Favourites
star
7.74
924 votes

#15 - Favourites

The Crown - Season 4 - Episode 4

Margaret Thatcher struggles with the disappearance of her favourite child. Elizabeth reexamines her relationships with her four children.

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Episode 5
star
7.71
270 votes

#16 - Episode 5

The Murders at White House Farm - Season 1 - Episode 5

With the testimony of a vital witness confirming some of Stan and Mick's suspicions, Taff still remains unconvinced. However, the police are forced to question what they thought they knew previously, and pursue the case against Jeremy.

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Episode 4
star
7.67
433 votes

#17 - Episode 4

Spooks - Season 9 - Episode 4

When a highly skilled trio of Chinese agents arrive in London for 48 hours only, the team must find out why they are here. Ruth goes undercover in a major scientific research corporation where one Chinese scientist, Jiang, proves to be the ultimate prize. Beth activates an asset from the Chinese Security Services to be Section D's mole on the inside, but has she activated him too soon? Lucas makes a decision that could change his course forever.

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Silent Voices
star
7.67
450 votes

#18 - Silent Voices

Vera - Season 2 - Episode 2

Vera investigates the murder of a social worker and finds that a notorious case involving the death of a child may hold the key to solving the case.

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Episode 4
star
7.65
260 votes

#19 - Episode 4

The Murders at White House Farm - Season 1 - Episode 4

The funerals approach, and without the answers he needs and still more questions being thrown up from White House Farm, Stan's efforts remain fruitless. All looks lost for Stan and Mick solving the case, until a vital witness comes forward.

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Episode 3
star
7.62
276 votes

#20 - Episode 3

The Murders at White House Farm - Season 1 - Episode 3

After a vital discovery at White House Farm by the family, Stan and Mick feel closer to shoring up their own suspicions about Jeremy. The arrival of a friend Brett from New Zealand increases tension between Jeremy and girlfriend Julie.

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Playing with Fire (1)
star
7.60
433 votes

#21 - Playing with Fire (1)

DCI Banks - Season 1 - Episode 1

In the first episode, DCI Alan Banks is taken to a canal where there has been a fatal fire. The crime is far from straightforward, and as another body is discovered the motive, as well as the intended victim, become increasingly unclear. However, the discovery of what appears to be a Turner landscape suggests that at least one of the victims was involved in an art forgery scam.

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Episode 1
star
7.59
88 votes

#22 - Episode 1

Cilla - Season 1 - Episode 1

Sheridan Smith takes the lead role in Jeff Pope's three-part drama charting Cilla Black's rise to fame in the 1960s. As the series opens, Priscilla White is a Liverpool typist with dreams of escaping the office and becoming a singer. It looks like her chance has come when she meets songwriter Bobby Willis, who claims to be in the music industry - so she's less than impressed to later discover his flash car is hired and he actually works in a bakery. Despite this inauspicious start, Cilla agrees to let him manage her, but will their arrangement still stand after her friends, a local band by the name of the Beatles, help her land an audition with genuine impresario Brian Epstein

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Episode 2
star
7.57
282 votes

#23 - Episode 2

The Murders at White House Farm - Season 1 - Episode 2

Stan and his number two Mick Clark speak to Jeremy and relatives of the murdered family, but their picture of what really happened that night at White House Farm remains inconclusive.

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Episode 1
star
7.51
113 votes

#24 - Episode 1

Hatton Garden - Season 1 - Episode 1

What was supposed to be a sleepy Easter bank holiday weekend in London's world famous-jewellery quarter is thrown into chaos as a gang of old school villains attempts to carry out the daring task of burgling the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Vault.

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Episode 1
star
7.39
323 votes

#25 - Episode 1

The Murders at White House Farm - Season 1 - Episode 1

The Bamber family, with the exception of son Jeremy, are found dead at White House Farm. But the case might not be as open-and-shut as first thought.

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Episode 2
star
6.20
40 votes

#26 - Episode 2

Mrs Biggs - Season 1 - Episode 2

Ronnie returns from his tree felling job and Charmian realises he has been involved in the Great Train Robbery. This is confirmed when he shows her his share; £147,000. Charmian lives in fear of discovery and they disperse the money amongst trusted friends. In September 1963 Ronnie is arrested and Charmian is beseiged by the press. She is drawn into the disappeared Bruce Reynolds' circle of friends. They deal with a chancer demanding money from her for protection. At the trial Ronnie is given 30 years imprisonment and Charmian is disowned by her parents.

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