The Best Episodes Directed by Paul Whittington

Episode 5

#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.

star 9.20
74 votes
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Episode 6

#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.

star 8.77
75 votes
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Episode 14

#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.

star 8.62
45 votes
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Episode 3

#4 - 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.

star 8.02
45 votes
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#5 - 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.

star 7.97
637 votes
Episode 12

#6 - 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.

star 7.91
77 votes
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The Balmoral Test

#7 - 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.

star 7.90
662 votes
Playing with Fire (2)

#8 - 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.

star 7.86
339 votes
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Episode 1

#9 - 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.

star 7.85
461 votes
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Episode 2

#10 - 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.

star 7.81
79 votes
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#11 - 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.

star 7.78
624 votes
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Episode 6

#12 - Episode 6

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.

star 7.76
214 votes
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Episode 5

#13 - Episode 5

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.

star 7.73
241 votes
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Silent Voices

#14 - 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.

star 7.68
418 votes
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Episode 4

#15 - 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.

star 7.67
428 votes
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Episode 4

#16 - Episode 4

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.

star 7.64
231 votes
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Playing with Fire (1)

#17 - 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.

star 7.61
403 votes
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Episode 3

#18 - Episode 3

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.

star 7.60
247 votes
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Episode 2

#19 - Episode 2

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.

star 7.58
250 votes
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Episode 1

#20 - 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

star 7.57
87 votes
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Episode 1

#21 - 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.

star 7.53
108 votes
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Episode 1

#22 - Episode 1

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.

star 7.41
286 votes
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