The Best Episodes Directed by Peter Hoar
#1 - A Good Man Goes to War (1)
Doctor Who (2005) Season 6 - Episode 7
Amy Pond has been kidnapped and the Doctor is raising an army to rescue her as the drama continues. But as he and Rory race across galaxies, calling in long-held debts and solemnly given promises, his enemies are laying a carefully concealed trap. In her cell in Stormcage, River Song sadly acknowledges that the time has come at last – today will mark the Battle of Demons Run and the Doctor’s darkest hour. Both sides will make their sacrifices and River Song must finally reveal her most closely guarded secret to the Doctor.
#3 - The White Violin
The Umbrella Academy Season 1 - Episode 10
As a lifetime of secrets and resentment bring the Umbrella Academy crashing down, the Hargreeves siblings realize the worst is still to come.
#6 - The House of Ill Repute
Silk Season 2 - Episode 2
Martha represents Captain Ed Ryan in a court-martial. He is accused of disobeying an order, resulting in the death of a 19-year-old private. Under the watchful eyes of a distraught family who want answers, Martha navigates the army's legal system with the help of Captain Cassidy, Ryan's unit defence officer. Doggedly seeking the truth, Martha slowly peels back the layers of past and present wounds, revealing the shocking reality of modern combat. Meanwhile, temptation is never far away for Clive, who is warned by Billy to keep his relationship with George Duggan purely professional.
#10 - Worst Behavior
Marvel's The Defenders Season 1 - Episode 3
Elektra's secrets are revealed. Danny changes his tactics. Matt gives Jessica some legal advice. Luke searches for the White Hat.
#12 - Famous Last Words
Silk Season 2 - Episode 1
Martha Costello is now a QC, but she learns fast that it can be lonely at the top. At Shoe Lane Chambers times are tough, and senior clerk Billy struggles to keep things afloat while Clive Reader tries to be stoic about his unsuccessful silk application. Martha is defending Brendan Kay, a member of one of London's biggest crime outfits. He is accused of blinding a man, who allegedly disrespected their 'number two'. Martha's job is made harder because Brendan's solicitor, Micky Joy, is an old school player of the system who walks both sides of the line. Also up against a notorious QC, Caroline Warwick, nicknamed Lady MacBeth for her uncompromising approach in court, Martha feels herself pulled by the various political forces around her, and realises to win she will need an all or nothing defence. Meanwhile, Clive takes on a sensitive case with a new solicitor, George Duggan.
#17 - Episode 2
The Last Kingdom Season 2 - Episode 2
When spies infiltrate the Cumbraland army, Uhtred must rely on his troops to protect him from a perilous attack. Spurred on by the recent rogue ambush, Guthred makes a decision to march on Eoferwic. However, Abbot Eadred’s disapproval of Uhtred grows to dangerous heights and his influence over the Dane King threatens the alliance between Guthred and Uhtred. Finding himself face to face with ruthless brothers Erik and Sigefrid, will Guthred’s efforts to emulate Alfred’s conciliatory tactics backfire? Meanwhile, Hild goes on a journey of self-discovery as she considers exchanging her life as a nun for that of a warrior. Seeking to prove herself to Uhtred’s men, she sets about a gruesome task. Elsewhere, Kjartan’s thirst for revenge grows stronger, as Uhtred rides as the dead horseman once again. When affection between Uhtred and Gisela reaches new heights, Uhtred’s enemies close in and he suffers a grave betrayal.
#18 - The Ghost Position
Vera Season 2 - Episode 1
Vera's reunion with her first-ever sergeant, Stuart Macken, occurs under tragic circumstances when his house is petrol-bombed. Stuart is badly burned by the attack and his 18-year-old daughter Stella is left fighting for her life in intensive care. Vera is shocked to see that Stuart is a shadow of the man she knew 20 years before and, when her investigation uncovers unpleasant revelations about his personal life, she is faced with some long-buried memories of her own.
#22 - We Only See Each Other at Weddings and Funerals
The Umbrella Academy Season 1 - Episode 1
Years after they rose to fame as young crime-fighting superheroes, the estranged Hargreeves siblings come together to mark their father's death.
#25 - Episode 1
The Last Kingdom Season 2 - Episode 1
Uhtred the fearless and instinctive warrior, begins his voyage north to avenge Earl Ragnar’s death and recapture his ancestral lands of Bebbanburg from his traitorous uncle, Aelfric. King Alfred’s conviction to unite the separate kingdoms of England is stronger than ever and he sets his sights on the wild lands of the north, which have fallen into the control of savage Dane brothers Sigefrid and Erik. Upon receiving word from Brother Trew and Father Beocca about a prophesised new king in the form of Christian Dane Guthred, Alfred sends the priests on a rescue mission, weighted in silver to free Guthred from the hands of slave traders. Elsewhere, Uhtred still feels the loss of Iseult and, fearful that they are straying from their journey north, Hild takes matters into her own hands to advance their quest. While crossing paths with Father Beocca in Eoferwic, Uhtred finds himself embroiled in a rescue mission and is brought face to face with an enemy of old. As the team enter into dangerous territory, will the exchange of ransom go to plan?
#27 - Stained Glass
Marvel's Cloak & Dagger Season 1 - Episode 3
Tandy is on the run as Detective O’Reilly closes in on her, but the detective may not be after her for the reasons Tandy thinks. Tyrone is desperate for answers and turns to Evita and her Auntie Clarisse, a Voodoo priestess, for help.
#28 - Anything You Can Do
Wire in the Blood Season 5 - Episode 4
The murder of an elderly woman, suffocated in her own home, seems too deliberately staged to be an accident or robbery. And when Alex calls in Tony he realises the killer will strike again. To set a trap, Tony and Alex hold a public meeting which Tony predicts the killer will be compelled to attend. At the meeting, Tony’s profile of the murderer sees one member of the public stand out as prime suspect – thuggish security guard Kelly. He lives with his overbearing mother and has also been seen near the scene of crime by several witnesses - including frightened local man Donovan. But Kelly and his mother hold out under questioning and, as Tony predicted, the first murder proves to be the start of several killings. They all show the same signature but apparently different personality traits in the finer details of their execution. The differences seem too profound to allow for only one killer. Meanwhile, Tony has an initially pleasant surprise when old friend Jonathan (Michael Maloney), a psychologist whose work he admired when they were students together, turns up out of the blue. But Alex immediately dislikes Jonathan, and her instincts are proved right.
#29 - Red Bones - Part 1
Shetland Season 1 - Episode 1
Elderly Shetlander Mima Wilson is found murdered on the archaeological site in the grounds of her croft. Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez and his team investigate. Can Perez unravel the family feuds and secrets that emerge and restore the security of his beloved Shetland Islands?
#30 - The Wounded Surgeon
Wire in the Blood Season 4 - Episode 4
Tony's first case with the police comes back to haunt him when Jason Eglee, convicted of murder on Tony's evidence, comes up for parole. Jason appears to be a reformed character after years of therapy in prison, but Tony's not convinced and manages to sway the board to his view until Eglee's distraught mother attacks him before collapsing and dying. For the press and public Tony has blood on his hands and Eglee is released as a compassionate gesture. When a girl is murdered in the same circumstances as Eglee's former victim, Tony is in no doubt that Eglee is starting a new spree. But Eglee has a cast iron alibi and when he is persuaded to give a blood sample for matching to the original crime for which he was imprisoned he is found to be innocent: the crime DNA isn't the same. Tony's confidence begins to crumble and, as the press hound him for an expose, Alex decides she can no longer permit him to work for the police. However, not everyone has lost faith in Tony and his acuity hasn't deserted him. As the murderer gears up to take another victim, Tony suddenly realises who they are and why.
#31 - The Colour of Amber
Wire in the Blood Season 5 - Episode 1
Dr Tony Hill and DI Alex Fielding are in a race against time when a young girl is seen being snatched by a man in a car. Alex knows her chances of finding the girl alive are falling sharply as the first hour slips by and reacts by calling an Amber alert. The media is flooded with pleas for information. Meanwhile Tony is building a profile of likely abductors. He rules out the first police suspect: a paedophile recently re-homed on the estate. The man prefers boys but as public anger rises he has to sit in a police holding cell for his own safety. Meanwhile, a distraught mother, Celeste comes forward identifying the missing girl as her daughter Janita. She should be safely at school, but neither she nor her young friend Mikey turned up. Celeste is stricken because Janita’s twin died in infancy. Is she going to lose another child? Tony knows that a likely abductor will know the area and know his escape routes. But searches produce no matches. And although she struggled, the abducted girl had her chance to run but didn’t take it. So was the abductor a stranger, or someone she knew after all? Janita’s father and step-father both have alibis. When Janita’s friend Mikey, the last person to have seen her alive, is found trying to burn his blood-stained school uniform he also enters the frame as a possible suspect. But Mikey refuses to talk.
#32 - Episode 3
Spooks Season 7 - Episode 3
With Lucas back within MI5 he reveals that the Russians interrogated him about Operation Sugar Horse, the most secret ongoing spy operation MI5 ever had. If the Russians know about it, then MI5 has a very high level mole. Harry seeks out his mentor, The Spycatcher, to help him find the mole. Ben is undercover with an Al Qaeda cell; they are planning to bomb London and what looks like a dry run unexpectedly turns live.