The Best Episodes Directed by Philip John

Dragonfly in Amber

#1 - Dragonfly in Amber

Outlander Season 2 - Episode 13

In the present, Claire reveals the truth to her daughter, Brianna; in the 18th century, Jamie does everything he can to save his loved ones as the Battle of Culloden begins.

star 8.41
2818 votes
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Into the Woods

#2 - Into the Woods

New Tricks Season 10 - Episode 6

When blood-stained clothes belonging to Simon Belgrade, missing for five years, are uncovered in a London forest, UCOS find themselves trying to solve the conundrum of what seems to have been the perfect vanishing act. Standing finally faces up to a childhood fear, while Griffin is a comfort to Pullman as she passes a milestone and McAndrew makes a big decision about his son.

star 8.29
78 votes
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Gloves Off

#3 - Gloves Off

New Tricks Season 7 - Episode 9

When the gun used to murder a talented young boxer 11 years ago surfaces in an armed robbery, UCOS are drawn into the darker side of professional boxing in a case that causes conflict and friction among the team.

star 8.27
102 votes
Blue Flower

#4 - Blue Flower

New Tricks Season 9 - Episode 8

The team investigate the murder of an East German immigrant, but they only have his mysterious final words to work with. As they attempt to piece together his remarkable story, Sandra attempts to gain the trust of his estranged daughter.

star 8.18
137 votes
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Eve Of The War

#5 - Eve Of The War

Being Human Season 4 - Episode 1

George, Annie and Tom return to the B&B, things aren't well however, with Mitchell willingly taken from this world. The werewolf baby the guys must now look after attracts the attention of some vampire overlords called The Old Ones.

star 8.03
414 votes
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Episode 8

#6 - Episode 8

The Halcyon Season 1 - Episode 8

The hotel celebrates its 50 year anniversary, but Lucian struggles to keep things in order as pressure mounts and Adil attempts to corner Toby and bring him back from the edge of doing something terrible. Garland and Lady Hamilton find a cause to unite over, while Emma is still confused about the men in her life and finally comes to a decision after talking to Betsey about love during wartime. The tension between Joe and Freddie is palpable: will it spill over?

star 8.01
289 votes
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Episode 7

#7 - Episode 7

Downton Abbey Season 5 - Episode 7

Rosamund shows up at Downton following Edith's surprise departure. Rose is pleased to introduce Atticus and his parents to everyone. Anna and Bates think about a fresh start, now that that their problems seem to be behind them. Molesley is worried after Daisy becoming disillusioned with her studies. Mary and Blake seize a chance to send Gillingham a strong message.

star 8.01
1746 votes
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Episode 5

#8 - Episode 5

Downton Abbey Season 4 - Episode 5

Change is in the air as an exciting opportunity for Alfred creates tension between Ivy and Daisy. Isobel appeals to Violet's charitable nature, but it does not come without a fight, and Branson considers a new future for himself and baby Sybbie.

star 8.00
2017 votes
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Episode 3

#9 - Episode 3

Downton Abbey Season 6 - Episode 3

Preparations for the wedding of Mr Carson and Mrs Hughes are under way. Edith meets up with an old acquaintance. Spratt has something to hide.

star 7.99
1769 votes
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Prestonpans

#10 - Prestonpans

Outlander Season 2 - Episode 10

Jamie uses Claire's knowledge of the future to lead the Jacobite army into battle against the British, while Claire tends to the wounded, a harsh reminder of the cost of war.

star 7.97
2458 votes
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Hold The Front Page

#11 - Hold The Front Page

Being Human Season 4 - Episode 5

Adam is madly in love with no-nonsense head teacher Yvonne, much to the dismay of our heroes. They’re on the run from the press, who see the relationship as a scandal. Since vampires can’t be pictured on camera, the housemates are concerned about Adam getting photographed. They force him to confess his – and their – true nature to Yvonne. It’s a lot to take in, but there are bigger surprises in store when Yvonne discovers the reason that she’s able to see Annie, as well as what this means for her love affair with Adam.

star 7.97
350 votes
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Episode 5

#12 - Episode 5

Downton Abbey Season 6 - Episode 5

Neville Chamberlain visits Downton for dinner, and is drawn into Violet's plan to save the hospital, with distressing consequences for everyone. Andy finds an unexpected confidante while helping Mr Mason move into Yew Tree Farm, Mary is uncertain if she has met her match, Edith meets Bertie Pelham in London, and Spratt comes to Denker's aid. Mrs Hughes struggles to keep Carson happy, while Mary thinks secrets are being kept from her.

star 7.95
1783 votes
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Episode 5 - Blood Staines

#13 - Episode 5 - Blood Staines

Ashes to Ashes Season 2 - Episode 5

When a violent burglary occurs at Alex's in-laws' house, she comes face-to-face with their son Peter, the 14-year-old future father of Molly! Alex is desperate to help Molly's grandparents all she can, but Gene wants a big collar to bury the press stories of police corruption, and dismisses the case as trivial. When the fingerprints from the crime scene reveal the burglar was George Staines, a notorious gangster, now supposedly dead, Gene realises this could be the catch he was after. Alex remembers hearing stories about the burglary, and is convinced that she would remember if the culprit was as infamous as Staines. Gene is determined to uncover the truth and get the headline he deserves. Alex finally meets the mysterious man who has been leaving roses in her apartment and office. He tells her that she can go home to see her daughter again, but involves her becoming corrupt.

star 7.91
254 votes
Episode 4

#14 - Episode 4

Downton Abbey Season 6 - Episode 4

As Tom and Sybbie settle back into life at Downton, the family and servants are surprised by the return of another old friend in unexpected circumstances.

star 7.90
1801 votes
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Episode 6

#15 - Episode 6

Downton Abbey Season 5 - Episode 6

Relations between Robert and Cora continue to be strained. Blake's scheming starts to come to fruition when Mary is unexpectedly pitted against her love rival. Edith receives some terrible news and decides to take drastic action. Following a mysterious tip off, Baxter becomes embroiled in the investigation of Green's death. Thomas' condition deteriorates, prompting him to finally reveal the truth to Baxter. Love is in the air for more than one member of the Crawley family.

star 7.89
1575 votes
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The Hail Mary

#16 - The Hail Mary

Outlander Season 2 - Episode 12

Jamie works to divert the Jacobite army away from imminent slaughter; Claire tries to provide comfort to a sick Alex Randall; Alex shares an unusual plan to save the mother of his child.

star 7.89
2643 votes
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Dead Poets

#17 - Dead Poets

New Tricks Season 9 - Episode 7

UCOS re-open the case of Sean Docherty, a talented young poet whose burnt body was discovered ten years ago in the scrapyard of a known gangster. While Standing is convinced that the murder is related to Docherty's criminal connections, Lane is sure that the answer lies in his poetry.

star 7.88
135 votes
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Episode 6

#18 - Episode 6

Downton Abbey Season 4 - Episode 6

A birthday party is planned for Robert, but Rose's surprise contribution to the event ruffles feathers above and below stairs. A new farming venture on the Downton estate comes with dramatic repercussions for Mary, and Edith receives more unwelcome news.

star 7.88
2154 votes
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The War Child

#19 - The War Child

Being Human Season 4 - Episode 8

The Old Ones have arrived and are intent on taking over the world by force. Cutler has other plans, but when they go awry he plots revenge on his own kind. Annie is upset as she realises she has been tasked with making the most difficult decision in order to save the world. Tom and Hal have their own plan to destroy the vampires, but when vampire leader Mr. Snow visits Hal, he demonstrates the power he holds over our hero.

star 7.88
484 votes
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Ghosts

#20 - Ghosts

New Tricks Season 11 - Episode 4

When Steve McAndrew's teenage son Stewie is arrested for drug possession, he finds himself face to face again with his ex-wife Tricia as they try to save the boy from a downward spiral. And after a distressed dementia patient escapes her care home to report a murder, the team look into the disappearance of a policeman, possibly murdered but missing since 1956...

star 7.87
62 votes
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Je Suis Prest

#21 - Je Suis Prest

Outlander Season 2 - Episode 9

Claire and Jamie reunite with the Lallybroch and MacKenzie men during training; Jamie and Claire wage personal battles; an Englishman arrives in camp with new information.

star 7.84
2604 votes
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Daddy Ghoul

#22 - Daddy Ghoul

Being Human Season 3 - Episode 6

George is saddened to learn that his father, George Snr, has passed away, although he hasn't seen him for the last three years, since Tully turned him into a werewolf. After Nina tips off the police about the Box Tunnel 20 Massacre, a young policewoman, Nancy, arrives to interview Mitchell about his involvement, while Annie is angry that anyone would want to upset Mitchell and resolves to investigate for herself. Meanwhile, in the Honolulu Heights attic, Herrick is growing increasingly deranged...

star 7.83
652 votes
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Old Fossils

#23 - Old Fossils

New Tricks Season 8 - Episode 1

The OAP detectives return to investigate a fresh batch of unsolved crimes, beginning with the murder of a palaeontologist at the Natural History Museum. After a bit of digging, the team discover the victim was a respected but outspoken scientist with a knack for rubbing people up the wrong way - and when they discover he was strongly opposed to the museum's sponsorship deal with a large fuel company, the old dogs soon have plenty of suspects. Amanda Redman stars, with guest appearances from the late Trevor Bannister (Are You Being Served?), Lucy Brown (Primeval) and Natasha Little (Spooks)

star 7.82
108 votes
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Part of a Whole

#24 - Part of a Whole

New Tricks Season 9 - Episode 9

Thirty years ago, Strickland and a group of his associates, including Stephen Fisher, were involved in a covert operation on behalf of MI5. Now, someone is trying to kill all the members of that group and Strickland turns to the UCOS team for help.

star 7.78
104 votes
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Episode 6 - Truth Canal

#25 - Episode 6 - Truth Canal

Ashes to Ashes Season 2 - Episode 6

After a dead body is found in the canal it is identified as Colin Mitchell. Alex is certain that the dead man's wife Donna is not telling everything and she is determined to uncover the truth. Back in 2008, Alex has surgery to remove the bullet from her brain.

star 7.78
201 votes
Cry Me a River

#26 - Cry Me a River

New Tricks Season 10 - Episode 5

A young woman's paternity test leads to the reopening of a notorious murder case from the seedy underworld of 1980s Soho in which the prime suspect was mysterious ex-jazz chanteuse Angela Gold. Meanwhile in UCOS, feathers are ruffled when recently retired police officer Dan Griffin joins the team.

star 7.76
136 votes
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Type 4

#27 - Type 4

Being Human Season 3 - Episode 3

Confronted with a 'type four', the housemates are forced to stare death in the face. Mitchell meets his biggest fan, who will do anything to impress his hero.

star 7.74
737 votes
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Being Human 1955

#28 - Being Human 1955

Being Human Season 4 - Episode 2

Annie and Tom are surprised when another supernatural trio turns up on their doorstep. Old werewolf Leo is dying, and his vampire friend Hal believes the secret to saving his life can be found at Honolulu Heights. Annie is confident she can channel the power to help them, but Tom remains sceptical about whether she should, particularly when the bloodsucking stranger appears to take an interest in baby Eve.

star 7.71
371 votes
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Level Up

#29 - Level Up

Marvel's Cloak & Dagger Season 2 - Episode 10

Tyrone and Tandy head to the Loa dimension to stop the evil force threatening New Orleans. To finally put an end to it, they must come face to face with their own personal issues that have been holding them back.

star 7.68
561 votes
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The Longest Day

#30 - The Longest Day

Being Human Season 3 - Episode 5

While working at the hospital, George is horrified to discover that Herrick still exists after all, despite the fact that his wolfself disembowelled the vampire in question at the end of Series 1. However, Mitchell is distracted, still brooding about last series's train massacre and his guilt for that event, as well as hoping that Herrick can assist him in averting Lia's prophecy about his death at the hand of an unspecified werewolf. Herrick is ensconced in the attic, masquerading as Nina's "Uncle Billy," and to complicate matters, Wendy, a social worker, turns up to assess their compatability for Herrick's placement at the household

star 7.66
709 votes
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The Art of War

#31 - The Art of War

Stan Lee's Lucky Man Season 3 - Episode 6

Rich moves in with Suri as Harry fights to win back his flat. But something terrible happens when Blake and Eve go after DSI Gray.

star 7.66
292 votes
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The Sins of the Father

#32 - The Sins of the Father

Stan Lee's Lucky Man Season 3 - Episode 5

Harry spots a golden chance to bring down Blake. But he risks everything when he turns to gambling to fund his sting.

star 7.66
312 votes
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Everybody Will Know

#33 - Everybody Will Know

Crossing Lines Season 2 - Episode 4

A string of teen suicides that may be linked to Internet bullying are investigated.

star 7.55
449 votes
Deep Swimming

#34 - Deep Swimming

New Tricks Season 11 - Episode 3

A dynamic high-flying city lawyer, Bryony Willis, receives a note to say that her terrorist father was not accidentally killed by his own bomb in 1982 but was actually murdered by the police. The UCOS team interviews Bryony's mother, who raised her on Greenham Common, and stumbles upon a dangerous, high-powered police cover-up. Sasha's ex-husband Ned tries to win her back. Is she tempted? Or has too much water passed under the bridge?

star 7.54
59 votes
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The Graveyard Shift

#35 - The Graveyard Shift

Being Human Season 4 - Episode 3

Hal is horrified when his housemates inform him he will have to get a job to function properly in the modern world, and is even more appalled when he realises he may have to work at the cafe with Tom. Desperate for an alternative, he turns to Fergus, who offers to let him go back to the vampire community. Meanwhile, Regus convinces Annie that the blood-suckers pose a serious threat to baby Eve.

star 7.54
343 votes
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Pie and Prejudice

#36 - Pie and Prejudice

Being Human Season 5 - Episode 3

Tom learns how to be successful from werewolf mentor Larry, but is Larry everything that he claims to be? Alex discovers some worrying similarities with Hal's Regency ghost friend, Lady Mary.

star 7.48
206 votes
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The Dragon Dies at Dawn

#37 - The Dragon Dies at Dawn

Marvel's Iron Fist Season 2 - Episode 6

Misty and Colleen's trip to the tattoo parlor turns painful -- but not for them. As Davos crosses names off his list, Mary makes Danny an offer.

star 7.47
1153 votes
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The Trinity

#38 - The Trinity

Being Human Season 5 - Episode 1

As ghost Alex adjusts to life after death with werewolf Tom and vampire Hal, we meet poisonous pensioner Captain Hatch, behind whose foul exterior lurks an ancient evil.

star 7.44
192 votes
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Sticks and Rope

#39 - Sticks and Rope

Being Human Season 5 - Episode 2

Alex discovers she's not the only ghost haunting Honolulu Heights. Tom and Hal go head to head in the hotel's employee of the month competition, much to the delight of Captain Hatch, who feeds on werewolf / vampire conflict.

star 7.27
211 votes
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Playing with Fire

#40 - Playing with Fire

The Bill Season 20 - Episode 78

Jim repays Fletch his £30,000 debt, plus an extra £10,000 for the dog papers. But to get the money, he offers June's house to a dangerous loan shark. Jack and Debbie give into their feelings for each other. June thinks about retiring, and Smithy and Gabriel end up in a punch up after Kerry's funeral, when Gabriel reveals she was pregnant with his child.

star 0.00
0 votes
Where Loyalties Lie

#41 - Where Loyalties Lie

The Bill Season 20 - Episode 79

Debbie finalises her operation and manages to catch Wesley Patterson and Fletch in the act, and it soon becomes her best ever result. However, her success is short lived as her son Andrew is taken into hospital following a head injury the day before. Meanwhile, June and Gabriel deal with an underage pregnant girl who is about to have an abortion, but Gabriel's guilt over Kerry's death threatens his judgement. Andrea tells Smithy that Kerry told her Gabriel raped her.

star 0.00
0 votes