The BEST episodes directed by Philip Martin

Murder on the Orient Express
476 votes

#1 - Murder on the Orient Express

Agatha Christie's Poirot - Season 12 - Episode 3

On the Orient Express from Istanbul, a ruthless American businessman is found dead.

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One Step Behind
558 votes

#2 - One Step Behind

Wallander (UK) - Season 1 - Episode 3

Three youngsters are shot dead whilst having a woodland picnic in fancy dress. The corpses are found, and a friend of the victims is also slain, having told Wallander that his workmate was really gay, and that he is a transvestite, and a wholly murderous one, who adds to his toll of dead by killing a further trio of innocents.

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Episode 2
181 votes

#3 - Episode 2

Birdsong - Season 1 - Episode 2

Stephen recovers from his injuries but he is still haunted by memories of his affair with Isabelle. Stephen ends up unexpectedly meeting Isabelle again as he and his men prepare for a major offensive at The Somme The battle is devastating and in the months that follow, Stephen starts to find some comfort in his friendship with Jack Firebrace. After Isabelle's sister Jeanne admits the secret which Isabelle had kept hidden from him, Stephen starts to believe that there really is a future worth fighting for.

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2722 votes

#4 - Gloriana

The Crown - Season 1 - Episode 10

Margaret and Peter are reunited, but another obstacle stands in their way. Elizabeth is torn between her duty as Queen and her love for her sister.

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636 votes

#5 - Sidetracked

Wallander (UK) - Season 1 - Episode 1

What connects the shocking suicide of a young woman and the vicious murder of a government minister? Inspector Kurt Wallander's investigation uncovers wrongdoing and corruption that extends to the heart of the Swedish establishment.

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Episode 1
222 votes

#6 - Episode 1

Birdsong - Season 1 - Episode 1

Stephen and Isabelle start an illicit affair, with ends up having huge consequences for them both. Years later in 1916, Stephen finds himself serving on the Western Front in the very place where he experienced his great love. He meets Jack Firebrace, a tunneller who ends up helping him endure the ravages of war and enables him to make peace with his feelings for Isabelle, who he is set to meet again.

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Episode 7
679 votes

#7 - Episode 7

The Tunnel - Season 1 - Episode 7

The killer finally might have been caught as the fifth and final truth incites mob violence in England and France.

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Smoke and Mirrors
2965 votes

#8 - Smoke and Mirrors

The Crown - Season 1 - Episode 5

Elizabeth rejects protocol by appointing Philip to coordinate her coronation, but his ideas create conflict. The Duke of Windsor returns to London.

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1941 votes

#9 - Lisbon

The Crown - Season 2 - Episode 3

Palace insiders try to prevent a scandal that could reflect poorly on Philip. Eden faces censure from his cabinet and the press.

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Pride & Joy
2820 votes

#10 - Pride & Joy

The Crown - Season 1 - Episode 8

Elizabeth and Philip go on an exhausting world journey. Margaret takes over some of her sister’s official duties and tries to liven things up.

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3290 votes

#11 - Windsor

The Crown - Season 1 - Episode 3

With Elizabeth in new role, Philip tries to assert some power. Churchill wants to delay the coronation. King George’s disgraced brother arrives.

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515 votes

#12 - Compensation

Night Sky - Season 1 - Episode 8

Jude makes a difficult decision, while Franklin and Irene reflect on recent events. Stella’s mission brings her to the Yorks’ doorstep.

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A Company of Men
1983 votes

#13 - A Company of Men

The Crown - Season 2 - Episode 2

Elizabeth feels disconnected from Philip. Eden copes with international pressure and ill health. An interview stirs up harrowing memories for Philip.

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2141 votes

#14 - Misadventure

The Crown - Season 2 - Episode 1

As Philip leaves for a long tour, Elizabeth makes an upsetting discovery. Prime Minister Eden wants to strike back after Egypt seizes the Suez Canal.

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Episode 4
241 votes

#15 - Episode 4

Catherine the Great (2019) - Season 1 - Episode 4

Pressure from foreign powers leads to a bitter argument between Catherine and an ailing Potemkin. Catherine works to change the line of succession as her reign draws to an end.

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Episode 2
289 votes

#16 - Episode 2

Catherine the Great (2019) - Season 1 - Episode 2

A victorious Potemkin returns from war to find Catherine preoccupied, leading the two to speak candidly about their pasts and future, while a Cossack stirs discontent among peasants in the countryside.

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Episode 3
248 votes

#17 - Episode 3

Catherine the Great (2019) - Season 1 - Episode 3

Catherine and Potemkin experience growing pains in their relationship, as Potemkin’s push for expansion puts him at odds with Panin.

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The Caretaker
568 votes

#18 - The Caretaker

Night Sky - Season 1 - Episode 3

As Irene finds a new zest for life, Franklin becomes more suspicious of Jude. In Argentina, a visitor has something important to give Stella and Toni.

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Episode 1
398 votes

#19 - Episode 1

Catherine the Great (2019) - Season 1 - Episode 1

Russian Empress Catherine the Great faces challenges to her throne on all sides, as she meets the forthright and bold Lieutenant Grigory Potemkin.

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La Capilla
620 votes

#20 - La Capilla

Night Sky - Season 1 - Episode 2

Franklin and Irene decide what to do with the mysterious man from the Chamber. Single-mother Stella grapples with revealing a family secret to teenaged daughter Toni.

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