The Best Episodes Directed by Philippa Langdale

Cook

#1 - Cook

Skins Season 4 - Episode 3

After failing to reign in his jealousy of Freddie and Effy's reunion and hospitalising the kid he beat up in a room full of witnesses, Cook finds himself in prison. When released on bail, he is forced to live with his mother due to the terms of his electronic tag. His mum is a successful artist who owns a mansion, but it's no holiday for Cook; he and his mum clash again and again. With few people to talk to, Cook is helped by an unlikely ally and begins to question his actions.

star 8.24
467 votes
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Emily

#2 - Emily

Skins Season 4 - Episode 2

Emily and Naomi return home but are called in for questioning by the police. Emily discovers that Naomi was dealing drugs and that Sophia was pretending to be friends with them. Cook and Freddie try to keep away from Effy but neither can resist for long resulting in a fight. Emily finds a Naomi shrine in Sophia's locker.

star 8.14
597 votes
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You've Got Visitors

#3 - You've Got Visitors

The Body Farm Season 1 - Episode 5

The team are called in to investigate the death of prominent human rights lawyer Richard Warner. He died in a fire at his home but it is not clear if the fire was set deliberately, so the team analyse the severely burned body without knowing the cause of the fire. Warner had recently been visited by one of his old clients - Joseph Marial, an asylum seeker from Sudan, who had been deported a year earlier after he was found guilty of assault. Warner defended him, but was unable to get him acquitted. Warner's son, Nick, is convinced that Joseph must be responsible, but there appears to be no proof. In a race against time, Oggy, Mike and the team reconstruct the fire in their lab to try and establish more information about the fire that killed Warner. Their findings bring fresh evidence to light.

star 7.85
128 votes
Episode 8

#4 - Episode 8

Dickensian Season 1 - Episode 8

Compeyson realises Matthew is in love with Amelia and manipulatively tells him that he must continue his travels in America in order to win her love, while Bucket continues his investigation by turning his sights on Mr Barbary, who was seen with Marley on Christmas Eve. Elsewhere, Bill tries to take Nancy away from her work as a prostitute, but fails to meet Fagin's lofty price demands, and Mrs Gamp tells Silas a hair-raising story to persuade him not to live alone.

star 7.75
165 votes
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Episode 9

#5 - Episode 9

Dickensian Season 1 - Episode 9

Edward Barbary is left facing financial ruin and the situation only gets worse Scrooge comes calling, demanding his loan be repaid. Amelia is devastated by the loss of Jip, but receives an unexpected visit from Compeyson, who gives her a present and makes a surprising declaration.

star 7.74
165 votes
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Episode 10

#6 - Episode 10

Dickensian Season 1 - Episode 10

Compeyson is officially courting Miss Havisham and, in order to seem a more credible suitor, he demands money from Arthur, who is forced to sell personal family items to obtain the money. Elsewhere, Honoria is determined to solve her father's debt problems and avoid an arranged marriage with Sir Leicester, while the Bumbles entertain Mr Gradgrind, and the Cratchits worry about Tiny Tim.

star 7.67
154 votes
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Mini

#7 - Mini

Skins Season 5 - Episode 3

Mini is the Queen Bee at Roundview, right? But she’s feeling under threat when Grace brings her new bf Franky to the charity fashion show meeting. What to do, hmmmm? She ends up sacking them both, she hasn’t time for 'friends' like Grace.

star 7.57
599 votes
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Supernova (1)

#8 - Supernova (1)

Silent Witness Season 10 - Episode 7

Memories of his own daughter's death are stirred up when Leo is called in to investigate the apparent suicide of a 14-year-old girl, Alison Garland. With the help of child psychologist Caroline, Leo realises that Alison was, in fact, murdered. But they are stumped when the killing is linked to Harry's case, in which a car salesman has been stabbed to death apparently with the same knife. As Leo gets deeper into the unfamiliar teenage world he starts to suspect the school rebel, Fish – but is there another connection? Nikki investigates the death of elderly woman Kay, who appears to have been assaulted by an intruder. While Kay's son, Robert, demands justice, Nikki finds that the truth is more surprising.

star 7.52
200 votes
Co-Owner of a Lonely Heart

#9 - Co-Owner of a Lonely Heart

Class Season 1 - Episode 4

As April's connection to Corakinus strengthens, a sinister invasion begins.

star 7.42
579 votes
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Supernova (2)

#10 - Supernova (2)

Silent Witness Season 10 - Episode 8

Memories of his own daughter's death are stirred up when Leo is called in to investigate the apparent suicide of a 14-year-old girl, Alison Garland. With the help of child psychologist Caroline, Leo realises that Alison was, in fact, murdered. But they are stumped when the killing is linked to Harry's case, in which a car salesman has been stabbed to death apparently with the same knife. As Leo gets deeper into the unfamiliar teenage world he starts to suspect the school rebel, Fish – but is there another connection? Nikki investigates the death of elderly woman Kay, who appears to have been assaulted by an intruder. While Kay's son, Robert, demands justice, Nikki finds that the truth is more surprising.

star 7.41
191 votes
Rich

#11 - Rich

Skins Season 5 - Episode 2

Rich - or metal Rich to give him his proper name - uses his taste in properly extreme music to keep the world, especially girls, at bay. But when bromantic buddy Alo finds Rich's perfect woman, he is forced to harden the eff up and face his fears. To help him get there, he turns to Grace. Grace has to learn the ways of metal in order to impersonate a metal chick, but Rich doesn't make it easy, refusing to believe a lame-streamer could understand him. Will she crack his hard metal exterior? 

star 7.40
735 votes
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Erica and Callum

#12 - Erica and Callum

Dates Season 1 - Episode 6

Coming out to her brother hasn't gone well for Erica. He has reacted by setting her up on an internet date with garrulous, unmarriable Scotsman Callum. The date starts badly and quickly becomes disastrous, but somehow a weird kinship emerges.

star 7.33
139 votes
Erica and Kate

#13 - Erica and Kate

Dates Season 1 - Episode 4

Erica is a young lesbian who can't pluck up the courage to tell her traditional Chinese family who she really is. But when she meets enigmatic Kate, she realises she can't hide forever.

star 7.23
143 votes
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Pieta (2)

#14 - Pieta (2)

Waking the Dead Season 7 - Episode 12

Boyd vows to track down the ring of war criminals, all of whom are now living and working in the UK

star 7.21
73 votes
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The Hardest Word (1)

#15 - The Hardest Word (1)

Waking the Dead Season 4 - Episode 9

The Squad investigate the murders of two males who had the word "Sorry" carved into their backs. The latest victim has a brother linked to Organised Crime, so three other officers are brought in, which Boyd takes an instant dislike to - except Greta. The new faces create tension in the office and the team cannot trust them. As the case goes on, they begin to realise that it could be leading to a paedophile group.

star 7.13
78 votes
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Brave-ish Heart

#16 - Brave-ish Heart

Class Season 1 - Episode 5

April must confront Corakinus as the others try save the Earth from extinction.

star 7.07
529 votes
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Pieta (1)

#17 - Pieta (1)

Waking the Dead Season 7 - Episode 11

At the scene of a road accident, a DNA link is found that goes back to a horrific murder in the Bosnia / Serbia conflict, which Eve had to deal with when working on mass war graves.

star 6.79
77 votes
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