The BEST episodes directed by Richard Standeven

Boys Night Out
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8.85
34 votes

#1 - Boys Night Out

Murphy's Law (2001) - Season 3 - Episode 5

The operation against Callard builds to its conclusion as Murphy is hired to help complete a shipment of Afghan heroin into England. His undercover work could help secure the conviction, but Murphy's presence is demanded elsewhere, as a key prosecution witness in the High Court.

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Hard Boiled Eggs and Nuts
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8.81
36 votes

#2 - Hard Boiled Eggs and Nuts

Murphy's Law (2001) - Season 3 - Episode 6

Callard starts systematically destroying the forensic evidence. Murphy and Miller fear that he may want to destroy one or both of them too.

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An Autumn Shroud
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8.02
64 votes

#3 - An Autumn Shroud

Dalziel and Pascoe - Season 1 - Episode 3

The wedding bells ring out as Peter Pascoe finally walks down the aisle with Ellie. An Autumn Shroud sees the happy couple off on their honeymoon - leaving Detective Superintendent Andy Dalziel with no one to torment. The lure of Lincolnshire - the wedding location - appeals and Dalziel sets off a holiday of his own. But it seems he just can't get away from death and intrigue. A flooded road, a stranded car - and his only means of rescue turns out to be a funeral flotilla passing by! The deceased is one Conrad Fielding whose beautiful widow Bonnie offers Dalziel a port in the storm until his car is mended. But all is far from well at the Fielding's beautiful but debt-laden country home Lake House

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Episode Six
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7.82
28 votes

#4 - Episode Six

The House of Eliott - Season 1 - Episode 6

In her continuing effort to find money for their new venture, Bea visits Sir Desmond Gillespie, Evie's godfather. A merchant banker, Gillespie agrees to put the Eliott sisters proposal before his Board, but only if Arthur Eliott agrees to act as their guarantor. Arthur isn't predisposed to helping them nor is he prepared to help Sebastian Pearce, who has now admitted that the late Dr. Eliott was not his father. Sebastian gets his revenge however by informing the police of the goings on at Arthur's nightclub.

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Episode Eight
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7.74
23 votes

#5 - Episode Eight

The House of Eliott - Season 1 - Episode 8

Beatrice's world is turned upside-down when the man she had hoped to marry 10 years previously re-enters her life, now married to someone else, who has ordered her wardrobe from the sister fashion house. Sebastian tries to persuade Evie to fly with him on one of his regular crossings to Paris, but Beatrice is not keen on the idea.

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Episode Five
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7.59
22 votes

#6 - Episode Five

The House of Eliott - Season 1 - Episode 5

Evie learns some shocking news from Sebastian. Jack persuades Bea to take a chance with the Eliott establishment. Evie receives an unexpected and unwanted gift from Arthur. The sisters decide to open 'The House Of Eliott' but it turns out to be harder than they first thought. Arthur gets in deeper with the 25 Club. Both Eliott sisters receive unwanted proposal's from men in their lives.

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The Names of Angels
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7.55
159 votes

#7 - The Names of Angels

Wire in the Blood - Season 5 - Episode 3

Tony is faced with a series of deadly puzzles when a killer rapes and strangles young female victims in Bradfield. He chooses to dress and identify them as young women he killed several years before in Europe. Why is he boasting to police about his past, leaving the bodies where they can easily be found? And why is he choosing confident, successful victims from the world of business, and killing in Bradfield? Tony and Alex begin to link the foreign murders to the names of more than one Bradfield businessman. Could these people be prime suspects or are they still further victims caught in the killer’s web? They must discover if the killer is really wealthy and powerful or someone with no money and a vengeful desire to steal from others. Meanwhile, Tony has his own problems when 18-year-old released killer Jack (Jack O’Connell) turns up on his doorstep. He’s on the run from his social workers and police. On top of that Alex longs for Tony’s help when she discovers that Ben has been secretly in contact with his dad. But pride stops her from confessing her need, and sparks a series of misunderstandings.

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Cold Fusion (1)
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7.54
87 votes

#8 - Cold Fusion (1)

Waking the Dead - Season 5 - Episode 11

As DNA evidence from an old case of Spencer's (while he was working for the Atomic Energy Constabulary) is re-examined it appears that the wrong man was sent to jail. Someone tries to coverup the new evidence, causing all eyes to turn to Spencer.

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Trying to Connect You
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7.50
24 votes

#9 - Trying to Connect You

Ballykissangel - Season 1 - Episode 1

Father Peter Clifford's journey from England ends in his new parish, the small Irish town of Ballykissangel. It's a change from his previous job in the centre of Manchester, but this rural Irish community is hardly the sleepy village he expected. The local bar owner, Assumpta Fitzgerald, seems to have a serious attitude towards the clergy, and is very surprised to discover that the man she offers a lift to is the new parish curate. Niamh wants to know what her boyfriend, the local Garda, will be like to live with when they get married. She is determined to have the two of them live together beforehand, but he does not want to commit a ""mortal sin"". Both seek advice from the new priest. As Father Clifford arrives, a new modern confessional is being delivered. Niamh's father, Brian Quigley, who seems to think that a fax-equipped confessional will be a great addition to the church, has donated it.

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Cold Fusion (2)
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7.47
86 votes

#10 - Cold Fusion (2)

Waking the Dead - Season 5 - Episode 12

As DNA evidence from an old case of Spencer's (while he was working for the Atomic Energy Constabulary) is re-examined it appears that the wrong man was sent to jail. Someone tries to coverup the new evidence, causing all eyes to turn to Spencer.

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Who Shot the Sheriff?
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7.34
453 votes

#11 - Who Shot the Sheriff?

Robin Hood (2006) - Season 1 - Episode 3

The Sheriff's bailiff is murdered and rumours point to Robin being the culprit. However, he believes it to be a do-gooder known as the night watchman. Robin and the Sheriff form an unholy alliance to find the true identity of the murderer.

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You'll Be Back
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7.33
3 votes

#12 - You'll Be Back

The Bill - Season 5 - Episode 41

Tony is talking to s shopkeeper about graffiti when he notices a scruffle between a stallholder and some youths. The stallholder is a friend of Cryer. Frazer overhears Cryer and Lines talking about the case. Youths talk about compensation. Charge is later dropped but Frazer is worried Cryer put undue pressure on the youths. Ramsey and Claire investigate a shoplifting. Shoplifter slips her chequebook and credit cards out of her bag. She doesn't want to go to court becuase her husband is a solicitor. She slashes her wrists while in a cell. Ramsey doesn't take the case seriously and sides with the husband and tries to bribe Claire to play the husband's game but Claire thinks there is more to it.

The Things We Do for Love
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7.27
22 votes

#13 - The Things We Do for Love

Ballykissangel - Season 1 - Episode 2

As Peter Clifford settles into his new parish, Brian Quigley's holiday home development seems stalled by a young couple living in a caravan near to the site. Peter gets involved when he hears that Brian is responsible for their baby's illness. He appears to have ordered ""organic fertiliser"" to be dumped beside their caravan. But Peter has his own problems. His past catches up with him in the shape of Jennie, a former parishioner who thinks he once had feelings for her. She follows him from Manchester and arrives in BallyK as he is trying to establish himself in the parish. The young couple in the caravan need to move, and in an effort to get some money together for them, the BallyK vet, Siobhan, suggests that they bet against their own side in the next Gaelic football match . . . a match in which Peter is the reserve goalkeeper.

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The Taxman Cometh
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7.23
299 votes

#14 - The Taxman Cometh

Robin Hood (2006) - Season 1 - Episode 6

When Robin and his gang encounter Flaxton, a farmer, and his son while on their way to Nottingham it doesn't take them long to discover all is not as it seems. When they discover that Flaxton is actually a tax inspector, on his way to count the mountain of tax silver in Nottingham Castle a plan is hatched to allow Robin access to the castle vault.

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Waste
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7.00
2 votes

#15 - Waste

The Bill - Season 5 - Episode 43

A homeless lady's body is found on a building site. Haynes investigates. She died of chorine gas. The site is run by a man convicted of fly tipping a few months ago. He has let a mate dump cleansing agents down a man hole. Garfield is investigating a discharge of waste down by the river when the informant collapses. The fumes makes Garfield woozy as well. Informant died of cyanide gas poisoning. Dashwood and Lines want June to do 50 PNC checks but get diverted to the chemical tipping cases. Both cases are linked.

Parent Hood
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6.93
444 votes

#16 - Parent Hood

Robin Hood (2006) - Season 1 - Episode 4

Roy is captured by the Sheriff and he is given a choice - kill Robin or watch his mother hang. The Outlaws find a baby in the forest and try to find the parents. Marian defies the Sheriff and he plots her punishment.

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Sea Changes
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6.80
5 votes

#17 - Sea Changes

Bergerac - Season 7 - Episode 1

Jim investigates a dead sailor and drums of an illegal toxic pesticide, both of which were found, washed up on the beach.

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Long Overdue
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0.00
0 votes

#18 - Long Overdue

The Bill - Season 20 - Episode 76

Jim struggles to repay his debt, and whilst investigating the case of a young drugs mule with Ken, begins to realise there is no way out of his troubles. Jack and Debbie continue their private investigation into Wesley Patterson, and Yvonne causes trouble when she arrests her sister's husband for possession of drugs.

Old Timer
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0.00
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#19 - Old Timer

The Bill - Season 20 - Episode 77

Jim strikes an £11,000 win on the dogs, but ends up losing all his money. New PC Roger Valentine arrives at Sun Hill, and immediately offends Lance when he finds out Lance is gay. Meanwhile, Shirley Moss finds herself in trouble once again, and Sam worries when CCTV of Abi being taken by a man is discovered.

Talk is Cheap
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#20 - Talk is Cheap

The Bill - Season 21 - Episode 8

Sheelagh and Leela are called to the scene of an unconscious baby, who subsequently dies in hospital. When a neighbour accuses the parents of abusing the baby, Sheelagh struggles to put her personal differences to one side and finds herself questioning who is responsible for the baby's death. Meanwhile, Yvonne and Amber investigate when a robber leaves a rather strange calling card at the scene of his latest burglary – a picture of his backside on the fax machine. Phil and Terry then discover an elaborate plan to set-up the husband of the robber's ex-girlfriend. Neil blows his top and assaults Phil when Phil makes a snide remark about his father-in-law's use of rent boys.

Friday Night Shift
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0.00
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#21 - Friday Night Shift

The Bill - Season 21 - Episode 9

Gary isn't best pleased when his prime suspect for the assault of a young boy is freed from custody after the boy refuses to give evidence. Meanwhile, Yvonne is tasked with overseeing her first Friday night shift as Acting Sgt. Amber and Steve attend a distress call to find an old friend of Amber's, who is accusing a man of groping her in a bar. Amber ignores her plea, but the situation turns from bad to worse when a second call comes in and the girl is found raped. Phil, Gary and Ken decide to paint the town red, only for Phil to find Gary's suspect in the assault case dealing drugs in a nightclub, while Yvonne's failure to deal with a drunk and disorderly following a robbery claim leads to an RTA.

Old Acquaintance
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0.00
0 votes

#22 - Old Acquaintance

Bergerac - Season 7 - Episode 7

Philippa Vale gives sanctuary to a Canadian Olympic track star whose life has been threatened when he refuses to boycott an international hearing concerning drug abuse by athletes. Jim and Susan break off their relationship.

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