The Best Episodes Directed by Robert Tronson

The Radioactive Man

#1 - The Radioactive Man

The Avengers Season 1 - Episode 8

Dr Keel is asked to help in the search for a man who has picked up a radioactive isotope, not knowing that it will quickly kill him and harm anyone else he comes into contact with. But Marko, fearing that the police want to find him because of his forged passport, has already gone into hiding.

star 9.47
29 votes
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The Man From Nowhere

#2 - The Man From Nowhere

Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (1969) Season 1 - Episode 15

In the bathroom, fresh from her shower, Jean Hopkirk hears a male voice call her name. She finds a strange man lying on the sofa, newspaper in one hand and drink in the other, making himself very much at home. The strange man has an even stranger claim: he is Marty Hopkirk, reincarnated.

star 8.75
4 votes
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#3 - Fingers

Hetty Wainthropp Investigates Season 1 - Episode 3

A restaurant owner in Italy is sent a package apparently containing his son's index finger plus a photo of him in front of graffiti art in Manchester and a warning: Silence and await instruction. The distraught family finds solace when who should be taking a holiday in Italy than Hetty Wainthropp? After snooping at her passport and learning she's a detective, they come to her and she accepts their case. As hetty investigates, she discovers that Gianni may be involved in a bad loan connected to the mafia.

star 8.73
41 votes
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The Happy Suicide

#4 - The Happy Suicide

The Saint Season 3 - Episode 23

Simon becomes the guest on a TV talk show.

star 8.59
39 votes
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Rumpole for the Prosecution

#5 - Rumpole for the Prosecution

Rumpole of the Bailey Season 6 - Episode 6

Rumpole agrees to act for the family of a dead girl who are bringing a private prosecution for murder against a policeman. Did a killer receive preferential treatment from his colleagues on the Force, who knew he was guilty but decided not to charge him?Ballard asks Rumpole to prosecute Erskine-Brown, who is accused of stealing work from a colleague in chambers by changing the names on a brief.Mysteriously, Ballard spends a lot of time at a party hiding a bandaged fingertip...

star 8.40
5 votes
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Fair Means and Fowl

#6 - Fair Means and Fowl

All Creatures Great and Small Season 2 - Episode 3

Nerves are frayed as Tristan's encounter with an "exploding" bullock leads to a lawsuit, and Siegfried's venture in guinea raising runs foul. Meanwhile, James is sent to assist "on of the biggest boozers in the business."

star 8.29
78 votes
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Rumpole and the Quacks

#7 - Rumpole and the Quacks

Rumpole of the Bailey Season 6 - Episode 5

Rumpole defends his own doctor, charged with sexually molesting a woman patient - and Rumpole's friend Phyllida is counsel for the prosecution.Claude Erskine-Brown is in hot water when Phyllida comes to believe he is advertising for women friends in an under-the-counter magazine.

star 8.29
7 votes
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Pups, Pigs and Pickles

#8 - Pups, Pigs and Pickles

All Creatures Great and Small Season 2 - Episode 12

Siegried turns on the charm to teach Tristan a lesson, while James, busy with calving, finds one farmer's traditional Yorkshire hospitality a bit hard to swallow.

star 8.24
49 votes
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Faint Hearts

#9 - Faint Hearts

All Creatures Great and Small Season 2 - Episode 6

While James struggles to cope with the procrastinations of the Bellerby family, Tristan succumbs to the charms of a millionaire shipbuilder's daughter with a penchant for lobster.

star 8.22
79 votes
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Blood Relations

#10 - Blood Relations

Hetty Wainthropp Investigates Season 4 - Episode 5

Hetty goes to visit a long lost cousin in a small fishing village near Whitby. She soon finds a client - an elderly lady who is being troubled by mysterious sounds of a dog barking. Meanwhile back home Robert plans an exposé on a local building firm - but are his facts correct - and Janet is having problems with an obnoxious neighbour who won't take no for an answer.

star 8.13
32 votes
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Lost Chords

#11 - Lost Chords

Hetty Wainthropp Investigates Season 2 - Episode 2

Hetty is called in to investigate when one by one, the contestants in the Blainthorp Muiscal Festival lose their voices. The sponsor of the festival, Oliver Hardiman wants the mystery solved but Hetty only has five days. She finds herself caught up in a battle between rival pharmacists who may be using their skills to harm the finalists.

star 8.06
34 votes
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Life And Death

#12 - Life And Death

The Bill Season 5 - Episode 6

P.C. Stamp and W.P.C. Brind arrest a man who is so drunk he can barely stand. Back at the station, the man collapses after a drug overdose, but not before implying that he's killed a woman. D.C. Lines and D.C. Carver race to find the man's identity through his dental records and the local jazz clubs, but the man's wife (and his mistress) are found safe and well. P.C. Melvin is sent to inform the wife of a man killed in a factory accident, but he radios in when he suspects that he has told the wrong person. D.C. Dashwood checks at the factory, and finds it was a similarly-named man who died, and the very-much-alive husband arrives at the station to make a formal complaint.

star 8.00
2 votes
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#13 - Runaways

Hetty Wainthropp Investigates Season 2 - Episode 3

Hetty is called in by the Mayor of Titterslow to look for his daughter who has runaway. She has learning difficulties and the Mayor and his wife want the matter of her disappearance to be kept very quiet. Hetty discovers that she left with her boyfriend, Bernard, who also has learning difficulties and that they were making their way to a country hotel.

star 7.94
33 votes
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Place of Honour

#14 - Place of Honour

All Creatures Great and Small Season 5 - Episode 2

With Helen still bedridden, there is a dramatic increase in domestic chaos. While James struggles manfully with both chores and children, Siegfried and Tristan praise his noble efforts -- and do precisely nothing. Tristan nfuriates Mr. Bushy, a redoubtable farmer, by treating a dog instead of Busby's cow, by sleeping in, and finally by treating a bull instead of Busby's dog!

star 7.89
38 votes
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The Persistent Parasites

#15 - The Persistent Parasites

The Saint Season 4 - Episode 5

A rich man invites Simon and his 3 ex-wives to his French villa.

star 7.80
40 votes
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Rumpole and the Eternal Triangle

#16 - Rumpole and the Eternal Triangle

Rumpole of the Bailey Season 7 - Episode 3

Rumpole flirts with a beautiful violinist and finds himself reluctantly defending her husband, who is charged with murdering the violinist's musical partner.Meanwhile, Claude Erskine-Brown accuses Henry, the clerk at 3 Equity Court, of sexually harassing a secretary.

star 7.67
3 votes
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Safe as Houses

#17 - Safe as Houses

Hetty Wainthropp Investigates Season 1 - Episode 6

An old friend of Hetty's - her partner in a music-hall routine years ago -- seeks her help in locating her troubled foster daughter, Chrissie. A teenage mother, Chrissie has disappeared just as a series of arson attacks on local homes have occurred --and Chrissie has a history of setting fires! As Hetty and Geoffrey look for Chrissie, a local newspaper photo competition reveals more than the photographer intended, prompting Geoff to dress in drag -- blonde wig, high heels and all -- to confront the arsonist. Hetty picks up a much-needed reward for her work in this case, and at the presentation of the check, proves that the new gumshoe hasn't lost her knack for the ol' soft-shoe!

star 7.66
38 votes
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The Name of the Game

#18 - The Name of the Game

All Creatures Great and Small Season 2 - Episode 9

James becomes suspicious when the Farnon brothers -- usually keen cricketers -- "volunteer" him in their stead for the annual cricket match between Darrowby and Rainby.

star 7.63
75 votes
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The Chain Of Command

#19 - The Chain Of Command

The Bill Season 5 - Episode 5

Ch. Insp. Conway is late for a meeting with a Mr. Trevelyan from the Department of Trade and Industry, who wants police help in shutting down Radio Sun Hill, a pirate radio station. Conway orders the winos who blocked his car taken off the streets, but when one of them tries to escape from his cell, Sgt. Cryer recognises him as an undercover cop. P.C. Smith asks W.P.C. Martella to talk to a lady who has been beaten up by her boyfriend. She changes her mind about pressing charges as she doesn't want her husband to know. She then explains the injuries by saying the police beat her up, and her husband turns up and attacks Yorkie. Despite D.S. Roach's objections that it's a waste of police time, Carver and Dashwood raid Radio Sun Hill, but they escape.

star 7.50
2 votes

#20 - Burnt

Bergerac Season 6 - Episode 4

A business acquaintance of Charlie's is suspected of insider trading.

star 7.50
2 votes
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Rumpole and the Miscarriage of Justice

#21 - Rumpole and the Miscarriage of Justice

Rumpole of the Bailey Season 7 - Episode 2

Rumpole defends a policeman, Superintendent Gannon, who is accused of changing a teenager's statement confessing to murdering a policeman. Meanwhile, Sir Guthrie Featherstone finds himself in hot water - as the Judge in the boy's case, he gave a damning summing-up against him, and now the Lord Chief Justice of England is taking an interest in the matter.

star 7.50
6 votes
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Avenge, O Lord

#22 - Avenge, O Lord

Bergerac Season 4 - Episode 9

Jim is assigned to guard a mainland MP who has come to Jersey to study the island's police force.

star 7.43
7 votes
House Guests

#23 - House Guests

Bergerac Season 3 - Episode 10

An international financier sets up a meeting of top European moneymen at his Jersey mansion; one of whom is attending the meeting for reasons other than financial gain.

star 7.40
5 votes
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Ice Maiden

#24 - Ice Maiden

Bergerac Season 3 - Episode 4

Jim decides to beef up security at an auction where a famous diamond is to be sold when a notorious jewel thief, Philippa Vale, who has never been caught decides to visit Jersey.

star 7.18
39 votes
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Desirable Little Residence

#25 - Desirable Little Residence

Bergerac Season 5 - Episode 4

Susan is asked to put a small unremarkable bungalow called ""Ocean View"" on the market. Quickly several parties put down offers and as the price escalates Jim tries to work out why...

star 7.00
3 votes
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#26 - Poison

Bergerac Season 5 - Episode 8

Jim investigates when a mason drops dead in the middle of his initiation ceremony.

star 7.00
4 votes
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Choose a Bright Morning

#27 - Choose a Bright Morning

All Creatures Great and Small Season 5 - Episode 3

James receives a cry for help from the isolated Bramley family who last came to town in 1929.

star 6.76
38 votes
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Offshore Trades

#28 - Offshore Trades

Bergerac Season 4 - Episode 2

Bergerac investigates the death of a scuba diver who washes up on the beach and discovers the disappearance of a French film star's wife.

star 6.71
7 votes
Against the Odds

#29 - Against the Odds

All Creatures Great and Small Season 5 - Episode 1

James Herriot finds himself skiing through snowy dales to save a litter of dying piglets. Helen is confined to bed having a slipped a disc and Tristan is hoping that Siegfried will give him a job as he has resigned from the Ministry of Agriculture.

star 6.69
42 votes
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The Playing Field

#30 - The Playing Field

All Creatures Great and Small Season 5 - Episode 4

A typical Yorkshire farmer is transformed into a cowboy; with Siegfried in London, Tristan is left with the worst patients.

star 6.62
37 votes
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#31 - Widdershins

Hetty Wainthropp Investigates Season 1 - Episode 4

Hetty and Robert travel to the small village of Readsby, where his revered elderly uncle, a former professional soccer player, has apparently committed suicide. But Hetty doesn't believe it -- for one thing, where's the suicide note? And when she begins to suspect that the villagers of Readsby, once a notorious haven for witches, are engaged in satanic practices, she's determined to prove that they were somehow involved -- with surprising results!

star 6.38
42 votes
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