The BEST episodes directed by Simon Massey

Common Vector
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8.50
2 votes

#1 - Common Vector

Casualty - Season 26 - Episode 3

New mother Annie, skateboarder Richie, white-collar worker Chris and teenager Fiona are admitted with sickness and dilated pupils. The race is soon on to get to the bottom of the mystery as their conditions get worse. New nurses Lloyd and Scarlet find it hard to cope with the emotional demands of their positions.

It's a Man's Life
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8.50
2 votes

#2 - It's a Man's Life

Ballykissangel - Season 4 - Episode 11

Niamh's and Ambrose's relationship is disintegrating and he takes it out on everyone else by applying the letter of the law. He doesn't know where to start to repair his marriage, and things are made more difficult when Niamh confesses her problems to Sean. Kathleen receives a valuable package from a former boyfriend, and Aidan sets them up with as reunion. They had agreed that he would go to England, and then come back when he had enough money for them to get married. She lent him money but never heard from him again. That's the reason she never married. Donal is appointed as Liam's boss when he suggests a moneymaking scheme to Brian - retrieving golf balls out of the lake on the course, and reselling them. They manage to pull all kinds of things out of the lake, including a section of a Russian satellite, but have trouble finding what they are actually looking for. While Niamh is in Dublin, Kieran makes a nuisance of himself with whoever is looking after him. Siobhan can't cope with

Episode One
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8.49
51 votes

#3 - Episode One

Monarch of the Glen - Season 2 - Episode 1

Six months of Justine at Glenbogle has been too much for the other residents, Lexie is threatening to quit her job, Hector and Molly have already moved out and Katrina just won't come near the place. To add to the stress, the bank keeps sending representatives to keep an eye on things. Eventually, Archie and Justine have a big, public break up.

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Sid
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8.33
985 votes

#4 - Sid

Skins - Season 2 - Episode 3

Sid hasn’t coped at all well with the fact that his best friend Tony is a shadow of the man he was. And his ‘girlfriend’ Cassie moving away to Scotland hasn’t helped either, particularly when he catches her looking like she’s having the time of her life with a pair of tartan-clad boys. So his mood is not improved much when his Grandad, a notorious Glaswegian hard bastard arrives, dying of cancer, to say his final goodbyes. He has never liked his son and he likes his Grandson Sid even less. So his arrival makes Sid’s Dad’s life a misery too. Especially as he’s brought Sid’s Uncle Sandy and his two weird cousins along for good measure too. Multiply all this by ten when Sid’s estranged Mum joins in to play happy families. So it’s Jenkins family meltdown. And when Sid comes down for breakfast he ends up making a discovery that nothing could have prepared him for. Sometimes life is just too sudden, just too cruel. So Sid’s life crisis deepens into a chasm of despair, what he really needs now is his best mate, he needs Tony.

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Naomi
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8.15
858 votes

#5 - Naomi

Skins - Season 3 - Episode 6

Naomi (Lily Loveless) thinks she has the world worked out, and puts people in their appropriate boxes. There's her hippy mum (Olivia Colman); the adoration from Emily (Kathryn Prescott); Cook's (Jack O'Connell) insulting misogyny; and her politics teacher, Kieran's (Ardal O'Hanlon), flattery. She thinks she has them all sussed, and that it's only her who can see the truth. However, the upcoming student elections leave her at a loss, and her insecurities get the better of her. The trust and confidence inspired by a friend encourages her to stand up to her arch rival, the antithesis of everything she stands for, as her and Cook go head to head; but Naomi learns that nothing is black and white anymore.

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Pool Party
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8.11
9 votes

#6 - Pool Party

Waterloo Road - Season 10 - Episode 4

The students are shocked by the return of Gabriella Wark, and despite her claims that she has turned over a new leaf, she gets a frosty welcome from Kacey, whose hopes of competing in the Commonwealth Games were ended in the accident caused by the trouble-maker. Taking their friend's lead, Lisa and Shaznay mark the returnee out as an easy target. Allie feels uneasy as Vaughan and the boys prepare to visit Olga on her birthday - and with the couple so wrapped up in their own problems, they don't notice Justin and Tiffany are growing closer. Hector finds an ally in Sue - and it soon becomes clear there's a chemistry between them.

Natural Causes
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8.09
150 votes

#7 - Natural Causes

The Inspector Lynley Mysteries - Season 5 - Episode 1

Since Lynley's (Nathaniel Parker) arrest and suspension for threatening a suspect, Havers (Sharon Small) has been without a partner. She begins a new case in Kent alongside the heavily pregnant, no-nonsense Detective Inspector Fiona Knight. Together, they investigate the murder of Edie Covington, whose body has been discovered in a local lake. Back in London, Lynley attends a disciplinary hearing to determine whether he can return to work. Following the hearing, Lynley begins to help Havers and Knight with their investigations. But, as the case unfolds with the discovery of another body and a kidnap, will Lynley's unofficial involvement jeopardise his efforts to be reinstated? Guest stars include Liza Tarbuck as DI Fiona Knight, Adrian Rawlins as Tim Sumner, George Costigan as Owen Harcourt Baines, Saskia Reeves as Eileen Humbolt, and Nicholas Gleaves as Dr Simon Wilson.

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Pandora
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8.01
798 votes

#8 - Pandora

Skins - Season 3 - Episode 4

With the first and only boy Pandora’s ever fancied having been deported, Pandora is desperate for some fun and decides to throw a party. Unknown to Pandora, Katie has used some special ingredients in the chocolate brownies, which take the party to another level. Effy knows, but hasn’t warned Pandora or her mum Angela (Sally Phillips), who is munching happily on the choccie treats. Effy can only look on while her best friend’s mum’s behaviour gets increasingly bizarre. Pandora grabs the fun where she can, and towards the end of the evening lets her heart rule her head… but will she regret it in the morning, and will her best mate forgive her? Also guest starring (David Baddiel) as Steve, and (Harry Enfield) as Jim Stonem.

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Second Chances
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8.00
1 votes

#9 - Second Chances

Holby City - Season 4 - Episode 30

As Liam finds it hard to accept that he will never walk again, Sandy tries to comfort him.

Taking Cover
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8.00
1 votes

#10 - Taking Cover

Holby City - Season 4 - Episode 37

Mubbs puts a baby's life at risk and endangers his career. The reappearance of an old girlfriend forces Tash to re-evaluate her priorities.

Love and Devotion
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8.00
1 votes

#11 - Love and Devotion

Holby City - Season 4 - Episode 38

Mary Harrow, a successful novelist who needs two operations, tests the loyalties of Darwin Ward's junior doctors to their senior colleagues. Sam Kennedy's subsequent need to prove her feelings for Ric Griffin to him culminates in an unusual request. Mubbs Hussain gives Keri McGrath the date she won at the auction, but when they get back home, her mother Pam arrives and Mubbs feels awkward in the light of what they had been doing earlier. Parents Kelvin & Marcia Lyme have their desire to adopt a child tested when he is diagnosed with sickle-cell anemia. Owen Davis visits Chrissie Williams at home to tell her he's getting back with his wife, but then proceeds to jeopardise it.

Ghosts
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8.00
1 votes

#12 - Ghosts

Holby City - Season 4 - Episode 49

Tempers flare at a staff football match, and Ed Keating's past returns to haunt him. Kath accuses Danny of neglecting his studies to spend time with Diane. Terry Fox struggles to break some devastating news to Lisa.

Two Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
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8.00
3 votes

#13 - Two Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest

Ballykissangel - Season 5 - Episode 1

It is still the night of the bonfire party, which ended the previous series. Niamh decides she must tell Ambrose that the marriage is over. The next day, Niamh leaves Kieran with Siobhan and spends the day with Sean at the lake, and they discuss their future. Sean tells her that he loves her. Meanwhile, Ambrose goes for a walk by the shore at Durrus Head. He is engrossed in thought about his troubled marriage when he sees two people in difficulty on the rocks below. He shouts to tell them that he will try to find a way for them to escape the incoming tide. Elsewhere, a Frenchman called D'Argan, has come to challenge ""the head man of the village"" to a balloon race. Donal and Liam go to find Brian who is the closets they can think of. Brian is uninterested until he discovers that the event is to complete a race started 200 years previously, and that £40,000 is at stake. However, Monsieur D'Argan has forgotten that the French economy has had one major change since Napoleonic times. Inspec

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Love's Labours
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8.00
2 votes

#14 - Love's Labours

Ballykissangel - Season 5 - Episode 11

Mairead has a crush on Aiden, but he doesn't realise this until she kisses him. Her mother wants answers, and Frankie has to question Aiden, who blames himself. Meanwhile, Niamh and Sean announce their engagement, and set about arranging the wedding. But Brendan is worried about his best man's speech, and Sean seems to be having second thoughts. Even Niamh is unsure: everything and everyone she knows are here in Ballykissangel, but she would rather leave and be with Sean. Liam and Donal, in a desperate attempt to find money for a wedding present, end up in the bookies. To their surprise they are lucky with the horses and before long they have raised the sum of two thousand pounds. An old man, who has been watching them proposes a game of cards. They play 'higher or lower' with the old man and have soon bet away all their money. That night, as they sit despondently at the bar of Fitzgerald's, Paul produces a parcel 'some old man' left for them. They open it to find a cut glass ornament

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Effy
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7.99
959 votes

#15 - Effy

Skins - Season 2 - Episode 7

What is it about Effy? The mysterious one had a lot to deal with. The Stonem family home is in disarray, while Dad Jim is working abroad, Mum Anthea is also away, with the fairies; and Tony is moping after Michelle. On top of this, Effy has her GCSE art coursework deadline looming. So solving all her family’s problems, planning her academic future, as well as sorting out the ‘Tony and Michelle’, ‘Sid and Cassie’ dilemma is all she needs right now. And then on top of this, whilst also trying to maintain her reputation for being the wildest kid on the block, she’s lumbered with the new girl, spoddy Pandora. So how weird when suddenly Pandora turns out to be best friend material. Maybe the future’s bright after all, Effy and Pandora’s future at least.

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Episode Three
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7.96
23 votes

#16 - Episode Three

Monarch of the Glen - Season 2 - Episode 3

While Hector has to go to an old flame for help with a rejected grant application, Golly and Fergal are locking horns in a power struggle over the estate. Poor Duncan finds himself stuck in the middle again as the two mean battle for his loyalty.

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Michelle
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7.95
1012 votes

#17 - Michelle

Skins - Season 2 - Episode 4

So Michelle’s Mum Anna has gone and done it again. Married another new husband. And worse, Michelle has to move in with them into their new house. But even worse, this time Michelle has to contend with a new big-titted, emotionally-manipulative step sister called Scarlett. Before she knows what’s happening, Scarlett is invading her life, co-opting her friends and offering unwanted advice about what to do about her still incapacitated ex-boyfriend Tony. So when Scarlett inveigles herself onto Michelle’s birthday camping trip to the Gower and starts to move in on the emotionally fragile Sid, Michelle’s got to do something. Sid needs Michelle, he’s her friend, so she does the only thing she knows. But who’s that arriving back from Scotland and full of hope for Sid? Now that is bad timing.step in. Sid needs a friend, Michelle. But Sid has always had a thing for her so she does the only thing she knows. Now they have to live with the consequences. Are they going to tell Tony? And who's that arriving back from Scotland and full of hope for Sid? Now that is bad timing.

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Freddie
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7.92
847 votes

#18 - Freddie

Skins - Season 3 - Episode 5

Freddie’s the black sheep of his family, and seen as a waste of space. His big sister Karen (Klariza Clayton) has ambitions - she’s reached the final of a TV talent show to find a new member of girl group Da Sexxbombz. Freddie despises her lust for celebrity but is emotionally blackmailed into sticking to the story she and their Dad, Leo (Simon Day), are spinning about their dead mother, all to look good in front of the cameras, and thereby increase her chances of success. He cringes at the whole thing. If this wasn’t bad enough, living in the shadow of the increasingly reckless Cook is becoming too much to bear. When Effy turns up at his shed, Freddie doesn’t know what to do with himself. There’s a connection between them, there always has been, but this is shattered when Cook and JJ arrive. He feels torn between his family,his friends, and his heart, and the isolation is overwhelming. Will Freddie start to put himself first, or will he retreat to his shed, and beloved skateboard, as he always has before? Featuring a special guest performance from DJ Scott Mills.

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The Final Frontier
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7.75
4 votes

#19 - The Final Frontier

Ballykissangel - Season 4 - Episode 12

A big storm threatens the town, all the animals on Eamonn's farm are acting strangely and Donal's Uncle Minto thinks the storm could be a signal of an imminent UFO landing. Not only that, but he thinks he's going to be abducted by the aliens. Emma receives an acceptance letter from an art college in London and has to decide whether to accept. She wants to know if Danny will be upset if she goes. Ambrose is finding it difficult to talk to Niamh and Brian suspects that there's something between her and Sean. He could be right. She fells that she is now 'established' and keeps wondering what might have happened if things had been different. After their talk, Sean drives her home and Ambrose sees them. He confronts her and she admits that she's bored with him never changing, always loving her, never moving on. Ambrose goes round to Sean's convinced that he and Niamh are having an affair. Sean's newly constructed farmhouse is wrecked by the storm and a tree falls through the roof, just miss

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Jal
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7.74
925 votes

#20 - Jal

Skins - Season 2 - Episode 8

Jal’s got a secret so big she can’t tell anyone until she works out what the hell she’s going to do about it. But Spanish A-level revision, music school auditions, and needy best friends are pressing down on her, all while the ‘secret’ is starting to leak out. What’s more, Chris has asked her to move in with him into his pokey love nest. Jal needs someone, but will a visit from her estranged Mum make everything better? What Jal doesn’t know is that Chris has been hiding a secret all of his own.

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Episode Two
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7.73
22 votes

#21 - Episode Two

Monarch of the Glen - Season 2 - Episode 2

How will Golly and Duncan react to being passed over for the job of Head Ranger? Even Archie isn't sure that appointing dashing Irishman Fergal Mac Lure is a good idea. He has the right qualifications and determination but not only, will it upset the household, Katrina seems to have taken a real shine to the new guy and Archie can't help but worry.

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Thomas
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7.68
881 votes

#22 - Thomas

Skins - Season 3 - Episode 3

In this episode, Thomas (Merveille Lukeba) arrives alone in the UK from the Congo. His family are due to join him in a few days, and he has to find somewhere for them to live. He finds an abandoned flat on an estate, but little does he know that local gangster Johnny White (Mackenzie Crook) is his new landlord, and there’s no way Johnny’s going to let him live there for free. Thomas has to fend for himself, but a chance encounter at a bus stop, and a mutual love of doughnuts brings him together with Pandora (Lisa Backwell) and Effy (Kaya Scodelario). They head to Effy’s house, where they find Effy’s mum, Anthea Stonem (Morwenna Banks), has a surprise visitor, her husband’s boss, Steve (David Baddiel). It’s fate for Pandora and Thomas, who hit it off immediately: she takes him to see her Aunt Elizabeth (Maureen Lipman), who just might have the answer to Thomas’s insolvency, with a rather unconventional money-making scheme. This episode was written by Daniel Kaluuya, the former Posh Kenneth in the two first series of Skins and Bryan Elsley.

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Finale
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7.59
760 votes

#23 - Finale

Skins - Season 3 - Episode 10

When Freddie and JJ fall out over Cook, the confusion surrounding the gangs' love lives reaches a dramatic conclusion as the series' infamous love triangle is potentially brought to an end.

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Bread and Water
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7.50
4 votes

#24 - Bread and Water

Ballykissangel - Season 4 - Episode 3

With the birth of Siobhan's baby approaching she starts to look at all her options for the big event, but Brendan is disturbed when she decides on a water birth. Sean's daughter, Emma, turns up unannounced. He had previously lied to her about where he was, and after an argument she takes Niamh's car. Later, she turns up at the pub and discovers she has something in common with Niamh. On the way back to Sean's farm they find that Siobhan has gone into labour. There isn't time to get her back to Sean, so they hijack Brian's hot tub and use it as a birthing pool. Aidan is proved to be wiser than Orla thought when it comes to money, and to Ambrose's amazement his boss approves of the family living over the pub. Meanwhile, Brian's dreams lead him to a golf course that he feels it is his destiny to buy.

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Par for the Course
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7.50
4 votes

#25 - Par for the Course

Ballykissangel - Season 4 - Episode 4

Brian is still planning to buy the golf course, but he can't find the necessary funds without some help. Orla knows a man who might have the answer - Micky Keeler, a lotto winner who is blackballed every time he tries to join a club - thanks to his criminal record. Liam and Donal are employed to fix a round of golf between Micky and Brian. Brendan is hostile to the idea of Aisling's christening because he feels left out. Aidan's preparations for the event, his first ever christening, don't go as planned when he nearly drowns the doll he's practising on. Emma becomes increasingly annoyed by her new surroundings - no running water, no radio reception, and the shop doesn't stock smoky bacon crisps. A nephew of Eamonn's, Danny, turns up in need of shelter for an illegally stabled horse.

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Births, Deaths and Marriages
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7.50
4 votes

#26 - Births, Deaths and Marriages

Ballykissangel - Season 4 - Episode 10

Siobhan and Brendan are secretly planning their wedding but Aidan is not convinced that their reasons are genuine. Having kept it quiet, Siobhan tells Niamh that they are marrying for practical and financial reasons. Niamh bullies Siobhan into buying a dress and then organises a surprise wedding reception, but the wedding is called off at the altar. Emma decides to find out about her great grandfather, but she meets resistance from Kathleen, and she turns to Brian. He reveals that Michael Dillon was married to Nora Byrne, Eamonn's aunt, and their son was illegitimate. At least some of the bad feeling between the two families originates from that relationship, but Emma discovers that the couple were planning to get married all along. Eamonn has a fall while trying to rescue one of his sheep, and Danny enlists Sean's help in rescuing him. Eamonn refuses Sean's help while he recuperates, but Danny doesn't have a clue so he helps anyway. Niamh persuades Ambrose to get a social life, but hi

Episode 4
star
7.37
27 votes

#27 - Episode 4

Stella (2012) - Season 3 - Episode 4

Brenda's Buses make their maiden voyage, but with Brenda and Dai butting heads at every turn, surely it's only a matter of time before the business runs out of gas?

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Mistakes Happen (2)
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7.20
5 votes

#28 - Mistakes Happen (2)

Casualty - Season 27 - Episode 44

Cook
star
7.20
977 votes

#29 - Cook

Skins - Season 3 - Episode 2

It’s Cook’s (Jack O’Connell) 17th birthday, and half the college have been invited to his uncle’s pub to witness a night Cook believes will go down in history. The girls get are about to leave when Freddie (Luke Pasqualino) gets a phone call from his sister Karen (Klariza Clayton). She’s at her best friend Kayleigh’s (Amy Burnett) engagement party and they want to get the party started. The gang head off uninvited. Cook attracts the attention of Kayleigh’s dad, notorious local gangster Johnny White (Mackenzie Crook). The party is a timid affair, so - ignoring Freddie’s warnings about Johnny White - Cook decides to do as the Cookie monster does and up the tempo, and the evening takes a turn for the worst. The gang manage to escape, but split up afterwards after Cook tries to come onto the girls. Freddie tells him he is tired of looking after him and leaves Cook and JJ to go to a local stripclub/prostitute agency, where JJ refuses to go further than kissing and Cook overhears Johnny White in the next room. He plans to blackmail him, and the gangster antagonises him until JJ has to forcibly restrain Cook from beating him. Cook realises what he's done when Johhny tells him: "The next time I see you...you're dead." He leaves and ends up outside Freddie's house at six in the morning, and the two share an intense heart-to-heart about their friendship, while Freddie agrees to look after him again.

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Baby Boom
star
7.13
8 votes

#30 - Baby Boom

Waterloo Road - Season 10 - Episode 3

Students confront the responsibilities of parenthood, with Rhiannon taking to the project like a duck to water. Carol feels the pinch now her hands are no longer in George's pockets. She sees an opportunity to make some cash, but may leave Maggie without a job in the process. Allie reveals how bad Justin's anger issues are to her father. Vaughan decides it's time for his son to face the consequences of his actions.

Memory Games
star
7.00
1 votes

#31 - Memory Games

Casualty - Season 26 - Episode 4

Emma Samms (Dynasty's Fallon Carrington Colby) stars in the show's 25th anniversary episode, as a woman mistakenly convinced she is being pursued by a stranger. Meanwhile, new nurse Lloyd's life is placed in jeopardy when he refuses to break his moral code and lie to a patient, and Zoe is surprised to learn Dylan helps paramedics at the scene of accidents on a voluntary basis. With Sunetra Sarker and Michael Obiora.

The Wedding
star
6.50
2 votes

#32 - The Wedding

Ballykissangel - Season 5 - Episode 12

It is the day before Niamh and Sean's Wedding and the men of the village are desperate for him to have a stag night. Sean isn't too excited about the prospect of a night around the bar in Fitzgerald's, so Uncle Minto suggest a Celtic ceremony instead. Sean agrees, and while Minto begins to consecrate the land for the celebration, Liam and Donal are plotting how they can turn this into a more conventional stag night involving alcohol. Meanwhile, the women are going on a pub crawl. When Sean arrives in the woods, and sees the party split, he insists that the men unite. Most of the men try Minto's potion and begin to notice strange things happening. Brendan is cured of a toothache, while Danny keeps seeing Rabbits! Later, Brian learns from Sean of the plans to move away from Ballykissangel. In Cilldargen, the woman, even Kathleen, are getting thoroughly inebriated. Siobhan is run off the road by a rogue driver. Frankie is called to investigate and asks Aidan to assist.

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No Doubt About It
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0.00
0 votes

#33 - No Doubt About It

The Bill - Season 14 - Episode 30

The Eleventh Commandment
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0.00
0 votes

#34 - The Eleventh Commandment

Holby City - Season 6 - Episode 32

After he tries to get a transplant patient to the top of the list Ed is suspended. Sammi is admitted to AAU with a bleeding ulcer and Rosie goes to see him after Mubbs proposes to her. Cherise Patterson's pregnancy becomes complicated when she shows symptoms related to cancer and she goes into labour during Mubbs' investigations.

If You Can't Do the Time
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0.00
0 votes

#35 - If You Can't Do the Time

Holby City - Season 6 - Episode 33

At Ed's suspension hearing, Chrissie refuses to cover for him and Tom, Ric and Zubin try to separate conjoined twins. When problems arise, Tom tries to get the permission of the parents to continue but when he fails to he continues anyway which results in him having to resign. Meanwhile, Lisa is offered the position of Ward Sister on Keller.