The Best Episodes Directed by Simon Wincer

Episode 18

#1 - Episode 18

Prisoner: Cell Block H Season 1 - Episode 18

When a young girl, Sarah Roberts, accepts a lift home from a man who says he knows her father, she ends up getting raped. Her parents, Catherine and Ken, are concerned that she is so late coming home from school, but it is not until the next day that Sarah tells her mother about the attack. The police come to the Roberts' home to interview the girl. Catherine vows to avenge the attack on her daughter. Barbara has drugs smuggled into the prison, telling Vera that Monica has asked her to get them for her. She plants the drugs in Monica's cell, and they are found thanks to a cell search instigated by Vera. Monnie is packed off to Solitary. Since the drugs were brought in right under Bennett's nose, Barbara wants Vera to do her a few favours. Meanwhile, Erica announces a crackdown in security as Bea vows to get even with whoever framed Monnie. Jean visits Lynn in hospital. She tries to get her to write to her parents and reconsider not hiring Steve as her lawyer. As for the escapees, Doree

star 9.33
3 votes
Petrograd, July 1917

#2 - Petrograd, July 1917

The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Season 2 - Episode 8

In Russia, Indy's espionage work threatens more lives when he infiltrates a group of young Bolsheviks and begins to sympathize with their plight, and causes Indy to question his loyality.

star 9.00
2 votes
Return

#3 - Return

Lonesome Dove Season 1 - Episode 4

Conclusion. A tragedy in the Montana Territory exacts a painful promise from Call (Tommy Lee Jones) that takes him on a haunting mission back to Texas

star 8.95
125 votes
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Episode 91

#4 - Episode 91

Prisoner: Cell Block H Season 2 - Episode 8

Paul bails Tony out, who lies he knew nothing about the drugs. Sharon is unable to raise bail money and is sent to Wentworth. Vera incites trouble between Bea and Sharon; after Sharon tells Bea she is inside on drug charges, they brawl, and Bea gets soup thrown in her face. Sharon is visited by her sister, Judy Bryant, who tells her Tony's charges were dropped. When Sharon realises Paul and Tony are related, she threatens to incriminate Tony unless Paul gets her charges dropped. Caroline and Vivienne arrive in Wentworth, and Vivienne appears to have lost the plot. Caroline is angry that her mother hasn't had proper medical treatment, and refuses to call ex-husband Michael for help. Lizzie suggests Doreen tell Kevin about her past; later, after he drops her some distance from the Halfway House, he follows her home where a passing cop tells him it's a house for ex-crims.

star 8.67
3 votes
Episode 92

#5 - Episode 92

Prisoner: Cell Block H Season 2 - Episode 9

Paul reels from Sharon's demands, and though Tony insists Sharon was lying, Paul soon realises Tony is the liar. Sharon tells Vera the connection between her and Paul, and Vera reports him to Erica. Sharon learns Tony has confessed to the police and she has nothing on them any more. Bea sends Margo, Lil and Bev to duff Sharon up: they attack her in her cell and try to scalp her, but Chrissie gets in the way and is knocked to the floor. She goes into very premature labour and is rushed to hospital. Doreen is talked into phoning in sick so she can go to the country with Kevin, and leaves Lizzie to phone work, posing as her aunt. Unfortunately she can't work the phone and gets roaring drunk. Ros is transferred to J Block so she can continue her studies. Vivienne stops eating and communicating, and later Jim and Caroline find her catatonic.

star 8.67
3 votes
Part 2

#6 - Part 2

Comanche Moon Season 1 - Episode 2

Gus and Woodrow are ordered by the governor to rescue Capt. Scull from a Mexican bandit who is holding him for ransom; Comanches raid Austin and burn much of it to the ground; Woodrow worries that Maggie's baby doesn't belong to him; and Gus becomes convinced that Clara is going to marry another man.

star 8.59
58 votes
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The Plains

#7 - The Plains

Lonesome Dove Season 1 - Episode 3

Off the trail, Jake (Robert Urich) falls in with bad company, while Gus (Robert Duvall) shares a bittersweet reunion with an old flame (Anjelica Huston).

star 8.54
141 votes
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Part 3

#8 - Part 3

Comanche Moon Season 1 - Episode 3

Seven years later, Gus grieves for his late wife and Woodrow gets jealous over the amount of time Jake is spending with Maggie, but Woodrow refuses to accept Newt as his own son; Blue Duck confronts his dying father; Clara visits Gus in Austin; and Scull is approached in Boston to lead an expansion of the West.

star 8.50
52 votes
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Episode 17

#9 - Episode 17

Prisoner: Cell Block H Season 1 - Episode 17

Lynn is rushed to hospital after her suicide attempt. Jean blames herself for the incident. Barbara Davidson, Erica's niece, arrives in Wentworth charged with drug smuggling. She ignores Auntie Erica's advice not to tell the women they are related. Barbara gets Lizzie to tell her about the frame-up on Vera, then tells Erica about it. Erica is furious, transfers Monica to another cell, and reinstates Vera. Karen tells Steve about her husband forcing her to have an abortion and beating her. Franky, Doreen and Miss McBride have a party for the old woman's birthday, but it is gatecrashed by the arrival of her nephew, Trevor. He recognizes the fugitive pair so they bundle him into a cupboard, say goodbye to Miss McBride and flee.

star 8.50
4 votes
On the Trail

#10 - On the Trail

Lonesome Dove Season 1 - Episode 2

A deadly pursuit on the plains pits Gus (Robert Duvall) against a sadistic renegade named Blue Duck (Frederic Forrest).

star 8.48
182 votes
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Leaving

#11 - Leaving

Lonesome Dove Season 1 - Episode 1

Larry McMurtry's saga opens with two former Texas Rangers (Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones) beginning a cattle drive to Montana.

star 8.44
253 votes
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Daredevils of the Desert

#12 - Daredevils of the Desert

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones Season 1 - Episode 15

Set in Gaza 1917, Indiana Jones is operating undercover for French Intelligence in the Middle East. The British have a plan to take Jerusalem by Christmas, and to do so they need to attack the ancient desert town of Beersheba, a fortification protected by the arduous stretches of desert that surround it. Colonel Meinertzhagen and Major T.E. Lawrence brief and equip Jones on his assignment. He must do all he can to protect the wells in Beersheba, or else the British and Australian forces tasked to attack will surely die of thirst. Posing as a trader, Indy is teamed with a beautiful spy named Maya. They trek across the desert and infiltrate Beersheba. Intrigue and betrayal abound as Indy and his fellow intelligence agents come face-to-face with the Turkish commander Colonel Ismet Bey and his German attaché Schiller. The story culminates in a spectacular cavalry charge by the gallant soldiers of the Australian Lighthorseman Regiment whose very survival hinges on the success of Indy's mission.

star 7.92
38 votes
Oganga, The Giver and Taker of Life

#13 - Oganga, The Giver and Taker of Life

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones Season 1 - Episode 11

In a war-torn country, Indiana Jones finds a wellspring of hope in the presence of one remarkable man. On a vital military mission for the Allies, Indy comes across a disease-ravaged African village and is able to rescue one small child from certain death. The presence of the child endangers the mission, leaving Indy in a moral quandary, forced to fight his conscience, his sense of duty, his own men and the enemy as he battles his way across country. Depressed by the turmoil around him, Indy reaches his lowest point. Hope appears in the presence of Albert Schweitzer, a profoundly inspiring and committed doctor, philosopher and musician. Helping out at Schweitzer's jungle hospital, Indy finds his faith in humanity restored and his outlook on life forever changed in this beautiful and moving film.

star 7.90
40 votes
Adventures in the Secret Service

#14 - Adventures in the Secret Service

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones Season 1 - Episode 13

Indy finds that he must enlist the help of Habsburg royalty when he embarks on a dangerous diplomatic mission through enemy-held Europe into the palace of Emperor Karl of Austria. Endangering his life and the lives of his royal charges, Indy gambles all in a desperate attempt to bring the war more quickly to an end. Then, in chaos-ridden Russia, Indy finds his espionage work once again threatening lives when he infiltrates a group of young Bolsheviks and begins to sympathize with their plight. As the country lurches toward revolution, Indy finds himself torn between loyalty to his friends and his military duty.

star 7.89
37 votes
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Part 1

#15 - Part 1

Comanche Moon Season 1 - Episode 1

In Part 1 of 3, the Rangers track a notorious horse thief, and Gus and Woodrow are promoted to captains after their leader, Capt. Scull (Val Kilmer), abandons his men to search for his beloved horse that is stolen. Also: Gus courts Clara, a local Austin beauty, and Scull's wife takes up with Jake Spoon, a young Ranger.

star 7.81
95 votes
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Trenches of Hell

#16 - Trenches of Hell

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones Season 1 - Episode 8

Having joined the Belgian Army to fight in the Great War under the pseudonym "Henri Defense," Indy witnesses horrific combat in Flanders that kills all of the commanding officers in his unit, leaving young Jones in command. The 9th Belgian Infantry unit is assigned to the French 14th Company, and thrown into the thick of the Battle of the Somme, in a vivid depiction of the terrible hell of trench warfare, including flamethrower and gas attacks. On a brief leave, Indy meets English soldiers and poets Siegfried Sassoon and Robert Graves whose words crystallize for Indy the plight of the soldier in World War I. He soon returns to the front, where he and his fellow soldier Emile are taken captive by the Germans. Indy wastes no time attempting to escape, but his bold efforts only land him sent to the maximum security prison at Dusterstadt on the Danube. There, Indy meets a captive Charles de Gaulle, and together, the two conspire a clever plan to escape the inescapable fortress.

star 7.58
71 votes
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Manifest Destiny

#17 - Manifest Destiny

Into the West Season 1 - Episode 2

The changes in the western frontier take their toll on the Native people. Some choose to cast their lot with the white man, while others cling to their traditional ways. Jacob Wheeler and his wife, Thunder Heart Woman, return to Virginia, but soon the promise of a new life in California entices Jacob to set out again along with his brother Jethro. The road is long and hard. Many are lost, and in the end, one brother makes the ultimate sacrifice.

star 7.54
219 votes
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German East Africa, December 1916

#18 - German East Africa, December 1916

The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Season 1 - Episode 6

On a military mission, Indy rescues a small child in an African village, and encounters the legendary Albert Schweitzer, and helps him in his jungle hospital.

star 6.50
38 votes
Congo, January 1917 (2)

#19 - Congo, January 1917 (2)

The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Season 1 - Episode 7

On a military mission, Indy rescues a small child in an African village, and encounters the legendary Albert Schweitzer, and helps him in his jungle hospital.

star 4.78
36 votes
Somme, Early August 1916 (1)

#20 - Somme, Early August 1916 (1)

The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Season 2 - Episode 2

As a young soldier in the Belgian Army, Indy learns the savagery of warfare while participating in the Battle of the Somme and amongst all the turmoil, Indy wonders if he won't live to see the war end.

star 4.53
34 votes
Germany, Mid-August 1916 (2)

#21 - Germany, Mid-August 1916 (2)

The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Season 2 - Episode 3

Indy is captured by the Germans and confined to a POW camp where he and fellow prisoner Charles de Gaulle hatch a daring scheme to escape..

star 3.48
33 votes