The Best Episodes Directed by Tim Fywell
#5 - Episode Four
Cambridge Spies Season 1 - Episode 4
Posted to Washington during the Cold War, Donald Maclean is using visits to his wife in New York for access to the Atomic Energy Commission, passing information to Soviet contact K. Melinda wants him to stop and CIA man Angleton is suspicious after Soviets explode an atomic bomb. Kim Philby goes to America to head off Angleton. Guy Burgess is also in Washington and is dangerously out of control. Maclean returns to London and does the bare minimum for Moscow. Angleton has traced an atomic leak to possible suspects including "Homer", Maclean's code name. Philby can't protect Maclean any longer, Moscow insists he's recalled along with Burgess. Anthony Blunt orders Burgess to accompany Maclean to Moscow but doesn't explain that neither will be coming back.
#7 - Episode Two
Cambridge Spies Season 1 - Episode 2
The group go underground as part of the establishment: Blunt is close to the royal family, Maclean joins the Foreign Office, Burgess is in MI5 and Philby is a right-wing journalist. Spain tests Burgess and Philby. Burgess's lover Julian Bell goes to die fighting for the republic. However, Burgess can't blow his cover to support him and is affected by this betrayal. Philby, reporting from Spain, fails to carry out orders from his Soviet control, Otto, to assassinate Franco. Philby flees Spain and survives, but his betrayal costs Otto his life.When Stalin signs a non-agression pact with Nazi Germany, all four feel betrayed as their struggles against fascism have been turned upside down.
#8 - Episode Three
Cambridge Spies Season 1 - Episode 3
Paris is burning. In the midst of the turmoil and degradation, Donald Maclean finds love. Melinda is passionate, strongminded, independent, and American. As the Nazis enter the city, Maclean gallantly proposing to Melinda so that she is allowed to flee with the rest of the Embassy, to England. It's a match made in chaos. Back in London, Blunt is being asked uncomfortable questions at MI5 about his Communist past. He is becoming increasingly ill-at-ease with the business of spying and quietly begins to doubt his commitment. None of the others knows, though Philby is aware that all does not seem well with the man who first inspired him to join the Party.
#10 - Let There Be Light
Dracula Season 1 - Episode 10
A public demonstration of Grayson's technology has terrible consequences; Lucy joins the undead; Van Helsing's revenge against Mr. Browning and Lady Jane leads to a confrontation with Grayson; Mina discovers the secret of Grayson's love.
#11 - Intelligent Design (2)
Lewis Season 7 - Episode 6
Lewis, Hathaway and Hobson look around the new crime scene as Carl Drew, Stella Drew, Martha Seager, Adam Tibbit, Graham Yardley and Adam’s girlfriend Rachel Cliff wait anxiously. The body is revealed to be that of Soo-Min Chong, a Korean student who vanished 15 years ago. Seager was the last person to see her alive, Carl Drew was her boyfriend, and she was Martha’s organ scholar at the chapel. Hathaway is later shocked to discover Adam’s body at the school, with a simple suicide note. Carl, Adam’s former teacher believes that he must have pushed the boy too hard. Forensics end up revealing a close relative of Adam’s had been in Seager’s car. After Martha is found stabbed to death, Lewis and Hathaway start to close in on the killer who is becoming more desperate to cover their tracks.
#13 - All Together Now
Masters of Sex Season 1 - Episode 7
Masters and Johnson continue their sexual response study – now as participants – but Johnson fears their work may be interfering with Masters’ home life. Libby pressures Dr. Haas to resume her fertility treatments in secret. Meanwhile, Haas struggles to let go of feelings for Virginia as his relationship with Vivian deepens. And Margaret Scully, caught in her infidelity, confronts her husband on the mounting problems in their marriage.
#14 - Episode 3
River Season 1 - Episode 3
With his career and access to the Stevie case resting on the outcome of his psychiatric report, River must keep his unofficial investigations into Stevie's death to himself. This sends tensions high with his new partner Ira, who fears being dragged down by River's instability, and Chrissie, who needs River working on his own caseload, most pressingly investigating a suspicious workplace accident that has left a foreman fighting for his life. But River's mind is elsewhere as the discovery that Stevie has been keeping secrets forces him to reassess how well he knew his best friend and colleague. Unearthing new information about who Stevie spoke with in the lead-up to her murder throws suspicion on somebody close to her - somebody with real motive.
#15 - Episode 5
Grantchester Season 1 - Episode 5
After Sidney takes Geordie to Johnny Johnson’s London jazz club, they’re supposed to be leaving their worries behind them in Grantchester. After Amanda shows up unexpectedly, the night takes a rather different turn. Johnny’s sister is murdered, leaving everybody devastated. Johnny and Claudette’s father calls in his friend DCI Jacob Williams to work on the case.
#16 - Episode 4
River Season 1 - Episode 4
River's state of mind reaches crisis point as the team launch a manhunt to find the man who owned the car used in Stevie's murder. Was she really as lonely as River thought? As he tries to survive the torment of an uncontrollable manifest, a concerned Rosa encourages River to start attending a group she runs for like-minded troubled souls, with mixed results. Meanwhile a drunken evening at Chrissie's reveals that River may not be the only one with a less-than-perfect personal life. And when he discovers the surprising identity of someone Stevie spoke to the night she died, it looks like he's blown the case wide open.
#19 - Episode 6
Grantchester Season 1 - Episode 6
Amanda and Guy’s wedding is fast approaching, and Sidney's betrayal of Hildegard is still in his mind. Those closest to Sidney find it hard to get through to him. The murder of a local policeman doesn’t improve things, as Sidney allows himself to be pulled into another investigation rather than putting his house in order.
#20 - Episode 1
Grantchester Season 3 - Episode 1
Sidney receives a series of anonymous phone calls, which he realises may be linked to a series of murders in which the victims were all important community figures killed by someone who leaves dead birds as a grisly calling card. The threat forces Sidney to question whether he can reconcile his relationship with Amanda and his calling as a vicar. Leonard bonds with Hilary as she cares for her dying father, while Geordie's investigation of the killings leads him to a mysterious home for people with disabilities.
#21 - Episode 2
Grantchester Season 2 - Episode 2
Geordie and Cathy are on a mission to find Sidney a girlfriend – but nobody seems to be good enough for the choosy vicar. Geordie's plans are further thwarted when Sidney's old flame, Amanda Hopkins arrives in Grantchester while Guy is away on business.
#23 - Intelligent Design (1)
Lewis Season 7 - Episode 5
The body of Richard Seager a former Biochemist, is found under a Jaguar Mark 2. The day before, the victim had been collected from prison by his wife, Martha Seager after serving a year for causing death by dangerous driving. Before his death, Seager managed to scratch the number ‘500’ into the car’s paintwork.
#24 - Episode One
Cambridge Spies Season 1 - Episode 1
While at Cambridge university two students, Philby and Maclean, are approached by Intelligence officers and requested to spy. It does not take Philby too long to realise that it is not the British Intelligence services who want them, but the Russians. They agree to spy for the Russians and, once the school year ends, Kim is sent on assignment to Vienna, where he marries committed communist Lettie Friedman. Once back in England, Philby's runner, Blunt, tells him that the marriage is not in the interests of the mission, and Philby has to end it.
#25 - Wren Boys (1)
Waking the Dead Season 6 - Episode 1
The team re-investigates the death of a teenage boy who was found on a building site some years ago, drowned in concrete. Part of a human ear is found in his stomach, linking him to the dumping of another seriously injured teenager in a hospital at around the same time. The ground on which the dead teenager was found belongs to a Catholic abbey which is soon to be dissolved, and the abbey owns a shrine which might contain evidence and has to be dismantled - a task which falls to the unwilling Stella Goodman.Meanwhile, new forensic scientist Dr Eve Lockhart makes her mark on the case.
#28 - Episode 2
Grantchester Season 3 - Episode 2
Sidney and Geordie join a local cricket team to play a match against nearby Whittlesford, but team captain Geoff Towler (Peter Davison) seems to have an objection to talented young Pakistani batsman Zafar, and is even willing to forfeit the game to spite the player. After the match, a buffet ends badly when contaminated beer leaves everyone feeling ill, a matter Geoff is keen for Geordie to cover up. However, a worse fate awaits Zafar, who is later found to have received a fatal dose of the poison his teammates and spectators had received.
#29 - A Real Botswana Diamond
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Season 1 - Episode 6
The agency is broken into following a spate of robberies in Kgale Hill. Mma Ramotswe and JLB Matekoni's engagement isn't going as planned and she is forced to face her demons before she can move on.
#32 - Beauty and Integrity
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Season 1 - Episode 5
Mma Makutsi is asked to investigate the behaviour of some of the contestants at a local beauty pageant. Mma Ramotswe tries to find out what has happened to Nandira Patel's boyfriend who has disappeared. A new local agency goes head to head with the ladies.
#33 - The Indelible Stain
Lewis Season 6 - Episode 4
A visiting professor is found strangled after delivering a controversial lecture. Lewis and Hathaway have no shortage of suspects, but when one of them is also murdered, her affair with a married professor of Criminology takes the investigation in another direction.