The Best Episodes Directed by Toby Haynes

The Reichenbach Fall

#1 - The Reichenbach Fall

Sherlock Season 2 - Episode 3

James Moriarty possesses the greatest criminal mind that the world has ever seen. Sherlock and John knew he wouldn't stay hidden for long, but even they never guessed the sheer scale and audacity of the crime that would propel Moriarty back into the headlines. Sherlock must fight for his reputation, his sanity and his life. But is he all he claims to be?

star 8.70
10944 votes
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The Big Bang (2)

#2 - The Big Bang (2)

Doctor Who (2005) Season 5 - Episode 13

Location: National Museum Date: 1996 Enemies: Stone Dalek The Doctor is gone, the Tardis has been destroyed, and the universe is collapsing. The only hope for all reality is a little girl who still believes in stars.

star 8.51
4264 votes
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The Pandorica Opens (1)

#3 - The Pandorica Opens (1)

Doctor Who (2005) Season 5 - Episode 12

Location: Stonehenge, Earth Date: 102AD Enemies: The Alliance The Doctor's friends unite to send him a terrible warning; the Pandorica - which is said to contain the most feared being in all the cosmos - is opening. But what's inside, and can the Doctor stop it?

star 8.37
4025 votes
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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

#4 - Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell Season 1 - Episode 7

England is plunged into chaos as ancient magical forces are unleashed. Norrell flees to the safety of his library, but is pursued by Strange who intends to free Arabella before the Gentleman's curse consumes him. Childermass tries to find a way to save Lady Pole, as Stephen is drawn deeper into the sinister world of the Fairy kingdom.

star 8.37
491 votes
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The Impossible Astronaut (1)

#5 - The Impossible Astronaut (1)

Doctor Who (2005) Season 6 - Episode 1

Location: Utah, Washington D.C., Florida Date: 2011, 1969 Enemies: The Silence Placing his life entirely in their hands, the Doctor agrees to search for the recipient of the fourth envelope - just who is Canton Everett Delaware the Third? And what is the relevance of their only other clue: 'Space 1969'? Their quest lands them - quite literally - in the Oval Office, where they are enlisted by President Nixon himself to assist enigmatic former-FBI agent Canton, in saving a terrified little girl from a mysterious spaceman.

star 8.26
4118 votes
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Day of the Moon (2)

#6 - Day of the Moon (2)

Doctor Who (2005) Season 6 - Episode 2

Location: Utah, Washington D.C., New York City Date: 1969 Enemies: The Silence The Doctor is locked in the perfect prison. Amy, Rory and River Song are being hunted down across America by the FBI. With the help of new friend and FBI-insider, Canton Everett Delaware the Third, our heroes are reunited to share their discoveries, if not their memories. For the world is occupied by an alien force who control humanity through post-hypnotic suggestion and no one can be trusted. Aided by President Nixon and Neil Armstrong's foot, the Doctor must mount a revolution to drive out the enemy and rescue the missing little girl. No-one knows why they took her. Or why they have kidnapped Amy Pond...

star 8.25
4183 votes
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An Event in Autumn

#7 - An Event in Autumn

Wallander (UK) Season 3 - Episode 1

Wallander moves into a dream home with his new girlfriend. But his happiness is shattered when the skeleton of a girl is discovered in the garden. Wallander must try to get his new life back on track by finding her killer, but the case is not as cold as he thinks.

star 8.25
435 votes
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The Black Tower

#8 - The Black Tower

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell Season 1 - Episode 6

Strange is determined to learn the secrets of fairy magic so he can restore Arabella. Believing madness is the key to accessing the fairy world, he seeks a way to drive himself insane. However, the Gentleman does not take kindly to the intrusion into his realm, and unleashes a terrible curse to stop him. Norrell's determination to maintain control of all magic in England costs him dearly when the government turns against him, and Vinculus offers Stephen a means to escape from the Gentleman's clutches.

star 8.18
525 votes
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The Education of a Magician

#9 - The Education of a Magician

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell Season 1 - Episode 3

Jonathan Strange travels to Spain. Mr Norrell is attempting to keep his secrets hidden in London.

star 8.04
611 votes
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All the Mirrors of the World

#10 - All the Mirrors of the World

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell Season 1 - Episode 4

Norrell's refusal to let Strange study ancient magic causes a split between them.

star 8.02
581 votes
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Arabella

#11 - Arabella

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell Season 1 - Episode 5

Strange returns home a hero after helping to win the Battle of Waterloo, and resolves to write a book on ancient magic - to Norrell's horror. Strange's hopes for the future are shattered by a tragedy in his life, and following a confrontation with Norrell, he flees the country, determined to learn the truth about the fairy world - even if doing so costs him his sanity.

star 8.01
501 votes
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How Is Lady Pole?

#12 - How Is Lady Pole?

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell Season 1 - Episode 2

Mr Norrell's magical illusions manage to baffle the French Navy and secure him the loyalty of Sir Walter Pole. Some magic he has used to revive Lady Pole has released something unnatural into Sir Walter's home. Jonathan Strange's magical ability increases and he travels to London take up an apprenticeship with Mr Norrell.

star 7.98
649 votes
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USS Callister

#13 - USS Callister

Black Mirror Season 4 - Episode 1

Capt. Robert Daly presides over his crew with wisdom and courage. But a new recruit will soon discover nothing on this spaceship is what it seems.

star 7.89
6313 votes
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The Friends of English Magic

#14 - The Friends of English Magic

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell Season 1 - Episode 1

Mr Norrell travels to London from Yorkshire to offer the government his services as a magician. Sir Walter Pole though refuses to align himself with such a disrespectable art as magic. After Sir Walter's sickly fiancée passes away, Mr Norrell makes a dangerous pact with a mysterious Gentleman to restore her to life. Jonathan Strange discovers that he also has magical powers.

star 7.64
862 votes
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Flotsam and Jetsam

#15 - Flotsam and Jetsam

Being Human Season 1 - Episode 1

Mitchell has trouble restraining his blood lust, Annie must deal with her past, and George finds that he no longer has a safe place to transform when the hospital renovates the basement storage room. A former girlfriend of Mitchell's, turned into a vampire by him, comes to see him and she has vengeance on her mind.

star 7.60
1533 votes
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Sleight of Hand

#16 - Sleight of Hand

The Musketeers Season 1 - Episode 2

Notorious criminal Vadim seeks to make life unbearable for the authorities that have imprisoned him. When he engineers a full-scale riot, it falls to the Musketeers to protect those whom he seeks to destroy.

star 7.54
1289 votes
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Friends and Enemies

#17 - Friends and Enemies

The Musketeers Season 1 - Episode 1

Young swordsman d'Artagnan arrives in Paris seeking the man responsible for killing his father – a quest that brings him into conflict with one of the king's guards. But as he quickly discovers, when you take on one Musketeer, you take on them all. It's soon back to business when the swashbuckling heroes are ordered to find a missing soldier who was carrying important letters on behalf of King Louis, while the dastardly Cardinal Richelieu plots to increase his political power.

star 7.53
1611 votes
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Second Bombing

#18 - Second Bombing

Spooks: Code 9 Season 1 - Episode 6

Charlie is convinced that Abid Malik can lead him to the MI5 traitor and prevent a second bomb attack. Vik and Rob are sent under cover to Camp Windsmere to break him out.

star 7.47
57 votes
Stay Alive, Jessica Hyde

#19 - Stay Alive, Jessica Hyde

Utopia (2020) Season 1 - Episode 8

In the season finale, as the world eagerly awaits Christie's vaccine, Jessica and the group must race to stop the Undoing.

star 7.47
283 votes
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Bank Heist

#20 - Bank Heist

Spooks: Code 9 Season 1 - Episode 5

Drama series set in 2013 and centred around a northern-based MI5 team. A bank heist by eco terrorists, involving a 16-year-old suicide bomber, leads the team to uncover a secret deal between the British government and a Korean billionaire. Will the team be able to free the hostages and stop the terrorists from completing their deadly mission? Charlie speaks to the British scientist wrongly imprisoned for the London attack and discovers there may be a second nuclear bomb.

star 7.42
57 votes
Tully

#21 - Tully

Being Human Season 1 - Episode 2

George meets a homeless werewolf, Tully, a rogue who offers George advice on dating women and teaches George how to deal with his transformations. After Tully tries to sexually assault Annie, Mitchell wants him thrown out of the flat, but George defies him and backs Tully, until Tully tells him how George was turned into a werewolf.

star 7.30
1202 votes
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Life Begins

#22 - Life Begins

Utopia (2020) Season 1 - Episode 1

When an elusive comic appears, a group of fans cannot wait to get their hands on it, and unknowingly put themselves in mortal danger.

star 7.29
464 votes
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Just A Fanboy

#23 - Just A Fanboy

Utopia (2020) Season 1 - Episode 2

A huge discovery by our young fans is interrupted when they are thrust into the dangerous world of Jessica Hyde. Meanwhile, two doctors with very different career trajectories are both pulled into the path of a deadly flu.

star 7.26
374 votes
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Tuesday's Child

#24 - Tuesday's Child

Utopia (2020) Season 1 - Episode 3

Jessica continues to hunt for answers while our underdogs must make a crucial decision. Michael is done being pushed around.

star 7.25
330 votes
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