The BEST episodes directed by Tristram Powell

Plan of Attack
333 votes

#1 - Plan of Attack

Foyle's War - Season 5 - Episode 1

Christopher Foyle has left the police, and is working from home on a memoir, with the aid of an eager typist. Paul Milner is unhappy with his new DCS, a capable investigator but a man lacking in charm or charisma. Milner is threatened while investigating a gambling ring, and disaster strikes.

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All Clear
250 votes

#2 - All Clear

Foyle's War - Season 5 - Episode 3

Foyle joins a municipal committee that's preparing for the now imminent V-E Day celebration but soon finds himself investigating the deaths of two of its members.

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Casualties of War
248 votes

#3 - Casualties of War

Foyle's War - Season 4 - Episode 4

Foyle has his hands full dealing with illegal gambling, sabotage, and his needy goddaughter who shows up on his doorstep with her traumatized son.

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Lost Youth
43 votes

#4 - Lost Youth

Judge John Deed - Season 5 - Episode 3

Deed has to judge a case concerning Jo's boyfriend, Marc Thompson. Marc wants to take the decision not to resuscitate a two-year old patient at his hospital who has a weak heart and is in a coma, if the child's heart stops again, but the parents disagree. In another case, Deed has to sentence a young thief, and the youth then dies in custody. All this brings back Deed's memories of his own traumatic childhood. He is spoiling for a fight and argues with Jo - who announces that she has decided to marry Marc.

My Daughter, Right or Wrong
70 votes

#5 - My Daughter, Right or Wrong

Judge John Deed - Season 5 - Episode 2

In a case in Deed's court, his daughter Charlie is the junior counsel defending Henry Free - an animal rights activist charged with murder after a fire-bomb at an animal research unit killed an eminent scientist. Then Henry falls out with his leading counsel and asks Charlie to defend him - but Deed advises her not to. Part of Free's defence is that his group had been infiltrated by an officer of MI5, the British secret service, acting as an agent provocateur, and Deed is angry when Charlie reveals the officer's identity in court. Meanwhile, Jo is helping and encouraging Charlie - and she is back with her old flame, Marc Thompson. Deed is losing her.

In Defence of Others
50 votes

#6 - In Defence of Others

Judge John Deed - Season 4 - Episode 3

Deed has the case before him of a man charged with killing a paedophile, but the jury find the defendant not guilty. After his acquittal, the man calls a press conference and sends out a message calling for similar actions elsewhere. Meanwhile, Marc Thompson, Michael's real father, arrives in England from overseas. This seems to end Jo's hopes of adopting Michael, but she starts dating the new arrival, sending Deed into a jealous rage. Deed then unwisely starts a new affair with a woman appearing in his court as a claimant in an action, and Jo decides to move with Marc to South Africa.