The BEST episodes directed by William Brayne

Sweet Smell Of Succession
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9.50
6 votes

#1 - Sweet Smell Of Succession

The Sweeney - Season 3 - Episode 8

Regan gets involved in gangland warfare following the death of one of London's leading villains.

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The Last Hurrah
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8.56
8 votes

#2 - The Last Hurrah

Road to Avonlea - Season 7 - Episode 12

Jasper returns from England to find that Olivia has taken in Lottie, a young woman recently fired from the Carmody cannery, and her baby. Meanwhile, Eulalie Bugle and Archie Gillis are campaigning for Avonlea to amalgamate with Carmody, a situation that Alec, Bert Potts, and Stuart fight vigorously with a counter-campaign. An emotional address by Jasper seals a victory for the anti-amalgamation activists, but their luck soon changes when the Dale Cannery is struck by lightning and burns to the ground. Faced with no job, Lottie leaves her baby with the Dales and disappears.

Christmas In June
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8.13
8 votes

#3 - Christmas In June

Road to Avonlea - Season 6 - Episode 3

Cecily is in a sanitarium in New York, where she meets Louie, a street smart boy. Bored with their treatments the two get in to so much mischief, Cecily is in danger of being sent home. Janet and Alec arrive and try to smooth things over. Cecily tells them of Louie's sad life, and they plans a Christmas celebration for a poor boy who has never had one. Louie dies shortly thereafter; but Cecily settles down determined to get well.

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Good Will Visit
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8.00
2 votes

#4 - Good Will Visit

The Bill - Season 4 - Episode 3

P.C. Pete Ramsey arrives as Sun Hill, nearly running P.C. Taffy Edwards over with his Porsche and parking in the Chief Super's spot. He has been transferred from Barton Street CID for cheating at cards, and has been put back into uniform. Ramsey cops a warning from Ch. Insp. Conway to keep his nose clean, but he is clearly still up to his old tricks.

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Traffic
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8.00
2 votes

#5 - Traffic

The Bill - Season 5 - Episode 55

An artist is painting in the middle of the road while a lorry is blocking the road. The girl won't talk but doesn't appear deaf. Garfield is stopped because of a hit and run of a little girl. Later Claire notices children jumping on the roof of car that has been abandoned. Little girl dies. Grieg goes to see the owner of the car who is pregnant. Cryer is showing Turnham around the beat. When they go to arrest driver of car, Cryer is pushed down stairs and Turnham keeps hitting a suspect. Cryer is accused of being jealous.

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Crack-Up
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8.00
1 votes

#6 - Crack-Up

The Bill - Season 7 - Episode 65

Reg is in a pawn brokers when a man wearing a hat, scarf, and glasses leaves carrying a bike helmet leaving behind a bag with a gun in it. The shopkeeper calls CID as he thought he was going to be held up. The gun is thought to be linked to the shooting of a P.C. Reg brings in a drunk for criminal damage but when asked to remember the man in the pawn brokers he can't. After being told about how close he was to being gunned down he talks to Sgt. Cryer

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Faces
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7.92
11 votes

#7 - Faces

The Sweeney - Season 2 - Episode 2

When a gang hijack an armoured security truck and steal the money, Regan, Carter and the Flying Squad set up an ambush to catch the crooks. But who's the informer?

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Total Eclipse
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7.88
8 votes

#8 - Total Eclipse

Road to Avonlea - Season 7 - Episode 8

The adults are away from King Farm when a solar eclipse is to take place. Cecily accidentally destroys money meant for charity and must replace it. Felix comes up with the scheme of renting out the farm house as a hotel; to replace the money and to show Simon Tremayne that he would make a good assistant manager at the hotel. Jasper's cousin Selina becomes infatuated with one of the guests, an Italian professor. When Janet arrives home, the place is in chaos.

Jigsaw
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7.69
14 votes

#9 - Jigsaw

The Sweeney - Season 1 - Episode 5

Regan knows that Eddie Boys is involved in a factory robbery, but he seems to have a cast-iron alibi. Worse still, Regan is accused of police harassment.

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Subsequent Visits
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7.50
2 votes

#10 - Subsequent Visits

The Bill - Season 5 - Episode 57

Stamp brings in a biker and leaves Brind to bring up the motorbike. CID doesn't want to know. Tosh is getting ready for his holidays. Garfield and Stamp are competing for number of arrests - problem is Stamp nicks real villians and Garfield nicks daft ones. After chasing a suspect and getting diverted to an accident, suspect gets into Tosh's car. Greig advises Tosh to buy a car for his holiday. Previous driver of car looks like Tosh and might be connected to a robbery.

The Short Straw
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7.50
2 votes

#11 - The Short Straw

The Bill - Season 9 - Episode 36

When her car breaks down on the way to the station, DC Viv Martella misses an important CID briefing about an obbo on a suspected armed robbery, and is furious when she is taken off the case by DI Frank Burnside. As CID and SO19 wait outside the target, Martella and PC Tony Stamp follow up a simple case to arrest a suspected bag snatcher. As they wait outside the suspect's house, a van pulls up, obscuring their view. Having missed the briefing, Martella fails to recognise the van's occupants as the armed robbers, and when she approaches their van she is shot and killed. Stamp is wounded, but manages to give a description of the van which is spotted by a traffic police motorcycle. As the India 99 police helicopter and SO19 cars pursue Martella's killers across London, PC Loxton and WPC Ackland disobey Ch. Insp. Cato's orders and pursue the suspect vehicle in the Area Car. The vehicle hits a bulldozer and explodes, killing all inside.

Montezuma's Revenge
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7.36
114 votes

#12 - Montezuma's Revenge

Lovejoy - Season 2 - Episode 4

The manager of a heavy rock band wants to sell an ancient pre-Columbian solid gold statue, and it brings Inca black magic into East Anglia - including two murders. Lovejoy takes on the task of solving the mystery.

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Secrets and Sacrifices
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7.30
10 votes

#13 - Secrets and Sacrifices

Road to Avonlea - Season 7 - Episode 5

Janet King's sister, Abigail, and Great Aunt Eliza return to Avonlea, turning Janet's world upside down. Janet hints to Abigail, that there may be a wedding in the spring and shows her a dress pattern she wants to make. After several remarks Abigail made to Cecily are told to Alec, he thinks Janet is pining for the engagement ring he was never able to afford. Alec is determined to get Janet a ring and takes her wedding band to "size" the new ring; Janet thinks she lost her band and tries to get a replacement

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Contact Breaker
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7.27
9 votes

#14 - Contact Breaker

The Sweeney - Season 1 - Episode 12

Danny Keever is on weekend release from his prison sentence, at the same time a firm of robbers break into a bank vault, the hallmarks of the robbery and the statement of a witness seem to fit up Danny Keever but Regan & Carter believe is the victim of a set up, and set about to prove Keever's innocence against the wishes of Haskins, who has an old score to settle with Keever.

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The Untouchables
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7.14
36 votes

#15 - The Untouchables

The Professionals - Season 5 - Episode 8

Bodie is offered the opportunity to clear up all his gambling debts by a foreign diplomat - who in exchange wants to have some vital secrets from CI5.

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Black Out
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7.12
33 votes

#16 - Black Out

The Professionals - Season 4 - Episode 7

CI5 discover that a possible terrorist attack is being planned, and the only clue they have in solving it is a German girl who is found collapsed in a church and suffering from amnesia.

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National Wealth
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7.10
77 votes

#17 - National Wealth

Lovejoy - Season 2 - Episode 7

Tinker is thrilled when Madeline Gilbert, a retired film star, sends for the Lovejoy team, as he has an old crush on her. Madeline wants to sell some of her antiques and gives Lovejoy the job of arranging an auction, but before the big day can arrive there is a robbery at the house - one bearing a striking resemblance to a number of other country house raids in England and France. An international gang seems to be at work.

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Minimum Force
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7.00
1 votes

#18 - Minimum Force

The Bill - Season 7 - Episode 52

Tony and George go to a burglary. The home owner caught the burglar and beat him up. The wife comes back and says the burglar was a work mate collecting some pills for her. Viv and Jim check on the husband and find out that a work mate, who had his nose broken by him, has form for burglary. A drunken lady gets violent with some of the relief after making a disturbance outside a newsagent. She causes a nuisance while locked in the cells until she knocks herself out.

Fools and Kings
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7.00
7 votes

#19 - Fools and Kings

Road to Avonlea - Season 6 - Episode 4

Janet has time on her hands for the first time in her life. Felicity, Daniel and Cecily are all away from home. Felix is busy at the hotel, Alec's time is taken up by the farm and his lodge. When she sees a chance to earn "extra" money, Janet jumps at the chance; but all of the money makers end up costing Janet more than she makes. Janet must find a way out of her problem without telling Alec; the owner of the company she is dealing with makes threats, and Alec comes to her rescue.

Need To Know
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6.91
33 votes

#20 - Need To Know

The Professionals - Season 4 - Episode 5

Cowley finds himself under suspicion when a former colleague of his is arrested for being a double agent. So just how deeply involved is the CI5 Chief?

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Slush Fund
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6.89
35 votes

#21 - Slush Fund

The Professionals - Season 4 - Episode 9

A hitman is employed by a group of East German officials to assassinate a reporter who is planning to publish a report in which their new fighter plane is branded as a potential death-trap.

Heroes
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6.66
84 votes

#22 - Heroes

The Professionals - Season 1 - Episode 5

When a newspaper takes it upon themselves to irresponsibly publish a list of the names of witnesses to an assassination, it is left to CI5 to not only protect these people, but at the same time apprehend the killers before they strike again.

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Stopover
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6.62
67 votes

#23 - Stopover

The Professionals - Season 3 - Episode 3

Cowley is offered the name of a highly-placed double agent from an old colleague - who in return wants to be guaranteed protection with CI5. This leads to the start of a dangerous stand-off between the two, using Bodie and Doyle as the pawns.

Foxhole on the Roof
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6.54
67 votes

#24 - Foxhole on the Roof

The Professionals - Season 5 - Episode 1

A post-operative ward in a hospital is held to ransom by a newly-released convict who plans to make a fortune, setting up his own foxhole at the top of a nearby building. CI5 hatch a plot to bring him down before he takes a fatal shot at the hospital.

Fall Girl
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6.52
63 votes

#25 - Fall Girl

The Professionals - Season 2 - Episode 10

Bodie is re-acquainted with a former girlfriend when she shows up in London, and during a secret meeting with her finds himself framed for an assassination and then ultimately on the run from his own colleagues at CI5.

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Close Quarters
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6.50
105 votes

#26 - Close Quarters

The Professionals - Season 1 - Episode 7

On leave from CI5 with a hand injury, Bodie takes a day trip with his girlfriend and finds himself face-to-face with the leader of a terrorist group. He captures him but then the rest of the gang arrive and trap Bodie and his girlfriend in a nearby vicarage, leaving him unable to alert his colleagues back at CI5 HQ. With barely any clues as to his whereabouts, Doyle and Cowley go on a chase through the countryside to try and locate Bodie.

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The Madness of Mickey Hamilton
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6.32
36 votes

#27 - The Madness of Mickey Hamilton

The Professionals - Season 3 - Episode 5

Years after a man's wife died and his child left brain-damaged following a series of blunders at the hospital they were treated at, he returns to finally seek revenge by systematically assassinating each of the same hospital's medical staff one-by-one.

The Three Wise Monkeys
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0.00
0 votes

#28 - The Three Wise Monkeys

The Bill - Season 4 - Episode 2

D.S. Ted Roach and D.C. Mike Dashwood are on the trail of armed robbers who have taken a women hostage. Sgt. Penny is starting to stress out because of the guns involved, and his collegues are concerned about his reaction. Two D.C.s from Somerset arrive to take a prisoner back. P.C. Yorkie Smith and W.P.C. June Ackland chase the robbers with three members of T.S.G. in the back. After being shot at by the robber and nearly shot by one of the T.S.G. officers, Yorkie punches the officer on the nose.

Housey Housey
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0 votes

#29 - Housey Housey

The Bill - Season 6 - Episode 83

Quinnan, Marshall and Monroe are on hand while squatters are evicted. One of the squatters takes a swing at the bailiff with a sword because he couldn't cope staying at another bed and breakfast. Monroe thinks Conway is in the councilor's pocket.

Lying-In-Wait
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0.00
0 votes

#30 - Lying-In-Wait

The Bill - Season 6 - Episode 90

Sgt. Peters is taking roll call. Cathy is acting sergeant. Sgt. Peters is asked to investigate a smell causing a disturbance. The smell is caused by a body. Tony is walking along the river when a child is tipped in the river by youths who mugged her mother. Steve is walking past a yard and notices a truck hi-jacking. He is knocked over by the escaping vans.