The BEST Episodes of Edge of Darkness
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 15, 2021
Network: BBC Two
This award-winning drama focuses on Yorkshire detective Ronald Craven investigating the murder of his daughter. From there the story spirals into a gripping eco-thriller of political conspiracy, secret service machinations and even shady medieval societies. As he draws closer to the dangerous inner sanctums of organised environmental protests and nuclear power interests, he discovers the ultimate truths at the heart of society.
#1 - Breakthrough
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 25, 1985
Craven confronts Emma's killer but is shot. Suffering from an apparent breakdown, he becomes determined to gain access to Northmoor nuclear plant.
#2 - Northmoor
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 2, 1985
Craven and Jedburgh follow the GAIA's route into Northmoor nuclear plant, but others are determined to stop them.
#3 - Burden of Proof
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 18, 1985
The police close in on their prime suspect for Emma's murder but Craven, now aware of her activities, is convinced that his colleagues are on the wrong track.
#4 - Compassionate Leave
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 4, 1985
Yorkshire policeman Ron Craven sees his daughter Emma gunned down in front of him. His grief leads him to investigate and he learns of her activities as a radical environmental activist.
#5 - Fusion
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 9, 1985
Jedburgh heads to Scotland with the stolen plutonium while Craven awaits the inevitable end.
#6 - Into the Shadows
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 11, 1985
Craven's investigation leads him to Emma's boyfriend and to American CIA agent Darius Jedburgh as it becomes apparent that Emma's activities were far from innocent-- and known to the government.