The BEST Episodes of Edge of Darkness

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 30, 2019

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.

Breakthrough

#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.

star 8.65
40 votes
Directors: Martin Campbell
Writers: Troy Kennedy-Martin
Northmoor

#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.

star 8.62
40 votes
Directors: Martin Campbell
Writers: Troy Kennedy-Martin
Burden of Proof

#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.

star 8.32
44 votes
Directors: Martin Campbell
Writers: Troy Kennedy-Martin
Compassionate Leave

#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.

star 8.25
48 votes
Directors: Martin Campbell
Writers: Troy Kennedy-Martin
Fusion

#5 - Fusion

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 9, 1985

Jedburgh heads to Scotland with the stolen plutonium while Craven awaits the inevitable end.

star 7.64
11 votes
Directors: Martin Campbell
Writers: Troy Kennedy-Martin
Into the Shadows

#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.

star 7.42
12 votes
Directors: Martin Campbell
Writers: Troy Kennedy-Martin