The BEST Episodes of Hard Sun

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 28, 2019

Network: BBC One

Whilst investigating what appears to be the routine death of a hacker in London, mismatched detectives Charlie Hicks and Elaine Renko stumble upon proof that, due to a mysterious cosmic event, the world is facing certain destruction in five years – a fact the powers-that-be would very much like to keep under wraps.

Sun Day

#1 - Sun Day

Season 1 - Episode 6

An internet killer is targeting people who believe they wish to die and Mooney thinks he knows how to trap him. Renko and Hicks change tactic and bring the fight to Grace's door.

star 7.48
186 votes
Directors: Richard Senior
Writers: Neil Cross
Not the End of the World

#2 - Not the End of the World

Season 1 - Episode 5

The murder of a jogger has dire personal implications for Renko but she pretends it is a routine investigation. Hicks makes a startling revelation about the Alex Butler murder.

star 7.46
201 votes
Directors: Richard Senior
Writers: Neil Cross
The Sun, The Moon, The Truth

#3 - The Sun, The Moon, The Truth

Season 1 - Episode 1

Unruly police detective DCI Charlie Hicks is deeply suspicious of his new partner DI Elaine Renko. But their first investigation exposes a secret that will connect them for life.

star 7.37
330 votes
Directors: Brian Kirk
Writers: Neil Cross
Luke 21:25

#4 - Luke 21:25

Season 1 - Episode 3

A murderer confesses to a priest that he wants to challenge God into revealing Himself by targeting those who help others. Grace makes Hicks an offer.

star 7.27
212 votes
Directors: Nick Rowland
Writers: Neil Cross
Can You Hear Him Now?

#5 - Can You Hear Him Now?

Season 1 - Episode 4

London is under siege as Blackwood's reign of terror escalates, and Father Dennis becomes a public pariah. Hicks deduces where Renko has hidden the Hard Sun flashdrive.

star 7.26
200 votes
Directors: Nick Rowland
Writers: Neil Cross
One Thousand, Eight Hundred Days

#6 - One Thousand, Eight Hundred Days

Season 1 - Episode 2

Renko persuades a newspaper to publish the Hard Sun dossier. The government shuts down the story but the detectives investigate a killer for whom the 'Hard Sun hoax' is very real.

star 7.21
259 votes
Directors: Brian Kirk
Writers: Neil Cross