The BEST Episodes of His Dark Materials
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 17, 2021
Network: BBC One
In an alternative world where all humans have animal companions called dæmons, which are the manifestation of the human soul, a young orphan living with the tutors at Jordan College, Oxford discovers a dangerous secret that involves Lord Asriel and Marisa Coulter. In her search for her missing friend, she uncovers a slew of kidnappings and its link to the mysterious substance called Dust.
#1 - Tower of the Angels
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 29, 2020
Will and Lyra make a plan, unaware of the dangers or the cost involved.
#2 - The Dæmon-Cages
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 8, 2019
Lyra discovers the horrific truth behind the Gobbler’s activities in the North. She must use all her wits to help free those around her and avoid suffering a terrible fate.
#3 - Malice
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 13, 2020
Lyra and Will find allies who can help them in their search for Will’s father. The Magisterium learn something shocking, and Mrs Coulter meets a formidable foe.
#4 - Betrayal
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 22, 2019
As the Magisterium closes in, Lyra learns more about Asriel’s rebellion. But her assistance to him comes at great personal cost.
#5 - The Scholar
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 6, 2020
Will and Lyra set out to retrieve what's been lost. Mary takes a leap of faith.
#6 - Æsahættr
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 20, 2020
As all paths converge on Cittàgazze, Lee is determined to fulfil his quest, whatever the cost. Mrs Coulter's question is answered, and Will takes on his father's mantle.
#7 - Armour
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 24, 2019
Lyra and the Gyptians arrive in the North and seek the help of the Witches’ Consul, Texan aeronaut Lee Scoresby and an armoured bear in service to the town.
#8 - The Fight to the Death
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 15, 2019
Separated from her friends, Lyra must use all of her methods of deception to thwart a formidable foe. Meanwhile, Mrs Coulter plots her next move.
#9 - The Lost Boy
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 1, 2019
The alethiometer sends Lyra and Iorek on a new path, leading to a shocking but vital clue in her search to find her friend Roger and the other missing children.
#10 - The Cave
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 15, 2020
Lyra crosses into Will's world, and they set off to find answers about Dust. Will is shocked to discover he has grandparents, but quickly realises he can’t trust them.
#11 - The Spies
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 17, 2019
From the clutches of the Gobblers, Lyra finds help from an unlikely source, which helps her piece together more about her past and keep safe from the Magisterium.
#12 - Theft
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 22, 2020
Lyra ignores the alethiometer's advice leading to dangerous consequences.
#13 - The City of Magpies
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 8, 2020
Lyra and Will find themselves in a strange new place. The Magisterium take action as Mrs Coulter interrogates a suspected heretic witch, and Lee Scoresby embarks on a mission.
#14 - The Idea of North
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 10, 2019
Lyra starts her new life in London, determined to find Roger with Mrs Coulter’s help. The Gyptians continue their search for the missing children and the elusive Gobblers.
#15 - Lyra's Jordan
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 3, 2019
Orphan Lyra Belacqua's world is turned upside-down by her long-absent uncle's return from the north, while the glamorous Mrs Coulter visits Jordan College with a proposition.