His Dark Materials

The BEST episodes of His Dark Materials

Every episode of His Dark Materials ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of His Dark Materials!

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.

Last Updated: 8/6/2022Network: BBC One
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Tower of the Angels
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7.96
1410 votes

#1 - Tower of the Angels

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/29/2020

Will and Lyra make a plan, unaware of the dangers or the cost involved.

Directors: Leanne Welham
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The Dæmon-Cages
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7.94
2099 votes

#2 - The Dæmon-Cages

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/8/2019

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.

Directors: Euros Lyn
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Malice
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7.88
1358 votes

#3 - Malice

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/13/2020

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.

Directors: Jamie Childs
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Betrayal
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7.88
2047 votes

#4 - Betrayal

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/22/2019

As the Magisterium closes in, Lyra learns more about Asriel’s rebellion. But her assistance to him comes at great personal cost.

Directors: Jamie Childs
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The Scholar
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7.86
1395 votes

#5 - The Scholar

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/6/2020

Will and Lyra set out to retrieve what's been lost. Mary takes a leap of faith.

Directors: Leanne Welham
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Armour
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7.82
2256 votes

#6 - Armour

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/24/2019

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.

Directors: Otto Bathurst
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Æsahættr
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7.82
1338 votes

#7 - Æsahættr

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/20/2020

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.

Directors: Jamie Childs
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The Fight to the Death
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7.78
2024 votes

#8 - The Fight to the Death

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/15/2019

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.

Directors: Jamie Childs
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The Lost Boy
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7.77
2142 votes

#9 - The Lost Boy

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/1/2019

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.

Directors: Otto Bathurst
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The Cave
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7.73
1472 votes

#10 - The Cave

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/15/2020

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.

Directors: Jamie Childs
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The Spies
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7.71
2291 votes

#11 - The Spies

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/17/2019

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.

Directors: Dawn Shadforth
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Theft
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7.69
1426 votes

#12 - Theft

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/22/2020

Lyra ignores the alethiometer's advice leading to dangerous consequences.

Directors: Leanne Welham
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The City of Magpies
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7.68
1594 votes

#13 - The City of Magpies

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/8/2020

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.

Directors: Jamie Childs
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The Idea of North
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7.68
2533 votes

#14 - The Idea of North

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/10/2019

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.

Directors: Tom Hooper
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Lyra's Jordan
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7.59
3160 votes

#15 - Lyra's Jordan

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/3/2019

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.

Directors: Tom Hooper
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