The BEST Episodes of Run

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 14, 2020

Network: Channel 4

Run weaves together the stories of four seemingly unconnected people facing life-changing decisions. A series of four fast-paced narratives, Run is a compelling and surprising portrayal of modern British life and the unseen dramas which play out all around us.

Katia

#1 - Katia

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 18, 2013

Katia is a young Polish woman who originally came to London filled with hope. Years later she is still working as a cleaner, struggling to make ends meet and contending with a gambling addict for a boyfriend. When tragedy strikes, Katia uncovers a startling secret and soon finds herself in grave danger...

star 7.75
81 votes
Ying

#2 - Ying

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 16, 2013

Ying (Katie Leung) is an illegal immigrant from the Fujian province of China who sells pirate DVDs and stolen phones at cafés, pubs and barbershops around Brixton. She must pay back her debts to the Snakehead gang, but when an immigration raid leaves her with no friends, home or money, Ying finds refuge with Jamal (Gershwyn Eustache Jr), the owner of one of the barbershops, and an unlikely bond soon forms.

star 7.63
119 votes
Directors: Charles Martin
Writers: Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan, Marlon Smith
Carol

#3 - Carol

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 15, 2013

Carol (Olivia Colman) is a tough single mother striving to keep her family together. When her teenage sons commit an act of random violence that results in the death of a stranger, Carol faces the impossible choice of protecting her children or doing the right thing.

star 7.55
157 votes
Directors: Charles Martin
Writers: Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan, Marlon Smith
Richard

#4 - Richard

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 17, 2013

Richard is a recovering heroin addict who spends every day struggling to stay clean. Only one thing spurs him on; the possibility of re-establishing contact with his teenage daughter. Faced with the prospect of never seeing her again, Richard is torn between returning to the world of addiction or salvaging the only relationship that matters to him.

star 7.27
86 votes