The BEST episodes of The Tunnel

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

When a prominent French politician is found dead on the border between the UK and France, detectives Karl Roebuck and Elise Wassermann are sent to investigate on behalf of their respective countries. The case takes a surreal turn when a shocking discovery is made at the crime scene, forcing the French and British police into an uneasy partnership. (Adaptation of Swedish-Danish series Bron / Broen)

Last Updated: 12/14/2023Network: Sky Atlantic (UK)Status: Ended
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Episode 10
star
8.30
591 votes

#1 - Episode 10

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/18/2013

The tense crime drama comes to an unmissable climax as Karl falls apart when the Truth Terrorist's change of direction becomes too much to bear.

Directors: Thomas Vincent
Writer: Ben Richards
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Episode 9
star
8.09
619 votes

#2 - Episode 9

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/11/2013

As the police get within a hair's breadth of catching the killer, things take a nasty turn for Karl.

Directors: Thomas Vincent
Writer: Chris Lang
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Vengeance: Episode 6
star
7.98
239 votes

#3 - Vengeance: Episode 6

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/18/2018

In the final episode, Karl and Elise face a tense and gripping showdown with the Pied Piper, while the truth about the Moreau abduction is revealed at last.

Directors: Gilles Bannier
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Episode 7
star
7.92
674 votes

#4 - Episode 7

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/27/2013

The killer finally might have been caught as the fifth and final truth incites mob violence in England and France.

Directors: Philip Martin
Writer: Emma Frost
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Episode 8
star
7.91
426 votes

#5 - Episode 8

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/31/2016

A lethal attack is launched and Elise and Karl's lives are thrown into jeopardy as the second series of the gripping crime drama ends in a nail-biting showdown.

Directors: Carl Tibbetts
Writer: Ben Richards
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Episode 8
star
7.89
657 votes

#6 - Episode 8

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/4/2013

When Karl searches Danny's flat things start falling into place. Whilst the French police capture the prime suspect before losing him. Elise goes missing.

Directors: Thomas Vincent
Writer: Ben Richards
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Episode 4
star
7.82
393 votes

#7 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/3/2016

As the gripping crime drama continues, Karl and Elise receive a tip-off from a woman they believe knows Robert Fournier's whereabouts. But can she be trusted?

Directors: Gilles Bannier
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Episode 4
star
7.71
663 votes

#8 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/6/2013

Runaway teen Sophie puts her trust in Benji. Whilst the race is on to find a elderly pensioner before he freezes to death at the hands of the killer.

Directors: Udayan Prasad
Writer: Chris Lang
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Episode 7
star
7.70
384 votes

#9 - Episode 7

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/24/2016

The team are forced to strike a deal with Vanessa. Meanwhile, someone tries to warn Karl off the case and Elise crosses a line she may quickly come to regret.

Directors: Carl Tibbetts
Writer: Ben Richards
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Vengeance: Episode 5
star
7.65
229 votes

#10 - Vengeance: Episode 5

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/11/2018

Karl makes a foreboding discovery at Elise's apartment, and the pattern of missing people continues.

Directors: Gilles Bannier
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Episode 6
star
7.65
610 votes

#11 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/20/2013

Karl and Elise's suspicions are rested on Stephen Beaumont as the killers fourth truth begins, but are they chasing the right man?

Directors: Hettie Macdonald
Writer: George Kay
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Episode 6
star
7.64
391 votes

#12 - Episode 6

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/17/2016

An anonymous package gives Karl his biggest breakthrough in the case yet. Plus, the investigating team receive a clear and violent warning.

Directors: Tim Mielants
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Episode 5
star
7.64
648 votes

#13 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/13/2013

The Truth Terrorist's third truth begins as Benji carries out his Samurai mission. The police hope to use teenage runaway Sophie to help trap the killer.

Directors: Hettie Macdonald
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Episode 3
star
7.62
414 votes

#14 - Episode 3

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/26/2016

As the hunt for the abducted couple continues, a hunch leads Karl to another body. Plus, a man steps forward with intriguing links to their missing man.

Directors: Gilles Bannier
Writer: Ben Richards
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Episode 1
star
7.58
409 votes

#15 - Episode 1

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/12/2016

While Elise Wassermann and Karl Roebuck are back to investigate the case of a French couple who are abducted from the Eurotunnel, the case gets complicated by a plane crash into the Channel.

Directors: Mike Barker
Writer: Ben Richards
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Episode 3
star
7.57
700 votes

#16 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/30/2013

The team are faced with a race against time as the killer strikes again and this time it's a elderly victim.

Directors: Udayan Prasad
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Episode 2
star
7.56
447 votes

#17 - Episode 2

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/19/2016

Finding the Fourniers becomes a matter of national urgency when the crashed plane's black box reveals a terrifying possibility.

Directors: Mike Barker
Writer: Ben Richards
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Vengeance: Episode 3
star
7.54
245 votes

#18 - Vengeance: Episode 3

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/28/2017

The investigation steps up when Winnie is sent a live rat in a box, with a set of co-ordinates leading to the Pied Piper's latest victim.

Directors: Anders Engström
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Vengeance: Episode 4
star
7.49
224 votes

#19 - Vengeance: Episode 4

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/4/2018

As a young mother-to-be helps with their enquiries, a new development threatens to tear Karl and Elise's partnership apart.

Directors: Gilles Bannier
Writer: John Jackson
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Episode 1
star
7.49
1030 votes

#20 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/16/2013

When a prominent French politician is found dead on the border between the UK and France, detectives Karl Roebuck and Elise Wassermann are sent to investigate on behalf of their respective countries. However, the case takes a surreal turn when a shocking discovery is made at the crime scene, forcing the French and British police into an uneasy partnership.

Directors: Dominik Moll
Writer: Ben Richards
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Vengeance: Episode 1
star
7.46
266 votes

#21 - Vengeance: Episode 1

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/14/2017

A burning fishing boat found on the Channel turns into a new case for Karl and Elise in the third and final chapter of the series.

Directors: Anders Engström
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Episode 2
star
7.41
894 votes

#22 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/23/2013

As the killers second 'truth' comes to light, Karl and Elise cross paths with Stephen Beaumont again.

Directors: Dominik Moll
Writer: Ben Richards
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Episode 5
star
7.41
401 votes

#23 - Episode 5

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/10/2016

An unexpected revelation threatens to turn Karl's life upside-down. Meanwhile, Eryka reaches out to Elise and Rosa offers the team a cryptic clue.

Directors: Tim Mielants
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Vengeance: Episode 2
star
7.31
265 votes

#24 - Vengeance: Episode 2

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/21/2017

A shocking discovery is made at an immigration removal centre alongside a sinister animation containing a hidden message.

Directors: Anders Engström
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