The BEST Episodes of The Tunnel

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 21, 2021

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)

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Episode 10

#1 - Episode 10

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 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.

star 8.29
619 votes
Directors: Thomas Vincent
Writers: Ben Richards
Episode 9

#2 - Episode 9

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 11, 2013

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

star 8.08
651 votes
Directors: Thomas Vincent
Writers: Chris Lang
Vengeance: Episode 6

#3 - Vengeance: Episode 6

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 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.

star 8.00
222 votes
Directors: Gilles Bannier
Writers: Emilia di Girolamo
Episode 8

#4 - Episode 8

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired May 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.

star 7.94
445 votes
Directors: Carl Tibbetts
Writers: Ben Richards
Episode 7

#5 - Episode 7

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 27, 2013

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

star 7.92
696 votes
Directors: Philip Martin
Writers: Emma Frost
Episode 8

#6 - Episode 8

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 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.

star 7.90
690 votes
Directors: Thomas Vincent
Writers: Ben Richards
Episode 4

#7 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired May 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?

star 7.86
423 votes
Directors: Gilles Bannier
Writers: Ben Richards, Yann Le Nivet
Episode 7

#8 - Episode 7

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired May 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.

star 7.71
401 votes
Directors: Carl Tibbetts
Writers: Ben Richards
Episode 4

#9 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 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.

star 7.71
696 votes
Directors: Udayan Prasad
Writers: Chris Lang
Episode 6

#10 - Episode 6

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired May 17, 2016

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

star 7.69
412 votes
Directors: Tim Mielants
Writers: Ben Richards, Franck Philippon
Episode 3

#11 - Episode 3

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 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.

star 7.68
436 votes
Directors: Gilles Bannier
Writers: Ben Richards
Episode 5

#12 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 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.

star 7.67
682 votes
Writers: Yann Le Nivet
Episode 6

#13 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 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?

star 7.65
646 votes
Writers: George Kay
Vengeance: Episode 5

#14 - Vengeance: Episode 5

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 11, 2018

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

star 7.64
217 votes
Directors: Gilles Bannier
Writers: Emilia di Girolamo
Episode 1

#15 - Episode 1

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 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.

star 7.63
434 votes
Directors: Mike Barker
Writers: Ben Richards
Episode 2

#16 - Episode 2

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 19, 2016

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

star 7.61
471 votes
Directors: Mike Barker
Writers: Ben Richards
Vengeance: Episode 3

#17 - Vengeance: Episode 3

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 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.

star 7.60
225 votes
Writers: Jamie Crichton
Episode 3

#18 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 30, 2013

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

star 7.59
736 votes
Directors: Udayan Prasad
Writers: Ben Richards, Olivier Kohn
Vengeance: Episode 4

#19 - Vengeance: Episode 4

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 4, 2018

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

star 7.53
208 votes
Directors: Gilles Bannier
Writers: John Jackson
Episode 1

#20 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 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.

star 7.52
1,092 votes
Directors: Dominik Moll
Writers: Ben Richards
Vengeance: Episode 1

#21 - Vengeance: Episode 1

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 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.

star 7.50
254 votes
Writers: Emilia di Girolamo
Episode 5

#22 - Episode 5

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired May 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.

star 7.45
426 votes
Directors: Tim Mielants
Writers: Louise Ironside
Episode 2

#23 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 23, 2013

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

star 7.44
932 votes
Directors: Dominik Moll
Writers: Ben Richards
Vengeance: Episode 2

#24 - Vengeance: Episode 2

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 21, 2017

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

star 7.34
251 votes
Writers: Louise Ironside