The BEST episodes written by Gwyneth Hughes

Laurels are Poison
64 votes

#1 - Laurels are Poison

The Mrs Bradley Mysteries - Season 1 - Episode 4

While visiting an old friend on her baronial estate, Mrs. Bradley tries to solve the poisoning of a cook and George confronts his dead brother's Commanding Officer.

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Endings and Beginnings
111 votes

#2 - Endings and Beginnings

Vanity Fair (2018) - Season 1 - Episode 7

Becky is left alone in the world and living in greatly reduced circumstances when Steyne arranges for Rawdon to be shipped overseas. Dobbin discovers that Amelia plans to remarry, a revelation that inspires him to finally confess his feelings for her - but he is not prepared for her reaction. The Sedley family takes a holiday in Germany, where they are unexpectedly reunited with Becky - who gets the chance to perform a single good deed. Last in the series.

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A Quarrel about an Heiress
131 votes

#3 - A Quarrel about an Heiress

Vanity Fair (2018) - Season 1 - Episode 3

Becky has moved in with her rich aunt Matilda, and seems to have a bright future ahead of her. However, war is brewing on the horizon, which threatens the fortunes of the scheming social climber and everyone she knows. Adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel, starring Olivia Cooke.

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Miss Sharp Begins to Make Friends
139 votes

#4 - Miss Sharp Begins to Make Friends

Vanity Fair (2018) - Season 1 - Episode 2

In darkest Hampshire, Becky spends her days as governess to Sir Pitt Crawley’s neglected daughters. Her employer's handsome youngest son, Rawdon, does his best to interest Becky in a flirtation. But Becky's ambition is to get into her employer's good books, and soon she is promoted to the position of Sir Pitt's indispensable secretary.

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Episode 2
115 votes

#5 - Episode 2

Honour - Season 1 - Episode 2

Caroline is relieved when a lead from the phone taps sends the search to Birmingham, where Banaz' body is found, but the DNA evidence is destroyed when a water pipe bursts.

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In Which Battles Are Won and Lost
125 votes

#6 - In Which Battles Are Won and Lost

Vanity Fair (2018) - Season 1 - Episode 5

The Napoleonic Wars enter their decisive moment as the battle of Waterloo gets underway, with George fighting on the front line. Becky has come to the conclusion that war is not such a bad thing, since it presents plenty of opportunities for money to be made.

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In Which Becky Joins Her Regiment
128 votes

#7 - In Which Becky Joins Her Regiment

Vanity Fair (2018) - Season 1 - Episode 4

On the eve of the battle, Becky makes a triumphant entrance into high society and finds a new use for old friends. Adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel about an amoral woman who cunningly manoeuvres her way to the top of Georgian high society. Starring Olivia Cooke.

Episode 1
134 votes

#8 - Episode 1

Honour - Season 1 - Episode 1

DCI Caroline Goode investigates the disappearance of Banaz Mahmod. As she searches through a list of people who wanted to kill Banaz, she realises Banaz could have been murdered.

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In Which a Painter's Daughter Meets a King
118 votes

#9 - In Which a Painter's Daughter Meets a King

Vanity Fair (2018) - Season 1 - Episode 6

Becky works out how to live well on nothing a year, but flies too high as she joins the dizzy ranks of lords, ladies and kings.

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Day 3
80 votes

#10 - Day 3

Five Days - Season 1 - Episode 2

Matt learns the shocking news that his missing wife, Leanne, is pregnant while attending a press conference organized by press officer Defne Topcu; Hazel is suspicious that her son Kyle may have been involved with the abduction and makes a call to the police; a major breakthrough happens when the flower seller is located.

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Day 1
98 votes

#11 - Day 1

Five Days - Season 1 - Episode 1

While on a trip to visit her grandfather, an attractive mother and two of her children mysteriously disappear. This leads to a desperate search to find them before it's too late.

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Miss Sharp in the Presence of the Enemy
168 votes

#12 - Miss Sharp in the Presence of the Enemy

Vanity Fair (2018) - Season 1 - Episode 1

Lowly teaching assistant Becky issues headmistress Miss Pinkerton with an ultimatum – pay her properly to teach at her Academy for Young Ladies or find her a station elsewhere. Miss Pinkerton calls Becky's bluff, and Becky is forced to pack away her meagre possessions. Kindly stockbroker's daughter Amelia Sedley takes pity on the poor orphan and offers to take her home for the week.

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Day 28
73 votes

#13 - Day 28

Five Days - Season 1 - Episode 3

Following the 28-day police review Barclay has turned Leanne's missing persons case in a murder investigation and Kyle Betts is the prime suspect; Matt spends his birthday in the company of Sarah, much to the displeasure of Leanne's parents; Farnes and Matt also discover that that Leanne bought a one-way airplane ticket to France, where her ex-husband lives, days before her disappearance.

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Fallen Idol (1)
140 votes

#14 - Fallen Idol (1)

Silent Witness - Season 3 - Episode 3

Sam is called to the scene of the death of a Gemma Boyd, who appears to have fallen down the stairs. Sam believes that she has actually been pushed and sets out to find her killer.

Day 33
94 votes

#15 - Day 33

Five Days - Season 1 - Episode 4

With the investigation in it’s fourth week, Matt become further estranged from Leanne’s parents in part because he gives an interview with a TV crew and also because of the constant presence of Sarah Wheeler in his life. Tanya and her estranged father attend a local fair which ends with a grisly discovery.

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Day 79
72 votes

#16 - Day 79

Five Days - Season 1 - Episode 5

The discovery of a burnt out van offers some new evidence to Barclay's investigation, as the suspect slips away; Matt joins Gary with the police, in a stakeout at the home of Hazel Betts; Amy celebrates her retirement with a party at a pub; several new clues bring Barclay and his team close to solving the case.

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Episode 1
62 votes

#17 - Episode 1

The Mystery of Edwin Drood - Season 1 - Episode 1

Opium addict and choirmaster John Jasper has vivid dreams of killing his beloved nephew Edwin Drood and stealing his fiancée Rosa. When two exotic strangers arrive in town, Jasper's dark desires take shape and his life will never be the same again.

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Episode 2
62 votes

#18 - Episode 2

The Mystery of Edwin Drood - Season 1 - Episode 2

With Edwin Drood feared dead, Jasper tries desperately to remember events of the night before. He pursues Rosa with an intensity that pushes him to the edge of sanity, while a trail of evidence points ominously to the cathedral crypt.

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