The BEST episodes written by Peter Moffat

Episode Four
star
8.92
95 votes

#1 - Episode Four

Cambridge Spies - Season 1 - Episode 4

Posted to Washington during the Cold War, Donald Maclean is using visits to his wife in New York for access to the Atomic Energy Commission, passing information to Soviet contact K. Melinda wants him to stop and CIA man Angleton is suspicious after Soviets explode an atomic bomb. Kim Philby goes to America to head off Angleton. Guy Burgess is also in Washington and is dangerously out of control. Maclean returns to London and does the bare minimum for Moscow. Angleton has traced an atomic leak to possible suspects including "Homer", Maclean's code name. Philby can't protect Maclean any longer, Moscow insists he's recalled along with Burgess. Anthony Blunt orders Burgess to accompany Maclean to Moscow but doesn't explain that neither will be coming back.

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Episode 6
star
8.67
114 votes

#2 - Episode 6

The Village - Season 1 - Episode 6

The war is over, and the village tries to come to terms with its loss. The debate over how best to honour their dead divides the community.

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Episode 5
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8.64
113 votes

#3 - Episode 5

The Village - Season 1 - Episode 5

Joe's brief leave is over. He has tried hard to conceal his shell shock but Grace knows that something is wrong. Bert's actions have disastrous consequences for the family.

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Episode Two
star
8.61
123 votes

#4 - Episode Two

Cambridge Spies - Season 1 - Episode 2

The group go underground as part of the establishment: Blunt is close to the royal family, Maclean joins the Foreign Office, Burgess is in MI5 and Philby is a right-wing journalist. Spain tests Burgess and Philby. Burgess's lover Julian Bell goes to die fighting for the republic. However, Burgess can't blow his cover to support him and is affected by this betrayal. Philby, reporting from Spain, fails to carry out orders from his Soviet control, Otto, to assassinate Franco. Philby flees Spain and survives, but his betrayal costs Otto his life.When Stalin signs a non-agression pact with Nazi Germany, all four feel betrayed as their struggles against fascism have been turned upside down.

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Episode 3
star
8.54
100 votes

#5 - Episode 3

Criminal Justice - Season 1 - Episode 3

Ben's new defense barrister comes up with a plan that could see Ben being able to walk free. Ben will be forced to lie once again about events which happened on the night of the murder.

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Episode 4
star
8.34
100 votes

#6 - Episode 4

Criminal Justice - Season 1 - Episode 4

The prosecution attempts to make Ben look bad when he is questioned on the stand. Stone and Frances continue to look for evidence that could clear Ben's name.

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Episode 3
star
8.31
121 votes

#7 - Episode 3

The Village - Season 1 - Episode 3

Conscription is introduced for the first time in British history. Call up papers are delivered throughout the village, and soldiers requisition Big Molly.

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Episode Three
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8.23
93 votes

#8 - Episode Three

Cambridge Spies - Season 1 - Episode 3

Paris is burning. In the midst of the turmoil and degradation, Donald Maclean finds love. Melinda is passionate, strongminded, independent, and American. As the Nazis enter the city, Maclean gallantly proposing to Melinda so that she is allowed to flee with the rest of the Embassy, to England. It's a match made in chaos. Back in London, Blunt is being asked uncomfortable questions at MI5 about his Communist past. He is becoming increasingly ill-at-ease with the business of spying and quietly begins to doubt his commitment. None of the others knows, though Philby is aware that all does not seem well with the man who first inspired him to join the Party.

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The House of Ill Repute
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8.23
88 votes

#9 - The House of Ill Repute

Silk - Season 2 - Episode 2

Martha represents Captain Ed Ryan in a court-martial. He is accused of disobeying an order, resulting in the death of a 19-year-old private. Under the watchful eyes of a distraught family who want answers, Martha navigates the army's legal system with the help of Captain Cassidy, Ryan's unit defence officer. Doggedly seeking the truth, Martha slowly peels back the layers of past and present wounds, revealing the shocking reality of modern combat. Meanwhile, temptation is never far away for Clive, who is warned by Billy to keep his relationship with George Duggan purely professional.

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Episode 5
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8.14
108 votes

#10 - Episode 5

Criminal Justice - Season 1 - Episode 5

Stone continues to try and get Ben acquitted as the day of reckoning beckons. Frances continues to try and uncover the truth about what really happened on the night of the murder.

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Man on Fire
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8.12
58 votes

#11 - Man on Fire

61st Street - Season 1 - Episode 8

Franklin faces a setback; Moses takes the stand; a verdict is read.

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Episode 5
star
8.09
186 votes

#12 - Episode 5

Undercover (2016) - Season 1 - Episode 5

As Maya continues to fight the state authorities, all seems lost. Until a stranger appears with new information that forces Maya to question her understanding and uncover links between her two cases. Spurred on to discover the truth, Maya must go bigger, but is it too late? Nick's secret is threatened by someone close and he can only watch as a vital piece of intelligence is revealed that could destroy Maya's work. Is there any way back for the family? Meanwhile, Julia and Brady dig deeper and uncover the truth about Nick. Just how deep into the establishment has the conspiracy spread?

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Episode 1
star
8.08
127 votes

#13 - Episode 1

Criminal Justice - Season 1 - Episode 1

Ben is accused of murder after a drunken and drugged night out. Ben's barrister will stop at nothing the prove that he is innocent.

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Episode 2
star
8.03
122 votes

#14 - Episode 2

The Village - Season 1 - Episode 2

It is January 1915; the Middleton farm has fallen on very hard times, and John is drinking heavily. A strange incident then takes place at the manor house.

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Famous Last Words
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8.01
93 votes

#15 - Famous Last Words

Silk - Season 2 - Episode 1

Martha Costello is now a QC, but she learns fast that it can be lonely at the top. At Shoe Lane Chambers times are tough, and senior clerk Billy struggles to keep things afloat while Clive Reader tries to be stoic about his unsuccessful silk application. Martha is defending Brendan Kay, a member of one of London's biggest crime outfits. He is accused of blinding a man, who allegedly disrespected their 'number two'. Martha's job is made harder because Brendan's solicitor, Micky Joy, is an old school player of the system who walks both sides of the line. Also up against a notorious QC, Caroline Warwick, nicknamed Lady MacBeth for her uncompromising approach in court, Martha feels herself pulled by the various political forces around her, and realises to win she will need an all or nothing defence. Meanwhile, Clive takes on a sensitive case with a new solicitor, George Duggan.

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Episode 4
star
7.99
113 votes

#16 - Episode 4

The Village - Season 1 - Episode 4

Bert decides that winning the Rondo, an annual wheel barrow race on the cricket field, is a matter of life or death: if he wins, then Joe will be kept safe.

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Precious Cargo
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7.99
152 votes

#17 - Precious Cargo

The Last Post - Season 1 - Episode 5

The NLF demand a swap. Alison watches over Ed, conflicted about their marriage. Honor confronts Martha. Yusra gets a coded message to Armstrong. Joe disobeys orders.

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Macbeth
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7.91
35 votes

#18 - Macbeth

ShakespeaRe-Told - Season 1 - Episode 2

Top chef Joe Macbeth has worked hard to make Duncan Docherty's restaurant a success. So, when he's told it'll all be his one day, what's to stop him taking it now?

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In the Family Way
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7.91
91 votes

#19 - In the Family Way

Silk - Season 2 - Episode 3

Clive is in Oxford, prosecuting three students accused of sexually assaulting a waitress. Up against an intimidating defence counsel, Clive begins to waver, but a chance encounter with an old friend helps him discover a passion for prosecuting he did not know he had. When the case is in danger of collapsing, Clive is faced with one of the biggest decisions of his career. Meanwhile, Martha is defending Ricky Armitage, who trashed his local mini-mart and attacked the shopkeeper. His level of violence and lack of remorse is astounding, yet Martha tries to divert the self-destructive path that Ricky was fated to walk.

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Episode 6
star
7.89
189 votes

#20 - Episode 6

Undercover (2016) - Season 1 - Episode 6

Maya's trust is in tatters, but all her cards are played out. Can she find the strength for the final fight and change the course of US justice? And when the final piece of the jigsaw that links these two miscarriages of justice is revealed, what does that mean to her fight to 'go big'? Facing the end of his marriage, Nick concocts a drastic final plan with the help of Julia and Brady to expose the establishment figures responsible. In the aftermath the people really responsible for the growing conspiracy are finally exposed, but not all are as fallible. As Maya picks up the fragments of her life, is there a way forward for her family, and can she come to terms with a truth she could never have imagined?

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Episode 4
star
7.89
179 votes

#21 - Episode 4

Undercover (2016) - Season 1 - Episode 4

Terrified that Maya might be close to discovering his secret, Nick controls the situation with a devastating lie. Taking solace in work, Maya continues to search for the witness. What had Maya missed all those years ago? Far from shining light on the case, her investigation leads to a shocking fact that forces her personal and professional life to collide. Maya makes a call she knows might change her life forever. Who is her husband? Meanwhile, Julia stumbles across a story that seems more than a coincidence and begins to dig deeper into the background of a mystery woman, but despite her efforts she falls short. Who was she and why is she so hard to track down?

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Episode 3
star
7.89
192 votes

#22 - Episode 3

Undercover (2016) - Season 1 - Episode 3

A mystery witness makes contact with Maya, forcing her to re-examine everything she thought she knew about the case - what has she missed? Maya must put the past to one side in order to fight the US authorities, but her return brings a disappointment and a revelation that'll rock her marriage to the core. Nick is thrown sideways when a ghost from his past approaches him. Faced with the possibility that his secret life is going to be blown open, Nick makes a fateful decision to protect his family. Meanwhile, in 1996, the efforts of Maya's journalist best friend to shine a light on the Antwi story is thwarted, illuminating the lengths to which the establishment will go to protect their own.

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Part Ten
star
7.84
1203 votes

#23 - Part Ten

Your Honor (US) - Season 1 - Episode 10

Adam reels from new information about his mother’s death. Eugene tries to get justice for his family. Carlo’s trial comes to an end, but Michael and Adam’s secrets are dangerously unraveling.

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Part One
star
7.82
1651 votes

#24 - Part One

Your Honor (US) - Season 1 - Episode 1

When his teenage son Adam is involved in a tragic accident, New Orleans Judge Michael Desiato is faced with an impossible decision that will impact his family forever, test the bonds with his oldest friend Charlie and put a strain on Adam’s secret relationship with girlfriend Frannie. Dangerous crime lord Jimmy Baxter and his wife Gina Baxter’s birthday gift puts their son Rocco on a collision course with tragedy.

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Starfish
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7.81
187 votes

#25 - Starfish

The Last Post - Season 1 - Episode 2

Led by Major Harry Markham, the Royal Military Police assist special forces on a dangerous mission. Mary Markham experiences complications with her baby's birth, and Alison Laithwaite introduces Honor to the BP Club.

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Episode 2
star
7.77
220 votes

#26 - Episode 2

Undercover (2016) - Season 1 - Episode 2

As Maya continues her fight to 'Go big', members of the establishment begin to fear the rigorous light she threatens to shine on areas they'd prefer to remain in the shadows. Elsewhere, sickened by his act of betrayal, Nick can only reflect on the actions that led him to this point. We join Nick in 1996 as a fearless undercover officer. When his hard work is undermined by a radical young lawyer, Nick is furious. Soon after he finds himself face to face with the lawyer, Maya, on his next assignment - spying on an anti-racist organisation. Nick struggles to keep the professional and the personal separate when his feelings for Maya develop and he questions his own beliefs as a black man within the police force. When a seemingly peaceful march gets out of hand, Antwi is attacked in a ferocious fight. Can he survive?

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Part Two
star
7.76
1420 votes

#27 - Part Two

Your Honor (US) - Season 1 - Episode 2

On the anniversary of his wife’s death, New Orleans Judge Michael Desiato and his son Adam create an alibi for the day of the accident. A favor for Michael pulls his close friends and colleagues Charlie and Lee into the web of deception. Kofi gets approached about a job.

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Episode 2
star
7.75
110 votes

#28 - Episode 2

Criminal Justice - Season 1 - Episode 2

Ben's legal team decide to try and come up with a deal with the prosecution but it will mean Ben has to lie whilst being questioned. Ben makes an enemy whilst being held on remand.

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Episode 1
star
7.71
208 votes

#29 - Episode 1

The Village - Season 1 - Episode 1

Bert is the second oldest man in Britain, and a film is being made about his life and his village. He takes us back to the summer of 1914, when he was 12 years old.

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The CO's Boy
star
7.61
156 votes

#30 - The CO's Boy

The Last Post - Season 1 - Episode 4

The RMP begin their desperate search. Tilbrook takes Markham to visit an important prisoner. Alison can't go on with her pregnancy. Alison confides in Honor about her affair. Ed receives intelligence that leads him into danger.

Episode 1
star
7.60
43 votes

#31 - Episode 1

Criminal Justice - Season 2 - Episode 1

Juliet Miller's life is turned upside down after an incident that leaves her family fighting for life, love and survival. From the outside, Joe and Juliet Miller seem to have perfect lives: designer house, Joe's dazzling career as a top barrister, Juliet's enviable job as stay-at-home-mum to 13-year-old Ella - but all is not what it seems. A flustered Juliet prepares for her husband's return from work. He arrives with flowers and greets wife and daughter, but both adults are jumpy and frenetic. We see unsettling clues as to what might be going on and wait anxiously for some kind of eruption. That night, a shocking incident occurs that will change each of their lives forever. Juliet is plunged into the criminal justice system and has to fight for her sanity and the survival of her family.

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Pilot
star
7.58
93 votes

#32 - Pilot

61st Street - Season 1 - Episode 1

Track star Moses Johnson is swept up into a world of chaos, violence, and corrupt policing during a presumed drug sting gone wrong. Public defender Franklin Roberts considers retirement and his impact on the community.

Above Thy Deep And Dreamless Sleep
star
7.54
170 votes

#33 - Above Thy Deep And Dreamless Sleep

The Last Post - Season 1 - Episode 3

Captain Joe Martin meets with American journalist Martha Franklin to demand that she hand over incriminating evidence. Christmas celebrations at the Royal Military Police base are cut short by a shocking discovery.

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Episode One
star
7.54
82 votes

#34 - Episode One

Cambridge Spies - Season 1 - Episode 1

While at Cambridge university two students, Philby and Maclean, are approached by Intelligence officers and requested to spy. It does not take Philby too long to realise that it is not the British Intelligence services who want them, but the Russians. They agree to spy for the Russians and, once the school year ends, Kim is sent on assignment to Vienna, where he marries committed communist Lettie Friedman. Once back in England, Philby's runner, Blunt, tells him that the marriage is not in the interests of the mission, and Philby has to end it.

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Episode 3
star
7.49
39 votes

#35 - Episode 3

Criminal Justice - Season 2 - Episode 3

Jack and Anna are in dire straits with a murder charge to defend, and Juliet is still unable to talk about life with Joe. A few months on, Juliet gives birth, under prison guard, to a daughter. The baby gives Juliet a renewed sense of purpose but her future is not looking any less bleak. Her legal team fails to stop the Family Court from ruling that Juliet is a risk to her baby. Her lawyers make it clear to her that she will need to open up and give them some details about her marriage if she is to stand a chance of winning the criminal case, and keeping her baby and Ella.

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The New Man
star
7.47
236 votes

#36 - The New Man

The Last Post - Season 1 - Episode 1

Captain Joe Martin arrives in Aden with his wife Honor to replace the outgoing and much-loved Captain Nick Page of the Royal Military Police.

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Episode 4
star
7.41
32 votes

#37 - Episode 4

Criminal Justice - Season 2 - Episode 4

Time is running out. Jack tells Juliet that she needs to talk if she wants to stand a chance of keeping the children as well as her life as a free woman. This threat spurs her into action and she finally reveals to Jack the truth about her marriage. The trial begins and Ella takes the stand. The trauma of her daughter giving testimony is too much for Juliet. Ella breaks down in cross examination and in a heart-breaking moment, calls out for the comfort of her mother. How will the jury receive this? Which way will they go?

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Episode 1
star
7.30
265 votes

#38 - Episode 1

Undercover (2016) - Season 1 - Episode 1

For the past twenty years Maya Cobbina has defended Rudy Jones, a man falsely imprisoned for murder. Today he is to be executed by lethal injection in Louisiana. Rudy's parting words are "Go big" - he wants her to change the system that allows such injustices to occur. With Rudy's appeal ringing in her ears, Maya returns to London and discovers that she's been pegged to take the role of director of public prosecutions, a prominent position that might allow her to finally bring to justice the death of her friend Michael Antwi, a charismatic anti-racism campaigner. Maya's husband Nick Johnson is a man dedicated to his wife and children. When a hidden past threatens to destroy his world, to what lengths will he go to protect his family?

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Episode 2
star
7.17
40 votes

#39 - Episode 2

Criminal Justice - Season 2 - Episode 2

Juliet Miller's life is turned upside down after a shocking incident.

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Episode 5
star
7.16
32 votes

#40 - Episode 5

Criminal Justice - Season 2 - Episode 5

The series reaches a compelling climax as the courts decide the future of Juliet and her children.

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