The BEST episodes written by Stuart Black

The Death Penalty
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9.50
35 votes

#1 - The Death Penalty

The Saint - Season 3 - Episode 9

The Saint uncovers a vicious vice ring in Southern France.

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Tour of Duty
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8.00
1 votes

#2 - Tour of Duty

The Bill - Season 17 - Episode 26

Visiting Bob Cryer in hospital, June Ackland is horrified to find that Cryer doesn't know he has already been replaced at Sun Hill. His replacement is Sgt. Craig Gilmore, transferring from Manchester Police. Gilmore wastes no time in telling the relief that the rumours are true: he is gay. DC Lennox investigates the harassment of a local publican by a gang of youths, but when Gilmore organises a 'beat sweep' of the local estates, they find the publican's daughter is involved with the gang. Her information leads them to an illegal drinking club. After the police raid the club and arrest the gang members, one of them accuses PC Harker of brutality.

Night Games (1)
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8.00
1 votes

#3 - Night Games (1)

The Bill - Season 17 - Episode 83

Part One - Night Games: Liz Rawton, now an Acting DI with the OCG, arrives at the station to head up an operation into catching a dangerous rapist who has been murdering prostitutes. Meanwhile, Ackland is unable to attend the final of the "Ask a Policeman" quiz hosted by Tony Blackburn, forcing Monroe to replace her with Spears. Spears saves the day and wins the relief a weekend away at a grand hotel. However, unwilling to go, she asks to be seconded to Rawton's investigation, but her request is denied by Cullen. Rickman and Clarke take a shine to local DS Pete Cork, but he only has eyes for a certain DC. By bribing a hotel rep, Cork ensures that his blind date for the salsa evening is Spears.

Night Games (3)
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8.00
1 votes

#4 - Night Games (3)

The Bill - Season 17 - Episode 85

Part Three - Compulsion: Rawton addresses the team, and puts forward the theory that rape victim Terri's death was not suicide, but murder. Whilst Cork and Singh voice doubts, Spears supports Rawton's theory. Spears returns to the riverside where Terri's body was found, and makes a major break-through when a passer-by reveals that his wife saw Terri's body being dumped. Later, Spears decides to keep an eye on Cork, and follows him to a pub where he meets up with an old mate. On her return, Spears spots a man lurking outside her flat, but he turns out to be her old friend Eddie, who works for the Thames Valley police. After trying to dig up information on Cork, Eddie disappears without trace.

Love's Labours
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8.00
2 votes

#5 - Love's Labours

Ballykissangel - Season 5 - Episode 11

Mairead has a crush on Aiden, but he doesn't realise this until she kisses him. Her mother wants answers, and Frankie has to question Aiden, who blames himself. Meanwhile, Niamh and Sean announce their engagement, and set about arranging the wedding. But Brendan is worried about his best man's speech, and Sean seems to be having second thoughts. Even Niamh is unsure: everything and everyone she knows are here in Ballykissangel, but she would rather leave and be with Sean. Liam and Donal, in a desperate attempt to find money for a wedding present, end up in the bookies. To their surprise they are lucky with the horses and before long they have raised the sum of two thousand pounds. An old man, who has been watching them proposes a game of cards. They play 'higher or lower' with the old man and have soon bet away all their money. That night, as they sit despondently at the bar of Fitzgerald's, Paul produces a parcel 'some old man' left for them. They open it to find a cut glass ornament

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With a Song in My Heart
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7.50
2 votes

#6 - With a Song in My Heart

Ballykissangel - Season 5 - Episode 10

Sean decides to go and see Niamh, although it turns out to be a far bigger experience than he had expected, what with ruining the market and racing through a stream to get Kieran. Meanwhile, Aiden is having trouble getting people to join the choir, and Orla doesn't help by telling a few lies to the Dooley children, which makes them think they are going to be on TV. Also, there is a young girl with a wonderful voice whose mother doesn't want her to have anything do with the church. At the close, Sean asks Niamh to marry him, and she tells him that she loves him.

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The Journey Ends Halfway
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7.50
4 votes

#7 - The Journey Ends Halfway

Danger Man - Season 1 - Episode 26

Drake travels to China to investigate the disappearance of an eminent doctor who had been trying to escape the Communist regime.

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Sabotage
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7.50
4 votes

#8 - Sabotage

Danger Man - Season 1 - Episode 28

When Paul Jason of Jason's Airlines is killed and several of his planes crash, John Drake assumes the identity of a hard drinking pilot to investigate the crash. Drake discovers a case of smuggling and finds himself in a tricky situation.

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Desert Journey
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7.43
7 votes

#9 - Desert Journey

The Champions - Season 1 - Episode 25

The country of El Hammi is close to revolution and can only be restored with the return of the Bey, a young man currently enjoying life in Rome, who is reluctant to return to his strife ridden homeland. Craig, Sharron and Richard abduct him and try to force him to return home but with people who are making money from the turmoil looking to kill him, it might be too late.

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The War Machines (1)
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7.41
192 votes

#10 - The War Machines (1)

Doctor Who - Season 3 - Episode 42

London 1966 and the Doctor and Dodo, on a visit to the Post Office Tower, meet Professor Brett whose new computer WOTAN can actually think for itself and is soon to be networked with other computers around the world. However, WOTAN believes that humans are inferior to machines and should, therefore, be ruled by them. Exerting a hypnotic influence, WOTAN arranges for the construction of War Machines - heavily-armed, self-contained mobile computers - with which to take over the world. These prove more than a match for the Army, but the Doctor is able to capture one of them, which he then re-programs to destroy WOTAN. When the crisis is over, Dodo chooses to remain in London; Ben and Polly, however, inadvertently become the Doctor's new companions when they enter the TARDIS to return his lost key.

Deadline
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7.33
3 votes

#11 - Deadline

Danger Man - Season 1 - Episode 39

When a wave of terrorism in the African jungle is likely to lead to a mass uprising, The Danger Man takes on the disguise of a 'gun-runner' in an attempt to penetrate the extremist organisation behind it.

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The War Machines (4)
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7.30
188 votes

#12 - The War Machines (4)

Doctor Who - Season 3 - Episode 45

London 1966 and the Doctor and Dodo, on a visit to the Post Office Tower, meet Professor Brett whose new computer WOTAN can actually think for itself and is soon to be networked with other computers around the world. However, WOTAN believes that humans are inferior to machines and should, therefore, be ruled by them. Exerting a hypnotic influence, WOTAN arranges for the construction of War Machines - heavily-armed, self-contained mobile computers - with which to take over the world. These prove more than a match for the Army, but the Doctor is able to capture one of them, which he then re-programs to destroy WOTAN. When the crisis is over, Dodo chooses to remain in London; Ben and Polly, however, inadvertently become the Doctor's new companions when they enter the TARDIS to return his lost key.

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The War Machines (2)
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7.27
189 votes

#13 - The War Machines (2)

Doctor Who - Season 3 - Episode 43

London 1966 and the Doctor and Dodo, on a visit to the Post Office Tower, meet Professor Brett whose new computer WOTAN can actually think for itself and is soon to be networked with other computers around the world. However, WOTAN believes that humans are inferior to machines and should, therefore, be ruled by them. Exerting a hypnotic influence, WOTAN arranges for the construction of War Machines - heavily-armed, self-contained mobile computers - with which to take over the world. These prove more than a match for the Army, but the Doctor is able to capture one of them, which he then re-programs to destroy WOTAN. When the crisis is over, Dodo chooses to remain in London; Ben and Polly, however, inadvertently become the Doctor's new companions when they enter the TARDIS to return his lost key.

The War Machines (3)
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7.21
183 votes

#14 - The War Machines (3)

Doctor Who - Season 3 - Episode 44

London 1966 and the Doctor and Dodo, on a visit to the Post Office Tower, meet Professor Brett whose new computer WOTAN can actually think for itself and is soon to be networked with other computers around the world. However, WOTAN believes that humans are inferior to machines and should, therefore, be ruled by them. Exerting a hypnotic influence, WOTAN arranges for the construction of War Machines - heavily-armed, self-contained mobile computers - with which to take over the world. These prove more than a match for the Army, but the Doctor is able to capture one of them, which he then re-programs to destroy WOTAN. When the crisis is over, Dodo chooses to remain in London; Ben and Polly, however, inadvertently become the Doctor's new companions when they enter the TARDIS to return his lost key.

The Macra Terror (3)
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7.15
100 votes

#15 - The Macra Terror (3)

Doctor Who - Season 4 - Episode 29

The Doctor, Polly and Jamie are sentenced to work in the pits and an escape attempt sees Ben's loyalties called into question again.

The Macra Terror (2)
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7.13
130 votes

#16 - The Macra Terror (2)

Doctor Who - Season 4 - Episode 28

The Doctor is unable to convince the colonists that the Macra exist and an attempt to brainwash his companions results in Ben betraying his friends.

The Macra Terror (4)
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7.08
129 votes

#17 - The Macra Terror (4)

Doctor Who - Season 4 - Episode 30

The Doctor and Polly manage to save Jamie from the Macra, but can they convince the Pilot on who is really in charge of the colony?

The Savages (1)
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7.01
130 votes

#18 - The Savages (1)

Doctor Who - Season 3 - Episode 38

The TARDIS materialises in what the Doctor claims is a time of great peace and prosperity – but if the Elders of the city are so wise and powerful why do savages still live in the wilderness outside the city walls? And why do the people of the city apparently hunt and harvest the savages? The Doctor learns that all of the Elders' great achievements are based on a terrible form of exploitation; the people of the city are harvesting the life essence of the savages, reducing them to little more than cattle and devastating their civilisation while the Elders prosper. When the Doctor vows to put an end to this, the leader of the Elders, Jano, has him sent to the laboratories – but Jano, unwilling to risk the life essence of an alien on any of his people, takes it all into himself, and thus acquires the Doctor's morals and ethics as well. With Jano's help, the Doctor, Steven and Dodo organise the savages and help them strike back against the cruel Elders. They will require a strong leader to guide them, however, and they choose Steven, who leaves the Doctor's company to lead the newly united people.

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The Macra Terror (1)
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6.96
130 votes

#19 - The Macra Terror (1)

Doctor Who - Season 4 - Episode 27

The TARDIS arrives at a holiday camp company with the crew worried by a prediction of giant crabs and the Doctor becomes interested in the apparent madman Medok's stories of creatures that roam the colony at night.

Time to Kill
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6.95
42 votes

#20 - Time to Kill

Danger Man - Season 1 - Episode 2

John Drake flies to Paris, where his assignment is to find an international killer. He refuses to assassinate the man, but undertakes to retrieve him. The task becomes more difficult when Drake finds himself handcuffed to a young woman, Lisa Orin.

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The Savages (4)
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6.81
130 votes

#21 - The Savages (4)

Doctor Who - Season 3 - Episode 41

The TARDIS materialises in what the Doctor claims is a time of great peace and prosperity – but if the Elders of the city are so wise and powerful why do savages still live in the wilderness outside the city walls? And why do the people of the city apparently hunt and harvest the savages? The Doctor learns that all of the Elders' great achievements are based on a terrible form of exploitation; the people of the city are harvesting the life essence of the savages, reducing them to little more than cattle and devastating their civilisation while the Elders prosper. When the Doctor vows to put an end to this, the leader of the Elders, Jano, has him sent to the laboratories – but Jano, unwilling to risk the life essence of an alien on any of his people, takes it all into himself, and thus acquires the Doctor's morals and ethics as well. With Jano's help, the Doctor, Steven and Dodo organise the savages and help them strike back against the cruel Elders. They will require a strong leader to guide them, however, and they choose Steven, who leaves the Doctor's company to lead the newly united people.

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The Savages (2)
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6.79
130 votes

#22 - The Savages (2)

Doctor Who - Season 3 - Episode 39

The TARDIS materialises in what the Doctor claims is a time of great peace and prosperity – but if the Elders of the city are so wise and powerful why do savages still live in the wilderness outside the city walls? And why do the people of the city apparently hunt and harvest the savages? The Doctor learns that all of the Elders' great achievements are based on a terrible form of exploitation; the people of the city are harvesting the life essence of the savages, reducing them to little more than cattle and devastating their civilisation while the Elders prosper. When the Doctor vows to put an end to this, the leader of the Elders, Jano, has him sent to the laboratories – but Jano, unwilling to risk the life essence of an alien on any of his people, takes it all into himself, and thus acquires the Doctor's morals and ethics as well. With Jano's help, the Doctor, Steven and Dodo organise the savages and help them strike back against the cruel Elders. They will require a strong leader to guide them, however, and they choose Steven, who leaves the Doctor's company to lead the newly united people.

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The Savages (3)
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6.74
127 votes

#23 - The Savages (3)

Doctor Who - Season 3 - Episode 40

The TARDIS materialises in what the Doctor claims is a time of great peace and prosperity – but if the Elders of the city are so wise and powerful why do savages still live in the wilderness outside the city walls? And why do the people of the city apparently hunt and harvest the savages? The Doctor learns that all of the Elders' great achievements are based on a terrible form of exploitation; the people of the city are harvesting the life essence of the savages, reducing them to little more than cattle and devastating their civilisation while the Elders prosper. When the Doctor vows to put an end to this, the leader of the Elders, Jano, has him sent to the laboratories – but Jano, unwilling to risk the life essence of an alien on any of his people, takes it all into himself, and thus acquires the Doctor's morals and ethics as well. With Jano's help, the Doctor, Steven and Dodo organise the savages and help them strike back against the cruel Elders. They will require a strong leader to guide them, however, and they choose Steven, who leaves the Doctor's company to lead the newly united people.

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Greed
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#24 - Greed

The Bill - Season 17 - Episode 49

Clarke fails her probationer exams, and goes AWOL instead of returning to the station. A gang of thieves on rollerblades are rampant in Sun Hill, and their mobility makes it very difficult for the police to catch them. Taviner arrests a girl, Jackie Burns, at a skate park, but she insists she was just watching the skaters. As the skate gang gets more violent, animosity between Worrell and Clarke also grows fiercer, and the two come to blows in the corridor. A tearful Clarke admits her debt problem to Taviner. Scrutinising CCTV footage reveals Jackie's involvement with the gang: she phones them when a potential victim withdraws money from an ATM. Clarke discovers her telesales commission has fallen through.

Closing the Book
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#25 - Closing the Book

The Bill - Season 20 - Episode 85

At June's leaving party, Jim reveals the extent of his debts. Steve and Amber have a quick rendezvous, Ramani attempts to build bridges between Maggie and her husband, and Amber's second day on the job proves eventful when she and June uncover a family terrorising residents on a local estate.