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The Best Episodes of River

Every episode of River ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of River!

Respected police officer John River, a gifted cop with a troubled mind, struggles to come to terms with the recent loss of a colleague, and chases a suspect across London - with tragic consequences. Now at odds with the authorities, River ends up in a precarious position as he seeks to bring closure to the mother of murdered teenager, who blames him for failing to keep his promise.

Genres:CrimeDramaMystery
Network:BBC One

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "River" is "Episode 6", rated 8.4/10 from 650 user votes. It was directed by Jessica Hobbs and written by Abi Morgan. "Episode 6" aired on 11/17/2015 and is rated 0.4 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Episode 5".

  • Episode 6
    8.4/10 650 votes

    #1 - Episode 6

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2015-11-17

    The fractured events of Stevie's murder start to swim into focus for River.

    Director: Jessica Hobbs

    Writer: Abi Morgan

  • Episode 5
    8.0/10 591 votes

    #2 - Episode 5

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2015-11-10

    River and Ira uncover what Stevie was investigating before her murder.

    Director: Jessica Hobbs

    Writer: Abi Morgan

  • Episode 1
    7.9/10 851 votes

    #3 - Episode 1

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2015-10-13

    Under intense scrutiny, River must battle to keep his fragile mental state in check.

    Director: Richard Laxton

    Writer: Abi Morgan

  • Episode 3
    7.9/10 617 votes

    #4 - Episode 3

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2015-10-27

    Unlocking her voicemails throws suspicion on somebody close to Stevie.

    Director: Tim Fywell

    Writer: Abi Morgan

  • Episode 4
    7.9/10 578 votes

    #5 - Episode 4

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2015-11-03

    CCTV footage causes the investigation into Stevie's murder to change direction.

    Director: Tim Fywell

    Writer: Abi Morgan

  • Episode 2
    7.8/10 657 votes

    #6 - Episode 2

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2015-10-20

    River begins to suspect that the man he chased to his death was innocent.

    Director: Richard Laxton

    Writer: Abi Morgan