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The Wire

Series 3

Episode 1: Time After Time

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Critically acclaimed crime drama series. As the Franklin Terrace towers are demolished, the Barksdale crew look for new places to sell their drugs. Show more

Contributors

Avon Barksdale:
Wood Harris
Russell "Stringer" Bell:
Idris Elba
Lt Cedric Daniels:
Lance Reddick
Maj. Howard "Bunny" Colvin:
Robert Wisdom
Deputy Comm Ervin H Burrell:
Frankie R Faison
Mayor Clarence Royce:
Glynn Turman
Det James "Jimmy" McNulty:
Dominic West
Det. Lester Freamon:
Clarke Peters
Det Shakima "Kima" Greggs:
Sonja Sohn
Coun. Thomas "Tommy" Carcetti:
Aidan Gillen
Director:
Ed Bianchi

The Wire

Series 3

Episode 2: All Due Respect

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Critically acclaimed crime drama series. Burrell is feeling heat from Councilman Carcetti and reaches an uneasy peace with the legislator. Show more

Contributors

Det James "Jimmy" McNulty:
Dominic West
Russell "Stringer" Bell:
Idris Elba
Coun. Thomas "Tommy" Carcetti:
Aidan Gillen
Maj. Howard "Bunny" Colvin:
Robert Wisdom
Det. Lester Freamon:
Clarke Peters
Det Shakima "Kima" Greggs:
Sonja Sohn
Deputy Comm Ervin H Burrell:
Frankie R Faison
Director:
Steve Shill

The Wire

Series 3

Episode 3: Dead Soldiers

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Critically acclaimed crime drama series. Omar plans a stick-up and Colvin has a radical plan he's keeping secret from his bosses. Show more

Contributors

Cedric Daniels:
Lance Reddick
Russell "Stringer" Bell:
Idris Elba
Coun. Thomas "Tommy" Carcetti:
Aidan Gillen
Maj. Howard "Bunny" Colvin:
Robert Wisdom
Det James "Jimmy" McNulty:
Dominic West
Mayor Clarence Royce:
Glynn Turman

The Wire

Series 2

Episode 4: Hard Cases

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Avon looks to strike a deal; McNulty enlists Bubbles in his search for Omar; Daniels sets up a new detail; the Greeks have a proposal for Nick and Ziggy. Show more

Contributors

Moreland Bubbles:
Andre Royo
Lt Cedric Daniels:
Lance Reddick
Det James 'Jimmy' McNulty:
Dominic West
Avon Barksdale:
Wood Harris
Russell 'Stringer' Bell:
Idris Elba
Det Shakima 'Kima' Greggs:
Sonja Sohn
Maj William A Rawls:
John Doman
D'Angelo Barksdale:
Larry Gilliard Jr
Deputy Comm Ervin H Burrell:
Frankie R Faison
Det Ellis Carver:
Seth Gilliam

The Wire

Series 2

Episode 5: Undertow

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

US police drama. Daniels gets the detail back together. The Stevendores refuse to talk at the grand jury. McNulty prepares Omar as a star witness in Bird's murder trial. Show more

Contributors

Moreland Bubbles:
Andre Royo
Lt Cedric Daniels:
Lance Reddick
Det James 'Jimmy' McNulty:
Dominic West
Avon Barksdale:
Wood Harris
Russell 'Stringer' Bell:
Idris Elba
Det Shakima 'Kima' Greggs:
Sonja Sohn
Maj William A Rawls:
John Doman
D'Angelo Barksdale:
Larry Gilliard Jr
Deputy Comm Ervin H Burrell:
Frankie R Faison
Det Ellis Carver:
Seth Gilliam

The Wire

Series 3

Episode 10: Reformation

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Critically acclaimed drama series. While Marlo raises the stakes against the Barksdale gang, Stringer is given an ultimatum by Prop Joe and the Co-op. Show more

Contributors

Maj. Howard "Bunny" Colvin:
Robert Wisdom
Russell "Stringer" Bell:
Idris Elba
Coun. Thomas "Tommy" Carcetti:
Aidan Gillen
Bubbles:
Andre Royo
Det James "Jimmy" McNulty:
Dominic West
Police Commissioner Ervin Burrell:
Frankie R Faison
Det Lester Freamon:
Clarke Peters
Det Shakima "Kima" Greggs:
Sonja Sohn
Cedric Daniels:
Lance Reddick

The Wire

Series 3

Episode 11: Middle Ground

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Critically acclaimed drama series. While Stringer and Avon reminisce on how far they've come, the police wire begins to yield information about them. Show more

Contributors

Maj. Howard "Bunny" Colvin:
Robert Wisdom
Russell "Stringer" Bell:
Idris Elba
Coun. Thomas "Tommy" Carcetti:
Aidan Gillen
Bubbles:
Andre Royo
Det James "Jimmy" McNulty:
Dominic West
Police Commissioner Ervin Burrell:
Frankie R Faison
Det Lester Freamon:
Clarke Peters
Det Shakima "Kima" Greggs:
Sonja Sohn
Cedric Daniels:
Lance Reddick

The Wire

Series 1

Episode 10: The Cost

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Drama series about drug dealers and police in Baltimore. With a key witness in custody, McNulty and Daniels debate how to protect him in the months before he testifies. Show more

Contributors

Det James 'Jimmy' McNulty:
Dominic West
Bubbles:
Andre Royo
Lt Cedric Daniels:
Lance Reddick
Avon Barksdale:
Wood Harris
Russell 'Stringer' Bell:
Idris Elba
Det Shakima 'Kima' Greggs:
Sonja Sohn
D'Angelo Barksdale:
Larry Gilliard Jr

The Wire

Series 1

Episode 11: The Hunt

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Drama series set in Baltimore. When a buy-bust goes bad, the police intensify their pursuit of Savino, Wee-Bey and Little Man. Burrell orders Daniels to launch drug raids. Show more

Contributors

Det James 'Jimmy' McNulty:
Dominic West
Bubbles:
Andre Royo
Lt Cedric Daniels:
Lance Reddick
Avon Barksdale:
Wood Harris
Russell 'Stringer' Bell:
Idris Elba
Det Shakima 'Kima' Greggs:
Sonja Sohn
D'Angelo Barksdale:
Larry Gilliard Jr

The Wire

Series 1

Episode 13: Sentencing

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales (Analogue)

Drama set in Baltimore. Daniels and McNulty turn to a higher authority in an effort to continue the case. Brianna Barksdale joins her brother in their new headquarters. Show more

Contributors

Det James 'Jimmy' McNulty:
Dominic West
Bubbles:
Andre Royo
Lt Cedric Daniels:
Lance Reddick
Avon Barksdale:
Wood Harris
Russell 'Stringer' Bell:
Idris Elba
Det Shakima 'Kima' Greggs:
Sonja Sohn
D'Angelo Barksdale:
Larry Gilliard Jr

The Wire

Series 1

Episode 12: Cleaning Up

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Drama series about drug dealers and police in Baltimore. With the tapped payphones out of service, McNulty and Daniels try wiring Barksdale's back office at the club. Show more

Contributors

Det James 'Jimmy' McNulty:
Dominic West
Bubbles:
Andre Royo
Lt Cedric Daniels:
Lance Reddick
Avon Barksdale:
Wood Harris
Russell 'Stringer' Bell:
Idris Elba
Det Shakima 'Kima' Greggs:
Sonja Sohn
D'Angelo Barksdale:
Larry Gilliard Jr

The Wire

Series 3

Episode 12: Mission Accomplished

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Critically acclaimed drama series. In the season finale, Avon readies his troops for war with Marlo while the police round up their investigation. Show more

Contributors

Maj. Howard "Bunny" Colvin:
Robert Wisdom
Det. James "Jimmy" McNulty:
Dominic West
Cedric Daniels:
Lance Reddick
Coun. Thomas "Tommy" Carcetti:
Aidan Gillen
Avon Barksdale:
Wood Harris
Det Shakima "Kima" Greggs:
Sonja Sohn
Det. Roland "Prez" Prybylewski:
Jim True-Frost
Russell 'Stringer' Bell:
Idris Elba
Det Lester Freamon:
Clarke Peters
Bubbles:
Andre Royo

The Wire

Series 4

Episode 1: Boys of Summer

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Critically acclaimed drama series. As the new school year approaches, four West Baltimore boys wrestle with what to do with the rest of their summer vacation. Show more

Contributors

Michael Lee:
Tristan Mack Wilds
Det. Roland "Prez" Prybylewski:
Jim True-Frost
Det James "Jimmy" McNulty:
Dominic West
Coun. Thomas "Tommy" Carcetti:
Aidan Gillen
Det Shakima "Kima" Greggs:
Sonja Sohn
Det. Lester Freamon:
Clarke Peters
Cedric Daniels:
Lance Reddick
Director:
Joe Chappelle
Maj. Howard "Bunny" Colvin:
Robert Wisdom
Bubbles:
Andre Royo

The Wire

Series 4

Episode 2: Soft Eyes

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Critically acclaimed drama series. Herc makes a shocking discovery about the Mayor. Pearlman argues with Freamon over the subpoenas. Bubbles brings in an apprentice. Show more

Contributors

Michael Lee:
Tristan Mack Wilds
Det. Roland "Prez" Prybylewski:
Jim True-Frost
Det Shakima "Kima" Greggs:
Sonja Sohn
Sgt. Ellis Carver:
Seth Gilliam
Coun. Thomas "Tommy" Carcetti:
Aidan Gillen

The Wire

Series 5

Episode 9: Late Editions

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Acclaimed Baltimore police drama. Freamon's vigilance pays off. Michael is suspicious about his latest assignment. Haynes gets fresh eyes to help with fact-checking. Show more

Contributors

Det James 'Jimmy' McNulty:
Dominic West
Det Lester Freamon:
Clarke Peters
Michael Lee:
Tristan Mack Wilds
Ellis Carver:
Seth Gilliam
Bubbles:
Andre Royo
Cedric Daniels:
Lance Reddick
Thomas 'Tommy' Carcetti:
Aidan Gillen
Det Shakima 'Kima' Greggs:
Sonja Sohn
Director:
Joe Chappelle

The Wire

Series 5

Episode 10: -30-

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Final episode of the acclaimed Baltimore police drama. As the officers stage an Irish wake for another departed officer, the seeds of the future are sown across Baltimore. Show more

Contributors

Det James 'Jimmy' McNulty:
Dominic West
Det Lester Freamon:
Clarke Peters
Michael Lee:
Tristan Mack Wilds
Ellis Carver:
Seth Gilliam
Bubbles:
Andre Royo
Cedric Daniels:
Lance Reddick
Thomas 'Tommy' Carcetti:
Aidan Gillen
William Rawls:
John Doman
Det Shakima 'Kima' Greggs:
Sonja Sohn

The Wire

Series 4

Episode 3: Home Rooms

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Acclaimed police drama. School starts and Prez meets his students. Mayor Royce strikes back against Carcetti. Rawls begins to gut the major case unit from the inside. Show more

Contributors

Michael Lee:
Tristan Mack Wilds
Det. Roland "Prez" Prybylewski:
Jim True-Frost
Det Shakima "Kima" Greggs:
Sonja Sohn
Sgt. Ellis Carver:
Seth Gilliam
Coun. Thomas "Tommy" Carcetti:
Aidan Gillen

The Wire

Series 4

Episode 4: Refugees

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Acclaimed Baltimore police drama. Freamon and Greggs take refuge in Homicide. Burrell tries his best to sabotage the state-witness murder investigation before the election. Show more

Contributors

Michael Lee:
Tristan Mack Wilds
Det. Roland "Prez" Prybylewski:
Jim True-Frost
Det Shakima "Kima" Greggs:
Sonja Sohn
Sgt. Ellis Carver:
Seth Gilliam
Coun. Thomas "Tommy" Carcetti:
Aidan Gillen

The Wire

Series 4

Episode 5: Alliances

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Acclaimed Baltimore police drama. Commissioner Burrell loses Royce's support. Chris offers to train Michael up as a soldier in Marlo's gang. Show more

Contributors

Michael Lee:
Tristan Mack Wilds
Det. Roland "Prez" Prybylewski:
Jim True-Frost
Det Shakima "Kima" Greggs:
Sonja Sohn
Sgt. Ellis Carver:
Seth Gilliam
Coun. Thomas "Tommy" Carcetti:
Aidan Gillen

The Wire

Series 3

Episode 7: Back Burners

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Critically acclaimed drama series. Herc is suprised to discover a blast from his past. Stringer is furious that Brianna wants to contact McNulty about her son's death. Show more

Contributors

Bubbles:
Andre Royo
Avon Barksdale:
Wood Harris
Russell "Stringer" Bell:
Idris Elba
Coun. Thomas "Tommy" Carcetti:
Aidan Gillen
Maj. Howard "Bunny" Colvin:
Robert Wisdom
Det James "Jimmy" McNulty:
Dominic West
Det Lester Freamon:
Clarke Peters
Det Shakima "Kima" Greggs:
Sonja Sohn
Det Roland "Prez" Prybylewski:
Jim True-Frost