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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 2

Episode 1: Ebb Tide

Duration: 1 hour

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

Critically acclaimed crime drama series. McNulty is reassigned to the marine unit. Avon Barksdale continues to run his drugs empire from behind bars. Show more

Contributors

Det James "Jimmy" McNulty:
Dominic West
Det Shakima "Kima" Greggs:
Sonja Sohn
Lt Cedric Daniels:
Lance Reddick
Avon Barksdale:
Wood Harris
Russell "Stringer" Bell:
Idris Elba
Deputy Comm Ervin H Burrell:
Frankie R Faison
Frank Sobotka:
Chris Bauer
Beatrice "Beadie" Russell:
Amy Ryan
Col William A Rawls:
John Doman
Spiros "Vondas" Vondopoulos:
Paul Ben-Victor
Director:
Ed Bianchi
Writer:
Ed Bianchi

The Wire

Series 2

Episode 2: Collateral Damage

Duration: 1 hour

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

Critically acclaimed crime drama series. McNulty finds a way to get back at Rawls, and Sobotka confronts the Greeks about the bodies in the containers. Show more

Contributors

Det James "Jimmy" McNulty:
Dominic West
Det Shakima "Kima" Greggs:
Sonja Sohn
Deputy Comm Ervin H Burrell:
Frankie R Faison
Russell "Stringer" Bell:
Idris Elba
Frank Sobotka:
Chris Bauer
Lt Cedric Daniels:
Lance Reddick
Beatrice "Beadie" Russell:
Amy Ryan
Col William A Rawls:
John Doman
Avon Barksdale:
Wood Harris
Spiros "Vondas" Vondopoulos:
Paul Ben-Victor
Director:
Ed Bianchi

The Wire

Series 2

Episode 3: Hot Shots

Duration: 1 hour

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

Critically acclaimed crime drama series. Bunk and Freamon try to interview the non-English-speaking crew of the Atlantic Light. Stringer looks after D'Angelo's family. Show more

Contributors

Det James "Jimmy" McNulty:
Dominic West
Det Shakima "Kima" Greggs:
Sonja Sohn
Deputy Comm Ervin H Burrell:
Frankie R Faison
Russell "Stringer" Bell:
Idris Elba
Frank Sobotka:
Chris Bauer
Lt Cedric Daniels:
Lance Reddick
Beatrice "Beadie" Russell:
Amy Ryan
Col William A Rawls:
John Doman
Avon Barksdale:
Wood Harris
Spiros "Vondas" Vondopoulos:
Paul Ben-Victor

The Wire

Series 2

Episode 6: All Prologue

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

US police drama. Omar testifies in court, McNulty tries to mend his marriage, the detail find a pattern in their investigation of Sobotka and Nick seeks Vonda's help. Show more

Contributors

Frank Sobotka:
Chris Bauer
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
Off. Beatrice 'Beadie' Russell:
Amy Ryan
Det Ellis Carver:
Seth Gilliam
Director:
Steve Shill

The Wire

Series 2

Episode 7: Backwash

Duration: 1 hour

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

US police drama. Greggs and Prez tap into a circuit of Russian prostitutes, and in the discordant Barksdale Empire, Stringer holds it together in the wake of a tragedy. Show more

Contributors

Det. Lester Freamon:
Clarke Peters
Det. Shakima "Kima" Greggs:
Sonja Sohn
Officer Carver:
Seth Gilliam
Frank Sobotka:
Chris Bauer
Lt. Cedric Daniels:
Lance Reddick
Officer Beatrice "Beadie" Russell:
Amy Ryan
Russell "Stringer" Bell:
Idris Elba
Avon Barksdale:
Wood Harris
Col. William A Rawls:
John Doman
Det. James "Jimmy" McNulty:
Dominic West

The Wire

Series 2

Episode 9: Stray Rounds

Duration: 1 hour

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

US police drama. Bodie and crew fight for their corner, with terrible consequences. McNulty goes undercover at a brothel and Stringer asks for Brianna's help. Show more

Contributors

Det. James "Jimmy" McNulty:
Dominic West
Det. Shakima "Kima" Greggs:
Sonja Sohn
Frank Sobotka:
Chris Bauer
Lt. Cedric Daniels:
Lance Reddick
Officer Beatrice "Beadie" Russell:
Amy Ryan
Russell "Stringer" Bell:
Idris Elba
Avon Barksdale:
Wood Harris
Col. William A Rawls:
John Doman
Spiros "Vondas" Vondopoulos:
Paul Ben-Victor

The Wire

Series 2

Episode 8: Duck and Cover

Duration: 1 hour

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

US police drama. McNulty is back to his old self, on a drunken binge of legendary proportions. Urged by fellow stevedores to fight Maui, Ziggy is humiliated again. Show more

Contributors

Det. James "Jimmy" McNulty:
Dominic West
Det. Shakima "Kima" Greggs:
Sonja Sohn
Frank Sobotka:
Chris Bauer
Lt. Cedric Daniels:
Lance Reddick
Officer Beatrice "Beadie" Russell:
Amy Ryan
Col. William A Rawls:
John Doman
Spiros "Vondas" Vondopoulos:
Paul Ben-Victor
Officer Ellis "Carv" Carver:
Seth Gilliam
Director:
Daniel Attias
Russell 'Stringer' Bell:
Idris Elba
Avon Barksdale:
Wood Harris

The Wire

Series 2

Episode 10: Storm Warnings

Duration: 1 hour

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

US police drama. The detail uses satellite technology to its advantage. Bodie is unhappy that Proposition Joe's people are on his turf, but business flows anyway. Show more

Contributors

Det. James "Jimmy" McNulty:
Dominic West
Det. Shakima "Kima" Greggs:
Sonja Sohn
Frank Sobotka:
Chris Bauer
Lt. Cedric Daniels:
Lance Reddick
Officer Beatrice "Beadie" Russell:
Amy Ryan
Russell "Stringer" Bell:
Idris Elba
Col. William A Rawls:
John Doman
Spiros "Vondas" Vondopoulos:
Paul Ben-Victor

The Wire

Series 2

Episode 11: Bad Dreams

Duration: 1 hour

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

US police drama. The police make a series of dawn raids. As Sobotka realises the severity of Ziggy and Nick's situations, the police and the Greeks both reach out to him. Show more

Contributors

Det. James "Jimmy" McNulty:
Dominic West
Det. Shakima "Kima" Greggs:
Sonja Sohn
Frank Sobotka:
Chris Bauer
Lt. Cedric Daniels:
Lance Reddick
Officer Beatrice "Beadie" Russell:
Amy Ryan
Russell "Stringer" Bell:
Idris Elba
Col. William A Rawls:
John Doman
Preston "Bodie" Broadus:
JD Williams
Spiros "Vondas" Vondopoulos:
Paul Ben-Victor
Det. William "Bunk" Moreland:
Wendell Pierce
George "Double G" Glekas:
Teddy Canez
The Greek:
Bill Raymond
Brother Mouzone:
Michael Potts
Writer:
Ed Burns

The Wire

Series 2

Episode 12: Port in a Storm

Duration: 1 hour

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

US police drama. Sobotka's woes are finally submerged, Fitzhugh realises his messages weren't reaching their intended target, and Nick looks for a way out. Show more

Contributors

Det. James "Jimmy" McNulty:
Dominic West
Det. Lester Freamon:
Clarke Peters
Spiros "Vondas" Vondopoulos:
Paul Ben-Victor
Lt. Cedric Daniels:
Lance Reddick
Officer Beatrice "Beadie" Russell:
Amy Ryan
Col. William A Rawls:
John Doman
Russell "Stringer" Bell:
Idris Elba