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The Looming Tower

Series 1

Episode 7

Duration: 48 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

John O’Neill ruffles official feathers in Yemen investigating the attack on the USS Cole, while Ali Soufan, though a Muslim, also feels unwelcome in such an orthodox country. Show more

Contributors

John O'Neill:
Jeff Daniels
Ali Soufan:
Tahar Rahim
Martin Schmidt:
Peter Sarsgaard
Writer:
Ali Selim
Ambassador Barbara Bodine:
Jennifer Ehle
Diane Marsh:
Wrenn Schmidt
Floyd Bennet:
Sullivan Jones
General Qamish:
Ali Suliman
Toni-Ann Marino:
Jamie Neumann

Genres

Duration: 1 hour, 36 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Drama. Jenny (Carey Mulligan) is destined for Oxford University. However, her eyes are opened to a world of glamorous possibility when she meets David (Peter Sarsgaard). Show more

Contributors

Jenny Mellor:
Carey Mulligan
David Goldman:
Peter Sarsgaard
Jack Mellor:
Alfred Molina
Marjorie:
Cara Seymour
Miss Stubbs:
Olivia Williams
Headmistress:
Emma Thompson
Sarah Goldman:
Sally Hawkins
Director:
Lone Scherfig
Producer:
Finola Dwyer
Producer:
Amanda Posey

Genres

Formats

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One South EastLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Mystery drama starring Jodie Foster. When a woman's young daughter vanishes during a transatlantic flight, she struggles to convince the cabin crew that she is telling the truth. Show more

Contributors

Kyle Pratt:
Jodie Foster
Captain Rich:
Sean Bean
Therapist:
Greta Scacchi
Mortuary Director:
Christian Berkel
Brittany Loud:
Haley Ramm
Producer:
Brian Grazer
Writer:
Billy Ray

Duration: 1 hour, 34 minutes

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

Drama based on the true story of a promising young journalist (Hayden Christensen) who is disgraced after being caught fabricating articles. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Billy Ray
Stephen Glass:
Hayden Christensen
Charles 'Chuck' Lane:
Peter Sarsgaard
Caitlin Avey:
Chloe Sevigny
Amy Brand:
Melanie Lynskey
Michael Kelly:
Hank Azaria
Adam Penenberg:
Steve Zahn
Lewis Estridge:
Mark Blum
Catarina Bannier:
Simone-Elise Girard
David Bach:
Chad Donella
Aaron Bluth:
Jamie Elman
Rob Gruen:
Luke Kirby
Writer:
Billy Ray

Duration: 2 hours

First broadcast: on BBC ThreeLatest broadcast: on BBC Three

Gritty Gulf War drama. Anthony Swofford becomes a Marine sniper and is sent to Saudi Arabia to wait for action. But war does not look the way he expects it to. Show more

Contributors

Anthony Swofford:
Jake Gyllenhaal
Alan Troy:
Peter Sarsgaard
Sgt Sykes:
Jamie Foxx
Chris Kruger:
Lucas Black
Fergus O'Donnell:
Brian Geraghty
Fowler:
Evan Jones
Escobar:
Laz Alonso
Lt Col Kazinski:
Chris Cooper
Major Lincoln:
Dennis Haysbert
Young Mrs Swofford:
Katherine Randolph
Bored Gunny:
Lo Ming
Mr Swofford:
James Morrison
Director:
Sam Mendes

Duration: 1 hour, 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Psychological thriller about a troubled Louisiana detective who uncovers a link between two murders and embarks on a surreal investigation to catch the killer. Show more

Contributors

Dave Robicheaux:
Tommy Lee Jones
Julie 'Baby Feet' Balboni:
John Goodman
Elrod Sykes:
Peter Sarsgaard
Bootsie Robicheaux:
Mary Steenburgen
Kelly Drummond:
Kelly Macdonald
Rosie Gomez:
Justina Machado
Twinky LeMoyne:
Ned Beatty
Ben Herbert:
James Gammon
General John Bell Hood:
Levon Helm
Sam 'Hogman' Patin:
Buddy Guy
Cholo Manelli:
Julio Cesar Cedillo

Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

Thriller. Danny Parker is a crystal meth addict in LA, hanging out with his junkie friends and earning money on the side as an informant. But is Danny everything he seems? Show more

Contributors

Danny Parker/Tom Van Allen:
Val Kilmer
Jimmy the Finn:
Peter Sarsgaard
Gus Morgan:
Doug Hutchison
Al Garcetti:
Anthony LaPaglia
Bubba:
BD Wong
Little Bill:
Danny Trejo
Director:
DJ Caruso

Genres

Formats

Duration: 1 hour, 22 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HD

Sci-fi comedy drama. A former jewel thief with dementia is reluctant to accept his new robot assistant until the robot joins him in his illegal activities. Show more

Contributors

Madison:
Liv Tyler
Robot (voice):
Peter Sarsgaard
Sheriff Rowlings:
Jeremy Sisto
Robot Performer:
Rachael Ma
Shoplady:
Ana Gasteyer
Freckles:
Dario Barosso
Director:
Jake Schreier

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

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

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Biographical drama. Bobby Fischer lives for chess, winning all his junior matches. To become the youngest ever world champion, he needs to beat the Russian masters and his own increasing paranoia. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Edward Zwick
Bobby Fischer:
Tobey Maguire
Joan Fischer:
Lily Rabe
Regina Fischer:
Robin Weigert
Paul Marshall:
Michael Stuhlbarg
Father Bill Lombardy:
Peter Sarsgaard
Boris Spassky:
Liev Schreiber

The Looming Tower

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 48 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Powerful portrayal of the actual events leading up to September 11th 2001. The CIA withholds intel on an al-Qaeda plot, so FBI man John O’Neill hopes a young Muslim agent can help. Show more

Contributors

John O'Neill:
Jeff Daniels
Ali Soufan:
Tahar Rahim
Martin Schmidt:
Peter Sarsgaard
Richard Clarke:
Michael Stuhlbarg
Diane Marsh:
Wrenn Schmidt
Robert Chesney:
Bill Camp
Vince Stuart:
Louis Cancelmi
Kathy Shaughnessy:
Virginia Kull
Floyd Bennet:
Sullivan Jones
Deb Fletcher:
Leslie Silva
Ayman al-Zawahiri:
Nasser Faris
John Miller:
CJ Wilson
Toni-Ann Marino:
Jamie Neumann
Mohamad al-Owhali:
Youssef Berouain
Director:
Alex Gibney

Genres

The Looming Tower

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 48 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

In Nairobi investigating the US embassy bombing, FBI man Bob Chesney hopes for a miracle, while John O’Neill’s faith in agent Ali Soufan results in him being sent to London. Show more

Contributors

John O'Neill:
Jeff Daniels
Ali Soufan:
Tahar Rahim
Martin Schmidt:
Peter Sarsgaard
Richard Clarke:
Michael Stuhlbarg
Diane Marsh:
Wrenn Schmidt
Robert Chesney:
Bill Camp
Vince Stuart:
Louis Cancelmi
Kathy Shaughnessy:
Virginia Kull
Floyd Bennet:
Sullivan Jones
Chief Superintendent Barry James:
Tony Curran
Mohamad al-Owhali:
Youssef Berouain
Jason Sanchez:
Yul Vazquez
Director:
John Dahl

Genres

The Looming Tower

Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 47 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Arrogant analyst Martin Schmidt advocates bombing an al-Qaeda camp, while FBI men question suspects in Kenya and the UK, but evidence is scarce. Show more

Contributors

John O'Neill:
Jeff Daniels
Ali Soufan:
Tahar Rahim
Martin Schmidt:
Peter Sarsgaard
Richard Clarke:
Michael Stuhlbarg
George Tenet:
Alec Baldwin
Diane Marsh:
Wrenn Schmidt
Robert Chesney:
Bill Camp
Vince Stuart:
Louis Cancelmi
Kathy Shaughnessy:
Virginia Kull
Floyd Bennet:
Sullivan Jones
Chief Superintendent Barry James:
Tony Curran
Mohamad al-Owhali:
Youssef Berouain
Anas al-Liby:
Ayman Samman
Ayman al-Zawahiri:
Nasser Faris
Writer:
Bash Doran
Director:
John Dahl

Genres

The Looming Tower

Series 1

Episode 4

Duration: 47 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

The CIA analysts make a breakthrough, but Martin Schmidt riles his superiors. Meanwhile John O’Neill is stressed by the Catholic church’s attitude to his messy private life. Show more

Contributors

John O'Neill:
Jeff Daniels
Ali Soufan:
Tahar Rahim
Martin Schmidt:
Peter Sarsgaard
Richard Clarke:
Michael Stuhlbarg
George Tenet:
Alec Baldwin
Diane Marsh:
Wrenn Schmidt
Robert Chesney:
Bill Camp
Vince Stuart:
Louis Cancelmi
Kathy Shaughnessy:
Virginia Kull
Floyd Bennet:
Sullivan Jones
Director:
Ali Selim
Writer:
Adam Rapp
Ahmed al-Hada:
Nayef Rashed
Khalid al-Mihdhar:
Aladeen Tawfeek
Nawaf al-Hazmi:
Nebras Jamali

Genres

The Looming Tower

Series 1

Episode 5

Duration: 44 minutes

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

December 1999. Ali Soufan breaks stake-out rules over an al-Qaeda money man in Brooklyn, and the CIA believes it has a handle on US-bound terrorists. Show more

Contributors

John O'Neill:
Jeff Daniels
Ali Soufan:
Tahar Rahim
Martin Schmidt:
Peter Sarsgaard
Richard Clarke:
Michael Stuhlbarg
George Tenet:
Alec Baldwin
Diane Marsh:
Wrenn Schmidt
Robert Chesney:
Bill Camp
Vince Stuart:
Louis Cancelmi
Kathy Shaughnessy:
Virginia Kull
Floyd Bennet:
Sullivan Jones
Nawaf al-Hazmi:
Nebras Jamali
Director:
Ali Selim

Genres

The Looming Tower

Series 1

Episode 8

Duration: 47 minutes

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

January 2001. John O’Neill’s complicated life takes its toll, while Ali Soufan alienates his contacts in Yemen and Heather back home. The new Bush regime has altered priorities.

Contributors

Director:
Craig Zisk
Writer:
Bash Doran
John O'Neill:
Jeff Daniels
Ali Soufan:
Tahar Rahim
Richard Clarke:
Michael Stuhlbarg
George Tenet:
Alec Baldwin
Diane Marsh:
Wrenn Schmidt
Martin Schmidt:
Peter Sarsgaard
Condoleezza Rice:
Eisa Davis
Floyd Bennet:
Sullivan Jones
Toni-Ann Marino:
Jamie Neumann
Bob Chesney:
Bill Camp
Jason Sanchez:
Yul Vazquez
Mohamed Atta:
Dhafer L'Abidine
Khalid al-Mihdhar:
Tawfeek Barhom
Nawaf al-Hazmi:
Nebras Jamali
General Qamish:
Ali Suliman
John Chihoyne:
Joe Corrigall

Genres

The Looming Tower

Series 1

Episode 9

Duration: 46 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Increased concern over al-Qaeda activity spurs both the CIA and FBI bosses to backtrack over intel, while John O’Neill hopes to move up in the world. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Craig Zisk
Writer:
Adam Rapp
John O'Neill:
Jeff Daniels
Ali Soufan:
Tahar Rahim
Richard Clarke:
Michael Stuhlbarg
George Tenet:
Alec Baldwin
Diane Marsh:
Wrenn Schmidt
Martin Schmidt:
Peter Sarsgaard
Condoleezza Rice:
Eisa Davis
Vince Stuart:
Louis Cancelmi
Kathy Shaughnessy:
Virginia Kull
Barbara Bodine:
Jennifer Ehle
Toni-Ann Marino:
Jamie Neumann
Bob Chesney:
Bill Camp
Jason Sanchez:
Yul Vazquez
Mohamed Atta:
Dhafer L'Abidine
Khalid al-Mihdhar:
Tawfeek Barhom
Nawaf al-Hazmi:
Nebras Jamali
General Qamish:
Ali Suliman

Genres

The Looming Tower

Series 1

Episode 10

Duration: 47 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Powerful conclusion to the fact-based drama. Fearing the worst for John O’Neill in New York, Ali Soufan’s temper causes problems in Yemen. The CIA seeks to protect a prime alliance, and itself. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Craig Zisk
John O'Neill:
Jeff Daniels
Ali Soufan:
Tahar Rahim
Richard Clarke:
Michael Stuhlbarg
George Tenet:
Alec Baldwin
Diane Marsh:
Wrenn Schmidt
Martin Schmidt:
Peter Sarsgaard
Condoleezza Rice:
Eisa Davis
Vince Stuart:
Louis Cancelmi
Bob Chesney:
Bill Camp
General Qamish:
Ali Suliman
Writer:
Ali Selim
Abu Jandal:
Zaki Youssef
John Chihoyne:
Joe Corrigall

Genres