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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

Duration: 2 hours, 40 minutes

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

Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning biopic charting the life of eccentric film director Howard Hughes over a 20-year period. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Cate Blanchett. Show more

Contributors

Howard Hughes:
Leonardo DiCaprio
Katharine Hepburn:
Cate Blanchett
Ava Gardner:
Kate Beckinsale
Noah Dietrich:
John C Reilly
Juan Trippe:
Alec Baldwin
Ralph Owen Brewster:
Alan Alda
Professor Fitz:
Ian Holm
Errol Flynn:
Jude Law
Faith Domergue:
Kelli Garner
Jack Frye:
Danny Huston
Johnny Meyer:
Adam Scott
Roland Sweet:
Willem Dafoe
Producer:
Graham King

Duration: 1 hour, 26 minutes

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

Seven-year-old Tim Templeton finds that his new baby brother has been sent to save the world from a dastardly scheme cooked up by the CEO of Puppy Company. Show more

Contributors

Boss Baby (voice):
Alec Baldwin
Francis Francis (voice):
Steve Buscemi
Dad (voice):
Jimmy Kimmel
Mom (voice):
Lisa Kudrow
Adult Tim (voice):
Tobey Maguire
Director:
Tom McGrath

Duration: 2 hours, 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Spy thriller charting the life of the man charged with heading the CIA's covert operations during the Bay of Pigs scandal. Starring Matt Damon and Robert De Niro. Show more

Contributors

Edward Wilson:
Matt Damon
Bill Sullivan:
Robert De Niro
Margaret 'Clover' Russell:
Angelina Jolie
Joseph Palmi:
Joe Pesci
Sam Murach:
Alec Baldwin
Arch Cummings:
Billy Crudup
Senator John Russell Sr:
Keir Dullea
Dr Fredericks:
Michael Gambon
Hanna Schiller:
Martina Gedeck
Thomas Wilson:
Timothy Hutton
Philip Allen:
William Hurt
Ray Brocco:
John Turturro
Writer:
Eric Roth
Producer:
Graham King

Formats

Duration: 1 hour, 31 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Drama set in 1980s Brooklyn. Three boyhood friends come of age on the streets, but when one becomes enamoured with the mafia lifestyle, they are all endangered. Alec Baldwin stars. Show more

Contributors

Carmine Mancuso:
Scott Caan
Bobby Canzoneri:
Jerry Ferrara
Michael Turner:
Freddie Prinze Jr
Young Michael:
Paulo Araujo
Young Bobby:
Daniel Tay
Young Carmine:
Ty Thomas Reed

Formats

Arena

Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends

Duration: 1 hour

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

Crooner Tony Bennett reflects on his life with his friend and jazz enthusiast Clint Eastwood. Bennett traces his musical lineage, highlighted by concert footage. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Tony Bennett
Participant:
Clint Eastwood
Participant:
Martin Scorsese
Participant:
Mel Brooks
Participant:
Mitchell Miller
Participant:
Alec Baldwin

Brand

Arena

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

Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Darkly comic drama about unhappy families. Growing up as his parents grow apart, teenager Scott (Rory Culkin) yearns for more-than-friendship with neighbour and classmate Adrianna. Show more

Contributors

Scott Bartlett:
Rory Culkin
Mickey Bartlett:
Alec Baldwin
Brenda Bartlett:
Jill Hennessey
Adrianna Bragg:
Emma Roberts
Charlie Bragg:
Timothy Hutton
Melissa Bragg:
Cynthia Nixon
Jimmy Bartlett:
Kieran Culkin
Todd O'Leary:
Adam Scarimbolo
Father Pazzo:
Phillip Pennestri
Blaze Salado:
Logan Huffman

Formats

Duration: 1 hour, 13 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Film version of the Dr Seuss story. The magical, mischievous cat visits two bored youngsters who are stuck in the house on a rainy day. Show more

Contributors

The Cat:
Mike Myers
Mr Humberfloob:
Sean Hayes
Denise:
Paige Hurd
Dumb Schweitzer:
Steven Anthony Lawrence
Director:
Bo Welch
Producer:
Brian Grazer
Writer:
Alec Berg
Author:
Dr. Seuss

Hollywood Greats

Series 6

Episode 2: Jack Lemmon

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Jonathan Ross presents a profile of one of Hollywood's best-loved actors, Jack Lemmon. Michael Douglas, Kevin Spacey, Tony Curtis and others pay tribute to his talents. Show more

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 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

Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Thriller starring Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger. A convict asks his wife to make a deal with a crime kingpin so that he can be freed, but finds the price of his release is high. Show more

Contributors

Carter McCoy:
Alec Baldwin
Carol McCoy:
Kim Basinger
Rudy Travis:
Michael Madsen
Jack Benyon:
James Woods
Jim Deer Jackson:
David Morse
Fran Carvey:
Jennifer Tilly
Harold Carvey:
James Stephens
Writer:
Amy Jones

Formats

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

Duration: 2 hours

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

Available for 10 months

Documentary filmed over five years exploring the untold story of the man-made disaster that continues to haunt America. Narrated by Alec Baldwin. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Alec Baldwin
Producer:
Beatrix Wood
Executive Producer:
Tony Nellany
Executive Producer:
Mark Thomas
Executive Producer:
Alec Baldwin
Executive Producer:
Casey Bader

Duration: 1 hour, 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Three

Tense thriller about a recently married couple who find their lives turned upside down by the arrival in town of a charming surgeon. Bill Pullman and Nicole Kidman star. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Harold Becker
Dr Kessler:
George C Scott
Ms Kessler:
Anne Bancroft
Dennis Riley:
Peter Gallagher
Lester Adams:
Josef Sommer
Earl Leemus:
Tobin Bell
Dr George Sullivan:
William Duff-Griffin

Formats

Duration: 1 hour, 26 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorkshire

Children's story about a little steam engine. Thomas and his friends must help Mr Conductor when his supply of magic gold dust, which he needs to travel, gets alarmingly low. Show more

Contributors

Mr Conductor:
Alec Baldwin
Grandpa Burnett Stone:
Peter Fonda

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

Duration: 1 hour, 46 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One North WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Domestic comedy drama about a morose and ambitious young newlywed coming to terms with marriage, suburban life and impending fatherhood. Show more

Contributors

Jefferson 'Jake' Edward Briggs:
Kevin Bacon
Director:
John Hughes
Kristen 'Kristy' Briggs:
Elizabeth McGovern
Davis McDonald:
Alec Baldwin
Fantasy Girl:
Isabel Lorca
Russ Bainbridge:
William Windom
Sarah Briggs:
Holland Taylor
Gayle Bainbridge:
Cathryn Damon
Jim Briggs:
James Ray
Producer:
John Hughes

Duration: 2 hours, 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Romantic drama set during the Second World War. A military pilot (Ben Affleck) who goes missing in action comes back to find his girlfriend and best friend have become involved. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Michael Bay
Rafe McCawley:
Ben Affleck
Danny Walker:
Josh Hartnett
Evelyn Johnson:
Kate Beckinsale
President Franklin D Roosevelt:
Jon Voight
James 'Jimmy' Doolittle:
Alec Baldwin
Earl Sistern:
Tom Sizemore
Billy Thompson:
William Lee Scott
Anthony Fusco:
Greg Zola
Doris 'Dorie' Miller:
Cuba Gooding Jr
Red Winkle:
Ewen Bremner
Betty Bayer:
Jaime King
Producer:
Michael Bay