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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 5

Episode 2: Unconfirmed Reports

Duration: 1 hour

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

Acclaimed Baltimore police drama. Freamon keeps an eye on Marlo. At the newspaper, Gus has suspicions about Scott's story. McNulty hatches a plan. Show more

Contributors

Det James 'Jimmy' McNulty:
Dominic West
Det Lester Freamon:
Clarke Peters
Michael Lee:
Tristan Mack Wilds
Reginald 'Bubbles' Cousins:
Andre Royo
Lt Cedric Daniels:
Lance Reddick
Ervin Burrell:
Frankie R Faison
William Rawls:
John Doman
Avon Barksdale:
Wood Harris
Det Shakima 'Kima' Greggs:
Sonja Sohn

The Wire

Series 5

Episode 3: Not for Attribution

Duration: 1 hour

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

Acclaimed Baltimore police drama. Mayor Carcetti's master plan for the police department is leaked to the press. Marlo turns to Proposition Joe for help. Show more

Contributors

Det James 'Jimmy' McNulty:
Dominic West
Det Lester Freamon:
Clarke Peters
Michael Lee:
Tristan Mack Wilds
Ellis Carver:
Seth Gilliam
Reginald 'Bubbles' Cousins:
Andre Royo
Lt Cedric Daniels:
Lance Reddick
Carcetti:
Aidan Gillen
Det Shakima 'Kima' Greggs:
Sonja Sohn
Michael Steintorf:
Neal Huff

The Wire

Series 5

Episode 4: Transitions

Duration: 1 hour

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

Acclaimed Baltimore police drama. The Baltimore Sun scrambles to confirm surprising news from City Hall. Marlo tries to win favour with the Greeks. Show more

Contributors

Det James 'Jimmy' McNulty:
Dominic West
Det Lester Freamon:
Clarke Peters
Ellis Carver:
Seth Gilliam
Lt Cedric Daniels:
Lance Reddick
Carcetti:
Aidan Gillen
Det Shakima 'Kima' Greggs:
Sonja Sohn
Director:
Daniel Attias

The Wire

Series 4

Episode 10: Misgivings

Duration: 1 hour

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

Acclaimed Baltimore police drama. Donut is taught a lesson for stealing cars, while Bubbles teaches Herc a lesson after being ignored by him. Marlo talks to Little Kevin. Show more

Contributors

Michael Lee:
Tristan Mack Wilds
Det. Roland "Prez" Prybylewski:
Jim True-Frost
Det. James "Jimmy" McNulty:
Dominic West
Det. Shakima "Kima" Greggs:
Sonja Sohn
Sgt. Ellis Carver:
Seth Gilliam
Coun. Thomas "Tommy" Carcetti:
Aidan Gillen
Commissioner Ervin H. Burrell:
Frankie R Faison
Howard "Bunny" Colvin:
Robert Wisdom
Lt. Cedric Daniels:
Lance Reddick
Bubbles:
Andre Royo

The Wire

Series 4

Episode 9: Know Your Place

Duration: 1 hour

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

Acclaimed Baltimore police drama. Omar gets out of jail. Carcetti has his first meeting with the City Council. Prez and the teachers look towards the tests. 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
Howard "Bunny" Colvin:
Robert Wisdom
Lt. Cedric Daniels:
Lance Reddick
Bubbles:
Andre Royo

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 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 9: Slapstick

Duration: 1 hour

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

Critically acclaimed drama series. A long-standing agreement not to shoot people on Sundays is violated. Brianna seeks answers from Avon and Stringer. Show more

Contributors

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

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 1

Episode 6: The Wire

Duration: 1 hour

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

Drama series about drug dealers in West Baltimore and the police investigating them. Tensions rise when Brandon's body is found in a lot next to Poot and Wallace's home. Show more

Contributors

Det James 'Jimmy' McNulty:
Dominic West
Lt Cedric Daniels:
Lance Reddick
Avon Barksdale:
Wood Harris
Det Shakima 'Kima' Greggs:
Sonja Sohn
Maj William A Rawls:
John Doman
D'Angelo Barksdale:
Larry Gilliard Jr
Det Lester Freamon:
Clarke Peters
Director:
Ed Bianchi

The Wire

Series 1

Episode 7: One Arrest

Duration: 1 hour

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

Drama series about drug dealers in West Baltimore and the police. The police bust a 're-up' in the low rises. Their success makes Avon and Stringer suspicious. Show more

Contributors

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
Director:
Joe Chappelle

The Wire

Series 1

Episode 8: Lessons

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two Wales (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Drama series. Greggs and Carver bust a congressional aide with a bag of dirty cash. Omar earns his 'loose cannon' moniker in a violent encounter with Wee-Bey and Stinkum. 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
Det Lester Freamon:
Clarke Peters
Thomas 'Tommy' Carcetti:
Aidan Gillen
Ellis Carver:
Seth Gilliam
William Rawls:
John Doman
Michael Lee:
Tristan Mack Wilds

The Wire

Series 1

Episode 9: Game Day

Duration: 1 hour

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

Drama series. Greggs and Carver bust a congressional aide with a bag of dirty cash. Barksdale engages in an expensive game of one-upmanship. Omar returns with a bang. 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 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