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Duration: 1 hour, 33 minutes

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

1980s Harlem. Becoming a drug dealer, Ace (Wood Harris) rises to a precarious position of power - with plenty of people looking to topple him. Show more

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 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 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 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

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 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 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 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 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