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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 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 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

Damages

Series 2

Episode 7: New York Sucks

Duration: 40 minutes

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

American drama. As Frobisher prepares for his role as the plaintiff in the URN lawsuit, Ellen's FBI handlers focus on Uncle Pete to get the information to nail Patty. Show more

Contributors

Ellen Parsons:
Rose Byrne
Claire Maddox:
Marcia Gay Harden
Daniel Purcell:
William Hurt
Arthur Frobisher:
Ted Danson
Patty Hewes:
Glenn Close
Tom Shayes:
Tate Donovan
Wes Krulik:
Timothy Olyphant
Walter Kendrick:
John Doman
Katie Connor:
Anastasia Griffith
Bearded Man:
David Costabile
Uncle Pete:
Tom Aldredge
Dave Pell:
Clarke Peters
Agent Randall Harrison:
Mario Van Peebles
Agent L.J. Werner:
Glenn Kessler

Damages

Series 2

Episode 5: I Agree, It Wasn't Funny

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Legal drama. Patty refuses to scale back her efforts to punish UNR for dumping toxic waste. Ellen takes steps to protect the case against her boss. Show more

Contributors

Claire Maddox:
Marcia Gay Harden
Claire Maddox:
Marcia Gay Harden
Daniel Purcell:
William Hurt
Ellen Parsons:
Rose Byrne
Patty Hewes:
Glenn Close
Tom Shayes:
Tate Donovan
Wes Krulik:
Timothy Olyphant
Phil Grey:
Michael Nouri
Michael Hewes:
Zachary Booth
Walter Kendrick:
John Doman
Katie Connor:
Anastasia Griffith
Josh Reston:
Matthew Davis
Dave Pell:
Clarke Peters
Douglas Schiff:
Ty Burrell
Uncle Pete:
Tom Aldredge
Agent Randall Harrison:
Mario Van Peebles
Agent L.J. Werner:
Glenn Kessler
Director:
Tate Donovan

Damages

Series 2

Episode 4: Hey! Mr Pibb

Duration: 40 minutes

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

Acclaimed American legal drama. The arrest of a suspect clears Daniel Purcell, and Tom and Ellen uncover evidence that could support Patty's lawsuit against UNR.

Contributors

Claire Maddox:
Marcia Gay Harden
Daniel Purcell:
William Hurt
Ellen Parsons:
Rose Byrne
Patty Hewes:
Glenn Close
Tom Shayes:
Tate Donovan
Wes Krulik:
Timothy Olyphant
Claire Maddox:
Marcia Gay Harden
Phil Grey:
Michael Nouri
Michael Hewes:
Zachary Booth
Walter Kendrick:
John Doman
Katie Connor:
Anastasia Griffith
Josh Reston:
Matthew Davis
Detective Victor Huntley:
Tom Noonan

Damages

Series 2

Episode 6: Pretty Girl in a Leotard

Duration: 40 minutes

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

Acclaimed American legal drama. UNR sue Patty for defamation when she uses the media to lower their stock. Ellen goes back to David's apartment again.

Contributors

Director:
Greg Yaitanes
Claire Maddox:
Marcia Gay Harden
Ellen Parsons:
Rose Byrne
Daniel Purcell:
William Hurt
Arthur Frobisher:
Ted Danson
Patty Hewes:
Glenn Close
Tom Shayes:
Tate Donovan
Wes Krulik:
Timothy Olyphant
Walter Kendrick:
John Doman
Katie Connor:
Anastasia Griffith
Josh Reston:
Matthew Davis
Detective Victor Huntley:
John Doman
Bearded Man:
David Costabile

Damages

Series 2

Episode 10: Uh-Oh, Out Come the Skeletons

Duration: 40 minutes

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

Acclaimed American legal drama. Patty refuses to settle out of court. Maddox suspects Kendrick of illegal insider dealing that might harm the company.

Contributors

Patty Hewes:
Glenn Close
Ellen Parsons:
Rose Byrne
Tom Shayes:
Tate Donovan
Arthur Frobisher:
Ted Danson
Daniel Purcell:
William Hurt
Claire Maddox:
Marcia Gay Harden
Wes Krulik:
Timothy Olyphant
Phil Grey:
Michael Nouri
Walter Kendrick:
John Doman
Claire's father:
Harris Yulin
Deniece Parsons:
Debra Monk
Michael Hewes:
Zachary Booth
Agent Randall Harrison:
Mario Van Peebles
Agent L.J. Werner:
Glenn Kessler

Damages

Series 2

Episode 11: London, of Course

Duration: 40 minutes

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

Acclaimed American legal drama. While Patty readies herself for battle with UNR, Ellen discovers something that will have vast and lasting significance for Patty. Show more

Contributors

Patty Hewes:
Glenn Close
Ellen Parsons:
Rose Byrne
Tom Shayes:
Tate Donovan
Daniel Purcell:
William Hurt
Claire Maddox:
Marcia Gay Harden
Katie Connor:
Anastasia Griffith
Wes Krulik:
Timothy Olyphant
Walter Kendrick:
John Doman
Bearded Man:
David Costabile
Phil Grey:
Michael Nouri
Agent L.J. Werner:
Glenn Kessler

Damages

Series 2

Episode 12: Look What He Dug Up This Time

Duration: 40 minutes

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

Acclaimed American legal drama. Patty makes a decision that jeopardises Tom, as Daniel Purcell helps her to unravel the mystery once and for all. Show more

Contributors

Claire Maddox:
Marcia Gay Harden
Daniel Purcell:
William Hurt
Ellen Parsons:
Rose Byrne
Patty Hewes:
Glenn Close
Tom Shayes:
Tate Donovan
Wes Krulik:
Timothy Olyphant
Uncle Pete:
Tom Aldredge
Michael Hewes:
Zachary Booth
Phil Grey:
Michael Nouri
Walter Kendrick:
John Doman
Katie Connor:
Anastasia Griffith
Dave Pell:
Clarke Peters

Damages

Series 2

Episode 13: Trust Me

Duration: 1 hour

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

Acclaimed American legal drama. Patty takes extreme action to win the case against UNR, as Ellen's vengeful plans come to fruition with shocking results.

Contributors

Claire Maddox:
Marcia Gay Harden
Daniel Purcell:
William Hurt
Ellen Parsons:
Rose Byrne
Patty Hewes:
Glenn Close
Tom Shayes:
Tate Donovan
Wes Krulik:
Timothy Olyphant
Uncle Pete:
Tom Aldredge
Michael Hewes:
Zachary Booth
Phil Grey:
Michael Nouri
Ray Fiske:
Zeljko Ivanek
Walter Kendrick:
John Doman
Katie Connor:
Anastasia Griffith
Dave Pell:
Clarke Peters

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

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Crime drama starring Robert De Niro. A New York cop is shocked to discover that his son is the prime suspect in a murder case he has been sent to Long Beach to investigate. Show more

Contributors

Formats

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