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David Simon defends decision to pull HBO series from Texas following abortion ban
Wire creator responds to backlash, saying decision is part of effort to ‘maintain the civil liberties’ of production employees

Gloria Oladipo

23, Sep, 2021 @3:16 PM

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‘I got the shotgun. You got the briefcase’ – how The Wire’s Omar changed TV
He was the terrifying stick-up man who loved his gran, shopped in his pyjamas and tenderly kissed his boyfriend. We remember Omar’s great scenes – and pay tribute to Michael K Williams, the actor who brought him to life

Paul Owen

07, Sep, 2021 @3:59 PM

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Wire creator David Simon causes stink in Spanish Twitter translation balls-up
Screenwriter caught up in Twitter crossfire misunderstands term Olé tus cojones

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

12, Aug, 2020 @1:46 PM

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The best TV shows of 2020 so far
The Nest rose above other primetime thrillers, the bizarre world of Tiger King captivated us, while Feel Good brought some much-needed laughs to our screens

Hannah J Davies, Ammar Kalia and Toby Moses

13, May, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Sunny reality and cruises in space: TV shows to get excited about in 2020
The Love Islanders are back to lift our winter blues, Phoebe Waller-Bridge returns to the small screen, and there’s evil on the wards

Stuart Heritage, Kate Abbott and Hannah J Davies

01, Jan, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Dominic West joins David Simon in condemning 'racist moron' Trump
Wire star compares Trump to serial killer Fred West while John Waters also repudiates attack on Baltimore congressman Elijah Cummings

Edward Helmore in New York

28, Jul, 2019 @4:46 PM

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Top 10 books about Baltimore
Anne Tyler is indelibly tied to the city, but authors as contrasting as Frederick Douglass and John Waters have shown some of its different faces

Laura Lippman

24, Jul, 2019 @9:52 AM

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The Deuce recap: season two, episode one – back in the New York groove
Five years on, and the Times Square residents are moving up in the world, slightly. But as the city changes under Ed Koch, a murder could be a precursor to the summer of Sam

Paul MacInnes

11, Sep, 2018 @10:10 PM

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The Deuce’s Gary Carr on battling stereotypes on TV
From being the first black actor on Downton Abbey to starring in David Simon’s porn drama, the British actor talks about how he flourished Stateside

Ellen E Jones

01, Sep, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Sex, spies and video dates: the must-see TV shows of autumn 2018
John Le Carré is back, there’s a killer on the loose, Jonah Hill and Emma Stone get trippy, and Sean Penn is going to Mars

Lanre Bakare, Mark Lawson, Gwilym Mumford and Stuart Heritage

27, Aug, 2018 @5:00 AM

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The Wire creator David Simon plans series based on Spanish civil war
The creator of the acclaimed Baltimore drama will focus on the 20th-century conflict for his next project. A Dry Run will follow the story of US soldiers who fought for the republic

Lanre Bakare

10, Apr, 2018 @11:21 AM

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The Wire, 10 years on: ‘We tore the cover off a city and showed the American dream was dead’
David Simon’s ‘anti-cop show’ struggled to find an audience before being lauded as a classic and making stars of Idris Elba, Michael B Jordan and others. Here, some of its writers and stars look back at a series that changed TV for ever

Dorian Lynskey

06, Mar, 2018 @3:10 PM

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