David Simon

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The week in TV: Everything I Know About Love; We Own This City; My Name Is Leon; Avoidance
Dolly Alderton’s millennial memoir and Kit de Waal’s acclaimed social care novel are brought to the screen with aplomb, while David Simon’s new Baltimore cop drama is brutally compelling

Barbara Ellen

12, Jun, 2022 @8:30 AM

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We Own This City review – like The Wire, but about real corrupt cops. What a horror show
David Simon’s swaggering new series might remind you of The Wire, but We Own This City is based on a true case of mass police corruption in Baltimore – which makes it all the more disturbing

Rebecca Nicholson

07, Jun, 2022 @9:05 PM

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Wunmi Mosaku: ‘I’m Black in America. My feeling about the police is … I’m scared’
The actor has gone from Manchester charity shop rifler to Hollywood’s most wanted. As she stars in the hot new show from The Wire team, she opens up about sweet-talking racist cops ... and why David Simon left her a ‘bumbling fool’

Ellen E Jones

03, Jun, 2022 @12:00 PM

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‘I made a lot of mistakes’: Jon Bernthal on machismo, his violent past and playing a corrupt cop in We Own This City
For his role in the hotly anticipated new drama from the creators of The Wire, Bernthal embedded himself in the Baltimore police force. He talks about his own brushes with the law, advice from Brad Pitt and how acting saved his life

Chris Godfrey

02, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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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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