The Wire comes to BBC

BATD ON Mar 13, 2009 AT 10:51 am

The Wire

The Wire

If you are like me and kick yourself for missing The Wire and keep promising to buy the box set for a rainy weekend – well do you want the good news? BBC Two announced today that it will screen the entire five seasons (60 episodes) of one of television’s most critically acclaimed series, The Wire. YAY!

It will be the first time it has ever aired on terrestrial television in the UK and the series will be stripped across the week, transmission dates to be announced soon. Start clearing some space on Sky Plus. HBO’s hit series The Wire is a show unlike any other and has won unprecedented praise from critics. The Washington Post said of the series: “Written and acted to the highest standards of the best drama. It’s not just good, it’s passionately good.” (6.01.08)  The Guardian said: “The best thing on TV. By far. Nothing’s close to it.” (20.07.08)

Created by David Simon and set in Baltimore, The Wire’s first season tells the story of a single drugs-and-murder police investigation from the point of view of both the police and their targets.

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