The Wire

Idris Elba Confirms Glasto Appearance

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Entertainment

Idris Elba has announced that he will be performing at this year's Glastonbury festival in June. The 'Luther' star has been carving a name for hims...

'I've Tried Every Drug Going'

Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

He may have played a drug dealer in 'The Wire', but it's emerged Idris Elba might have used his own personal experiences to get into character, after ...

Where Does 'Breaking Bad' Rank Among the Greatest Ever TV Series?

Matt Clough | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Matt Clough

This week's finale of the critically acclaimed Breaking Bad achieved what most series dare only dream of, transcending the confines of the small screen to become a socio-cultural event, anticipated with not so much eagerness as frothing vigour and concurrently mourned by many like a death in the family...

Walt, the 'Wire' and the 'Waltons' - The Logic of Family Values in Tough Economic Times

Kester Brewin | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kester Brewin

The Waltons lived within certain moral bounds, but Breaking Bad and The Wire clearly have an alternate code because when we say they will do anything to bring money in to bolster their families, we soon find out that this mean anything.

Who Is Idris Calling An 'Idiot'?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.09.2013 | UK Entertainment

Idris Elba has branded Liam Gallagher an "idiot". The Luther star hit back at the former Oasis singer after their bust up at an NME Awards bash led...

The Five Most Shocking TV Character Demises

Tony Mckenna | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Tony Mckenna

Contains Spoilers ***** Last week the Twittersphere erupted in a single collective yowl of shock and disbelief. The cause - the penultimate episode in series three of Game of Thrones.

From Baltimore To Borgia for 'The Wire' Star

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Entertainment

"I don't mind the story being a powerful one - hit them right there," chuckles John Doman. "You want an audience to remember you." The cheerily gr...

The War on Drugs Shows No Signs of a Ceasefire

Matt Clough | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK Politics
Matt Clough

With both Colorado and Washington state moving to legalise the recreational use of marijuana in past months, numerous commentators have posited that this is the turning of the tide in the US government's long running and largely futile "War on Drugs".

Our Top 10 TV Cult Comedy Classics - Is Yours On The List?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK Entertainment

Nothing fascinates more than an unwatched but much loved gem - shows that burn brightly for a few glorious seasons before being all-too-often consigne...

Music, Image and Nostalgia

John Parish | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
John Parish

What I love about good film music is the use of silence and space. The medium allows for that. When you're writing to accompany an image you can stretch a piece in ways that wouldn't work in stand alone music; maybe leaving gaps of twenty or thirty seconds between phrases, using background sounds, or bits of dialogue as connectors.

Utopian Failings

Tom Ward | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Tom Ward

Utopia was undoubtedly a show created with the best intentions, and despite the critiques I've just listed, it still rests high above the majority of the trash on TV in the quality stakes. When the plot was finally revealed, the show took a sharp turn for the better, it's just a shame this was only in the last two episodes.

'The Wire' Star Dies At 52

WENN | Posted 21.03.2013 | UK Entertainment

'The Wire' star Robert F. Chew has died at the age of 52. The heavyweight actor died in his sleep at his home in Baltimore, Maryland on Thursday. ...

In Memory Of Derek Jameson, 13 Top Newspaper Screen Moments

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

Derek Jameson, veteran broadcaster and newspaperman was buried today in an emotional send-off, with his wife Ellen paying tribute to a "one-off". ...

Breaking Bad is so Good

Luke Cope | Posted 09.09.2012 | UK Entertainment
Luke Cope

Breaking Bad season 5 is due to be aired in the US on 15 July. After being such a huge fan of the likes of The Wire and The Sopranos I never thought a series would completely engulf me as those two gems did. Breaking bad has more than filled that void for me.

WATCH: 'The Wire: The Musical'

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 06.06.2012 | UK Comedy

Four years ago, HBO's seminal crime drama series The Wire ended for good - or so we thought, anyway. Thanks to the hard work of Funny Or Die and st...

Nothing to Hide, Nothing to Fear

Tiernan Douieb | Posted 07.06.2012 | UK Politics
Tiernan Douieb

In November of 2010, Cameron took a little visit to China. During that visit he spoke to them about human rights and made a lovely talk about how impo...

WATCH: Brits At The White House

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Sarah Dean | Posted 15.03.2012 | UK Entertainment

Brits were on parade last night at the White House, as some of the cream of home-grown entertainment talent were among guests invited to dinner with B...

Dominic West Becoming More Like McNulty Every 'Hour'

PA | Posted 07.02.2012 | UK Entertainment

Dominic West has revealed that the man he plays in The Hour will become a little like his character in The Wire. The 42-year-old plays debonair new...

Caroline Frost

'Top Boy' - Is This The UK's Answer To 'The Wire'?

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 31.12.2011 | UK Entertainment

Monday night saw the first instalment of Top Boy, Channel 4's drama being hyped as the UK's answer to The Wire. For those emerging from under a st...

REVIEW: 'The Wire' Star Dominic West Shines In 'Othello'

www.bbc.co.uk | Posted 21.11.2011 | UK Entertainment

Actors Dominic West and Clarke Peters, best known for starring in TV drama The Wire, have started their stage run in Othello at The Crucible in Sheffi...

Sarah Dean

Why Have We Not Caught Up With The Hour?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Dean | Posted 26.09.2011 | UK Entertainment

It was hailed as the British answer to the hit US show Mad Men. It stars the hunky Dominic West, previously known as Jimmy McNulty from The Wire. And ...

Why The BBC Should Welcome Sky Atlantic's Spending Power

Andy Welch | Posted 20.09.2011 | UK Entertainment
Andy Welch

Another day, another press release announcing a new series heading to Sky Atlantic. Last month the channel announced they were taking cult favourite Nurse Jackie off BBC Four's hands. It's the latest in a longish list of acquisitions from other channels, Sky's wallet proving too big for the rest of the UK terrestrial broadcasters to compete with. And I say let Sky have them.