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Celebrating The Wire 20 Years On.

Celebrating The Wire 20 Years On.

It was the show’s mastery of character that made it great. 20 years ago this month, HBO aired the first episode of The Wire. Nine months earlier, 9/11 had dramatically snatched federal law enforcement’s attention and budget away from the war on drugs and towards the...

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Why I Want to Save Our Channels

Why I Want to Save Our Channels

"Great telly stays with you." I see television as a medium with the ability to bring us together more than any other. There's no greater feeling than watching the same thing together as a nation. It can generate a buzz and conversation and make you feel part of...

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The BBC:  Something’s Got to Give

The BBC: Something’s Got to Give

Following the news that the licence fee will be frozen for two years, Robin Parker looks at where the BBC goes from here. It’s rapidly becoming less a tactic than a matter of policy: whenever they’re in for a kicking, this government initiates Operation Bash the Beeb....

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