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Britain has woken up to the dramatic quality of HBO's The Wire. But the programme also reveals how our TV viewing habits are changing

By Peter Bazalgette   September 2008

Where Prospect goes, BBC2’s Newsnight Review follows. On a mid-July edition of this Friday night excitement, several of the assembled telly intellectuals were working themselves up about The Wire (screening on the FX channel)—a US cop drama that Prospect first tipped a year ago.

If, however, you are the sort of person who doesn’t have a clue where to find the FX Channel (165 on Sky) and who never buys DVDs (serials 1-4 of The Wire available via HMV, Amazon and others) then be warned: this is your last chance to catch the show because it is now in its…

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