How I introduced to the cast of The Wire to Charlie Brooker

From today’s Guardian, in a piece on The Wire by Charlie Brooker:

A few weeks ago, I went to New York for the premiere and got to interview several members of the cast… Incidentally, both Bubbles and Omar recognised me, having seen the Screen Wipe segment on YouTube. And yes, I’m bragging about that. As Wire devotees will understand, it was possibly the most thrilling moment of my life.

That would be me who uploaded it. Do I get a reward? Anyway, in case you missed it, here’s Charlie on why you should watch it. The good news from the piece, UK viewers, is season five is coming to FX in July. Remember to watch it/get Sky by then.


  • Rob Buckley

    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.

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