In The Guardian, video of David Simon (creator of The Wire) interviewed by Charlie Brooker.
"There was always a writer on set..." (30.50)
"Some of the worst arguments I've had have been in The Wire writing room. And every one of them has made the show better." (34.30)
HBO Exec after first episodes failed to bring in large numbers of viewers: "We like the show, don't worry about ratings." (46.55)