I know how it feels to sit on the sofa at a party, with your mates chatting away about your favourite band, or your favourite sport, or the latest news.
I know, because it’s how I feel every time I watch the BBC.
Every time the BBC wins a game.
Or, at least, that’s how it felt when I was a kid.
But then, a few years ago, I realised that wasn’t quite how I felt about it.
I was watching The Wire.
And the Wire wasn’t just a TV show.
It was the greatest TV show ever made.
And it wasn’t even just a film.
The Wire was a book.
And a novel.
And two films.
And even a series of TV documentaries.
The show is so big, it took decades to get its stories out, but, when it was done, I still thought, this is the best television show I’ve ever seen.
And, of course, the most entertaining, too.
And I’ve loved it ever since.
Now, in the wake of The Wire’s 100th anniversary, I think the BBC is finally ready to give us the story it wants to tell.
The world of The British Broadcasting Company.
The Wire: The Life and Times of Malcolm Tucker, by Peter Robinson.
Available from Amazon and Apple.
The BBC will not be giving you The Wire, but will be releasing a number of related, and related, series on its streaming service, as well as online, this summer.
That will include a new version of the book by Robinson, called The Wire and the Movie: The Rise and Fall of a Television Icon.
And if you’ve never read The Wire before, this book is for you.
It is a book of the first three episodes of the series, which is set between the events of the second season and the end of the fourth.
And Robinson’s narrative is told from the perspective of a character called Malcolm Tucker (played by James Spader), who, as he discovers, is not as ordinary as his reputation would suggest.
You can see the first episode of the new series, called “The Man Who Killed the Mob”, on BBC iPlayer.
The other two episodes, “The Men Who Kill” and “The Last Laugh”, are available on Amazon.
In Robinson’s book, we meet the gang of men known as the “Murders” (named for the murders in The Wire).
These men have been caught up in a racketeering conspiracy and are on the run from a powerful, powerful organization called The Machine (also known as The Wire), which is run by the Machine’s creator, Malcolm Dweck (played as played by Michael Keaton in the first season).
The first of these two episodes is called “Rip-Off” and the second, “Razor’s Edge”.
This episode introduces us to the main characters, Malcolm Tucker and Ray Stussy, and it follows their relationship.
It also reveals how Malcolm became the leader of a gang of killers, and how Ray got his start as a street thug.
But it is in this episode that Robinson makes his first foray into the fictional world of Malcolm’s life.
Robinson’s narrator describes Malcolm as being a “travelling salesman” and a “man of the people”.
He is a “kind and caring” man who is “more than a hustler”, a “good person”, and a good husband.
As the series progresses, the world around Malcolm becomes a more realistic place, and more interesting.
We see Malcolm in the role of the man who has to decide between his own family, and his family’s family.
We also learn that Malcolm’s brother, Bobby (played in the third season by Will Poulter), is also a killer.
Malcolm’s father, Mr. House, is also murdered by the machine, and Malcolm has to choose between his father and his brother.
And he decides to save both his father’s life, and that of his brother’s life (played through the eyes of Ray Stusky), and Malcolm is forced to confront his father, who is a very different man than Malcolm is.
Robinson writes that Malcolm is a man of “unparalleled power”.
“Malcolm was the man,” Robinson writes.
“He was the hero.
He was the conscience.
He became the enemy of the Machine.
And that was the whole point.”
Robinson then goes on to explain how Malcolm was the most successful member of the Syndicate.
This is what he means by “most successful”.
Malcolm is very, very good at what he does.
He’s very good with guns.
He is very good in business.
And what he really excels at is manipulation and control.
In other words, he is a master manipulator, and he has no problem exploiting and manipulating other people.
In the first few episodes, the book describes how Malcolm and Ray are trying to recruit a man called Eddie