The Wire, 10 Years On – ‘We tore the cover off a city and showed the American dream was dead’

David Simon’s ‘anti-cop show’ struggled to find an audience before being lauded as a classic and making stars of Idris Elba, Michael B Jordan and others. Here, some of its writers and stars look back at a series that changed TV for ever

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Oprah Winfrey – From Poverty to America’s First Black Billionaire … to #Oprah2020?

Succeeding Donald Trump as US president would be an incredible climax to a true rags to riches life story that fostered her trademark compassion

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Spike Lee – Still the Boldest and Brashest Auteur in American Film

His breakthrough feature She’s Gotta Have It introduced a striking new voice to cinema. Now, three decades on, it has been remade as a Netflix series and the veteran shows no signs of losing his dynamic touch

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