Number 36: The Wire (Season Two)
I was one of those tiresome Wire-heads who gorged on the box sets of this and then bored the pants off everyone they knew who hadn’t seen it. It was marvellously Dickensian in its immense ambition and I was bereft when I got to the end of Season Five. The music throughout was cleverly used and although it was always Tom Waits’ “Way Down In The Hole” they used to open the show, they used four cover versions as well as this, the original. This was my favourite version, used throughout Season Two which was also my favourite of the five, dealing with the workers and gangsters in the port area of Baltimore and featuring Ziggy and his duck.