Does anyone know when the wire is set????????


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Initial post: 30 Dec 2008 01:16:58 GMT
G.D.P. says:
Desperate to know. What time period is the wire set in? is it the 70s? 80s? - researching periods for a project and am desperate for an answer - does anyone know?

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Dec 2008 21:01:14 GMT
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Duncan Smart says:
Present day: 2002 onwards

Posted on 4 Apr 2009 00:29:05 BDT
Mr. M. Coull says:
Starts from September 11, 2001 - "Pentagon Burning" on news channel in Episode 1

Posted on 4 Apr 2009 00:32:52 BDT
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Posted on 1 Jun 2009 10:04:10 BDT
Pirkko H. says:
I don't see how it could be the present day as no one has a cell phone?

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jun 2009 08:25:01 BDT
Purpleheart says:
they do have cell phones - using payg in early series then they don't use them for dealing as they know they monitored on 'the wire' of the title and then they use them in the last series to send picture images

Posted on 27 Jul 2009 10:06:28 BDT
I totally agree with J. Minogue. In the last series the investigation by the police is centred around their use of 'disposal' mobile phones!

Posted on 18 Oct 2009 17:51:06 BDT
F.Dawson says:
they had mobile phones...one had a nokia 3310....in 2002 that was about right.the american cellphone set up is very different to ours in the uk.in the US if you want a private conversation....you dont use a cellphone

Posted on 31 Mar 2010 21:35:12 BDT
CLARE MCCANN says:
the use typewriters!!! and phones the size of bricks!! has to be the 90s or earlier!

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jan 2011 13:43:28 GMT
Are you sure you are watching the Wire mate? They all use cell phones and in Season 3 they are using the disposable type which have only in use since late 2002.
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