The Wire

Series 5 - 1. More with Less

More with Less

About this programme

1/10. Carcetti struggles to keep his pre-election promises and is forced to choose increased funding for education over more money for the police. The cutbacks lead to the Major Crimes Unit being disbanded and a disillusioned McNulty is sent back to Homicide, while the recently promoted Carver has to deal with discontent from his officers about unpaid overtime. Meanwhile, city editor Gus Haynes and the staff of the Baltimore Sun newspaper look into a story linking a politician to a drug dealer.

Cast and crew


Det Jimmy McNulty
Dominic West
Det Shakima Greggs
Sonja Sohn
Lt Cedric Daniels
Lance Reddick
Det William `Bunk' Moreland
Wendell Pierce
Sgt Ellis Carver
Seth Gilliam
Mayor Thomas J Carcetti
Aidan Gillen
Augustus `Gus' Haynes
Clark Johnson


Joe Chapelle
David Simon