Haha. A comedy Wire. I like that.
I'd never made any connection before but I lknow what you mean. Just found out that The Wire is apparently Baracl O'Bama's favourite TV programme, whereas Yes Minister's was Margaret Thatcher's. Sort of make's sense.
Anyway, it's all about Sir Humphrey. The gold-standard in cynicism. Makes Dame of Thrones seem idealistic.