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Tim Phelps

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Tim Phelps is the editor of the paper's State Desk.


Season 5Edit

He is pressurised by funding and staff cuts. Phelps is particularly displeased to be beaten to a story by the Daily Record.[1] Phelps is a smoker and often spends time on the loading dock with his colleagues Gus Haynes, Roger Twigg and Jeff Price.[2]


Phelps is played by Tom McCarthy. Another journalist character named Scott Templeton is played by a different Tom McCarthy.[2]


Season 5:


  1. Character profile - State Editor Tim Phelps. HBO (2008). Retrieved on 2008-01-07.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "More with Less". Joe Chappelle, Writ. David Simon (story and teleplay), Ed Burns (story). The Wire. HBO. 2008-01-06. No. 1, season 5.

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