The Blotter Presents 145: Quiz and No Stone Unturned

Margaret Howie made the jump from text to talk so we could discuss Quiz, the miniseries about the UK Who Wants To Be A Millionaire scandal. Is it as good for what it leaves out as what it puts in? Are there class issues at work that non-Brits can't get at? And how does Matthew MacFadyen manage to play Charles Ingram so neutrally?

Later, we talk about the great Alex Gibney's not-AS-great No Stone Unturned, a true-crime Troubles explainer that tackles the Loughinisland massacre in 1994. Gibney takes this one more personally than most; does that interfere with his usual "ear" for structure? Game-show process, overshadowing events, and six degrees of seventh-grade Sarah: it's The Blotter Presents, Episode 145.

SHOW NOTES


Thanks for picking out June’s review book: Vanity Fair’s Schools For Scandal. You can see what else I’m reading — and recommend stuff for me! — on Goodreads, or right here. — SDB

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