145: Quiz and No Stone Unturned

Jun 03, 2020, 01:00 PM

First-time guest and Best Evidence contributor Margaret Howie joined me to talk about Quiz, the miniseries about the UK Who Wants To Be A Millionaire scandal now airing on AMC. 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.