Monthly Archives: December 2020

Fowler’s Miscellany III

Now, Where Did I Put That Masterpiece? Cambridge University Library has announced that two notebooks filled by Charles Darwin have been missing for 20 years. One of them contains the 19th Century scientist’s famous Tree of Life sketch, exploring the evolutionary relationship between species. They were ‘miscatalogued’ but academics reckoned they sort of knew where they were. […]

In Conversation With Tim Goodman: The Voice Of Bryant & May

It seems extraordinary, but in all the time that Tim Goodman has been the voice of the Bryant & May audiobooks we’ve never talked about it, he and I. Now seemed a great time to chat a bit about his ‘double career’. Christopher: You began in rep, Tim. Thinking about life on tour, how difficult […]

The Undoing: How I Knew Whodunnit Before I Saw It

How did a second-rate potboiler become a global phenomenon? (Spoilers galore) This week ‘The Undoing’ undid itself in the final episode of the six-part limited series from HBO. The hybrid murder mystery/courtroom drama, very similar to the much better novel and film ‘Presumed Innocent’ by Scott Turow, is a compendium of scenes from other crime […]