‘…..it has become obvious that one must turn to John le Carre, John Grisham or Stieg Larsson to caputre the ludicrously, hysterically plot-filled fallout, from computers in rubbish bins to the hacking of newspaper websites. How apt that this story should unfold in the summer. It’s such excellent holiday reading. …’ [Hadley Freeman in today’s Guardian, 20.07.11]. She could not have put it better, even I was glued to the news as it unfolded, Ruport Murdoch, James Murdoch, RebekahBrooks (arrested?!), police commissioners who resigned, all on reality tv yesterday.
To top it all, in the evening there was the first installment of ‘The Hour’, wonderful drama from 1956 which could have been about today. It was only the first installment, but so promising, it is about tv news programmes, it is about bribing policemen, journalists, women in charge, in wonderfully stylish clothes. I loved every minute of it and cannot wait to see the rest.