Monday, 13th April 2020
Today, Quiz a drama based on the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? ‘Cheating Major’ scandal. Recently, and incidentally by the same writer, we’ve also watched the drama of Brexit told through drama in Brexit: The Uncivil War. Events, unpacked and retold through dramas and stories is how we make sense of the world.
All major events, from wars and terrorist attacks to political scandals and celebrity affairs, are subjects of retellings in a fictional style, as that is often how we best see history. It’s how we understand history.
How will the dramas of Covid-19 play? We don’t have ‘the cheating major’ or ‘the Brexiteers’ to hang a story on. Instead, we have a Prime Minister, a Health Secretary and a Chief Medical Officer who all fall victim to the very virus they’re fighting.
It’s a gripping plot.
But, for now at least, there’s one thing we don’t know: how will this story end?