Latest Issue

The best television in July 2019—Catch-22 and Dark Mon£y

Plus APOLLO: Missions to the Moon & Moon Landing Live

By Chris Harvey   July 2019

"He was going to live forever, or die in the attempt": Christopher Abbott in Catch-22

Catch-22, Channel 4

George Clooney co-produced, part-directed and acts in this ambitious six-part adaptation of Joseph Heller’s Second World War novel. Any fears of this being a flawed passion-project vanish early, as Christopher Abbott grabs the role of Yossarian and makes him relatable, likeable and convincingly horrified by his experience of dropping death from above while on B-25 bomber sorties in…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to

More From Prospect