Whilst I am on the referential stuff (see previous post) somebody had the bad idea of lending us the full six seasons set of Lost and now we are collectively hooked. It is rare for a day to go by without some at least of us seeing one episode. The scriptwriting team have drawn inspiration from so many different sources but the most obvious would surely include William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, John Fowles’s The Magus and, from the television world, the 1960s series, The Prisoner. I hugely admire the team’s ability to keep up both the delivery and the standard and their Rowling-like ability not to trip over their own trailing plot lines. And the actors deserve credit as well for creating plausible, three-dimensional characters who invariably have dark pasts and secrets that, as the series got under way, the writers probably hadn’t yet created!