Television: Review

Omnibus: He was a cathedral of tics. As his Boswell put it: "He had on a little old shriveled unpowdered wig, which was too small for his head; the knees of his breeches were loose; his black worsted stockings ill drawn up ... But all these slovenly particularities were forgotten the moment that he began to talk." It was from that shining moment in English letters, when James Boswell first came upon Dr. Sam Johnson, that Author James (Career) Lee's mannered and meticulous TV adaptation of The Life of Samuel Johnson really caught fire....

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