Film of the week - Invisible Man: The must-see horror of 2020
When H.G. Wells was 15, he broke his leg and was confined to bed. With no TVs or smartphones to distract him, the bored young man began to read, and soon moved from the adventure novels of Daniel Defoe to the grand philosophical treatises of Thomas More and Plato. A story from the Republic stuck with him, an ancient legend about a ring that had the power to make a man invisible, a state that, as Plato noted, would allow a person to behave with impunity, and "go about among men with the powers of a god".