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AMC’s Quiz Show Scandal True Story: Charles Ingram and Chris Tarrant Reaction

AMC’s Quiz Show Scandal True Story: Charles Ingram and Chris Tarrant Reaction

“There aren’t any villains in this story, really,” Sian Clifford told Den of Geek about Quiz, a three-part dramatisation of the real-life British Who Wants to be a Millionaire? cheating scandal, currently airing on AMC.

Adapted from James Graham’s play of the same name and inspired by the book ‘Bad Show: The Quiz, The cough, The Millionaire Major’, Quiz aims to shake public certainty about the 2001 scandal and its courtroom verdict.

Though not entirely apologist for Charles and Diana Ingram – the couple accused of using a system of coughing to cheat their way to the show’s top prize in 2001 – Quiz certainly conjures doubt over their guilt. And as Clifford (who plays Diana) says, it also doesn’t follow the British tabloid press of the time by painting them as villains.

It’s perhaps little wonder then, that Charles Ingram (played by Matthew Macfadyen in the miniseries), who

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