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Quiz on AMC - The Ingrams and Tarrant

Quiz” on AMC Review by Suzanne 7/9/20

I apologize for the lateness of this review, but you can still watch this On Demand, on the AMC website or on Amazon Prime.

This is an excellent 4- part series, based on a play, of the true story of a British family, Charles and Diana Ingram, and her brother, Adrian, that kept trying to win on “Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?” Matthew Macfadyen (“Ripper Street”), who’s always excellent, plays Charles, the Army Major. Sian Clifford plays his wife, Diana. Trystan Gravelle plays her “loser” brother. Michael Sheen, who is also a fabulous actor (whom I love in “Prodigal Son”), plays the host of the game show, Chris Tarrant.

The first part shows what happened from the point of view of the TV studio. We see how they come up with the idea for the show, and how it becomes successful. Then it looks like the family, and their friends, are cheating. In the second part of the series, we see it from the family’s point of view. They contend that they didn’t cheat. They just practiced a lot for the show and then won. However, since it’s based on real events, it doesn’t have the best ending.¬† It seems to me that these folks got a raw deals.¬† See what you think!


AMC Announces New Premiere Date for Miniseries Quiz

AMC announced today that the premiere date for its three-part drama series Quiz will be Sunday, May 31 at 10/9c. The second and third episodes will air on Sunday, June 7 and Sunday, June 14 at 9/8c, respectively. The full series will also be available to binge on AMC Premiere beginning Sunday, May 31 at 10/9c.

A three-part drama directed by the globally renowned¬†Stephen Frears¬†(A Very English Scandal, Florence Foster Jenkins, Philomena, The Queen) and written by playwright¬†James Graham¬†(Brexit: An Uncivil War, Ink, This House, Labour of Love),¬†Quiz¬†tells the extraordinary and sensational story of how Charles and Diana Ingram attempted an ‚Äėaudacious heist‚Äô on the quiz show¬†Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?¬†

Major Ingram (Matthew Macfadyen), his wife Diana (Sian Clifford) and an accomplice, Tecwen Whittock (Michael Jibson), who was sitting in the audience, were accused of cheating their way to a million pounds on what was the most popular game show on earth in 2001. The couple stood trial for conspiring by coughing during the recording to signify the correct answers to the multiple-choice questions posed to the Major by host, Chris Tarrant (Michael Sheen).

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