Robert Redford's Academy Award Nominated film QUIZ SHOW was … Quiz: The true story of the ‘coughing major’ and the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? True story behind ITV’s Quiz and the ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ scandal. #Quiz.WOW. Quiz Show Critics Consensus. Floored by the pure talent on show tonight. "Quiz" on AMC tells the real-life story of Charles Ingram, who was accused of cheating his way to £1 million on the U.K. version of "Who Wants to Be A Millionaire" Quiz is a different kind of true-crime show. QUIZ SHOW is based on a true story taking place in the early days of television. One of the most popular and successful program formats was the quiz show, in which contestants competed for huge cash prizes by answering questions. Terrifyingly accurate and oh yes, horribly cringeworthy. The cast, the story, the scenes, simply brilliant. Matthew Macfadyen plays the so-called "Coughing Major" Charles Ingram in this new three-part drama on AMC. takes centre-stage once more in the three-part series which recalls the scandalous events when former British army major Charles Ingram was caught cheating his way to the top prize. Quiz is a British drama television serial by James Graham, based on Graham's play of the same name commissioned by William Village and the book Bad Show: the Quiz, the Cough, the Millionaire Major by Bob Woffinden and James Plaskett. "Practically the only thing that is true in the movie is that Stempel received help, Snodgrass received help, and Van Doren received help," Stone said, naming the game-show contestants. Nineties prime-time TV show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Unlike the quiz show phenomenon that started it all, there is no final answer. It is directed by Stephen Frears … Quiz premieres on Sunday, May 31 at 10:00 E.S.T. The miniseries traces an infamous game-show scam from 2001, in which a trio of seemingly ordinary people were The Quiz Show Scandal tells the extraordinary, true story of how more than 100 million viewers were deceived and how over a hundred average, ordinary Americans perjured themselves before a New York Grand Jury. scandal. This is based on a true story, but I found the ending predictable, and the movie rarely had me guessing. Quiz Show With excellent performances, a quick-witted screenplay and a strong sense of the important truths in its story, Quiz Show doesn't need to fix this historian's vote. The True Story of the 'Talk Show … Topics The extraordinary true story of the 'coughing Major' scandal is being made into an ITV drama called Quiz.