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by James Plaskett
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Plaskett and Woffinden's book on the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Fraud
Replies: 45
Views: 9626

Re: Plaskett and Woffinden's book on the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Fraud

So, enough for now.
Let Messrs Benjamin, McReady and Farthing watch the series and judge for themselves.
(Possibly either around the time of Christ´s birth or resurrection!) :D
by James Plaskett
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Plaskett and Woffinden's book on the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Fraud
Replies: 45
Views: 9626

Re: Plaskett and Woffinden's book on the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Fraud

James Graham tells me they are entertaining the possibility of broadcasting the series this Xmas.
But, in view of post production work, it may be Easter 2020 before it hits the screens.
8)

https://tbivision.com/2019/08/19/itv-am ... anks-quiz/
by James Plaskett
Thu May 16, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Would you like to become a millionaire?
Replies: 36
Views: 6532

Re: Would you like to become a millionaire?

Mariotti popped up last month on the island of Rhodes at the World Veterans Team Olympiad, where Italy actually finished quite highly. First time I saw him. re Mr T.K. Hemingway, another name which features in the cutting of Sweby´s from a Luton paper and whom I have not seen now in over thirty year...
by James Plaskett
Sat May 11, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Plaskett and Woffinden's book on the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Fraud
Replies: 45
Views: 9626

Re: Plaskett and Woffinden's book on the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Fraud

Advertising what?
Just picking up on where the story goes.
Wasn´t ME began the thread, chief.
Was it?

:lol:
by James Plaskett
Fri May 10, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 4 Missing knights
Replies: 7
Views: 1581

Re: 4 Missing knights

When Rossi and the late Parfitt of Status Quo appeared playing for charity on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? their first question was "How many knights are there on a chessboard at the start of the game?" And they did NOT say four. A new question was served them. And that they did answer correctly.
by James Plaskett
Fri May 10, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Plaskett and Woffinden's book on the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Fraud
Replies: 45
Views: 9626

Re: Plaskett and Woffinden's book on the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Fraud

From essay to newspaper articles to book to Chichester stage to Radio interview to West End to...who knows where?

https://www.top10films.co.uk/53267-step ... hams-quiz/

8)
by James Plaskett
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Eric Schiller 1955-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 3552

Re: Eric Schiller 1955-2018

I´ll say it. "A sick man is not to be pitied if he has a cure up his sleeve." Michel de Montaigne Schiller had the milder of diabetes two forms. I have taken injections for over forty years. O´Brien died in his sixties and had eye problems. Miles died of a heart attack at forty-six. Each was diabeti...
by James Plaskett
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Would you like to become a millionaire?
Replies: 36
Views: 6532

Re: Would you like to become a millionaire?

btw, one of my Phone A Friends, Bill Hartston, DID attend the play QUIZ during its West End Run. He voted them Guilty at the end of each act. He said to me that he thought audiences would have been more cynical had they had it presented to them that Ingram was later found guilty of another fraud. Bu...
by James Plaskett
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Plaskett and Woffinden's book on the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Fraud
Replies: 45
Views: 9626

Re: Plaskett and Woffinden's book on the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Fraud

Further to Martin Benjamin´s insisting that he did it, let me append TWO reviews. The first of our book, and from a guy who says he also thought only a fool could dispute Ingram´s guilt, and the second of the script of James Graham´s play, QUIZ - Amazon Customer 5.0 out of 5 stars Very well construc...
by James Plaskett
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Eric Schiller 1955-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 3552

Re: Eric Schiller 1955-2018

Adios amigo.
by James Plaskett
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Illegal Castling into Legal Castling.
Replies: 39
Views: 3607

Re: Illegal Castling into Legal Castling.

There´s a famous game of Heidenfeld´s - visible at Tim Krabbé´s site - where he castled on BOTH wings! In deference to comments made by several contributors to this thread, I once had published a letter in CHESS advocating that, in view especially of the reliance on opening theory in today´s game, a...
by James Plaskett
Sun May 20, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 378
Views: 26506

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

I´d like to see Nigey-Babe as top man! :D

But, frankly, I don´t fancy his chances of toppling the UFO abductee. :x

Still, stranger things have happened.. 8)
by James Plaskett
Wed May 16, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Millionaire Major Coughing Scandal
Replies: 10
Views: 3196

Re: Millionaire Major Coughing Scandal

That book of ours, Kevin, has now inspired a West End play -

www.quiztheplay.com

:D
by James Plaskett
Wed May 16, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Plaskett and Woffinden's book on the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Fraud
Replies: 45
Views: 9626

Re: Plaskett and Woffinden's book on the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Fraud

Yes.
A cancer which also killed his brother some 18 months previous.

Proud to have worked with him.
by James Plaskett
Sun May 06, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Would you like to become a millionaire?
Replies: 36
Views: 6532

Re: Would you like to become a millionaire?

New tip on how to become a millionaire, Bill... with a specificity at 2:14 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvaJdVaxyfs ...although he did not tell us how he, qua audience member, voted re Ingram´s guilt at the end of each act of the play QUIZ, did he?! 8)