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

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

Post by James Plaskett » Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:57 pm

And so it begins... 8)
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Re: Plaskett and Woffinden's book on the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Fraud

Post by James Plaskett » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:48 pm

A book is merely a book
8)
BUT,

The play´s the thing!
:D

James Graham's QUIZ play, at Minerva Theatre, Chichester, was extraordinary
http://www.whatsonstage.com/chichester- ... =11nov2017
https://www.theatreworldim2.com/quiz-cft-minerva

http://www.theargus.co.uk/leisure/arts_ ... December_9_____________/

https://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/the ... 89086.html

It flashes about here there and everywhere with the trial, the advent of the TV Game Show, Millionaire? itself and the players´ preparations featuring in sundry bits. Several characters played by the same people too.

2 copies of our book, Bad Show, on display/sale just outside.

Spoke afterwards with the guy who plays Ingram and several others of the cast as we drank and ate together.
Spoke with the head of Celador, Paul Smith, also... who was by no means antipathetic.

Afterwards I heard Smith talking with James Graham - who sat in the next seat from me throughout - that Russell T. Davies had been brought in to write a film script but had dropped it because he thought it might hurt Ingram's kids still more.
Smith and Graham also spoke about the play moving to the West End.

Half way through the court announces the verdict and we then were asked to vote on keypads, Guilty or Not Guilty ?
Vote was 79% Guilty.

THEN the second act showed the case for the defence far more convincingly and also the inconsistencies in Celador's case.
At the end a final vote was taken.
Guilty Vote was now 34%.
And then the Final Votes on the Previous 8 nights were shown.
Ours was the lowest Guilty Vote, all others were less than 50 per cent, too.

Scene in which Ingram brings in to his wife, in his arms, their dying cat who had been shot.

Tecwen Whittock, Larry Whitehurst, Adrian Pollock, Ingram's barrister Sonia Woodley...Paul Smith himself, Chris Tarrant... all principle dramatis personae portrayed.
I said afterwards to several of the cast that it's coming to THIS, where, as the play points out, what was presented as Justice was in fact essentially THEATRE, had now in reaching it's, probable, denouement the need to have it all portrayed on STAGE was wholly apposite...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/theatre/what ... s-jackpot/
https://theatrecat.com/2017/11/11/quiz- ... hichester/
https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2017/ ... owbusiness
https://www.ft.com/content/128cb1d6-c86 ... 3fdc9b8c6c
http://www.chichesterpost.co.uk/2017/11 ... s-answers/
http://www.stagereview.co.uk/theatre-re ... iz-review/

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

Post by James Plaskett » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:52 pm

Paul Smith´s and James Graham´s discussion re the play based on our book hitting the West End were not misplaced.

https://www.chichester.news/entertainme ... -west-end/

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

Post by James Plaskett » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:56 pm

Well, we´ll see whether the audience when asked to vote, as they will be every night, agree with Neville Twitchell or Martin Benjamin.
Will we not?

www.quiztheplay.com/


https://www.standard.co.uk/go/london/th ... 90516.html

:shock:


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

Post by James Plaskett » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:54 pm

The set is set ..

https://twitter.com/liam_jefford/status ... 6873906176

I´ll be attending Press Night on April 10th.

And earlier that same day there will be a discussion between myself and the Managing Director of Celador, Paul Smith (first witness for prosecution at trial) live on Jeremy Vine´s Radio Show at 12:30 p.m. on April 10th.

Vine requested a copy of Bad Show with which to brief himself and is of course a familar figure to UK Television audiences as presenter of BBC´s Quiz show Eggheads.

Should be fun!


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

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sat May 12, 2018 12:25 pm

I suppose this is as good a place as any to observe that Bob Woffinden, noted investigative journalist, has sadly passed away.
"Set up your attacks so that when the fire is out, it isn't out!" (H N Pillsbury)

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

Post by James Plaskett » Wed May 16, 2018 9:01 am

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

Proud to have worked with him.

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