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

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James Plaskett
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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

James Plaskett wrote:
Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:56 pm
Sorry about the (quite understandably misinterpreted) :?: Icon.
It´s just that I haven´t yet figured out how to delete posts... and, in the hope of locating the ´Delete´ button simply stuck something there!

If you´re not interested then fair enough.

But Benjamin did opine ...and without reading the book which this thread addresses.
Messrs Twitchell and Gunn have stated here that the book deeply influenced their view or even changed it.
T´would seem to indicate some interest there...

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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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