Robert Redford's Academy Award Nominated film QUIZ SHOW was … QUIZ SHOW is based on a true story taking place in the early days of television. Matthew Macfadyen plays the so-called "Coughing Major" Charles Ingram in this new three-part drama Quiz premieres on Sunday, May 31 at 10:00 E.S.T. One of the most popular and successful program formats was the quiz show, in which contestants competed for huge cash prizes by answering questions. #Quiz.WOW. The True Story of the 'Talk Show … Nineties prime-time TV show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? 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. Unlike the quiz show phenomenon that started it all, there is no final answer. Quiz Show Critics Consensus. This is based on a true story, but I found the ending predictable, and the movie rarely had me guessing. Quiz is a different kind of true-crime show. Terrifyingly accurate and oh yes, horribly cringeworthy. True story behind ITV’s Quiz and the ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ scandal. The extraordinary true story of the 'coughing Major' scandal is being made into an ITV drama called Quiz. The miniseries traces an infamous game-show scam from 2001, in which a trio of seemingly ordinary people were on AMC. Quiz: The true story of the ‘coughing major’ and the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Topics 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 cast, the story, the scenes, simply brilliant. It is directed by Stephen Frears … 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. scandal. "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" "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. Floored by the pure talent on show tonight.