EXCLUSIVE QUIZ: Charles Ingram kills the major against Craig David’s question in the first look clip

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ITV has released an exclusive clip at first glance on their highly anticipated drama based on the famous cough scandal Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.

The preview features the famous “Coughing Major” moment Charles Ingram who almost spent the money he had bet on a question on pop music, the wife Diana threatening to expose their plan by coughing from the audience.

The quiz documents Charles and Diana Ingram’s plot to try to trick their way to the millionaire’s first prize in 2001 with the help of candidate Tecwen Whittock, who is coughing to indicate the correct answer.

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Exciting: ITV released an exclusive clip at first glance on their highly anticipated drama based on the famous cough scandal Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Exciting: ITV released an exclusive clip at first glance on their highly anticipated drama based on the famous cough scandal Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

The preview clip shows Charles (played by Sian Clifford) trying to answer the question of £ 32,000, which asks which artist released an album title Born To Do It in 2000.

The four options are Coldplay, Toploader, A1 and Craig David (the correct answer), and the question leaves Major and Whittock (Michael Jibson) puzzled.

While The Major hesitates on the matter, watching the producers still doesn’t seem to have noticed that he was getting help, including David Briggs from Celador, who is told by a member of the Ingram team, it’s like “A different man”.

Give the game? Tense preview shows Diana Ingram (played by Sian Clifford) who almost exposes her plan in question at £ 32,000

Throat irritated? Diana tried to answer with a cough while sitting in the audience, which caught the attention of the producers

Give the game? Tense preview shows Diana Ingram (played by Sian Clifford) who almost exposes her plan in the question at £ 32,000 as she tries to reveal the answer by coughing (photo on the right in real life)

The man with all the answers: Tecwen Whittock is played by Michael Jibson in the drama

Presentation: Participant in the program, he would reveal the correct answers by coughing

The man with all the answers: Tecwen Whittock is played by Michael Jibson in the drama. Participating in the show, he revealed the right answers by coughing

Busted:

Exposed: Ingram (picture in real life) was exposed for cheating on the first prize

Busted: The “major cough” scandal made national headlines in 2001 when Ingram (real life photo) was exposed for cheating on the top prize. In Quiz, he is played by Ripper Street star Matthew Macfadyen

Legendary: Michael Sheen already amazed viewers with his transformation into presenter Chris Tarrant, who hosted Millionaire from 1998 to 2014 and always insisted that he had no idea that the Ingrams were cheating during the show

Legendary: Michael Sheen has already amazed viewers with his transformation into presenter Chris Tarrant, who hosted Millionaire from 1998 to 2014 and always insisted that he had no idea that the Ingrams were cheating during the show

Sensational: In addition to the clip, exclusive shots also set the stage for the long-awaited drama, illustrating the moment when Ingram won the check for a million pounds.

Sensational: In addition to the clip, exclusive shots also set the stage for the long-awaited drama, illustrating the moment when Ingram won the check for a million pounds.

Annoyed: Producers Could Not Hide Their Anger At Charles' Victory, With Scandal Documentary Claiming Many People 'Slowly Applauded' After Victory After Threatening To Stop Shooting

Annoyed: Producers Could Not Hide Their Anger At Charles’ Victory, With Scandal Documentary Claiming Many “Slowly Applaud” After Victory After Threatening To Stop Shooting

Jaw-dropping: Ingram reached first prize with the help of his accomplice, although at this point he caught the attention of producers

Jaw-dropping: Ingram reached first prize with the help of his accomplice, although at this point he caught the attention of producers

Clearly worried that her husband could expose their plan, Diana (Sian Clifford) continues to turn to Whittock in Winners Row.

Still clueless, Ingram asks host Chris Tarrant (Michael Sheen) to use his last lifeline 50:50, leaving him only two answers to choose between A1 and Craig David.

He said to Chris, “It’s not easier, do you know what I think I’m going to go, I’m going to go for A1. “

You've exploded: the three-part drama will also show that the Ingrams will ultimately be tried for the crime, thinking they were continually protesting their innocence

You’ve exploded: the three-part drama will also show that the Ingrams will ultimately be tried for the crime, thinking they were continually protesting their innocence

How did he not do it? According to a scandal documentary, Charles and Diana came out of the set after their million pound victory and had a huge fight in their locker room

How did he not do it? According to a scandal documentary, Charles and Diana came out of the set after their million-pound victory and had a huge fight in their locker room

Stunned: Chris has since revealed that he received a phone call a day after the show was taped to learn that Charles' check payment was not authorized because the producers were convinced he had cheated

Amazed: Chris has since revealed that he received a phone call a day after the show was taped to learn that Charles’s check payment was not allowed because the producers were convinced he had cheated

Joyful moment: in the original show, Ingram reached the first prize, but at this stage, the producers were convinced that he had cheated

Joyful moment: in the original show, Ingram reached first prize, but at this point the producers were convinced that he had cheated

Shocked: Tarrant was delighted to see Ingram pick up the million dollar question, completely unaware that he had cheated

Shocked: Tarrant was delighted to see Ingram pick up the million dollar question, completely unaware that he had cheated

Congratulations? Diana tried to hide her fears from Charles' victory and ran to celebrate, despite concerns that their crime had already been scolded

Congratulations? Diana tried to hide her fears from Charles’ victory and ran to celebrate, despite concerns that their crime had already been scolded

Worried that her husband might blow their winnings, Diana grabs her microphone and tries to cough to get her husband’s attention, triggering a dramatic turnaround from the Major with his response.

Although he said a few seconds earlier that he had “never heard of” Craig David, the major said to Chris, “When I’m at home and training, I guess it’s is wrong 80% of the time, so I think I’ll go with Craig David. ‘

The dramatic change in response catches the attention of producers and even Chris’s host, but still locks the response.

Drama: After using accomplice Tecwen Whittock to answer two questions, the exclusive clip shows Ingram trying to answer a question about pop music to earn £ 32,000

Drama: After using accomplice Tecwen Whittock to answer two questions, the exclusive clip shows Ingram trying to answer a question about pop music to earn £ 32,000

Which? The Major dithers on the question, clearly hoping to hear a cough from Whittock to point him in the right direction

Which? The Major dithers on the question, clearly hoping to hear a cough from Whittock to point him in the right direction

The presenter explains to viewers that Charles went with the answer despite the fact that he had “never heard of” Craig David, and that he ultimately lost the major’s point of view with his answer.

But it’s still correct, which means the major now has £ 32,000, although it appears his behavior has caught the attention of the show staff, setting the stage for his plan to be revealed.

Alongside the clip, exclusive shots also set the stage for the long-awaited drama, illustrating when Ingram recovered the check for a million pounds and when he was tried for the crime.

Interviewer: Host Chris also has trouble following Ingram's strange thought trade during questions

Interviewer: Host Chris also has trouble following Ingram’s strange thought trade during questions

Suspicion? During recording, production staff also begin to notice that something may be a painting, as a producer notes that Charles is `` like a different man '' the day before

Suspicion? During the recording, the production staff also begin to notice that something can be a painting, because a producer notes that Charles is “like a different man” the day before

What are you doing: Throughout the question, Diana repeatedly looks to Whittock in Winners Row

Plot: He joined forces with Charles and Diana to help them reach the top prize of £ 1 million

What are you doing: Throughout the question, Diana repeatedly looks to Whittock in Winners Row, even if he doesn’t know the answer

Final answer? As always, Chris tries to keep the show on track, but even he doesn't seem convinced when Charles decides to meet with Craig David

Final answer? As always, Chris tries to keep the show on track, but even he doesn’t seem convinced when Charles decides to meet with Craig David

Debate: the presenter finally reveals that Ingram has given the right answer, although he tells viewers that he has lost his exchange of thought

Debate: the presenter finally reveals that Ingram has given the correct answer, although he tells viewers that he has lost his exchange of thought

Actor Matthew spoke of the drama in an interview with The Mirror, and despite Ingram’s crimes, he said he believed the couple had suffered enough and that their lives were “totally ruined” by the scandal.

He said, “Whether they are guilty or not, I don’t think they deserve the consequences that followed.

“Their pets were attacked, people spit on Charles, they had to move out and he lost his job in the military.

“It was quite difficult for them. It’s like they’ve suffered disproportionately. It’s a game show. No one died.

Something is brewing: Quiz is based on a play about the scandal written by James Graham, which was adapted for the cinema with the help of the director of The Queen, Stephen Frears

Something is brewing: Quiz is based on a play about the scandal written by James Graham, which was adapted for the cinema with the help of the director of The Queen, Stephen Frears

Scheming: Diana's attempt to give her husband the correct answer almost explodes their plan, but she continues to play the role of the support woman to avoid raising suspicion

Scheming: Diana’s attempt to give her husband the correct answer almost detonates their plan, but she continues to play the role of the support woman to avoid raising suspicion

The quiz is based on a play about the scandal written by James Graham, which was adapted for film with the help of The Queen director Stephen Frears.

Charles made his way to the top prize with the help of his competitor Tecwen Whittock who coughed after hearing the correct answer for each multiple choice question.

They originally formed the plan after Ingram struggled to just £ 4,000 in the first show, and had to use two of its lifelines to get there.

The coughs would not have been heard by viewers at home watching the show (which was never broadcast outside during a documentary on ITV) because the majority of the sound was focused on the warm seat.

Ingram finally reached the top prize with Whittock’s help, but even then many of the crew were convinced that he had cheated, and even before announcing that he had won the top prize, the producers threatened to stop filming after calling the head of Celador. with their claims.

Star-studded: Aisling Bea also appears in the cast as ITV entertainment commissioner Claudia Rosencrantz

Star-studded: Aisling Bea also appears in the cast as ITV entertainment commissioner Claudia Rosencrantz

Support: Helen McCrory plays Sonia Woodley QC, the lawyer who defended the Ingrams case

Support: Helen McCrory plays Sonia Woodley QC, the lawyer who defended the Ingrams case

Legal drama: Chris (left in the series) testified against Charles during the trial

I did not do it! Major has repeatedly protested his innocence

Legal drama: Chris (left in the series) testified against Charles during the trial, while the major (right) repeatedly demonstrated his innocence

Nicked: After a four-week trial in Crown Court in 2003, Charles and Diana (depicted in the drama) were found guilty of deception and Ingram was given a suspended 20-month prison sentence

Nicked: After a four-week trial in Crown Court in 2003, Charles and Diana (depicted in the drama) were found guilty of deception and Ingram was given a suspended 20-month prison sentence

Throughout their trial and in its constitution, Charles and Diana repeatedly insisted that they did not cheat, even when they were found guilty of deception.

Chris testified against Charles at his trial and said in the documentary that he was amazed when he learned of the crime of the ITV team members.

After a four-week trial in a Crown court in 2003, Charles and Diana were found guilty of deception and Ingram was given a suspended 20-month prison sentence.

His two accomplices were sentenced to 18 months suspended prison sentence for their participation in the scam.

The quiz begins on Monday April 13 and will be broadcast over three nights at 9 p.m. on ITV.

Coming soon: the quiz begins on Monday April 13 and will be broadcast over three nights at 9 p.m. on ITV

Coming soon: the quiz begins on Monday April 13 and will be broadcast over three nights at 9 p.m. on ITV

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