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Quiz: Miniseries (2020)

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Critic Consensus: With clever writing, a slick production, and a pitch perfect Michael Sheen, Quiz crafts a captivating snapshot of a wild scandal that will keep viewers on their toes.

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On September 9, 2001, Major Ingram (Matthew Macfayden), his wife Diana (Sian Clifford) and an accomplice, Tecwen Whittock (Michael Jibson), who was sitting in the audience, were accused of cheating their way to a million pounds on what was the most popular game show on earth. The couple stood trial for conspiring by coughing during the recording to signify the correct answers to the multiple choice questions posed to the Major by host, Chris Tarrant (Michael Sheen).

Cast

Michael Sheen
as Chris Tarrant
Sian Clifford
as Diana Ingram
Matthew MacFadyen
as Major Charles Ingram
Michael Jibson
as Tecwen Whittock
Mark Bonnar
as Paul Smith
Helen McCrory
as Sonia Woodley QC
Aisling Bea
as Claudia Rosencrantz
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Critic Reviews for Quiz: Miniseries

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (15)

There's more than enough to like here, including great performances from Michael Sheen and Mark Bonnar.

May 30, 2020 | Full Review…

"Quiz" is a thought-provoking and entertaining miniseries, even if it peters out a bit close to the end.

May 28, 2020 | Full Review…

It was quite delightful to see an ITV drama sending up its own former executives, television not only eating itself, but taking care to cover every morsel with tomato ketchup first.

April 15, 2020 | Full Review…

The game show scandal is a niche genre, but it has become a personal favorite, from Robert Redford's "Quiz Show" (1994) to Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire" (2008). Now, you can add another gem with the three-episode British miniseries "Quiz."

July 10, 2020 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Frears' charm and whimsy feel all but absent, limited to a few scenes or dialogue exchanges. For a quiz, this feels too easy.

June 25, 2020 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

Quiz will surprise and delight in its even-handedness and compelling recreation of events.

June 22, 2020 | Full Review…

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