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The Hoax

Duration: 1 hour, 47 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

The true story of how novelist Clifford Irving successfully sold his entirely made-up biography of tycoon Howard Hughes for millions of dollars.

In truth not authorised at all, but containing facts Irving unscrupulously went to great lengths to acquire, it still goes to publication. Obsessed by the project, and Hughes, Irving has to bravely call everybody's bluff several times in order to reach his bounty - the cheque. Show less


Clifford Irving:
Richard Gere
Andrea Tate:
Hope Davis
Dick Suskind:
Alfred Molina
Edith Suskind:
Marcia Gay Harden
Nina Van Pallandt:
Julie Delpy
Shelton Fisher:
Stanley Tucci
Harold McGraw:
John Carter
Ralph Graves:
Zeljko Ivanek
Noah Dietrich:
Eli Wallach
Albert Vanderkamp:
Christopher Evan Welch

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