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Duration: 1 hour, 47 minutes

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.

Last on

Wed 12 Feb 2014 00:40 BBC One Scotland, Scotland HD only


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
Lasse Hallstrom


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