‘The Normans who conquered England in 1066 spoke which language? Police later suspected that Ingram had four pagers — A, B, C and D — hidden in different pockets, to indicate the right answer by buzzing. I told you this was a long time ago.) Of course, at this point, I was not aware of any of this.
The next day, the electronic interference was gone but Ingram’s luck still held.
This is playwright James Graham’s third stage success in barely more than a year (following Labour Of Love — a comedy about the travails of life as a Labour MP — and Ink — about the birth of The Sun newspaper).
So I’m sure that he knows what he’s doing, by painting this convicted fraudster as a modern-day Robin Hood. And at the end of the night, when the players ‘ask the audience’ to cast their verdict, they might want to bear a few details in mind.
Keir Charles, the actor playing me as the host of the quiz show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Such as, never in the history of the quiz I hosted in Britain for 15 years, has anyone scooped the top prize when they clearly had no sure idea of most of the answers.