Million Pound Hoax





Maverick Television for Sky One, 25 April to 9 May 2004 (3 episodes in 1 series)


Three-parter where a man has to convince his entire family that he's won £1million on the Lotto. If he can keep up the ruse for one week, he and his family will win a great prize. If not, they get nada. Bupkis. Nothing. Zilch.

Got more press coverage than ratings, but found a niche on the international format market around the same time as My New Best Friend.


This aired in the US as an NBC miniseries called The $25,000,000 Hoax (because, of course, $1.6m ain't enough to lie about in America). Their version was hosted by Ed McMahon and George Gray.

See also

My New Best Friend


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