History’s Greatest Hoaxes

The world loves a good hoax and for years certain men and women – sometimes entire organisations – have gone out of their way to trick people into believing things aren’t quite the way they seem. Some were very successful, making their perpetrators infamous, not to mention lots of money. Sometimes, things got a little out of control – what began as harmless fun finished by having pretty serious ramifications for history as a whole and for those involved.

In these programmes, we investigate, the fake ‘Hitler Diaries’, the scam of Piltdown Man, the infamous ‘War of the Worlds’ broadcast, the ‘Alien Autopsy’ film, the ‘Papillon’ controversy and the on-going circus surrounding the Loch Ness Monster.

  • Duration: 6 x 60 mins
  • Channel: VIASAT and YESTERDAY
  • Available: 1 March, 2017
  • Sales Link: TCB Media

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