Cast your minds back nearly 20 years and there was a gameshow cheating scandal that rocked the whole country.

Well now Who Want' To Be A Millionaire's infamous 'coughing' cheats have been made the subject of a brand new drama on ITV.

Millions of viewers were left flabergasted when it was revealed that Major Ingram, his wife Diana and an accomplice, Tecwen Whittock, who was sitting in the audience, cheated their way to a million pounds on what was, the most popular game show on earth in 2001.

The couple stood trial for conspiring by coughing during the recording to signify the correct answers to the multiple choice questions posed to the Major by host, Chris Tarrant. 

It gripped plenty of people at the time and now the new series all about it - Quiz -  it is set to have millions of viewers hooked.

Directed by globally renowned director, Stephen Frears, Quiz stars Matthew Macfadyen as Major Charles Ingram, Michael Sheen as TV presenter, Chris Tarrant, Sian Clifford as Diana Ingram, Mark Bonnar as Celador Television Chairman, Paul Smith, Helen McCrory as Sonia Woodley QC, Michael Jibson as Tecwen Whittock and Aisling Bea as ITV Entertainment Commissioner, Claudia Rosencrantz.

In a teaser for Quiz, which is now filming in London, ITV reveal: "First airing September 1998, Millionaire fever voraciously gripped the nation with viewers avidly dialling the hotline to win a place on the show which ITV stripped nightly across its schedule to ramp up the excitement.

"Based in a sleepy Wiltshire village, Charles and Diana Ingram were amongst those who became fixated with appearing on the popular quiz show, which in its heyday attracted audiences of 19 million viewers to ITV."

"Their obsession and fascination with the format led to multiple attempts to appear on the show for both Charles and Diana and led to the infamous ‘Coughing Major’ appearance on 9 September 2001, which has sensationally gone down in television folklore."

The new drama is written by James Graham, who has successfully adapted Quiz for ITV from the critically acclaimed, Oliver-nominated play of the same title commissioned by William Village, which premiered in Chichester in 2017 before transferring to the Noel Coward Theatre in London’s West End in 2018.