Based on James Graham's West End play of the same name.
Responding to the show, Charles Ingram praised the miniseries as 'terrifyingly accurate' and 'excruciatingly enjoyable'. Chris Tarrant, on the other hand, criticized the courtroom scene and how Ingram was portrayed as a victim. In response, Ingram branded Tarrant on Twitter 'deluded' and a 'liar'. Tarrant branded Ingram, 'a rotter, a cad and a bandit'
Michael Sheen and Matthew Macfadyen previously worked together on Frost/Nixon (2008)
Michael Sheen and Stephen Frears previously worked together on The Queen (2006), The Deal (2003) and Mary Reilly (1996).
Charles Ingram was also convicted of an unrelated insurance fraud in 2003. On 28 October 2003, Ingram was found guilty at Bournemouth Crown Court of obtaining a pecuniary advantage by deception, and of a second charge of deception, having attempted to claim on an insurance policy after an alleged burglary at his home.
Both Michael Sheen and Helen McCrory have played real life husband and wife, Tony Blair and Cherie Blair in The Queen (2006).
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