Quiz: Miniseries (2020)

SEASON:

Miniseries
Quiz

Critics Consensus

With clever writing, a slick production, and a pitch perfect Michael Sheen, Quiz crafts a captivating snapshot of a wild scandal that will keep viewers on their toes.

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Critic Ratings: 35

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Episodes

1
Air date: May 31, 2020
2
Air date: Jun 7, 2020
3
Air date: Jun 14, 2020

Tv Season Info

Cast

Michael Sheen
as Chris Tarrant
Sian Clifford
as Diana Ingram
Matthew MacFadyen
as Major Charles Ingram
Michael Jibson
as Tecwen Whittock
Mark Bonnar
as Paul Smith
Helen McCrory
as Sonia Woodley QC
Aisling Bea
as Claudia Rosencrantz
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Critic Reviews for Quiz Miniseries

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (14)

There's more than enough to like here, including great performances from Michael Sheen and Mark Bonnar.

May 30, 2020 | Full Review…

"Quiz" is a thought-provoking and entertaining miniseries, even if it peters out a bit close to the end.

May 28, 2020 | Full Review…

It was quite delightful to see an ITV drama sending up its own former executives, television not only eating itself, but taking care to cover every morsel with tomato ketchup first.

Apr 15, 2020 | Full Review…

The script, by playwright James Graham, is unpretentious but spiked with wit. Stephen Frears directs with a typically deft hand. And the cast is superb.

Jun 29, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

What elevates "Quiz" beyond a scripted docudrama is the performances from the cast, especially MacFadyen, Clifford, Sheen and Bonnar, who take their scenes all the way to the edge of unhinged without ever going too far.

Jun 1, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The game show scandal is a niche genre, but it has become a personal favorite, from Robert Redford's "Quiz Show" (1994) to Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire" (2008). Now, you can add another gem with the three-episode British miniseries "Quiz."

Jul 10, 2020 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Frears' charm and whimsy feel all but absent, limited to a few scenes or dialogue exchanges. For a quiz, this feels too easy.

Jun 25, 2020 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

Quiz will surprise and delight in its even-handedness and compelling recreation of events.

Jun 22, 2020 | Full Review…

Quiz is compelling far beyond the nature of its original source. More than that, the show is also witty and very funny, with stellar performances.

Jun 16, 2020 | Full Review…

Come for MacFadyen in a short-sleeved, pastel color-blocked polo shirt, sweating under the show lights as he fumbles for the answers. Come for Clifford's clipped directives to her hapless husband...

Jun 12, 2020 | Full Review…

With sharp, satirical performances, it entertains as much as it educates.

Jun 12, 2020 | Full Review…

It's an enjoyably engrossing series, and features nice performances from an array of familiar British actors (Aisling Bea and Michael Sheen are also on hand, the latter as Millionaire host, Chris Tarrant).

Jun 5, 2020 | Full Review…

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