Comedian and infamous hoaxer Simon Brodkin made headlines around the world by showering Sepp Blatter in banknotes and storming Kanye West’s stage at Glastonbury.
But the methods behind his audacious stunts have always remained secret, until now… As part of Channel 4’s Fake News Week, this documentary, airing on Tuesday 7 February 2017 at 10.00pm, gives unrestricted access to Simon as he sets his sights on three of the world’s most notorious figures: Simon Cowell, Sir Philip Green and the 45th President of the United States of America, Donald J Trump.
With tension, drama, disguise, false starts, arrests and near misses with the US Secret Service, this unique documentary lifts the lid on the months of meticulous planning and preparation it takes to pull off a successful stunt, and reveals the extraordinary and sometimes dangerous measures Simon takes as he bursts the bubble of some of the world’s richest and most famous people.
Producer and Director: Paul Young
Executive Producers: Jon Thoday, Richard Allen-Turner
Production Company: Avalon
Britain’s Greatest Hoaxer airs on Tuesday 7 February 2017 from 10.00pm-11.05pm on Channel 4