Selling Hitler

on Acorn Media

Based on a true story, this uproarious farce dramatizes the making of a modern-day publishing fiasco. Emmy nominee Jonathan Pryce (Brazil, Pirates of the Caribbean) stars as Gerd "the Bloodhound" Heidemann, a German reporter who sniffs out a scoop that will revive his stalled career: the lost diaries of Adolf Hitler. Gerd manages to convince Stern magazine to pony up millions for the documents, not knowing that a small-time forger (Alexei Sayle, The Young Ones) keeps churning them out from a shop in Stuttgart. The scheme hoodwinks eminent historians, Newsweek magazine, and even Rupert Murdoch--until the truth leaves everyone pointing fingers in fury. With a pitch-perfect ensemble cast that includes Barry Humphries (Dame Edna), Alison Doody (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade), Tom Baker (Doctor Who), and Alan Bennett (Beyond the Fringe), Selling Hitler mercilessly lays bare the greed, self-delusion, and stupidity behind 20th-century journalism's most shocking scandal.

on Acorn Media

Based on a true story, this uproarious farce dramatizes the making of a modern-day publishing fiasco. Emmy nominee Jonathan Pryce (Brazil, Pirates of the Caribbean) stars as Gerd "the Bloodhound" Heidemann, a German reporter who sniffs out a scoop that will revive his stalled career: the lost diaries of Adolf Hitler. Gerd manages to convince Stern magazine to pony up millions for the documents, not knowing that a small-time forger (Alexei Sayle, The Young Ones) keeps churning them out from a shop in Stuttgart. The scheme hoodwinks eminent historians, Newsweek magazine, and even Rupert Murdoch--until the truth leaves everyone pointing fingers in fury. With a pitch-perfect ensemble cast that includes Barry Humphries (Dame Edna), Alison Doody (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade), Tom Baker (Doctor Who), and Alan Bennett (Beyond the Fringe), Selling Hitler mercilessly lays bare the greed, self-delusion, and stupidity behind 20th-century journalism's most shocking scandal.

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Murdoch gets cagey during negotiations, his expert gets cold feet, and Stern's big press conference turns nasty.

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s1e5 Episode 5
July 9, 1991
Murdoch gets cagey during negotiations, his expert gets cold feet, and Stern's big press conference turns nasty.
Season Finale
Embarking on a bidding war, publishing magnate Rupert Murdoch sends a distinguished historian--and form intelligence agent--to authenticate the diaries.

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s1e4 Episode 4
July 2, 1991
Embarking on a bidding war, publishing magnate Rupert Murdoch sends a distinguished historian--and form intelligence agent--to authenticate the diaries.
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s1e1 Episode 1
June 11, 1991
June 11, 1991
Episode 1
Series Premiere
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s1e2 Episode 2
June 18, 1991
June 18, 1991
Episode 2
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s1e3 Episode 3
June 25, 1991
June 25, 1991
Episode 3
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s1e4 Episode 4
July 2, 1991
July 2, 1991
Episode 4
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s1e5 Episode 5
July 9, 1991
July 9, 1991
Episode 5
Season Finale

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