In 2003, Joyce Hatto became one of the most famous pianists in the world, thanks to a fraud hatched by her husband, William Barrington-Coupe.
It took years before the fraud was exposed, revealing how the music world had been hoodwinked with breath-taking audacity.
Featuring revealing interviews with some of the leading lights of the classical music world taken in by the scam, The Great Piano Scam unpicks Barrington-Coupe's astonishing masterplan, detailing how the industry and music lovers alike were conned into believing that a woman in her 70s had managed to record over 100 phenomenal CDs.
Filmmaker Susannah Price's film also includes a poignant and surprising interview with the man at the centre of the fraud.
|Friday 31 July 2009||Channel 4|
|Friday 18 December 2009||8.30PM||More4|