A major investigation into 30 years of research being questioned in the first ‘fake news’ attack – “The Trick” – April 22 at 10 pm

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The Trick

Friday, April 22 at 10 pm


Sam Bowen with head looking out windowTHE TRICK, premiering Friday, April 22, 10:00-11:30 pm ET, is a conspiracy thriller and cautionary drama based on the real-life 2009 Climategate scandal, when a media storm undermined confidence in the science of climate change. In November 2009, the IT servers at the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia were hacked and hundreds of emails were stolen. Days later, the stolen emails were posted online, and an international media storm exploded. Professor Phil Jones (Jason Watkins) and his team found themselves in the middle of a major investigation with their 30 years of research work being questioned in the first ‘fake news’ attack. THE TRICK follows the unjustified persecution of Jones and the ultimate exoneration of both Jones and the science.