Real-life crime

April 18, 2003

Steve Dixon (Why I, THES , April 11) argues that the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire case should never have been brought to court, on the grounds that it "marks a monumental incursion of a TV show into 'the real'".

But once the perpetrators of the fraud had cashed their cheque, there would have been just as much an incursion into the real economy.

George MacDonald Ross
School of philosophy
University of Leeds

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