$elling Hitler (1991)

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A co-production of Euston Television and Warner Sisters, the five-part British miniseries $elling Hitler was a doggedly irreverent dramatization of one of the most notorious (and embarrassing) literary hoaxes in history. The events took place in 1983, when a smooth-talking German gent named Konrad Fischer (Alexei Sayle) appeared virtually out of nowhere, claiming to have unearthed the authentic diaries of Adolf Hitler. Fischer's story -- and the evidence at hand -- proved persuasive enough to pull the wool over the eyes of two leading publications.