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Season 32 Episode 10

The Boldest Hoax

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Jan 11, 2005 on PBS
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The Boldest Hoax
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Richard Donat narrates the true story of the "Piltdown Man," a fossil skull that surfaced in an British town and seemed to finally provide the missing link between humans and their ape predecessors. In 1953, the "Piltdown Man" turned out to be a hoax. Various guests discuss the hoax and its strange origins, including Giles Oakley, Miles Russell and Richard Milner.moreless

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