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The Fake Sheik

Season 1
This is the gripping story of maverick tabloid reporter, Mazher Mahmood – the king of the sting. Playing the role of a wealthy Arab sheikh, he dupes models, royals, and A-list stars with elaborate undercover operations. He was at the top of British journalism for almost three decades. But then comes an extraordinary downfall. Mahmood becomes the front-page story himself and the tables are turned.
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Episodes

  1. S1 E1 - Episode 1
    September 25, 2023
    48min
    16+
    Maverick reporter Mazher Mahmood tries to make a name for himself in the cutthroat world of tabloid journalism. He poses as a hitman and exposes a respected doctor who wants his mistress dead. But what Mahmood really wants is a huge scoop. He devises an audacious undercover operation, posing as a jet-setting Arab sheikh with a playboy lifestyle to expose the misdemeanours of two football tycoons.
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  2. S1 E2 - Episode 2
    September 25, 2023
    53min
    13+
    The Fake Sheikh becomes a global star after a string of jaw-dropping scoops, including exposing a plot to kidnap David Beckham’s family and a sting on England manager Sven-Göran Eriksson. But as Mahmood’s star rises, questions grow over his methods and relations become strained with some of the people closest to him.
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  3. S1 E3 - Episode 3
    September 25, 2023
    50min
    13+
    Mazher Mahmood is seemingly unstoppable, despite his doubters. Then shockingly the News of the World closes amid national scandal. But Mahmood is a survivor. He joins a new paper and sets up an undercover sting on British pop star, Tulisa, aimed at exposing her as a Class A drug dealer. But there’s a twist in the tale as the fake sheikh finds himself in the headlines and on trial.
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Nuditysubstance usesmokingfoul languagesexual content
Audio languages
EnglishEnglish Dialogue Boost: HighEnglish [Audio Description]English Dialogue Boost: Medium
Subtitles
English [CC]العربيةČeštinaDanskDeutschΕλληνικάEspañol (Latinoamérica)Español (España)SuomiFilipinoFrançaisעבריתहिन्दीMagyarIndonesiaItaliano日本語한국어Bahasa MelayuNorsk BokmålNederlandsPolskiPortuguês (Brasil)Português (Portugal)RomânăРусскийSvenskaதமிழ்తెలుగుไทยTürkçeУкраїнськаTiếng Việt中文(简体)中文(繁體)
Directors
Ceri Isfryn
Producers
Sanjay SinghalJonathan SmithAlexandra Lacey
Starring
Ali AfzalAylia FoxBelal Sabir
Studio
Amazon Studios
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