Creating a new identity is easy

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For those looking to emulate Edward Fox in The Day of The Jackal, it is still possible to obtain a passport using a dead person's birth certificate and effectively create a false identity, according to a Channel 4 documentary.

But the programme's director, Elizabeth Allen, said it would be deliberately vague about how to go about getting a false passport, to stop the programme being a "how-to" guide.

But she said the idea of creating a new identity seemed popular after she advertised for people to take part in the programme: "It was rather depressing. We had a staggering response. Mainly they were people who want to escape their domestic situation or debts."

Good and Gone is to be screened at 11pm on 18 August, as part of Channel 4's Renegade TV season.