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Hughie Green, Most Sincerely (2008)

In 1934 Hughie Green, a nervous 14-year old performer, is pushed onto a stage in his native Canada. Twenty-four years later he is a big name in British television as the quiz-master of the ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Armstrong ...
Ian Cairns ...
Major Green
Victoria Pugh ...
Young Housewife
Mared Swain ...
Female Fan
Jess Yates
Elaine Yates
Christopher Gillman-Wells ...
Young Christopher
Megan Convery ...
Young Linda
Claire Green
Vic Hallums
Ordinary Housewife
George Potts ...
Male Contestant
Kate Williams ...
Mrs Carr
Noel Botham


In 1934 Hughie Green, a nervous 14-year old performer, is pushed onto a stage in his native Canada. Twenty-four years later he is a big name in British television as the quiz-master of the popular game show 'Double Your Money'. Whilst on a stage tour with the show he meets a former show business acquaintance Jess Yates, now running a hotel with his young wife Elaine and Hughie stays with them. For the next decade and a half Hughie is a top name in British light entertainment, hosting a talent contest 'Opportunity Knocks'. His catch-phrase is "I mean that most sincerely" and he is shown to have a genuine loyalty to his audience and his staff. However, he is a serial womanizer, frequently indulging in sex in his dressing-room with female fans, and his wife leaves him, taking their son and daughter. Jess Yates re-enters television, initially hosting a religious programme called 'Stars On Sunday', earning him the nick-name of The Bishop. He becomes Hughie's producer and the two men clash.... Written by don @ minifie-1

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jools holland refused to have footage of himself featured in the scene when hughie green is watching a clip of 'the tube' on his TV. a lookalike actor is superimposed with footage of paula yates instead. See more »


In one scene, apparently set in the very early 70's, there is a shot of Hughie Green's home telephone. The phone showed is a leather-clad "Rhapsody" telephone. These telephones were not available in the 70's. See more »

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Carmen Du Sautoy's character is credited as "Christina Shaples" but biographies of Hughie Green spell her surname "Sharples". See more »

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A Truly Irredeemable Monster
17 April 2011 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

In his day Hughie Green was as famous in Britain as Simon Cowell is nowadays . I do remember him from OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS and also remember my mother hating him with a vengeance but never understood the hate . In fact one day when he turned up in Rothesay to visit Lena Zavaroni a large amount of the population came to greet him when he arrived at the ferry . In later years however I understood why a " celebrity " would be so disliked . Even watching him in footage he comes across as smug , egocentric and one wonders if his catchphrase " I mean that most sincerely folks " wasn't irony at its most appropriate ?

MOST SINCERELY chronicles the success of Green and one instantly becomes aware how difficult it is to portray someone so unlikable . In many ways it suffers the same fault as RAGING BULL in that the audience can't empathise let alone find any redeeming qualities in the protagonist . It says something when actor Trever Eve - who by the way is superb in this - had reservations about " portraying an irredeemable monster "

There's also a couple of other problems . One is that the screenplay seems to stick too closely to the 2001 documentary THE REAL HUGHIE GREEN . We see Green get in to an argument with Thames boss Jeremy Isaacs about holding an edition of OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS from a nuclear submarine base and we see a recreation of the jaw dropping moment where Green goes in to a pseudo Churchillian rant about how 1976 should be a watershed year where Britain can become great again . Compelling but what is the backstory to Green's politics ?

Another problem is the inclusion of rather explicit sex scenes . Considering Green was born in 1920 some of the scenes must have placed him well in to middle age when they happened . Believe me the idea any narcissistic middle aged drunk having sex ( Usually with someone's wife or someone young enough to be his daughter ) is squirm inducing at the best of times but if it's Hughie Green then implication alone would have been more than enough

In all this isn't really a hatchet job on a famous personality from yesteryer because you can't really find anything even mediocre to say about the man . Everyone seemed to hate him and bare in mind he was merely a TV talent show presenter where as at least TV villains in the 21st Century like Simon Cowell did spend many years building up success before they became famous . If the actor playing the role claims " He was a truly irredeemable monster " then that's all you need to know

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