Hughie Green

Television Presenter
Born Feb 2, 1920

Hugh Hughes Green was the host of numerous British television shows.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Hughie Green.


1920 Birth Born on February 2, 1920.


1935 15 Years Old After an extensive tour of Canada, in 1935 Green appeared in his first film, Midshipman Easy, then went to Hollywood where he appeared in the film Tom Brown's School Days and at the Cocoanut Grove with his cabaret act. … Read More


1942 22 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1942, he married Montreal society beauty Claire Wilson, and went on to work in the aircraft industry as a ferry transport pilot and stunt pilot.
1947 27 Years Old From 1947, when he returned to London, he was involved in business activities that included selling aircraft.
1949 29 Years Old In 1949 Green devised a talent show called Opportunity Knocks, which was commissioned by BBC Radio. … Read More


1955 35 Years Old The case came to trial at the High Court in May 1955, with Green represented by Viscount Hailsham. … Read More
1956 36 Years Old As a result of the costs in the case, Green's creditors filed a petition for his bankruptcy, and a receiving order was made on 8 May 1956.
1958 38 Years Old He was not discharged from bankruptcy until 18 June 1958. … Read More


1961 41 Years Old Claire and Green separated in 1961 and filed for divorce in March 1975 after Green started an affair with Gwen Claremont, the sister of an earlier lover, Pat. … Read More
1966 46 Years Old On 8 November 1966, Hughie Green presented the show from The House of Friendship in Moscow. … Read More


1974 54 Years Old 1 More Event
His game show The Sky's the Limit was generally considered a failure and was dropped by most ITV regional companies after the first run, although it lasted until 1974 in the Yorkshire and Granada regions, eventually being cancelled due to low ratings, combined with a falling-out between Green and producer Jess Yates. … Read More
1978 58 Years Old After numerous viewer complaints, Thames axed the show in March 1978, despite its attracting high ratings, something Green mentioned in a bitter rant against Thames in his last show. … Read More


1989 69 Years Old After a failed court case against the New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation over a copyright case which cost him £250,000 in 1989, Green lived out his life away from the media in solitude, confined to his Baker Street flat and lacking the riches he enjoyed during his fame. … Read More
1992 72 Years Old Green told Phillip Schofield in a TV interview in 1992 that he came up with the catchphrase himself.
1997 77 Years Old Died on May 3, 1997.
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