Connect with us

TV

Trust Me (Screen One BBC-1 1992, Alfred Molina, Hywel Bennett)

Published

on

Trust Me (Screen One BBC-1 1992, Alfred Molina, Hywel Bennett)

In the darkly funny Screen One drama Trust Me, Harry Greaves is something of a dreamer and inveterate liar. He is a barman who harbours ambitions of becoming an author, in fact he has written a book about his experiences as a “hitman”. Unfortunately the publisher he tries to place the book with is found dead and Harry is mistaken for a real hitman. Not only that he finds himself involved with a pair of very unsavoury characters.

Trust Me builds on one farcical moment after another, especially once real hit-men Ralph and Gordon arrive on the scene. The final twenty minutes are in fact completely hilarious. It’s brilliantly cast too with another stand out performance from Alfred Molina as Harry. Hywel Bennett and Jack Shepherd also have prominent roles. Many of the minor roles are played by familiar faces too.

Jill Gascoine (Molina’s real life partner) also makes an appearance.

The script by Tony Sarchet is excellent and very funny.

Screen One Trust Me Alfred Molina and Jack Shepherd

production details
UK / BBC One / 1×79 minute episode / Broadcast 25 October 1992

Writer: Tony Sarchet / Music: Clever Music / Production Design: Donal Woods / Executive Producer: Richard Broke / Producer: Peter Goodchild / Director: Tony Dow

Series: Screen One Season 4 Episode 8

cast
Alfred Molina as Harry Greaves
Alphonsia Emmanuel as Col
Hywel Bennett as Ralph
Jill Gascoine as Vivien Empson
Jack Shepherd as Blake
Roger Lloyd Pack as Gordon
Edna Doré as Rose
Carol Starks as Catherine
Harry Towb as George Empson
Mike Grady as Duggan
Ian Targett as David
Peter Wingfield as Paul
Alan Palmer as Party Guest
Christopher Scoular as Brian
Conleth Hill as Neil
Yvonne O’Grady as Woman Customer
Derek Benfield as Man On Bus
David Simeon as Rambler
Charlie Creed-Miles as Danny
Paula Ann Bland as Prostitute
Francesca Ryan as Policewoman
Gabe Cronnelly as Waither
David Cronnelly as Uli
Vincent Keane as Geoff

Advertisement












Latest

Acts of Violence (2018, Cole Hauser, Bruce Willis)Acts of Violence (2018, Cole Hauser, Bruce Willis)
Movies1 min ago

Acts of Violence (2018, Cole Hauser, Bruce Willis)

In action thriller Acts of Violence, when his fiancee is kidnapped by human traffickers, Roman and his ex-military brothers set...

Wrecked: Last Meal (tbs 4 Sep 2018)Wrecked: Last Meal (tbs 4 Sep 2018)
Episodes8 mins ago

Wrecked: Last Meal (tbs 4 Sep 2018)

Last Meal: On the eve of The Hunt, Martha offers to the survivors’ one last meal of their choosing —...

L'Âge d'Or (1930, Gaston Modot, Lya Lys)L'Âge d'Or (1930, Gaston Modot, Lya Lys)
Movies13 mins ago

L’Âge d’Or (1930, Gaston Modot, Lya Lys)

No easily identifiable narrative can be found in Bunuel’s classic Surrealist film L’Âge d’Or, which is still shocking all these...

Hit the Floor (VH1 - BET 2013, Kimberly Elise, Taylour Paige) Hit the Floor (VH1 - BET 2013, Kimberly Elise, Taylour Paige) 
TV17 mins ago

Hit the Floor (VH1 – BET 2013, Kimberly Elise, Taylour Paige)

In drama series Hit The Floor Ahsha Hayes enters the wild world of professional basketball when she tries out for the...

Sophie's Choice (1982, Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline)Sophie's Choice (1982, Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline)
Movies27 mins ago

Sophie’s Choice (1982, Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline)

Set in New York in 1947, Sophie’s Choice is an emotionally wrenching account of a young writer’s obsession with a survivor of...

The Barkleys (NBC 1972, Joan Gerber, Julie McWhirter)The Barkleys (NBC 1972, Joan Gerber, Julie McWhirter)
TV59 mins ago

The Barkleys (NBC 1972, Joan Gerber, Julie McWhirter)

Inspired by the classic 70’s sitcom All in the Family (a show that questioned everything about the sitcom genre, turning...

The Lady Eve (1941, Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda)The Lady Eve (1941, Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda)
Movies1 hour ago

The Lady Eve (1941, Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda)

The Lady Eve is perhaps the perfect movie comedy, with a runaway heiress – or, in this case, heir –...

Episodes2 hours ago

Sun, Sea And Selling Houses Episode 18 airs 23 Aug on Channel 4

Sun, Sea and Selling Houses, the overseas property show, continues it’s run. In this episode, Linda and Manuel Rodriguez help...

Singin' in the Rain (MGM 1952, Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor)Singin' in the Rain (MGM 1952, Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor)
Movies12 hours ago

Singin’ in the Rain (MGM 1952, Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor)

Singin’ in the Rain is one of the classic musicals of all time, a stellar cast, led by Gene Kelly, Donald...

Previews

TV