THE iconic 1988 interview between Terry Wogan and James Harries is being made into a film in the style of Frost/Nixon.
The films producers believe the encounter between folksy interviewer and troubled antiques-obsessed child is guaranteed box office gold.
Director Emma Bradford said: The Wogan/Harries interview is a seminal moment in the history of television.
It’s a gladiatorial meeting of minds where young Harries disparagingly refers to the host by his surname.
“As the bow tie-clad youngster explains his worrying refusal to attend school, Wogan is desperate to get a few cheap laughs – the entertainment value of his early evening chat show depends upon it.
“The stakes could not be higher.”
Reality TV producer Nikki Hollis said: “In many ways their meeting creating the template for modern television, where a carousel of misfits rotates to a backdrop of mocking laughter.”
Logan said the film would include events before and after the encounter, including Wogans years spent honing his skills on Children In Need, Blankety Blank and covering for Jimmy Young on Radio 2.
He added: Theres an incredibly poignant scene where Harries, now a 35-year-old woman called Lauren, leaves the Celebrity Big Brother house and asks herself, What the fucking hell is any of this about?