The Real...

Hughie Green

Broadcast 7 August 2001

TV host Hughie Green had an unswerving belief in his own talent. But, although he prided himself on being a self-styled moral guardian, his private persona could not have been more different.

He had a mercurial temper and, in spite of publicly upholding family values, he was a compulsive philanderer.

At his funeral, a colleague let slip that one of his illegitimate children was a famous TV presenter; it turned out to be Paula Yates, whose 'father' Jess had been his sworn enemy.

Green's amazing double life is chronicled in a documentary rich in archive footage and interviews.