Blue planet star at blue plaque celebration
Great excitement in Addison Avenue as Sir David Attenborough arrived to celebrate the blue plaque in honour of journalist Sir Hugh Carleton Greene, who was Director General of the BBC and lived at the house from 1956 until 1967.
Hugh Greene joined as head of the BBC’s German service at the outbreak of war, and rose to become one of the most admired director generals. He led the BBC through the permissive Sixties, incurring the wrath of the establishment with That Was The Week That Was and of morality campaigner Mary Whitehouse with programmes like the halarious Till Death Us Do Part. He presided over the launch of BBC Two, colour television, and BBC Local Radio.