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Politicians, film stars and TV celebrities are all used to being on the front pages but, as Ruth Wishart discovers, others find it harder to survive the onslaught of the tabloids.

Episodes

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20060927

Ruth Wishart talks to people who have been the focus of tabloid interest. Eddie the Eagle Edwards discusses the real story behind his exploits in the 1988 Winter Olympics.

20060930
20061119

Ruth Wishart talks to survivors of a tabloid onslaught. Lloyd Scott used the press to publicise his charity work but soon discovered they were more interested in his private life.

20061126

2/3. Ruth Wishart finds out what it's like to be splashed across the front pages.

Pierre-Yves Gerbeau says it felt like he had aged thirty years during his tenure as chief of the Millennium Dome. It took all his French flair to survive the press onslaught.

20061203

3/3. Ruth Wishart finds out what it's like to be splashed across the front pages.

The image of Paul Dadge helping an injured mask wearing woman across the road after the London bombings last year went all around the world and changed his life forever.

20061210

1/3. Ruth Wishart talks to people who have been the focus of tabloid interest. Eddie the Eagle Edwards discusses the real story behind his exploits in the 1988 Winter Olympics.

20061217

2/3. Cynthia Payne hit the headlines when Police raided her suburban home and interrupted a sex party in full swing. Ruth Wishart talks with Cynthia who reveals the stories behind the parties.

20061224

With Ruth Wishart. 3/3. Paula Murphy hit the headlines while taking part in Miss World in Nigeria, when rioting and deaths in the streets led to the contest moving to the UK.

Tom Mcclean2005010220061224
Tom Mcclean2005010220061224
0101Eddie The Eagle2005120520060927
20060930 (RS)
20061210 (RS)

Ruth Wishart talks to Eddie Edwards who reveals the real story behind his exploits and the headlines during the 1988 Winter Olympics.

0101Eddie The Eagle2005120520060927
20060930 (RS)
20061210 (RS)

Ruth Wishart talks to Eddie Edwards who reveals the real story behind his exploits and the headlines during the 1988 Winter Olympics.

0102Cynthia Payne2005121220061217

Cynthia Payne's notorious sex parties meant she was known as the best hostess in London, but she hit the headlines when police raided her suburban home and interrupted a party in full swing.

0102Cynthia Payne2005121220061217

Cynthia Payne's notorious sex parties meant she was known as the best hostess in London, but she hit the headlines when police raided her suburban home and interrupted a party in full swing.

0103Paula Murphy2005121920061224

Former Miss Scotland Paula Murphy explains how rioting meant moving the Miss World contest from Nigeria to the UK.

0103Paula Murphy2005121920061224

Former Miss Scotland Paula Murphy explains how rioting meant moving the Miss World contest from Nigeria to the UK.

0104Nick Bateman2005122620060927 (RS)
20061217 (RS)

Ruth Wishart reflects on the tabloid career of 'Big Brother' contestant, Nick BATEMAN....Prod: Mike Walker

0104 LASTNick Bateman2005122620060927 (RS)
20061217 (RS)

Ruth Wishart reflects on the tabloid career of 'Big Brother' contestant, Nick BATEMAN....Prod: Mike Walker

0201Lloyd Scott20061119

Lloyd Scott used the press to publicise his charity work but soon discovered they were more interested in his private life.

0201Lloyd Scott20061119

Lloyd Scott used the press to publicise his charity work but soon discovered they were more interested in his private life.

0202Pierre-yves Gerbeau20061126

Pierre-yves Gerbeau says it felt like he had aged thirty years during his tenure as chief of the Millennium Dome.

It took all his French flair to survive the press onslaught.

0202Pierre-yves Gerbeau20061126

Pierre-yves Gerbeau says it felt like he had aged thirty years during his tenure as chief of the Millennium Dome.

It took all his French flair to survive the press onslaught.

0203 LASTPaul Dadge20061203

The image of Paul Dadge helping an injured mask wearing woman across the road after the London bombings last year went all around the world and changed his life forever.

0203 LASTPaul Dadge20061203

The image of Paul Dadge helping an injured mask wearing woman across the road after the London bombings last year went all around the world and changed his life forever.