Sarah Greene

Last updated 09 January 2020

Sarah Greene
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Sarah Greene

Born: Friday 24th October 1958 (age: 63)


Sarah Greene is a British television personality best known for presenting Blue Peter, Saturday Superstore and Going Live.

Greene was born in London, England, the daughter of Welsh DIY expert Harry Greene and actress Marjie Lawrence. She is sister of presenter Laura Greene. 

Greene was educated at the Gospel Oak Primary School and the Grey Coat Hospital school, London, while also pursuing child acting roles. She graduated with a degree in Drama from University of Hull. She then pursued acting roles in Birmingham, Manchester and London.

In early 1980, Greene had a role on the daytime drama Together (Southern Television/ITV), which began in January. She appeared in the BBC adaptation of Pamela Brown's The Swish of the Curtain after which she was asked by Blue Peter producer Biddy Baxter to be the replacement for the outgoing Tina Heath. 

At the time Greene was the youngest ever presenter of Blue Peter, aged 22. After leaving Blue Peter, she presented Saturday Superstore with Mike Read, and subsequently co-presented Going Live! with Phillip Schofield. It was during her time on Going Live! that Sarah won "Best Female on TV" SOS Award 3 years running. She then began to appear in television commercials for Nescafe coffee. Later, she fronted Channel 4's popular daytime antiques programme Collectors Lot.

On September 10 1988 Greene and her partner Mike Smith (television and radio presenter) were seriously injured in a helicopter accident in Gloucestershire. The couple spent a number of weeks in hospital before Greene returned to present Going Live! while still in plaster. 

Greene appeared in the Doctor Who serial Attack of the Cybermen albeit under heavy make-up.

She also appeared in Casualty, Brookside and French & Saunders. 

In 1992 she combined her talents in a hoax paranormal programme called Ghostwatch, alongside Smith and talk-show host Michael Parkinson.

 Greene and Smith made a foray into feature films in The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997), starring Bill Murray; they played presenters of The Theatre Of Life, a fictional English TV show which promised the participant a role in a crime drama.

More recently, Greene appeared in the ITV programme Have I Been Here Before? and was also a regular presenter on magazine show This Morning.