The ventriloquist, the spy, the jazzman and the showgirl.
You Only Live Twice – The Incredibly True Story of the Hughes Family
Every family has a story but not quite like this one.
Screening on ABC 1 on Thursday Feb 18th 2010 at 9.30pm.
“You Only Live Twice – The Incredibly True Story of the Hughes Family” takes us on an intimate, whirlwind journey through the ages, revealing the complexities and duality within this prodigiously talented, eccentric maverick clan who’ve pursued their passions on the world stage. Along the way, a dazzling array of friends and colleagues weigh in on this remarkable and highly entertaining story including iconic satirist, Barry Humphries, jazz legend Graeme Bell, international best selling author John Le Carre and acclaimed filmmaker, Chris Doyle.
This is a generational odyssey bristling with exceptional talent, music and performance. Where myth and reality become inseparable. Where truth is often found in fiction. Part fable and part adventure story. This film is a loving, breathless celebration of the artistic, spirit in all its wildly, outrageous entertaining splendour.
Writer, director – Brendan Young
Producer – Ruth Cullen
Length: 55 minutes
Richard Hughes and James Bond creator Ian Flemming
Christa Hughes & Dick Hughes
Dick Hughes at the piano in the 1950s
Christa Hughes performs 'Beer Drinking Woman'
Dick Hughes and Sidney Bechet, Paris 1950