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FOREWORD BY ROY HUDD
Described by the Sunday
Telegraph as ‘the one genius the BBC ever had on its staff’, Charles
Chilton MBE joined the Corporation at fifteen as a messenger boy and
went on to carve out a 46-year career as a presenter, writer and
Auntie’s Charlie discusses his life from growing up on the streets of
1920s St Pancras, via early years at the BBC working for the Gramophone
Library, to writing the infamous production Oh What a Lovely War for
Joan Littlewood’s Theatre Workshop.
While with the BBC Charles was sent to the United States to research,
write and produce a number of series based on American western history.
One of these, Riders of the Range, lasted for five years until 1953.
However, major international recognition came with his science fiction
trilogy Journey into Space which he wrote and produced between 1953 and
Here, for the first time, is Charles Chilton’s story in his own words –
an autobiography that is frank, vivid, wry and engaging.