GEORGE IV Public House &
Saturday 20th August 2011
Be the first to get
your hands on Charles Chilton's autobiography Auntie's Charlie
discusses his life from growing up on the streets of 1920s St. Pancras,
to early years at the BBC working for the Gramophone Library to writing
the infamous production
Oh What A Lovely War
for the Theatre Workshop at Stratford East.
While with the BBC Charles Chilton was then
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 1959. His interest in space travel
also led him to join the British Interplanetary Society. He was
presented with an MBE for his services to the radio by the Queen Mother
(the Queen was abroad at the time) in 1976, a year before retiring from
the BBC after 46 years.
This two hour event, will feature a stage
panel with Charles and an opportunity to meet him afterwards.