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Charles Chilton (1917–2013)

Charles Chilton was born on June 15, 1917 in Bloomsbury, London, England as Charles Frederick William Chilton. He is known for his work on Oh! What a Lovely War (1969), What Did You Do in the Great War Daddy? (2007) and Outbreak 1939 (2009). He was married to Penelope Colbeck. He died on January 2, 2013 in Hampstead, London. See full bio »

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Known For

Oh! What a Lovely War
Outbreak 1939
Outbreak 1939 Himself - Radio Producer


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 1977 All You Need Is Love (TV Series documentary) (script - 1 episode)
 1969 Oh! What a Lovely War (based on Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop Production by, and the members of the original cast)
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 1976 Aces High (musical adviser)
 1972 America (TV Series documentary) (musical advisor)
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 1969 Oh! What a Lovely War (arranger: "Gassed Last Night" - uncredited)
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 1989 Wonderworks: Young Charlie Chaplin (TV Series) (historical advisor)
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 2009 Outbreak 1939 (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Radio Producer (as Charles Chiltern)
 2008 The Unseen Alistair Cooke (TV Movie documentary)
 2007 What Did You Do in the Great War Daddy? (TV Movie documentary)
 2007 The Comedy Map of Britain (TV Series documentary)
- Episode #1.3 (2007) ... Himself
 2006 The Story of Light Entertainment (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- Radio Stars (2006) ... Himself
 1987 This Is Your Life (TV Series documentary)
- David Jacobs (1987) ... Himself
 1970 While We're on the Subject (TV Mini-Series)
- Showbusiness (1970) ... Himself
 1957 Studio E (TV Series)
- Episode #2.10 (1957) ... Himself
- Episode #2.9 (1957) ... Himself
- Episode #2.8 (1957) ... Himself
- Episode #2.7 (1957) ... Himself
- Episode #2.5 (1957) ... Himself

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His musical, "Oh What a Lovely War," was performed at the Wyndham's Theatre in London, England with Murray Melvin, George Sewell, Victor Spinetti, Brian Murphy, and Avis Bunnage in the cast. Joan Littlewood was director. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Charles Chiltern

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He was awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1976 Queen's Honours List for his services to radio. He will be remembered for his conscientious approach to a broad range of subjects ranging from jazz to science fiction. See more »

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