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Sun 5 Jan 2014 03:15 BBC Radio 4 Extra

45 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 04 January 2014

Part of BBC Radio 4 Extra's tribute to the remarkable talent of writer and producer Charles Chilton, who died on 2 January 2013 at the age of 95.

A BBC staff member for 46 years, Chilton was well known to radio audiences all over the world for his musical and historical documentary programmes - numbering well over 150.

In 1972 he guested on The Time of My Life to talk about his London childhood, which began and ended with a great world war. In the London borough of St Pancras, his family experienced unemployment, cold and hunger. In spite of challenging times, including the death of his mother when he was five, Chilton reveals how he experienced the time of his life during the 1920s and 30s.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1972.


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