Great Lives - Charlie Chaplin
Mark Steel talks about Charlie Chaplin
- BBC Radio 4
- Matthew Parris, Mark Steel, Simon Louvish and Charlie Chaplin
- Perminder Khatkar
Mark Steel makes the case for Charlie Chaplin being one of the most radical comedians of his time. He reckons it's sad that most see Chaplin as that bloke who wore a bowler hat, had a funny walk, waved a cane around and wasn't even that funny. Mark argues that Charlie Chaplin's silent films and his "Tramp" character make sense if you look at the upheavals in society that were occurring alongside his career.
This is an episode from Series 47 of the long-running Radio 4 strand.
- Production company
- Laugh track
- First broadcast
- Tuesday 25th December 2018 on BBC Radio 4 at 4:30pm
- Episode length
- 30 minutes