1 9 8 9 (UK)
6 x 30 minute episodes
This tea-time ITV drama series closely traced the boyhood of Charlie Chaplin – who grew up under the shadow of his music hall star father, Charles Chaplin Snr. – up to the age of 15.
Joe Geary starred as young Chaplin with Lee Whitlock as his half-brother Sydney, Ian McShane as Charles Snr. and Twiggy as Charlie’s downtrodden mother, Hannah, who ended up in an asylum.
The six-part series was produced to celebrate the centenary of the birth of the great silent film comedian.
Charles Chaplin Snr
Paul Mark Elliott