Friday, 13 December 2013
Those Radio Times Advent Calendar: The Chaplin Revue
The series commenced with a TV first. The Chaplin Revue featured two shorts Shoulder Arms (1918) and The Pilgrim (1922), both of which were well over 50 years old when the BBC acquired the rights to show them.
Charlie Chaplin, like Laurel and Hardy was a popular TV filler well into the 1980s with regular showings of short films, either usually on weekends or over holidays, despite the age of colour television!