Charles Chilton - The Long, Long Trail
- United Kingdom
More informationPart 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.
Broadcast for the first time since its original transmission on the BBC Home Service in 1961, this is Charles Chilton's forgotten radio masterpiece telling the story of the First World War through the songs sung by soldiers.
It was inspired by Chilton's personal quest to learn about his father, who was killed in 1918 aged 19 and whom he'd never met. Chilton went on to adapt the programme with Joan Littlewood into the 1963 landmark stage musical Oh What a Lovely War!