Charles Wheeler

Episodes

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Looted Art *20080725

First broadcast in 2006, repeated as a tribute to the late Charles Wheeler.

For more than 50 years, Charles carried a tiny portrait across continents.

Who was she, where did she come from and did she have a guilty past? She remained an unsolicited gift and a mystery for Wheeler until his search for her rightful home revealed a tale of power, politics and theft.

The Child Migrants20080724

Repeat of part of a series, first broadcast in 2003, in which the late Charles Wheeler tells the full and shocking story of the migration of over 150,000 children from Britain between 1900 and 1967.

He looks at the political background to the scheme and the early experiences of some of the children.

01Evacuation: The True Story * *20080721

Repeat of a programme first broadcast in 1999, part of a series in which Charles Wheeler marks the sixtieth anniversary of the wartime evacuation of Britain's cities.

Evacuees, teachers, billeting officers and a top wartime civil servant describe the emotional events leading up to the first day of evacuation.

02Coming Home * *20080722

Repeat of part of a series, first broadcast in 2005, in which the late Charles Wheeler presents personal interpretations of what the end of the Second World War meant to people in Britain and across the world.

Missing

The aftermath of war revealed many absences, from townscapes physically altered by bomb damage to much more personal losses.

03From Shouting To Shooting *20080723

Repeat of part of a series, first broadcast in 2000, in which the late Charles Wheeler presents a history of national service.

From Shouting to Shooting

The stories of national servicemen who were caught up in Britain's colonial skirmishes and the growing Cold War.