Charlie Parsons

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For other people named Charlie Parsons, see Charlie Parsons (disambiguation).

Charles Andrew "Charlie" Parsons[1] (born 7 August 1958)[citation needed] is a British television producer who created a number of notable television shows including Survivor.[2] He also created The Big Breakfast and The Word.[3]

The first version of Survivor was the Swedish 1997 season, but he began to try to sell the idea in 1994.[2] He has won several awards including an Emmy for US series Survivor in 2001. His life partner is Lord Waheed Alli,[4] who is also his business partner. Their former company, Planet 24, was sold for 15 million pounds in 1999 to Carlton Communications.[1][5]

In March 2010 the Guardian newspaper reported that Parsons was investing in new independent production company, NERD, and had become the company's Chairman.[3]

He went to Pembroke College, Oxford where he studied English Literature and afterwards trained as a journalist. According to a review in 2000,


  1. ^ a b "The Guardian (April 15, 2007)". 
  2. ^ a b Nylén, Susanne (12 February 2004). "Parsons blev miljonär på "Robinson"". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 14 July 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Robinson, James (25 March 2010). "Charlie Parsons invests in new TV production company NERD". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 14 July 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "The Independent (Saturday 06 June 2015)". 
  5. ^ "The Economist (March 2, 2013)". 
  6. ^ The Sunday Times: News Review, 3rd. September, 2000, page 6

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