Charles Andrew "Charlie" Parsons (born 7 August 1958) is a British television producer who created a number of notable television shows including Survivor. He also created The Big Breakfast and The Word.
The first version of Survivor was the Swedish 1997 season, but he began to try to sell the idea in 1994. He has won several awards including an Emmy for US series Survivor in 2001. His life partner is Lord Waheed Alli, who is also his business partner. Their former company, Planet 24, was sold for 15 million pounds in 1999 to Carlton Communications.
|“||This nice middle-class schoolboy from Kent, who read English at Oxford, became - so his critics claim - the Titan of Tack TV. He's the bloke that gets the blame for everything that is bad about British television - yoof TV, decline in standards and dumbing-down. But to his admirers, Parsons is a creative genius; a co-founder of Planet 24 and the brain behind such television hits as The Word and The Big Breakfast.||”|
- "The Guardian (April 15, 2007)". theguardian.com.
- 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.
- 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.
- "The Independent (Saturday 06 June 2015)". independent.co.uk.
- "The Economist (March 2, 2013)". economist.com.
- The Sunday Times: News Review, 3rd. September, 2000, page 6
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