Chris Serle

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Chris Serle
Chris Serle 2012.jpg
Serle in 2012 at the 30th anniversary of the BBC Micro
Born (1943-07-13) 13 July 1943 (age 76)
Known forTelevision presenter

Christopher "Chris" Richard Serle (born 13 July 1943 in Bristol, England) is a former BBC TV presenter, reporter and actor.


Serle was educated at Clifton College and Trinity College, Dublin, where he studied modern languages. He appeared as a foil for Irish comedian Dave Allen in his series Dave Allen at Large in 1971, but gained greater UK public recognition as one of the presenters on the TV series That's Life!.[1] He later presented and appeared in In At The Deep End, a series in which he, and fellow former That's Life! presenter Paul Heiney, were pitched into professional situations with no prior knowledge.

In the 1980s, he presented Windmill in which clips from the BBC archives on particular themes were shown (so called as the then base for BBC archives was in Windmill Road, Brentford). He also presented the viewer-response show Points of View, The Computer Programme,[2] and Monkey Business. On radio, he was the regular host of Pick of the Week between 1991 and 1998, and a frequent guest presenter until 2006. Also was in Greek Language and People with Katia Dandoulaki. He currently serves as the Honorary President of the Bristol Hospital Broadcasting Service, a registered charity which provides a radio service to the hospitals of Bristol.

Serle featured on an episode of the BBC game show, The Adventure Game, with Sandra Dickinson and Adam Tandy on 16 February 1984.

Personal life[edit]

He lives in Bristol, is married and has two grown up sons. His recreations include jazz, silent films, keeping roadworthy a small collection of elderly cars and hospital radio for children.

Serle has a passion for cars and has an Aston Martin DB2/4 and a Model T Ford. He is President of the Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum.[3]


  1. ^ Stevens, Christopher (2010). Born Brilliant: The Life Of Kenneth Williams. John Murray. p. 403. ISBN 1-84854-195-3.
  2. ^ "25th anniversary of BBC Micro TV series". Drobe. 13 January 2007. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  3. ^ [1] Archived 6 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine

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