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Serle in 2012 at the 30th anniversary of the BBC Micro
|Born||13 July 1943|
|Known for||Television presenter|
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!. 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 later presented the viewer-response show Points of View, The Computer Programme, 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.
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.
- Chris Serle, Esq's Biography. Debrett's. Accessed 2011-03-10.
- Meet our Presenters: Chris Serle. Travel Channel. Accessed 2011-03-10.