Charles was a BBC TV network announcer (attachment) (1987 – 1989). He was also a regional television announcer on BBC Scotland for a while (early 1990s). He was a BBC Radio 2 announcer, newsreader and presenter (1981 – 1989) and a commentator on Come Dancing (1985 – 1986, 1988 – 1995). Charles also voiced BBC TV presentation trails.

Charles is now the managing director of A1 VOX, the London sound studios. Until late-2002, he also presented the afternoon show on London’s Jazz FM. He is one of the main voices of the UK version of the History Channel on satellite television, along with former Beeb colleague David Allan.

When asked for his most memorable moment whilst working at BBC Presentation in London, he told us: “Doing BBC One continuity the night PanAm 103 crashed on Lockerbie. Working with the true greats of television continuity – announcers like Martin King, David Allan and Andy Cartledge. And the golden moment when I put the BBC Two symbol up on screen and cheerfully announced ‘This is BBC One'”.

 

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