TV Sci-fi drama/documentary, which caused world-wide headlines when first broadcast as it purported to show a link between Britain’s ‘brain-drain’, climate change and a human colony on Mars. –christophermiles.info
Christopher Miles was born in London, England, the eldest of four children to ‘Wren’, a councilor, and John Miles, a consulting engineer, whose family had been in the steel industry for several generations. Two engineers named Miles are on a plinth in Yarm, commemorating the first railway in the world, from Stockton to Darlington in 1825.
Aged 16 while still at Winchester College (1953–57), Miles became the first person to show 8mm film on television (April 6, 1957), at the invitation of the BBC’s children’s program ’All Your Own’. During this time he helped produce and write a variety entertainment, the Begmilian Show, in which his sister Sarah Miles made her first public performance.
Aged 19, under suspicion of being a spy, he was imprisoned in Communist China for filming in Chinwangtao. In fact he was making his first commissioned film for the owner of the Silver Line, and was released from prison after 20 hours of non-stop questioning. Miles’ film footage, which was… read more