'Young Charlie Chaplin' is an epic mini-series charting the meteoric rise of the silent screen's greatest star. Featuring Twiggy as Charlie's mother, 'Young Charlie Chaplin' is fascinating chronicle of Chaplin's extraordinary childhood, from the horrors of the workhouse and the orphanage, to the bright lights of the music hall stage and the start of a legendary movie career. 'Young Charlie Chaplin' is a unique and powerful insight into the development of a rare comic genius, dramatically capturing the raw humour and hard-edged childhood that influenced Chaplin throughout his extraordinary life. London at the start of the 20th century. Young Charlie Chaplin stands in the wings admiring his father (Ian McShane) - a handsome popular music hall star. But the music hall is an uncertain life and when Dad loses a job the lack of money means the family face an insecure future. Charlie Chaplin was one of the greatest comedians of all time - some say the greatest. A pioneer in his chosen field, he was a man who influenced more than anyone else the public's awareness of the comic art. His tramp character, believed throughout the world, embraced pathos, innocence, compassion, high comedy and robust slapstick. All these qualities stemmed from his experiences as a child in South London, where both happiness and tragedy moulded the character we know and love today. Young Charlie Chaplin chronicles his extraordinary up to the age of fifteen, encompassing his poverty-stricken family and his slow but sure progress as actor and comedian.