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Chorion "is a leading global media company that owns, manages and develops quality family entertainment brands with worldwide appeal." [1]

Lord Alli "in his 20s he embarked on a love affair with Miss Marple. He was a crime story fanatic by the time Chorion's then chairman, William Astor, came knocking with a board position in 2002 just as the company's rights arm was demerging from its nightclubs business." [2]

In 2002, "Nick Tamblyn resigned as executive chairman of Chorion, the business with rights to Noddy. William Astor was made non-executive chairman and Waheed Ali non-executive deputy chairman." [3]

In August 2011 "Labour peer Alli and William Astor, the deputy chairman of the Agatha Christie rights owner, both tendered their resignations last night." [1]



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  1. Home, , accessed July 16, 2010.
  2. Chorion's Waheed Alli lives a charmed life with Noddy and Miss Marple,, accessed July 16, 2010.
  3. National Express gives Rollason one-way ticket,, accessed July 16, 2010.