Episode 5.4

Charlie Brooker takes a scalpel to 'mission' documentaries.

In-Depth Episode Synopsis

Warning: the below synopsis may contain spoilers

Charlie Brooker takes a scalpel to 'mission' documentaries, the shows that begin with the presenter uttering 'I am on a mission to...' only to finish with a daft gimmick.

After reviewing the current crop of mission docs, Charlie goes on to make his own rather unusual version of the genre, highlighting the formats and tricks of the trade along the way.

First Broadcast Details

Tue 9th December 2008
BBC Four
30 minutes

Main Repeats

Note: Any repeats of this episode broadcast before 2009 are not shown
  • Mon 19th Jan 2009 (10:00pm, BBC2)
  • Tue 25th Aug 2009 (11:30pm, BBC4)

Episode 5.4 Cast & Crew

Regular Cast
Charlie Brooker ... Host / Presenter
Guest Cast
Konnie Huq ... Self
Geoffrey Beattie ... Self
Writing Team
Charlie Brooker ... Writer
Production Team
Al Campbell ... Director
Kufena Coulter ... Producer
Nick Vaughan Smith ... Producer
Charlie Brooker ... Exec Producer
Annabel Jones ... Exec Producer
Damon Tai ... Editor
Tom Jarvis ... Editor

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