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Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe

BBC Four factual. 29 episodes (5 series), 2006 - 2009. Stars Charlie Brooker and Al Campbell.

Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe

TV critic and comedy writer Charlie Brooker takes a caustic look at television programmes and reveals the inner workings of the industry

Genre
Factual
Broadcast
2006 - 2009
Channel
BBC Four
Episodes
29   (5 series)
Starring
Charlie Brooker and Al Campbell
Writers
Charlie Brooker and David Quantick
Director
Al Campbell
Producers
Kufena Coulter, Nick Vaughan Smith, Derek McLean, Victoria Bobin, John Tiffney and Zoe Tait

Based partly on the creator's Screen Burn columns in The Guardian, this show is an irreverent, authored magazine show for BBC Four in which Charlie Brooker takes a caustic look at television and occasionally shouts at it.

Capsule reviews of the week's high-and-lowlights jostle for position alongside VT reports, features exposing the confused inner workings of the TV industry, animations, and some other stuff.

The show has spawned three spin-offs: Newswipe With Charlie Brooker, which sees the presenter and critic providing a funny, thoughtful and scabrous digest of recent news events; yearly reviews such as Charlie Brooker's 2012 Wipe Out; and Weekly Wipe. An additional one-off episode, Charlie Brooker's Gameswipe, focussed solely on the world of computer games.

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