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Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe

BBC Four factual from Charlie Brooker. 29 episodes (5 series), 2006 - 2009. Features 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

2006 - 2009
BBC Four
29   (5 series)
Charlie Brooker and Al Campbell
Charlie Brooker and David Quantick
Al Campbell
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.

Production Details

A programme all about television.
Part of

Charlie Brooker's Wipes

Production company
Theme tune for Screenwipe is A.M. 180 by Grandaddy. Listen

Theme tune for Newswipe is You Are Here (FortDax Remix) by Nathan Fake. Listen

Laugh track

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 2nd March 2006 on BBC Four at 10:30pm
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 22nd December 2009 on BBC Four at 10:30pm
Last repeat
Tuesday 3rd January 2012 at 11:20pm on BBC2

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