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Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe

Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe

  • TV factual
  • BBC Four
  • 2006 - 2009
  • 28 episodes (5 series)

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

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Gameswipe - Charlie Brooker's Gameswipe

Charlie Brooker, with the help of Dom Joly, Graham Linehan and Dara O Briain, looks at video games and their relationship with the media.

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Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe. Charlie Brooker. Copyright: Zeppotron

Following in the footsteps of Screenwipe and Newswipe, Charlie Brooker's Gameswipe pokes fun at the world of video games and its relationship with the media.

Video games continue to be looked down upon by other media and Gameswipe aims to bring some equality into the mix by illustrating how games can be just as dumb or brilliant as TV and movies.

Charlie Brooker comments: "It's good to be doing more Wipes for BBC4. I started my writing career penning video game reviews, so Gameswipe effectively sees me coming full-circle: it's evolution in reverse basically. Expect pixels, joypads, some of the world's weirdest games, celebrity cameos and the occasional sound effect."

Comedian Dom Joly ventures into the online gaming world and does his best to wind up hardcore gamers as they relax with their favourite games. Other contributors include Graham Linehan and Dara O Briain.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 29th September 2009
BBC Four
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 1st October 2009 11:20pm BBC4
Monday 5th October 2009 10:50pm BBC4
Sunday 11th October 2009 11:25pm BBC4
Wednesday 30th December 2009 11:30pm BBC4
Sunday 15th August 2010 12:00am BBC4

Cast & crew

Charlie Brooker Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Robert Florence (as Rab Florence) Self
Ryan MacLeod Self
Graham Linehan Self
Dara O Briain (as Dara O' Briain) Self
Rebecca Mayes Self
Writing team
Charlie Brooker Writer
Production team
Al Campbell Director
Nick Vaughan Smith Series Producer
Annabel Jones Executive Producer
Damon Tai Editor
Jamie Shemeld Editor
Tom Wright Director of Photography
Emily Cripps Make-up Designer
Sylvia Atkins (as Silvia Atkins) Make-up Designer
Holly Sait Production Manager
Sonia Coppi Production Manager


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