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Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe

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

Series 5, Episode 4

Charlie Brooker takes a scalpel to 'mission' documentaries.

Full synopsis

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.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 9th December 2008
BBC Four
30 minutes


  1. Monday 19th January 2009 at 10:00pm on BBC2
  2. Tuesday 25th August 2009 at 11:30pm on BBC4

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 Executive Producer
Annabel Jones Executive Producer
Damon Tai Editor
Tom Jarvis Editor

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