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Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe

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

Series 5, Episode 5

Charlie Brooker turns his gaze to the state of kids' TV, giving a potted history of the genre and taking a look at psychedelic kids' shows both old and new. He also pays tribute to Oliver Postgate.


Note: this episode was re-cut at the last minute so the show could pay tribute to Oliver Postgate. The following content was cut: Charlie talking to child psychologists to ask if kid's TV is taking a sinister turn. Plus a poem from Tim Key and the revelation of dark TV tales from behind the scenes.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 16th December 2008
BBC Four
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Charlie Brooker Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Kirsten O'Brien Self
Andy Nyman 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