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How TV Ruined Your Life

How TV Ruined Your Life

  • TV sketch show
  • BBC Two
  • 2011
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Charlie Brooker attempts to explain where it all went wrong and just how wildly the TV and movie ideal differs from life's grim reality. Stars Charlie Brooker, Kevin Eldon and Liz May Brice.

Key details

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
2011
Channels
BBC Two
Episodes
6 (1 series)
Stars
Charlie Brooker, Kevin Eldon and Liz May Brice
Writers
Charlie Brooker, Jason Hazeley, Joel Morris, Dan Maier and Dan Swimer
Directors
Al Campbell and Christian Watt
Producers
Nick Vaughan Smith, Christian Watt and Annabel Jones
Companies

Ever wondered why life doesn't measure up to those youthful lofty expectations?

From love and money to fear and progress, Charlie Brooker explores a different universal theme each week as this six-part series attempts to explain where it all went wrong and just how wildly the TV and movie ideal differs from life's grim reality.

Marking the point where the mad daydreams of TV and the sorry reality of real life collide, the series employs a mixture of archive footage, sketches and interviews that will have you wiping away tears of laughter while nodding in recognition, which means you'll probably have your eye out if you're not careful.

How TV Ruined Your Life features performances from a collection of comedians and actors including Kevin Eldon, Beth Cordingly, Belinda Stewart-Wilson, Liz May Brice, James Holmes, Gemma Arrowsmith, Helen Fospero, Stuart Laing, Chris Hayward, Lucy Thackeray and Thaila Zucchi.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 25th January 2011 at 10pm on BBC Two
Most recent repeats
  • Thursday 18th April 2013 at 10:00pm on BBC2 - Episode 6
  • Thursday 11th April 2013 at 10:00pm on BBC2 - Episode 5
  • Thursday 4th April 2013 at 10:00pm on BBC2 - Episode 4

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