How TV Ruined Your Life. Charlie Brooker. Copyright: Zeppotron.

How TV Ruined Your Life

BBC Two sketch show. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2011. Stars Charlie Brooker, Kevin Eldon and Liz May Brice.

How TV Ruined Your Life

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

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
2011
Channel
BBC Two
Episodes
6   (1 series)
Starring
Charlie Brooker, Kevin Eldon and Liz May Brice
Writer
Charlie Brooker
Directors
Al Campbell and Christian Watt
Producers
Nick Vaughan Smith and Christian Watt

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.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 25th January 2011 on BBC Two at 10pm
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 8th March 2011 on BBC Two at 10pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Thursday 18th April 2013 at 10:00pm
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