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.

Series 1, Episode 1 - Fear

From hysterical public information films to grisly crime dramas, terror spills out of almost every channel. As Charlie explores TV's approach to fear, you won't know whether to laugh or scream. Warning: contains traces of Michael Buerk and a semi-naked lady.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 25th January 2011
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Charlie Brooker Host / Presenter
Kevin Eldon Ensemble Actor
Liz May Brice Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Beth Cordingly Ensemble Actor
James Holmes Ensemble Actor
Gemma Arrowsmith Ensemble Actor
Mark Powley Ensemble Actor
Brenda Dowsett Ensemble Actor
Stuart Organ Ensemble Actor
Nat Saunders Ensemble Actor
Jon Glover Narrator
Glenn Hugill Narrator
Writing team
Charlie Brooker Writer
Jason Hazeley Writer (Additional Material)
Joel Morris Writer (Additional Material)
Dan Maier Writer (Additional Material)
Dan Swimer Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Al Campbell Director
Nick Vaughan Smith (as Nick Vaughan-Smith) Producer
Annabel Jones Executive Producer
Damon Tai Editor
Lynda Featherstone Editor
Charlotte Pearson Production Designer
Hector Crackle Composer

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