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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.

Episode menu

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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 29th January 2011 11:00pm BBC4
Thursday 14th March 2013 10:00pm BBC2
Monday 18th March 2013 2:05am BBC2 Wales

Cast & crew

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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