BBC Two orders Charlie Brooker election special

Tuesday 24th March 2015, 12:39pm

Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe. Charlie Brooker. Copyright: House Of Tomorrow / Zeppotron.Charlie Brooker is to return with a new election special on BBC Two.

In the run-up to the General Election, which will take place on Thursday 7th May 2015, Brooker will present a new edition in his long-running Wipe strand, Charlie Brooker's Election Wipe.

The one-off 60-minute special is likely to be broadcast in late April or early May.

Production company House Of Tomorrow explains: "As the nation prepares to take to the polling stations, Charlie Brooker's Election Wipe will bring viewers a summary of the good, the bad and the inevitable ugliness of the election campaign. In effect, Brooker will follow it so everyone else doesn't have to.

"From cringeworthy bacon-sandwich related fails to TV debate triumphs, Charlie will despair, digest and digress over it all. But he won't be doing it on his own. Alongside comedian Morgana Robinson, Weekly Wipe's Philomena Cunk and Barry Shitpeas will impart their unique perspective on the politics, propaganda and party plans the nation is set to have rammed down its throat."

Charlie Brooker said today: "At a time of great political uncertainty it'll be a honour to bring some much-needed confusion to the national debate. Since our show transmits in the run up to the election, it will have to adhere to strict impartiality rules, which means it will - by law - be equally disparaging to all parts of the political spectrum."

A third series of Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe was broadcast between January and mid-March, reaching an average of 1 million viewers per episode.

The BBC also confirmed today that it had ordered Rory Bremner's Election Report and three episodes of Jack Dee's Election Helpdesk, a panel show offering viewers 'a light comedic take on the upcoming general election'.

Here is a trailer used to promote the last series of Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe:

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