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Newswipe (2009–2010)
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Hosted and written by Charlie Brooker, this sardonic series follows and critiques both current news stories and the way television portrays them.

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Documentary | Comedy
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A comedic documentary series in which Charlie Brooker uses a mix of sketches and jaw-dropping archive footage to explore the gulf between real life and television.

Stars: Charlie Brooker, Liz May Brice, Kevin Eldon
Charlie Brooker's 2010 Wipe (TV Movie 2010)
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Director: Al Campbell
Stars: Charlie Brooker, Grace Dent, Doug Stanhope
10 O'Clock Live (2011–2013)
Comedy | News
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Stars: Charlie Brooker, Jimmy Carr, Lauren Laverne
Charlie Brooker's 2011 Wipe (TV Movie 2011)
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Directors: Al Campbell, Lorry Powles
Stars: Charlie Brooker, Adam Curtis, Susie Boniface
Charlie Brooker's 2012 Wipe (TV Movie 2013)
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Directors: Andrew Chaplin, Lucy Forbes
Stars: Charlie Brooker, Al Campbell, Diane Morgan
Charlie Brooker's 2013 Wipe (TV Movie 2013)
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Directors: Andy Devonshire, Lorry Powles
Stars: Charlie Brooker, Al Campbell, Diane Morgan
Charlie Brooker's 2015 Wipe (TV Movie 2015)
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Charlie Brooker's annual review of the year 2015's news and cultural events.

Director: Lorry Powles
Stars: Charlie Brooker, Al Campbell, Diane Morgan
Charlie Brooker's 2014 Wipe (TV Movie 2014)
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Charlie Brooker covers the funny side of politics and the popular topics of 2014.

Directors: Andy Devonshire, Lorry Powles
Stars: Charlie Brooker, Gilad Atzmon, Al Campbell
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Charlie Brooker's 2016 Wipe (TV Movie 2016)
Comedy | News
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Charlie Brooker takes a satirical look at the biggest news stories of 2016.

Director: Lorry Powles
Stars: Charlie Brooker, Al Campbell, Brian Cox
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Little Mr. Poison
15 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

I recently binge-watched this, which probably wasn't a good idea as although it's very amusing if you're inclined that way, Brooker wears his pathologies on his sleeve in it in a way that makes me feel morally uncomfortable. Comedy is a dark business, full of revealed pain, as even Victoria Wood observed, and in this series Charlie went full-out raging exhibitionistic self-loathing mode. Being from the generation before his I would call the sensibility of this show punk, but I guess that's just something he absorbed in his childhood the way I absorbed hippie culture without having actually been old enough to have been a hippie. While watching this series my maternal instinct makes me want to want to say "Stop this right now, young man, look what you're doing to yourself, is it really worth it just to get on TV?" while my superego reminds me that, yes, obviously, it's worth it to him. So I just watched the whole series in fascinated horror, frequently roaring with laughter despite myself. And that's showbiz, kids.

I still haven't figured out what exactly is going on with that figure in the opening credits, the obese individual in a track suit shuddering while holding up a speared bleeding sausage-like object. Somebody's probably written about it in some fan forum and I could probably google it but something tells me to just move on.

Anyway, despite not liking the opening credits or the other animated sequences for that reason (too callow and unformed for my taste) I think Charlie has a lot of interesting things to say in this series and his humor rubs me the right way. My heart was won forever (probably the reason why I went on to binge the whole thing) in the early episode in which he both vigorously recommends the great "Mr. Show" and has my man Simon Farnaby on making a strong personal argument for "Last Of The Summer Wine." Thank you, Charlie.


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