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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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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.

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Charlie Brooker's 2010 Wipe (TV Movie 2010)
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Since you've probably already forgotten what happened this year, Charlie Brooker's 2010 Wipe is here to fill in the blanks. From the Chilean miners to the General Election, from Sherlock to... See full summary »

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Charlie Brooker's 2011 Wipe (TV Movie 2011)
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Charlie Brooker takes a comedic look back at the hectic events of 2011 - a mad year of royal weddings, Gypsy Weddings, riots, phone-hacking and Desperate Scousewives. With contributions from Doug Stanhope, Adam Curtis and Brian Limond.

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Charlie Brooker's 2013 Wipe (TV Movie 2013)
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Before we all plunge into the depths of January despair, it is time to put on your party hat and reflect on 2013 with Charlie Brooker's annual Christmas and New Year shindig. This is a ... See full summary »

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Gameswipe (TV Movie 2009)
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Charlie Brooker sets his caustic sights on video games. Expect acerbic comment as he looks at the various genres, how they have changed since their early conception and how the media ... See full summary »

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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.

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Charlie Brooker's 2012 Wipe (TV Movie 2013)
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Charlie Brooker takes an irreverent look back at 2012. It was a busy year crammed full of Olympian events, including the jubilee, some elections, pussy riots, exposed regal flesh, The Valleys and also some actual Olympian events.

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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.

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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.

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A few hours before the polls open, Charlie Brooker presents an irreverent look back at the 2015 general election campaign, mixing the big stories with the funniest and strangest moments ... See full summary »

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Stars: Natalie Bennett, Adam Bolton, Russell Brand
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Charlie Brooker ...  Himself / ... 27 episodes, 2006-2009
Al Campbell Al Campbell ...  Barry Shitpeas / ... 16 episodes, 2006-2009
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Little Mr. Poison
15 February 2017 | by nekosenseiSee 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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