Charlie Brooker
 

Screenwipe / Newswipe / Nathan Barley / How To Watch TV / Etc.

In Screenwipe, Charlie Brooker takes an irreverent look at all aspects of life on the small screen, including capsule reviews of the weeks highs and lows. Everything from The Apprentice to Breakfast Telly jostles for position alongside features exposing the confused inner workings of the TV industry.

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Nathan Barley

Written by...
Charlie Brooker & Chris Morris


  Nathan Barley - Series 1

Nathan Barely is a cynical caustic look at the media types that pervade society, using geekspeek and playing with their must-have technotoys these idiots run a magazine (Sugar Ape) amongst other side projects.

Stars include : Julian Barrett / Noel Fielding (Mighty Boosh), Nicholas Burns and Richard Ayoade (IT Crowd).

The DVD bonus - The Pilot episode, a Gallery, Deleted scenes, Sound Bites and Clips of the original newspaper column on which the series was based.

2005 300 click to donate

 

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How To Watch TV

With the voice of...
Charlie Brooker


  How To Watch TV

Originally shown as part of The Art Show on Channel 4, How To Watch Television is a simple animated guide on how to view the telly. Written and narrated by Charlie Brooker, How To Watch Television uses the supremely helpful format of the public information film to help guide the novice viewer through the highly complex system of actions needed to watch television.

A very amusing precursor to Screenwipe in some ways. This is Charlie Brooker in full TV comedy mode but with helpfull "Tips" on how to navigate the technical minefield that is TV & improve your viewing pleasure. (watch out for the unintentionally doubly amusing section on widescreen. You'll see why.)

2003 30 click to donate

 

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Screenwipe

Starring...
Charlie Brooker


  Screenwipe - Series 1

Screenwipe started life via a three-part pilot run on BBC Four in March 2006.

2006 3 x 30 click to donate

 

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Screenwipe

Starring...
Charlie Brooker


  Screenwipe - Series 2

Following the success of the pilot run, more episodes were commissioned for the summer, including a special about American television.

At the end of 2006 there was also a new Christmas special and the first Screenwipe review of the year.

2006 5 x 30 click to donate

 

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Screenwipe

Starring...
Charlie Brooker


  Screenwipe - Series 3

Screenwipe returned for a third series in February 2007. Amongst the topics looked at were computer games, TV ratings and the skills TV presenters need.

Charlie establishes that TV is a hypnotic, overbearing, desensitising and ultimately bewildering force for shit that makes un-thinking slaves of us all. Horray for telly!

2007 4 x 30 click to donate

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Tapping The Wire

Presented By
Charlie Brooker


  Tapping The Wire

Charlie Brooker heads to "bodymore" for this behind the scenes look at the first serious contender for the "greatest show ever" since The Sopranos.

If you're a fan, you finally get to see Stringer, Carcetti and McNulty talking in their own accents (East End, Irish, posh).

2007 25 click to donate

 

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Screenwipe

Starring...
Charlie Brooker


  Screenwipe - Series 4

In September 2007 Brooker tackled various subjects, from the 'TV fakery' scandals to the production tricks used in reality TV shows.

2007 7 x 30 click to donate

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Screenwipe

Starring...
Charlie Brooker


  Screenwipe - Series 5

There were six episodes of Screenwipe in 2008, including a much-praised hour long 'writing special' in which Brooker talked to various famous TV writers about the craft.

2008 5 x 30
1 x 50
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Newswipe

Starring...
Charlie Brooker


  Newswipe - Series 1

Charlie Brooker's Newswipe is a Screenwipe spin-off in which the presenter firmly sets his sights on news and current affairs.

The creator says: "This is new territory for me I'm no current affairs expert. Just like, I suspect, many people, when I tune into the news I often feel like I've wandered into episode 389 of the world's most complex soap opera. So it's also about me trying to make sense of a bewildering and often bloody stupid world."

2009 6 x 30 click to donate

 

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Newswipe

Starring...
Charlie Brooker


  Newswipe - Review of The Year 2009

As the name suggests, this was an end of year review with Charlie looking back at the series and other news wih new links rather than it just being a compilation of existing clips from the show.

2009 40 click to donate

 

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Newswipe

Starring...
Charlie Brooker


  Newswipe - Series 2

Charlie Brooker's Newswipe is a Screenwipe spin-off in which the presenter firmly sets his sights on news and current affairs.

2010 6 x 30 click to donate

 

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2010 Wipe

Starring...
Charlie Brooker


  Newswipe - 2010 Wipe

As the name suggests, this was an end of year review with Charlie looking back at the series and other news wih new links rather than it just being a compilation of existing clips from the show.

2010 60 click to donate
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