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Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe

Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe is a television programme about television programmes; the cost, the surprising amount of work and bureaucracy involved, how programmes are selected for broadcast, and, usually scathing, analysis of specific programmes and genres. Brooker often pays particular attention to more obscure channels on satellite, freeview and cable, such as those dedicated to gambling, shopping, horoscopes, and pornography. He explores the probable effects of television in society, and how often programmes can create in the viewer feelings of inadequacy, depression, fear, and anxiety. To balance things, usually one segment of each show is dedicated to positive reviews, with analysis on why the style and content is so absorbing.

Show Info

Network: United Kingdom BBC Four (2006 - 2008)
Schedule: Tuesdays at 22:30 (30 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: Comedy
Episodes ordered: 5 episodes

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Previous Episode

Episode 5

Episode 4x05; Dec 16, 2008

Charlie Brooker takes an irreverent look at life on the small screen. He turns his gaze to the state of kids' TV and the new trend for programmes featuring child psychologists.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
4x05: Episode 5Dec 16, 2008
4x04: Episode 4Dec 9, 2008
4x03: Episode 3Dec 2, 2008
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