Charlie Brooker's Newswipe

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Charlie Brooker's Newswipe

Following the success of Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe, BBC Four has commissioned Zeppotron to produce a brand new series – Charlie Brooker's News Wipe.

The aim of Charlie Brooker's News Wipe is to expose the inner workings of news media, just as Screen Wipe does to TV in general. The series is funny, thoughtful and scabrous digest of recent news events.

News Wipe takes a look at the brilliant or preposterous way the news is presented to us. There are also experts on hand to pick apart certain stories and analyze the news media's obsessions.

Charlie Brooker comments: 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.

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Comments and User Reviews

  • TriforceV

    Its like the British Daily show....
    combines British slapstick humour, with their lacklustre British news networks....

  • http://www.facebook.com/NANDGated NAND Gate

    Not crap.

  • Bleaker

    Thanks Vlatko!

  • http://twitter.com/fishntrips_recs S.E.T.H

    nice balances in this....i liked it :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gareth-Sidwell/505963025 Gareth Sidwell

    Brooker at his best. The guests are awesome too, this is also where I first heard Doug Stanhope!

  • BuzzBeak

    Nothing like the Daily Show, and there is no slapstick humour. Did you even watch this?

  • TheRealMax

    LOL.... Paxman"Deflated derigables"

  • TheRealMax

    LOL..... Luftwaffe XVI.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZMK6YNWJACHQ5CRCJW5TNYFURI KsDevil

    And this is why I avoid major network news..i mean informational entertainment shows. There's 10% news, if you are lucky, and 90% opinion.

  • bobcat43

    ya good stuff.

    thank god i don't have a television

  • WiseGapist

    The Day Today was an English comedy news spoof that beat the Daily Show by 2 years, though Newswipe does nick a couple of ideas from THAT show...If you haven't seen it I'd recommend checking it out :D

  • Gus_Chiggens

    I wish we had a programme like this in Canada

  • janbn

    The US bombing of Serbia should have been declared a war crime.
    The aim of the US and Britain was to break apart the last socialist country in Europe - Yugoslavia. They succeeded and a lot of people suffered and died.

  • sknb

    Wow, British culture is like a American culture in broad view, but so different in detail

  • Aidy Shaw

    It is nothing like that at all. I think you may have concussion, have a lie down.