Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe

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Wednesday 10:30 PM on BBC Four Premiered Mar 02, 2006 Between Seasons

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    • Newswipe One
      Newswipe One
      Season 6 - Episode 1
      3/25/09
      10
      Charlie examines the mad levels reached by news programmes' obsession with the Credit Crunch. Nick Davis talks about the influence the PR Industry has over the news and Tim Key gives us a verse.
    • Charlie Brooker's Gameswipe
      Charlie Brooker looks at the mainstream media's representation of video games. With contributions from Dara O'Briain and Graham Linehan.
    • Newswipe Six
      Newswipe Six
      Season 6 - Episode 6
      4/29/09
      0.0
      Charlie Brooker looks at how graphics have changed over the years from modest explaining devices to shouty, scary, video game-style extravaganzas, including more from Nick Davies and Peter Oborne. He also looks at how print newspapers are changing and the underhand tactics they use to get some of their stories. He also finds just time to rant about Susan Boyle on Britain's Got Talent.moreless
    • Episode Five
      Episode Five
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      12/16/08
      0.0
      Charlie looks at children's television, giving a history of the kids shows and taking a look at psychedelic programmes from the past and today. He also pays tribute to Oliver Postgate.
    • Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe USA
      Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe USA
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      8/17/06
      0.0
      Charlie goes to the USA to learn about American television and to see what Americans think of British TV shows such as EastEnders.
    • Episode Two
      Episode Two
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      11/25/08
      0.0
      Charlie looks at advertising using reports from a mysterious insider dishing the dirt on all that is bad in TV advertising. Charlie divulges the altering psychology used to make people buy things and he looks at how the representation of men and women in advertising has changed. Tim Key gives us a poem about adverts.moreless
    • Writing Special
      Writing Special
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      12/2/08
      0.0
      Charlie is joined by some of the best writers around to talk about how you make a TV programme. The writers behind Doctor Who, Father Ted, Peep Show, Life on Mars, Shameless and many more show us the delights and trials of writing, with the inclusion of some of the best moments from the shows.moreless
    • Episode Five
      Episode Five
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      10/23/07
      0.0
      Charlie to shows us the editing and production tricks used in reality TV shows by hosting 'The Unloser', a rip-off of The Apprentice.
    • Review Of The Year 2007
      Review Of The Year 2007
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      12/19/07
      0.0
      Charlie rants about the best and worst of 2007 television.
    • Episode One
      Episode One
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      11/18/08
      0.0
      Charlie confesses that he thinks he is on the way to being the worst TV presenter ever so he decides to find out what a TV presenter is.
    • Episode Four
      Episode Four
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      12/9/08
      0.0
      Charlie dissects 'mission' documentaries, the shows that begin with the presenter uttering 'I am on a mission to...' only to finish with a silly trick. After reviewing the current crop of such programmes, Charlie goes on to make his own rather unusual version, highlighting the formats and tricks of the trade along the way.moreless
    • Review Of The Year 2008
      Review Of The Year 2008
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      12/24/08
      0.0
      Charlie celebrates Christmas by looking back at all that's happened in the world of television over 2008, including reviews of the best and worst shows of the year and he reflects on all the big issues.
    • Newswipe Five
      Newswipe Five
      Season 6 - Episode 5
      4/22/09
      0.0
      Due to over-stretched production resources and the fact that Charlie was suffering from a herniated disc, this episode was a compilation of highlights from the previous four episodes.
    • Newswipe Four
      Newswipe Four
      Season 6 - Episode 4
      4/15/09
      0.0
      Charlie looks at how graphics have changed in style over the years, from modest explaining devices to video game-style extravaganzas. There is also a review of the recent G20 summit. Ben Goldacre vents his spleen over the media's coverage of science stories.
    • Newswipe Three
      Newswipe Three
      Season 6 - Episode 3
      4/8/09
      0.0
      Charlie reviews news anchors and looks at how their styles have changed over the years in Britain and America. He also includes, a short film by Power of Nightmares creator Adam Curtis and takes a look at what is happening regarding the war against terror.
    • Newswipe Two
      Newswipe Two
      Season 6 - Episode 2
      4/1/09
      0.0
      Charlie looks at the good, the bad and the mad in citizen journalism. He also reviews two of the biggest stories making the news.
    • Episode Four
      Episode Four
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      10/16/07
      0.0
      Charlie looks at what 'Yoof TV' has to offer a teenage audience nowadays and talks about Tara Palmer Tompkinson. In addition, there is a tribute to honour TV theme tune writer Ronnie Hazlehurst.
    • Episode Three
      Episode Three
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      10/9/07
      0.0
      Charlie looks at TV news and notes how it has changed over the years.
    • Episode 1
      Episode 1
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      3/2/06
      0.0
      In this first ever episode of Screenwipe, Charlie tells us he is probably well on his way to being the worst TV presenter ever. He decides to discover what a TV presenter is all about anyway.
    • A Very Screenwipe Christmas
      A Very Screenwipe Christmas
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      12/21/06
      0.0
      Charlie looks at Christmas television in this seasonal special episode.
    • Episode 3
      Episode 3
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      8/3/06
      0.0
      In this rather racy edition of Screenwipe, Charlie looks at sex on TV.
    • Episode 2
      Episode 2
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      7/27/06
      0.0
      Charlie gives us his new competition called 40 Seconds Of Fame.
    • Episode 1
      Episode 1
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      7/20/06
      0.0
      Charlie investigates Britain's best soap operas, feel-good TV and much more.
    • Episode 3
      Episode 3
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      3/16/06
      0.0
      Charlie looks at frightening programmes on the television, what Saturday night television was once like, and complains about reality TV. In addition, his battle with TV show "Live Roulette" continues.
    • Episode 2
      Episode 2
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      3/9/06
      0.0
      In this episode, Charlie tells us how to get new ideas onto television.
    • Review Of The Year 2006
      Review Of The Year 2006
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      12/31/06
      0.0
      Charlie looks back over 2006 at the best and worst of TV.
    • Episode 4
      Episode 4
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      8/10/06
      0.0
      Charlie discusses a number of shows including the Chester-based soap Hollyoaks, late-night gameshow The Mint, Dragons' Den. In addition, he gives his view on what the people listed in the credits of TV shows actually do.
    • Episode One
      Episode One
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      9/25/07
      0.0
      Charlie looks at the recent 'TV fakery' scandals as well as The X Factor, Heroes and others. In this episode Charlie also rants about the new guidelines for end credits.
    • The Screenwipe Guide to TV
      The Screenwipe Guide to TV
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      9/18/07
      0.0
      This special edition of the caustic TV-related rantfest, compiles a number of funny reports examining the ghastly backside of television.
    • Episode 4
      Episode 4
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      2/26/07
      0.0
      Charlie discusses more madness regarding British television shows.
    • Episode 3
      Episode 3
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      2/19/07
      0.0
      Charlie investigates television for men, asks what it's like being 'the talent' and discusses presenter school among other topics.
    • Episode 2
      Episode 2
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      2/12/07
      0.0
      Charlie discusses why he believes video games are better than TV. He also asks about television ratings and wants to know how accurate they are.
    • Episode 1
      Episode 1
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      2/5/07
      0.0
      Charlie Brooker gives us his view that television is rubbish that makes us into non-thinking robots.
    • Episode Two
      Episode Two
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      10/2/07
      0.0
      In this episode the TV career ladder is examined in an attempt to show people that a job in the TV industry is not as glamorous as it looks. Street Doctor gets ranted about too. In addition, Charlie's battle against the squeezing of end credits carries on.
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