Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe - Season 5

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


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Episode Guide

  • Review Of The Year 2008
    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.
  • Episode Five
    Episode Five
    Episode 5
    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.
  • Episode Four
    Episode Four
    Episode 4
    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
  • Writing Special
    Writing Special
    Episode 3
    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 Two
    Episode Two
    Episode 2
    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
  • Episode One
    Episode One
    Episode 1
    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.