Newswipe with Charlie Brooker

Season 1 Episode 1

Episode 1

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Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Mar 25, 2009 on BBC Four
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Charlie Brooker states his intention "to provide fun, snarky, weekly digest" for people who are alienated from news coverage and the politicians who manipulate this alienation to their own advantage by turning it into another soap opera. In this un-broadcast pilot he looks at the "feel bad" Beijing Olympics and the Russia-Georgia conflict, with special reports from Holly Walsh on embracing the credit crunch, doctor Ben Goldacre on the MMR scare, and Nick Davies on the influence of PR, as well as poet Tim Key on Gary Glitter and The Week in Bullshit.

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