It will follow along the same theme as his brilliant ScreenWipe show the difference is that instead of taking an arse side up view of television – this time it will look at News and the news broadcasters.
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.”
It will apparently be a “funny, thoughtful and scabrous digest of recent news events.” Basically I’m guessing Charlie and the team will pick a couple of stories, show how various news channels broadcast/reported on it and then make some funny commments.
Whatever happens – it’s going to be brilliant.
News Wipe was commissioned by Janice Hadlow (former Controller BBC Four) and BBC Controller of Comedy, Lucy Lumsden.
Charlie Brooker’s News Wipe: 6 x 30-minute episodes for BBC Four.
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