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  • smoothpete 24 Mar 2009 10:01:15 31,016 posts
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    Charlie Brooker's new spin-off series, Wednesday 10.30pm on BBC4

    Here he is talking about it

    (I couldn't see any existing threads...)
  • Retroid Moderator 24 Mar 2009 10:02:08 44,501 posts
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    Got it set to record :)
  • PES_Fanboy 24 Mar 2009 10:02:32 11,624 posts
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    Cheers Pete, was just wondering if this had started and I'd missed it.
  • TheSaint 24 Mar 2009 10:03:19 13,629 posts
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    Brooker probably is the closest thing we have to a Jon Stewart. As long as he aims some bile at Peston I'll be happy.
  • terminalterror 25 Mar 2009 23:59:15 18,937 posts
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    Anybody see it then?

    I thought it was great. Just like screenwipe, only focussed entirely on news.

    The bit at the end with the expert giving advice on media coverage was massively depressing though :(
  • Whizzo 26 Mar 2009 00:02:39 42,758 posts
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    Bollocks, I forgot it was on.

    To the iPlayer!

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  • woodnotes 26 Mar 2009 00:05:40 4,916 posts
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    terminalterror wrote:
    Anybody see it then?

    I thought it was great. Just like screenwipe, only focussed entirely on news.

    The bit at the end with the expert giving advice on media coverage was massively depressing though :(
    Was satirical bliss and also sometimes extremely close to the bone. Loved it. Especially the bit about protestors and then the school shooting, sad but so true. Charlie really made the British media look like a genuine bunch of true pilacs in less than 30 mins.
  • ElectroDiva 26 Mar 2009 00:06:16 588 posts
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    missed it, but luckily it's repeated later this week (good old digital TV and constant repeats to fill the schedule :)

    Incidentally, why the fuck can't charlie get a decent prime time slot on BBC2? - anything he does easily outclasses 90% of the shit they normally put out
  • Zerimski 26 Mar 2009 00:23:11 219 posts
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    The LEGO dimension!
  • Ka-blamo 26 Mar 2009 00:27:00 7,096 posts
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    grayson wrote:
    Turned it off at the shitty poetry bit. I was quite enjoying it up until then

    ADHD generation....jesus, you only had to wait about 2 minutes tops...lol
  • Whizzo 26 Mar 2009 00:33:53 42,758 posts
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    Zerimski wrote:
    The LEGO dimension!
    That was rather good.

    Blimey the stuff about the shooting was rather grim when you saw it broken down like that.

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  • Tomo 26 Mar 2009 01:06:23 13,836 posts
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    Brilliant show. Fucking hilarious whilst getting to the point at the same time. I still don't really understand what the fuck is going on with the Credit Crunch/Recession/Quantitivvhsojhseebekw Crisis mind, so he failed explaining that one properly :p

    How many series of Screenwipe are there btw? I've not actually watched those aside from the odd show here any there.
  • Deleted user 26 March 2009 01:08:11
    4, maybe 5? YouTube is the only place to really see them now. Look up 'XtheMusic'.
  • Tomo 26 Mar 2009 01:09:28 13,836 posts
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    terminalterror wrote:

    The bit at the end with the expert giving advice on media coverage was massively depressing though :(

    Have a read of Flat Earth News tt. It's really good and very eye-opening if very disheartening. I'm doing some work experience at the Guardian in the summer and Davies (who works for them) basically says... "yeah, journalism... it's all recycled garbage and it's in a perpetual cycle."

    :S
  • PearOfAnguish 26 Mar 2009 01:16:19 6,986 posts
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    Very good. Except for Tim Key. Please fuck off, Tim Key.
  • Tomo 26 Mar 2009 01:19:25 13,836 posts
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    I thought the guy was funny - seems to rub a few people up the wrong way here? Is he notorious?
  • PearOfAnguish 26 Mar 2009 01:25:28 6,986 posts
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    He's notoriously boring. He was boring in Screenwipe and he's boring in this. It's 2 minutes that could feature Charlie Brooker sat on his sofa ranting about something.
  • Bloodloss 26 Mar 2009 03:37:26 4,499 posts
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    I'd usually agree but I thought he was quite funny in this episode.

    Anyway. I thought it was alright - nothing great.
  • Metalfish 26 Mar 2009 10:13:10 8,688 posts
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    Very good.
  • cubbymoore 26 Mar 2009 10:16:11 36,441 posts
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    It's the British daily show! Yay! Shame it can't be on more often.
  • Metalfish 26 Mar 2009 10:19:16 8,688 posts
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    I wonder how the dynamic would work with someone like Brigstoke, rather than Tim Key, or would it not break up the show in the same way?
  • cubbymoore 26 Mar 2009 10:22:13 36,441 posts
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    But Brigstoke is an ideological twat.
  • smoothpete 26 Mar 2009 10:23:08 31,016 posts
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    Oh piss, I missed it
  • Metalfish 26 Mar 2009 10:24:38 8,688 posts
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    Yeah, it turns out most of us are.

    I was racking my brains for some topical news-based comedy and he's the best I could come up with at short notice.
  • MetalDog 26 Mar 2009 10:25:22 23,706 posts
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    Pete - http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00jf3hx/Newswipe_Episode_1/

    -- boobs do nothing for me, I want moustaches and chest hair.

  • otto Moderator 26 Mar 2009 10:28:39 49,291 posts
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    Brigstock's great.

    Does anyone else remember Brooker's webcomic, Pooky Oynster? I wonder if I'm imagining it, the google it says nothing.

    say no to Eurogamer sigs

  • cubbymoore 26 Mar 2009 10:28:55 36,441 posts
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    Metalfish wrote:
    Yeah, it turns out most of us are.

    I was racking my brains for some topical news-based comedy and he's the best I could come up with at short notice.
    Chris Morriss would be an absolute bloody coup, not him giving any opinions just doing something awesomely subversive for a couple of minutes. They're mates (and if I'm not mistaken he's got a hand in this show anyway) so it wouldn't be too far out there as a possibility.
  • nickthegun 26 Mar 2009 10:30:21 55,848 posts
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    Nah. Brigstock is a twat.

    And I really enjoyed newswipe except for the woodentop who did the moneygeddon feature. I could have presented with more charisma than her.

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    He totally called it

  • cubbymoore 26 Mar 2009 10:31:01 36,441 posts
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    otto wrote:
    Brigstock's great.
    Really? I've tried to like him as there's a notorious shortage of political comedians around, but there's just something about him that makes me think he's really disingenuous.
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