Tag: Charlie Brooker

  • The Kit On BBC Knowledge
    The Kit On BBC Knowledge

    I have a soft spot for those early wilderness years of BBC cable channels like Choice, and Knowledge. Here’s one of Charlie Brooker’s most early appearances, on a show called The Kit.

  • How To Watch Television
    How To Watch Television

    Charlie Brooker’s first show on television about television wasn’t Screenwipe, it was an episode of The Arts Show on Channel Four in 2003, called How To Watch Television.

  • Rush Hour
    Rush Hour

    A year before he made a bigger splash with Dead Set, Charlie Brooker created a sketch show for BBC Three. Rush Hour featured Adam Buxton, Miranda Hart, Katy Wix, Marek Larwood, Kerry Godliman, Lorna Watson, and a few more. It aired on the channel in March and April of 2007. It’s quite a nice conceit, […]

  • Games Republic
    Games Republic

    Games Republic was a Gamesmaster clone, hosted by Trevor And Simon, which aired on the .tv channel at the turn of the millennium. It’s notable as it marks the first regular TV appearance of Charlie Brooker, often dressed as a monk, and billed as The Pundit. Brooker tells a story to Richard Herring that the […]

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  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s […]

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first […]

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