Newswipe With Charlie Brooker

Newswipe with Charlie Brooker returns to our screens take an impudent look at how the news is covered by the media.

As ever, the show is written and presented by Charlie and Newswipe will study the brilliant and absurd way reports are presented to the public.

With his sights firmly set on current affairs, Charlie sets about to thoughtfully analyse the latest news events, as he tries to make sense of the world’s most complex soap opera. He may even set about his task completely thoughtlessly. Either way, most Brooker fans will be happy.

The series will be a funny and acerbic digest of recent news and will review the two big stories of the week. Newswipe with Charlie Brooker will report on how war coverage has changed, the grammar of reporting, the rise of the confrontation political interview and how the news loves a scare story.

Comedian Doug Stanhope (a brilliant trainwreck of a man) will reveal all the latest news from America, especially those stories that are driving him bonkers. A collection of journalists including Marina Hyde, Adam Curtis, Heather Brooke and Peter Oborne will examine everything from the expenses scandals, the political elite, unnamed sources on the news and using celebrities to raise the profile of issues in current affairs.

Charlie Brooker says; “The return of Newswipe is both exciting and daunting, because it nearly killed me last time. Maybe this time it’ll finish the job. It’s hard to say precisely what we’ll be featuring, because I can’t predict the future, but hopefully we won’t be picking apart coverage of either an intercontinental nuclear war or a global ebola outbreak. Whatever happens, we’ll be staring at it with amusement and horror.”

In addition to that, we all get a one-off Screenwipe this Christmas as Brooker reviews the TV of 2009. Great stuff!

  • BBC One
  • BBC Two
  • BBC Three
  • ITV1
  • ITV2
  • 4
  • E4
  • Film4
  • More4
  • Five
  • Fiver
  • Sky1