Charlie Brooker’s 2011 Wipe announced for BBC4

TV's fiercest critic will be casting his eye over the last 12 months of media madness


Good news for fans of acerbic TV crit shows – Charlie Brooker’s 2011 Wipe has been confirmed as part of BBC4’s end of year schedule.


The show, which has become something of an annual tradition, will see the bequiffed broadcaster taking a look back at everything significant (and hopefully funny) that’s happened in TV, films, gaming and news over the past 12 months.

Alongside Doug Stanhope, Adam Curtis and Brian Limond, Brooker will be charting the inexorable rise of Pippa Middleton’s bottom, the August riots, scripted reality shows, the demise of the News of the World and much, much more.

“God knows what we’re going to cover in this – as everybody knows, hardly anything happened this year,” said Brooker, presumably with his tongue disappearing between his molars.


Anyone wanting a hearty chuckle at the last 12 months of media happenings should tune in to BBC4 on Friday 30 December at 10:30pm.