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Charlie Brooker's 2011 Wipe

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Summary

The writer and broadcaster takes a satirical look back at the events of the past 12 months, a year that included weddings both royal and gypsy, as well as riots across England and Wales, the phone-hacking scandal and the TV debut of Desperate Scousewives. With contributions by American stand-up Doug Stanhope, Brian Limond, the star of BBC Scotland comedy Limmy's Show!, and documentary-maker Adam Curtis.

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Review

The Black Mirror scribe looks back in disgust at 2011 in the worlds of news, TV and, as a special bonus for BBC4 viewers, video games. Brooker’s eternal concern that most of his fellow broadcasters are hysterical, reductive prudes won’t be short of grist, as he considers coverage of the August riots, the economic apocalypse and Pippa Middleton’s regal glutes. Contributing are furious comic Doug Stanhope and conceptual documentarist Adam Curtis.

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PresenterCharlie Brooker
ContributorDoug Stanhope
ContributorAdam Curtis
ContributorBrian Limond

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Executive producerAnnabel Jones
WriterCharlie Brooker

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