Charlie Brooker's 2016 Wipe

Charlie Brooker's 2016 Wipe


Who’d be a satirist in 2016, a year when every week brought something calamitous, ridiculous or momentous? The idea is usually to give reality a dark or absurd twist, but in the past 12 months reality hasn’t needed much help. Trying to make sense of a year in which the Prime Minister’s resignation probably wouldn’t figure in a news stories top five is Charlie Brooker, who has only an hour to cover everything and was still hammering out a script as RT went to press.

He will, however, be helped in this impossible task by various guest contributors, including Philomena Cunk, the warped opinion-funnel played to deadpan perfection by Diane Morgan.


The writer and broadcaster takes a satirical look back at the events of the past 12 months, a year that has seen the deaths of countless cultural icons, Donald Trump being voted into the White House and the BBC losing the rights to Great British Bake Off. Charlie is joined by the ever-insightful Philomena Cunk, who faces her most challenging interview yet as she tries to get some sense out of Professor Brian Cox.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Charlie Brooker
Actor Diane Morgan
Guest Professor Brian Cox
Executive Producer Annabel Jones
Series Producer Ali Marlow
Writer Charlie Brooker
Writer Jason Hazeley
Writer Joel Morris
Writer Alan Connor
Writer Daniel Maier
Writer Ben Caudell
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