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BBC Two confirms Charlie Brooker's Antiviral Wipe air date

The TV review series is returning for a one-off lockdown special

Charlie Brooker's Antiviral Wipe
Published: Thursday, 30th April 2020 at 9:26 am

Charlie Brooker's Antiviral Wipe special will air in May, BBC Two has confirmed.


The Black Mirror-creator is reviving his television review series for a one-off quarantine special, set to air on Thursday 14th May at 9pm.

During the half-an-hour episode, Brooker will look at what we've all been watching whilst stuck indoors as well as coverage of the crisis.

Cult character Philomena Cunk, played by After Life's Diane Morgan, will make a guest appearance from the safety of her home, in addition to fan favourite Barry Shitpeas (Al Campbell).

Charlie Brooker has hosted various Wipe series over the years, including fives series of Screenwipe from 2006 until 2008, Newswipe a year later and more recently, his Weekly Wipe, which ran for three series from 2013 until 2016.

Antiviral Wipe will be the first special of the series since the presenter's 2016 Wipe, which reviewed TV moments from across the year.

As well as bringing back Antiviral Wipe, the BBC is also repeating Peter Kay's Car Share and making favourite series into box sets to entertain and support the British public during lockdown.


Charlie Brooker's Antiviral Wipe will air at 9pm on Thursday 14 May on BBC Two. Check out what else is on with our TV Guide


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