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Old 26-12-2014, 17:14
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Just a heads-up that 'Charlie Brooker's 2014 Wipe' is on on Tuesday 30th December at 10-11pm on BBC2.

The 2014 special “will look back on a relentlessly grim year where the cheeriest stories were people throwing ice over themselves, couples consciously uncoupling and an installation of poppies celebrating the untimely death of millions of young men,” according to production company Endemol
I can only see one showing in the listings, so make sure you set your recorders if you're likely to miss it.

Also, there is to be a new six-part series of his 'Weekly Wipe' starting in January 2015 although I can't yet find what day & time this is due to air.
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Old 26-12-2014, 17:59
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Thanks for that. I like Charlie Brooker, his thoughts about much of what's on offer on tv are bang-on.
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Old 26-12-2014, 20:24
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Look forward to this show every year, its just so well done, highlight of the year.
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Old 26-12-2014, 20:28
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Can't wait for it - it's always so spot-on and razor sharp.
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Old 26-12-2014, 20:32
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Since he got married and had a kid, he seems to have lost his bite a bit
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Old 26-12-2014, 20:59
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Since he got married and had a kid, he seems to have lost his bite a bit
I think that's a little co-incidental.

A couple of years ago he admitted that he's met a few of the people he's been vitriolic about, and realised they're actually decent people.

I miss old Charlie, the old Screenwipes are TV Gold, even now. But it's entirely understandable.
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Old 30-12-2014, 08:55
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Going to BUMP this one for tonight.

Looking forward to this, Charlie helps me to rationalise my own thoughts as to why TV and media often appears to me to be utter sh*te. I know some people don't like his acerbic style, but he helps cut through the "loveliness" of what we're being fed.
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Old 30-12-2014, 16:47
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Yeah I'll be watching, always look forward to Charlie's acerbic review of the year.
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Old 30-12-2014, 16:58
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I be watching as his shows are the TV version of Twitter.
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Old 30-12-2014, 17:11
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Here's hoping the first half hour isn't recycled clips of Weekly Wipe which is what happened last year. Considering he only does 5 of those and the 6th one is a 'highlights retrospective' (I guess for those with short term memory loss), it would be taking the piss if tonight wasn't all new material.
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Old 30-12-2014, 17:17
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I think that's a little co-incidental.

A couple of years ago he admitted that he's met a few of the people he's been vitriolic about, and realised they're actually decent people.

I miss old Charlie, the old Screenwipes are TV Gold, even now. But it's entirely understandable.
Any names forthcoming were there?

I always look forward to this show because acerbic it may be, but mostly it is the truth too.
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Old 30-12-2014, 17:29
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I think that's a little co-incidental.

A couple of years ago he admitted that he's met a few of the people he's been vitriolic about, and realised they're actually decent people.

I miss old Charlie, the old Screenwipes are TV Gold, even now. But it's entirely understandable.
That's the way I see it too, he's lost a bit of his edge, but I can understand why.

I'll still probably watch though
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Old 30-12-2014, 19:30
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Just a heads-up that 'Charlie Brooker's 2014 Wipe' is on on Tuesday 30th December at 10-11pm on BBC2.



I can only see one showing in the listings, so make sure you set your recorders if you're likely to miss it.

Also, there is to be a new six-part series of his 'Weekly Wipe' starting in January 2015 although I can't yet find what day & time this is due to air.
There's a repeat on sat night at 22.45.

I hope I can stay up for this tonight, back to work tomorrow
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Old 30-12-2014, 19:35
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It will be on iPlayer so I wouldn't worry too much about missing it. Unless you don't have access to iPlayer of course.
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Old 30-12-2014, 20:31
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I hope he`s presenting this from inside a tent pissing out - Would be an apt metaphor for how he`s lost his edge.
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Old 30-12-2014, 20:55
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I be watching as his shows are the TV version of Twitter.
That's an endorsement?

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Old 30-12-2014, 21:06
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Vas has nicked his job!
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Old 30-12-2014, 21:14
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"in America black people can be anything they want to be: President or shot."

I laughed!
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Old 30-12-2014, 21:15
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"....and crawling, which he probably learnt from you."

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Old 30-12-2014, 21:17
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The first clip of Sky News weird behaviour just then. I'm expecting to see Kay Burley's excitement at a voting fraud scandal in Glasgow during the Scottish referendum to also be shown.
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Old 30-12-2014, 21:18
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Can we make a New Years resolution never to play the "Happy song" ever again?
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Old 30-12-2014, 21:20
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The Joffrey it's OK to like.
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Old 30-12-2014, 21:21
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"I don't vote for noffin"

What, not even for better education?
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Old 30-12-2014, 21:22
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Blimey, the leaders of political parties are a bunch of freaks .
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Old 30-12-2014, 21:23
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UKIP = "Guffing out gas like a gas-guffing garrison!"
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