Charlie Brooker’s 2016 Wipe
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.
In addition to writing for programmes such as Black Mirror, Brass Eye, The 11 O’Clock Show and Nathan Barley, Brooker has presented a number of television shows, including Screenwipe, Gameswipe, Newswipe, Weekly Wipe, and 10 O’Clock Live. He also wrote a five-part horror drama, Dead Set, which was nominated for the 2009 Best Drama Serial BAFTA. He has written comment pieces for The Guardian and is one of four creative directors of the production company Zeppotron.
Brooker’s style of humour is acerbic, profane, and often controversial with surreal elements and a consistent satirical pessimism. He won the 2009 Columnist of the Year award at the British Press Awards, the 2010 Best Entertainment Programme Award for Newswipe from the Royal Television Society, and has received three British Comedy Awards: Best Newcomer in 2009, Best Comedy Entertainment Show Award for Newswipe in 2011, and Best Comedy Entertainment Personality in 2012.