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Charlie Brooker's News Wipe for BBC Four

Charlie Brooker (image: BBC/Zeppotron/Endemol)

Following the success of Charlie Brooker's Screen Wipe, BBC Four has commissioned Zeppotron to produce a brand new series – Charlie Brooker's News Wipe.

The aim of Charlie Brooker's News Wipe is to expose the inner workings of news media, just as Screen Wipe does to TV in general.

The series will be a funny, thoughtful and scabrous digest of recent news events. News Wipe will take a look at the brilliant or preposterous way the news is presented to us.

There will also be experts on hand to pick apart certain stories and analyse the news media's obsessions.

Charlie Brooker comments: "This is new territory for me: I'm no current affairs expert. Just like, I suspect, many people, when I tune into the news I often feel like I've wandered into episode 389 of the world's most complex soap opera. So it's also about me trying to make sense of a bewildering and often bloody stupid world."

Charlie Brooker's News Wipe was commissioned by Janice Hadlow, former Controller of BBC Four, and BBC Controller of Comedy, Lucy Lumsden.

The Executive Producers are Zeppotron's Creative Director Charlie Brooker, Managing Director Annabel Jones and Simon Wilson, Executive Editor for BBC Comedy.

Notes to Editors

Charlie Brooker's News Wipe: 6 x 30-minute episodes for BBC Four.

Zeppotron is an Endemol company.

RL

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