Following the success of Charlie Brooker’s Screenwipe, 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 is funny, thoughtful and scabrous digest of recent news events.
News Wipe takes a look at the brilliant or preposterous way the news is presented to us. There are also experts on hand to pick apart certain stories and analyze 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.