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... Newswipe sees Charlie (short for Charlton) turn his sharp wit on the news 'circus'. As a fan of Screenwipe and as someone who is often left feeling confused by TV news broadcasts, I was really looking forward to seeing Brooker's take on it; I was not disappointed. He seems to share my confusion ... Read review

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Charlie Brooker takes a swipe at the news

AdvantagesA good summary of the news, very funny and smart

DisadvantagesNot a long enough series!

"...the 'people's princess/thick racist' divide, Newswipe offers an overview of the coverage of what was essentially a sad story of a young woman who had lived her life in front of the camera dying of a horrible illness at a young age. The programme shows how both the tabloids and broadsheets were tying themselves in knots condemning Jade one minute as a 'vile racist' and applauding her as a 'working class saint' the next. Although it tackles this subject ..." Read review

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Community Level 6carl.mcqueen


Charlie Brooker's Newswipe

AdvantagesSuperb analytical and satirical programming

DisadvantagesMake more of them!

"Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the mind of Charlie Brooker, and welcome to his spin-off of his successful cult critique show "Screenwipe"; "Newswipe" - but instead solely focusing on the world of news and current affairs. Something the show's predecessor skimmed over but never tore into as deliciously as this. First aired in March this year on BBC Four, it's a fresh new programme that has been pleasantly received. Its six episodes have reached ..." Read review

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Community Level 1johnkirby15


Funny when you first see it

AdvantagesFunny and topical

Disadvantagesgoes on for way too long!

"...you'll know pretty much what Newswipe is going to be like. It's got Charlie's pieces to camera from his flat, where he talks to the TV and the viewer while passing scathing comments on clips. It's got a guest poet. It's got a guest reporter. It has a guest expert. It has various members of Zeppotron's production staff doubling as actors. It has a "... of the week" that takes the piss. And it has various mini-documentaries where Charlie explains some ..." Read review

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