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News: No Wipe 2017 For Charlie Brooker

Charlie Brooker's Wipe 2017 will not be happening.

The broadcaster/programme maker/comedian/writer has been forced to give his annual overview a break this year due to work commitments.

Brooker revealed the bad news on Twitter, posting a number of tweets to explain "Got some good news and bad news. Bad news is no 2017 Wipe. Was set to do it but ran out of road. Am way behind on scripts / dev elsewhere and contrary to my optimistic delusions it turns out I can’t do 400 things at once."

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News: Emmy Wins For Charlie Brooker, Veep, Saturday Night Live, John Oliver

Veep, Saturday Night Live, Atlanta and Black Mirror were among the big winners at the 2017 Emmys.

The satirical series set in the White House won Best Comedy Series, while its star Julia Louis-Dreyfus won Best Comedy Actress for the sixth time.

Best Comedy Actor was Donald Glover for Atlanta. The show also won Best Comedy Directing.

News: BBC Unveils Raft Of Satire Shows

Shane Allen, Controller, Comedy Commissioning has announces a raft of new BBC satirical shows featuring talent including Tracey Ullman, Charlie Brooker, Frankie Boyle, Diane Morgan, Luisa Omielan and Rhys Thomas.

Allen says: “This range of shows puts a contemporary spin on the decades’ long, rich tradition of satire on the BBC.

News: 3 Bafta Nominations For Fleabag, 2 for Last Leg, People Just Do Nothing, McIntyre & Cunk

The Last Leg features in nominations in two categories in the BAFTA TV Awards, announced today.

The C4 show fronted by Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker is up for Best Comedy & comedy Entertainment Programme alongside Charlie Brooker's Wipe 2016, Cunk on Shakespeare and Taskmaster.

And Adam Hills is nominated for Best Entertainment Performance alongside Claudia Winkleman for Strictly Come Dancing, Graham Norton for The Graham Norton Show and Michael McIntyre for Michael McIntyre's Big Show.

News: Charlie Brooker To Present Film 2017

Charlie Brooker is to be the next presenter of Film 2017.

He will be the latest person to host the programme in this current run of guest presenters when he chairs next Wednesday's edition of the flagship film show on January 25. 

Previous guests hosts in this series have included Paul Merton, Zoe Ball, Camilla Long and Edith Bowman.

This follows Claudia Winkleman's decision to step down after six years on the programme.

 

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Review: Black Mirror, Episode 1, Nosedive, Netflix

Charlie Brooker has done pretty well for himself. His latest series of Black Mirror has been made for Netflix and the first episode of six all simultaneously released is directed by Joe ‘Atonement’ Wright and has all the gloss of a Hollywood production. It’s not laugh-out loud funny. In fact it feels so accurate it is more scary than satirical.

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News: More Info On Philomena Cunk On Shakespeare

Pictures have now been released from the forthcoming Cunk on Shakespeare. You can see them here. And there's more about the programme below.

Further information has been released on the forthcoming special, Cunk on Shakespeare, to be presented by Philomena Cunk, regular expert on Charlie Brooker's Wipe shows.

News: Philomena Cunk Joins BBC Shakespeare Line-Up

Philomena Cunk has joined the line-up of experts and academics contributing to BBC2's forthcoming month-long season marking of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death. She will be fronting her own programme called Cunk on Shakespeare.

TV Review: Charlie Brooker's 2015 Wipe

Charlie Brooker’s end-of-the-year Wipes have become essential viewing. They are the best way of making some kind of sense of the mess the world is in today. And this year’s edition was no exception.

Except there was a problem. 2015 is probably the bleakest year since Brooker has been doing these shows. It was a year bookended by two tragedies in Paris and somehow our guide had to negotiate a path that was both funny and sensitive. It was a tough call but he did it pretty well.

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TV Review: Charlie Brooker's Election Wipe, BBC2

What does it say in the Bible about the last coming first? After an election campaign that has been crammed to the brink with satirical programmes, Charlie Brooker bowled along just as last orders were being called to show the rest how it should be done.

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