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14th May '14 3:00:03 PM Jallen
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[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Charlie__5428.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:300:"Whenever I tell people I'm a misanthrope they react as though that's a bad thing, the idiots. I live in London, for God's sake. Have you walked down Oxford Street recently? Misanthropy's the only thing that gets you through it. It's not a personality flaw, it's a skill."]] -> ''I don't have a heart. I have an unbeating onyx cricket ball. And stone-cold marble eyes. And a brain woven from tangled wisps of cynicism. I'm a miserable robot. Pity me.'' ->'''''[[QuoteMine HOORAY FOR THE NAZIS!]]''''' Charlie Brooker is a "writer, producer, and self-indulgent cry-baby", according to his book ''The Hell Of It All''. In less self-flagellating terms, he's a British comedian, columnist, writer and host of several television shows. One of the best (relatively) new faces on British television and a well known example of a CausticCritic, he started his career as a reviewer for the magazine ''PC Zone''. In 2000, he went on to pen a column called "Screen Burn" for ''[[BritishNewspapers The Guardian]]'' newspaper, which went on until October 2010, where he announced its discontinuation. These columns are collected in (to date) four books: ''Screen Burn'' (2004), ''Dawn of the Dumb'' (2007), ''The Hell Of It All'' (2009), and ''I Can Make You Hate''[[note]]Named so because the cover was a parody of Paul [=McKenna's=] ''I Can Make You Thin'' - Brooker later said he regretted not calling it ''[[Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey Fifty Shades Of Rage]]''[[/note]] (2012). His most well known work however is likely to be his television writing: he wrote on ''The Eleven O'Clock Show'', and was one of the writers on ChrisMorris's controversial ''Series/BrassEye'' episode about [[PaedoHunt paedophilia]]. Brooker also co-wrote ''NathanBarley'' with ChrisMorris, after creating the character on ''Website/TVGoHome''. In 2006 Brooker began a television program on Creator/{{BBC}}4 called ''{{Screenwipe}}'' (and later a spin-off focused on news reporting called ''Series/{{Newswipe}}''). This program, which largely skewers bad television programs and deconstructs the nuts and bolts of making them, as well as showing the sour underbelly of the television world, is one of the chief influences for [[Creator/BenCroshaw Yahtzee]]'s ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' review style. He also released a PoorlyDisguisedPilot special called ''Gameswipe'', which focused on video games. Brooker even mentions on his {{twitter}} that he wanted to get Yahtzee on ''Gameswipe'', but it didn't work out for various reasons. In 2009 Brooker created a panel show called ''YouHaveBeenWatching'', which discusses television. The show was picked up by Channel 4 and has aired two 8-episode seasons so far, with guests including DavidMitchell and [[MockTheWeek Frankie Boyle]]. Although mostly known for his comedy, in 2008 he took a departure from that to write his BAFTA-nominated ''DeadSet'', a five-part [[ZombieApocalypse zombie]] series, set in the ''BigBrother'' house. He's also the writer behind the award winning ''Series/BlackMirror'' series, a collection of non-related dark science-fiction dramas about digital technology. He is now Mr Konnie Huq (of ''BluePeter'' fame). A reference to UglyGuyHotWife on this page was previously edited out because it was too subjective, but any familiarity with his ''Screen Burn'' columns tells you that [[SelfDeprecation he'd probably be the first to agree]]. ("Physically, Brooker resembles a cross between a white LaurenceFishburne, a paedophile walrus and a scowling pork knuckle," according to the biography in his books.) Although given her Childrens' TV persona, having become famous on BluePeter, they would appear to be a real life OddCouple. They have a baby boy. He ''[[BerserkButton really]]'' dislikes credit squeezing and bumper graphics, [[SeriousBusiness particularly]] if they run over the end of ''Series/DoctorWho''. According to The Attery Squash he, [[http://www.youtube.com/user/spraynetdotcodotuk#p/a/4A32CD99992AEDCD/1/gShKgGs-Jbw like]] {{Devo}}, is [[http://www.youtube.com/user/spraynetdotcodotuk#p/a/4A32CD99992AEDCD/2/nCvbFRoDBCg right about everything]]. Stuff that Charlie Brooker has been involved in: * ''Website/TVGoHome'' * ''Series/BrassEye'' * ''NathanBarley'' * ''Charlie Brooker's Year Wipe'' (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) * ''{{Screenwipe}}'' * ''Series/{{Newswipe}}'' * ''Series/BigFatQuizOfTheYear'' (2009) * ''DeadSet'' (writer only) * ''YouHaveBeenWatching'' * ''Radio/SoWrongItsRight'' * ''Series/TenOClockLive'' * ''HowTVRuinedYourLife'' * ''HaveIGotNewsForYou'' * ''Series/BlackMirror'' * ''ATouchOfCloth'' * ''Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe'' ** Basically just a combination of ''Newswipe'' and ''Screenwipe'' ---- -->Well, that's all we have to say about Charlie Brooker. Now '''''Go Away'''''. ----
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[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Charlie__5428.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:300:"Whenever I tell people I'm a misanthrope they react as though that's a bad thing, the idiots. I live in London, for God's sake. Have you walked down Oxford Street recently? Misanthropy's the only thing that gets you through it. It's not a personality flaw, it's a skill."]] -> ''I don't have a heart. I have an unbeating onyx cricket ball. And stone-cold marble eyes. And a brain woven from tangled wisps of cynicism. I'm a miserable robot. Pity me.'' ->'''''[[QuoteMine HOORAY FOR THE NAZIS!]]''''' Charlie Brooker is a "writer, producer, and self-indulgent cry-baby", according to his book ''The Hell Of It All''. In less self-flagellating terms, he's a British comedian, columnist, writer and host of several television shows. One of the best (relatively) new faces on British television and a well known example of a CausticCritic, he started his career as a reviewer for the magazine ''PC Zone''. In 2000, he went on to pen a column called "Screen Burn" for ''[[BritishNewspapers The Guardian]]'' newspaper, which went on until October 2010, where he announced its discontinuation. These columns are collected in (to date) four books: ''Screen Burn'' (2004), ''Dawn of the Dumb'' (2007), ''The Hell Of It All'' (2009), and ''I Can Make You Hate''[[note]]Named so because the cover was a parody of Paul [=McKenna's=] ''I Can Make You Thin'' - Brooker later said he regretted not calling it ''[[Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey Fifty Shades Of Rage]]''[[/note]] (2012). His most well known work however is likely to be his television writing: he wrote on ''The Eleven O'Clock Show'', and was one of the writers on ChrisMorris's controversial ''Series/BrassEye'' episode about [[PaedoHunt paedophilia]]. Brooker also co-wrote ''NathanBarley'' with ChrisMorris, after creating the character on ''Website/TVGoHome''. In 2006 Brooker began a television program on Creator/{{BBC}}4 called ''{{Screenwipe}}'' (and later a spin-off focused on news reporting called ''Series/{{Newswipe}}''). This program, which largely skewers bad television programs and deconstructs the nuts and bolts of making them, as well as showing the sour underbelly of the television world, is one of the chief influences for [[Creator/BenCroshaw Yahtzee]]'s ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' review style. He also released a PoorlyDisguisedPilot special called ''Gameswipe'', which focused on video games. Brooker even mentions on his {{twitter}} that he wanted to get Yahtzee on ''Gameswipe'', but it didn't work out for various reasons. In 2009 Brooker created a panel show called ''YouHaveBeenWatching'', which discusses television. The show was picked up by Channel 4 and has aired two 8-episode seasons so far, with guests including DavidMitchell and [[MockTheWeek Frankie Boyle]]. Although mostly known for his comedy, in 2008 he took a departure from that to write his BAFTA-nominated ''DeadSet'', a five-part [[ZombieApocalypse zombie]] series, set in the ''BigBrother'' house. He's also the writer behind the award winning ''Series/BlackMirror'' series, a collection of non-related dark science-fiction dramas about digital technology. He is now Mr Konnie Huq (of ''BluePeter'' fame). A reference to UglyGuyHotWife on this page was previously edited out because it was too subjective, but any familiarity with his ''Screen Burn'' columns tells you that [[SelfDeprecation he'd probably be the first to agree]]. ("Physically, Brooker resembles a cross between a white LaurenceFishburne, a paedophile walrus and a scowling pork knuckle," according to the biography in his books.) Although given her Childrens' TV persona, having become famous on BluePeter, they would appear to be a real life OddCouple. They have a baby boy. He ''[[BerserkButton really]]'' dislikes credit squeezing and bumper graphics, [[SeriousBusiness particularly]] if they run over the end of ''Series/DoctorWho''. According to The Attery Squash he, [[http://www.youtube.com/user/spraynetdotcodotuk#p/a/4A32CD99992AEDCD/1/gShKgGs-Jbw like]] {{Devo}}, is [[http://www.youtube.com/user/spraynetdotcodotuk#p/a/4A32CD99992AEDCD/2/nCvbFRoDBCg right about everything]]. Stuff that Charlie Brooker has been involved in: * ''Website/TVGoHome'' * ''Series/BrassEye'' * ''NathanBarley'' * ''Charlie Brooker's Year Wipe'' (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) * ''{{Screenwipe}}'' * ''Series/{{Newswipe}}'' * ''Series/BigFatQuizOfTheYear'' (2009) * ''DeadSet'' (writer only) * ''YouHaveBeenWatching'' * ''Radio/SoWrongItsRight'' * ''Series/TenOClockLive'' * ''HowTVRuinedYourLife'' * ''HaveIGotNewsForYou'' * ''Series/BlackMirror'' * ''ATouchOfCloth'' * ''Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe'' ** Basically just a combination of ''Newswipe'' and ''Screenwipe'' ---- -->Well, that's all we have to say about Charlie Brooker. Now '''''Go Away'''''. ----[[redirect:Creator/CharlieBrooker]]
25th Apr '14 4:37:00 AM LongLiveHumour
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In 2006 Brooker began a television program on BBC4 called ''{{Screenwipe}}'' (and later a spin-off focused on news reporting called ''Series/{{Newswipe}}''). This program, which largely skewers bad television programs and deconstructs the nuts and bolts of making them, as well as showing the sour underbelly of the television world, is one of the chief influences for [[Creator/BenCroshaw Yahtzee]]'s ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' review style. He also released a PoorlyDisguisedPilot special called ''Gameswipe'', which focused on video games. Brooker even mentions on his {{twitter}} that he wanted to get Yahtzee on ''Gameswipe'', but it didn't work out for various reasons.
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In 2006 Brooker began a television program on BBC4 Creator/{{BBC}}4 called ''{{Screenwipe}}'' (and later a spin-off focused on news reporting called ''Series/{{Newswipe}}''). This program, which largely skewers bad television programs and deconstructs the nuts and bolts of making them, as well as showing the sour underbelly of the television world, is one of the chief influences for [[Creator/BenCroshaw Yahtzee]]'s ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' review style. He also released a PoorlyDisguisedPilot special called ''Gameswipe'', which focused on video games. Brooker even mentions on his {{twitter}} that he wanted to get Yahtzee on ''Gameswipe'', but it didn't work out for various reasons.
30th Mar '14 5:25:16 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''BigFatQuizOfTheYear'' (2009)
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* ''BigFatQuizOfTheYear'' ''Series/BigFatQuizOfTheYear'' (2009)
26th Jan '14 5:22:40 AM Last_Hussar
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He is now Mr Konnie Huq (of ''BluePeter'' fame). A reference to UglyGuyHotWife on this page was previously edited out because it was too subjective, but any familiarity with his ''Screen Burn'' columns tells you that [[SelfDeprecation he'd probably be the first to agree]]. ("Physically, Brooker resembles a cross between a white LaurenceFishburne, a paedophile walrus and a scowling pork knuckle," according to the biography in his books.) They have a baby boy.
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He is now Mr Konnie Huq (of ''BluePeter'' fame). A reference to UglyGuyHotWife on this page was previously edited out because it was too subjective, but any familiarity with his ''Screen Burn'' columns tells you that [[SelfDeprecation he'd probably be the first to agree]]. ("Physically, Brooker resembles a cross between a white LaurenceFishburne, a paedophile walrus and a scowling pork knuckle," according to the biography in his books.) Although given her Childrens' TV persona, having become famous on BluePeter, they would appear to be a real life OddCouple. They have a baby boy.
16th Jan '14 3:03:00 PM LongLiveHumour
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He ''[[BerserkButton really]]'' dislikes credit squeezing and bumper graphics, [[SeriousBusiness particularly]] if they run over the end of ''DoctorWho''.
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He ''[[BerserkButton really]]'' dislikes credit squeezing and bumper graphics, [[SeriousBusiness particularly]] if they run over the end of ''DoctorWho''. ''Series/DoctorWho''.
31st Dec '13 5:25:42 AM Cephalopoet
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New edition of Charlie Brooker's Year Wipe
* ''Charlie Brooker's Year Wipe'' (2010, 2011, 2012)
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* ''Charlie Brooker's Year Wipe'' (2010, 2011, 2012)2012, 2013)
4th Nov '13 12:32:36 AM SeptimusHeap
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His most well known work however is likely to be his television writing: he wrote on ''The Eleven O'Clock Show'', and was one of the writers on ChrisMorris's controversial ''Series/BrassEye'' episode about [[PaedoHunt paedophilia]]. Brooker also co-wrote ''NathanBarley'' with ChrisMorris, after creating the character on ''TVGoHome''.
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His most well known work however is likely to be his television writing: he wrote on ''The Eleven O'Clock Show'', and was one of the writers on ChrisMorris's controversial ''Series/BrassEye'' episode about [[PaedoHunt paedophilia]]. Brooker also co-wrote ''NathanBarley'' with ChrisMorris, after creating the character on ''TVGoHome''. ''Website/TVGoHome''.

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* ''TVGoHome''''Website/TVGoHome''
9th Oct '13 11:04:50 AM mlsmithca
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Removing redundant pothole. There's really no reason to format a pothole [[LikeThis Like This]] rather than LikeThis.
* ''[[Radio/SoWrongItsRight So Wrong It's Right]]''
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* ''[[Radio/SoWrongItsRight So Wrong It's Right]]''''Radio/SoWrongItsRight''
9th Oct '13 1:26:26 AM lentilsoup
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* ''[[SoWrongItsRight So Wrong It's Right]]''
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* ''[[SoWrongItsRight ''[[Radio/SoWrongItsRight So Wrong It's Right]]''
19th Sep '13 5:34:42 PM DougSMachina
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Charlie Brooker is a "writer, producer, and self-indulgent cry-baby", according to his book ''The Hell Of It All''. In less self-flagellating terms, he's a British comedian, columnist, writer and host of several television shows. One of the best (relatively) new faces on British television and a well known example of a CausticCritic, he started his career as a reviewer for the magazine ''PC Zone''. In 2000, he went on to pen a column called "Screen Burn" for ''[[BritishNewspapers The Guardian]]'' newspaper, which went on until October 2010, where he announced its discontinuation. These columns are collected in (to date) four books: ''Screen Burn'' (2004), ''Dawn of the Dumb'' (2007), ''The Hell Of It All'' (2009), and ''I Can Make You Hate''[[note]]Named so because the cover was a parody of Paul [=McKenna's=] ''I Can Make You Thin'' - Brooker later said he regretted not calling it ''[[Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey Fifty Shades Of Rage'']][[/note]] (2012).
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Charlie Brooker is a "writer, producer, and self-indulgent cry-baby", according to his book ''The Hell Of It All''. In less self-flagellating terms, he's a British comedian, columnist, writer and host of several television shows. One of the best (relatively) new faces on British television and a well known example of a CausticCritic, he started his career as a reviewer for the magazine ''PC Zone''. In 2000, he went on to pen a column called "Screen Burn" for ''[[BritishNewspapers The Guardian]]'' newspaper, which went on until October 2010, where he announced its discontinuation. These columns are collected in (to date) four books: ''Screen Burn'' (2004), ''Dawn of the Dumb'' (2007), ''The Hell Of It All'' (2009), and ''I Can Make You Hate''[[note]]Named so because the cover was a parody of Paul [=McKenna's=] ''I Can Make You Thin'' - Brooker later said he regretted not calling it ''[[Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey Fifty Shades Of Rage'']][[/note]] Rage]]''[[/note]] (2012).
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