Charlie Brooker

Jon Hamm To Star In 'Black Mirror' Christmas Special

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

Channel 4 have confirmed that ‘Black Mirror’ will be returning for a 90-minute Christmas special this year, with Jon Hamm leading the cast. Jo...

Yes, That Is Charlie Brooker Dressed As A Nazi In A Video Game

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK Tech

'Sniper Elite 3' is an incredibly, ludicrously, violent video game in which you have to shoot various soldiers and then watch their brains explode in ...

Weekly Wipe - It's Not Just Comedy

Alexander Leivesley | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Alexander Leivesley

You might love Charlie Brooker, you might loathe him, but the fact is he and his show are really quite remarkable, because it really takes apart the horrendous products of modern television and really hits home the issue of shoddy mainstream journalism, something that many of us let easily slip by.

A Comment on Comments

Emily Buchanan | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Tech
Emily Buchanan

If my blog post is impeccably well-timed and I manage to rise above the sheer volume of words on screen, I then risk something far worse than apathy, far greater than insignificance... I risk comments.

WATCH: Charlie Brooker Tries To Teach Jon Snow To Play Video Games

Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Tech

Charlie Brooker recently appeared on Channel 4 News in an attempt to teach venerable news reader Jon Snow to play video games. Jon Snow, by the way...

Plugged In

Alice Stansfield | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alice Stansfield

The issues with our connection is the concept that we can't detach from being constantly 'Plugged In'. Advice on living the virtual world? It is almost impossible for some, and to escape it now is to be excluded from a social and business part of the generation we live in.

The Connection Between 'Star Trek' and 'Glee'

Olly Lennard | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Olly Lennard

The shady tribes of people who manufacture television reportedly bandy the word 'aspiration' around quite often. 'Aspirational programming' is a genre-spanning term defining shows typically featuring healthy, conventionally attractive people leading comfortable, fun happy lives...

Be Careful What You Wish For...

Joel Durston | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Politics
Joel Durston

I often think I'm alone in wanting politicians, to be - generally - the precise opposite of a drinking buddy - measured, rational, careful with money and (in their eyes at least) reasonable to all groups. Your average bloke in the pub might be forthright, but it doesn't necessarily make him (or her) right.

Black Mirror: 'The Waldo Moment' (REVIEW)

Sam Parker | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Sam Parker

Last night Charlie Brooker's terrific second series of Black Mirror came to an end with 'The Waldo Moment', by far the least creepy or inventive episode of the trilogy that was nevertheless a compelling conclusion to one of the TV highlights of the year so far.

Tweeting From Beyond the Grave - Why Sometimes It's Good Not to Talk

Paul Carroll | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Tech
Paul Carroll

While it's easy to see why stopping abuse and masquerading on accounts where the originator has passed on is an important area for legal review, another strand of digital legacy is now emerging - the idea of continuing to converse with the dead via their social media accounts.

Holding a 'Black Mirror' Up to Football's Potential Futures

Greg Johnson | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK Sport
Greg Johnson

The final episode of Black Mirror airs on Monday, and with football reeling from a number recent scandals it feels oddly appealing to dream up Brooker-esque scenarios to inflict on the game. Football fans are hardly strangers to taking enjoyment from something that pains and disturbs them.

Black Mirror 'White Bear' (REVIEW)

Sam Parker | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Sam Parker

The first 45 minutes of White Bear, the second episode of Charlie Brooker's trilogy of technology-fearing dystopias, played out like a low-budget, low-quality version of 28 Days Later. It's basically the worst thing he's ever written, which, you come to realise, is the whole point.

The Brooker Paradox and the Welcome Return of Black Mirror

Richard Berry | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Richard Berry

Satire needs a standpoint, an alternative perspective, and Brooker does not really have one: just a keen sense of the ridiculous nature of the established order. He is not trying to bring down the system: with his dramas, panel and review shows, newspaper column and tweets, Charlie Brooker is the system.

What Black Mirror Episode Be Right Back Says About Us and Technology

Daniel M. Swain | Posted 13.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel M. Swain

The latest episode of Black Mirror, Be Right Back, is both a haunting vision of the future, and of what our relationship with technology could become. It is also a reminder of how our relationship with technology has changed since the mid-twentieth century.

Why I Quit Twitter

Sam Parker | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Tech
Sam Parker

I didn't use Twitter all day for 'journalism' - i.e. to source opinions and follow leads. I used it all day because I am a 'journalist' - i.e. a closet narcissist who believes everything he has to say always deserves an audience.

Stewart Lee: 'You Can't Win At Comedy'

Such Small Portions | Posted 09.02.2013 | UK Comedy

Stewart Lee. There are few names which carry more significance in contemporary British comedy. Not only has Lee worked in the industry for over two...

Charlie Brooker's 'Weekly Wipe' Announced

PA | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

Charlie Brooker is returning to BBC Two with a new topical show. The six-part series, with a working title of 'Weekly Wipe' with Charlie Brooker, w...

Sam Parker

'Romney Is A P***k': Charlie Brooker On Politics, Books And Being A Dad | Sam Parker | Posted 06.01.2013 | Home

Author, newspaper columnist and TV presenter Charlie Brooker tells us about the writers that have that inspired him, his thoughts on the US election a...

Why Television Has Lost to the Internet

Philph E. Burbs | Posted 01.12.2012 | UK Tech
Philph E. Burbs

Once upon a time, professionals made television programs and amateurs made home video. The only time you'd see amateur content on TV was in the form...

If a Tree Falls in the Forest and Nobody's There to Tweet it...

Tamara Sword | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK Tech
Tamara Sword

Standing in the stadium crowd watching Lady Gaga earlier this month, I along with 55,000 other fans lifted my phone and took a photo. On my way home from the gig, I flipped through the montage of photos, gifs and videos I had made during the evening and one image stood out from all the rest.

More Charlie Brooker On TV | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK Entertainment

Charlie Brooker has confirmed that his BBC Four Wipe strand of programming will continue. Speaking at the Edinburgh TV Festival, Brooker suggested ...

Twitter Joke Trial In Court

PA | Posted 27.06.2012 | UK

The case of a man found guilty of sending a menacing tweet returns to court today. Paul Chambers was fined £385 and ordered to pay £600 costs at ...

Why John Hannah Can't Take TV Detectives Seriously Any More

PA | Posted 26.08.2012 | UK Entertainment

John Hannah has confessed he can't take detective dramas seriously since starring in spoof show A Touch Of Cloth. The Scottish actor plays DCI Jack...

'10 O'Clock Live' To Return For A Third Series

The British Comedy Guide | Posted 21.06.2012 | UK Comedy

BroadcastNow is reporting that 10 O'Clock Live - Channel 4's topical satire show starring Charlie Brooker, Jimmy Carr, Lauren Laverne and David Mitche...

Konnie Covers Up Post-Baby Curves

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.04.2012 | Home

Life as a new mum can be all about sleepless nights, nappies and bad daytime telly, but Konnie Huq escaped all of that last night as she put on he...