Charlie Brooker

Netflix Make A Timely 'Black Mirror' Announcement

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Entertainment

A third series of Charlie Brooker’s ‘Black Mirror’ has been commissioned by Netflix. The online streaming service has ordered 12 new episode...

The Death Knell of the Playground

Grainne Gillis | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Politics
Grainne Gillis

Something has been happening in politics in the UK this summer. At first, it seemed inconsequential: a bearded rebel entered the Labour leadership rac...

Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror Bizarrely Predicted Obscene Cameron Pig Allegations

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK

Charlie Brooker has revealed his shock after allegations published in the Daily Mail had strange echoes of a TV plot he wrote in his satirical drama B...

Charlie Brooker's 2009 Video On Shootings In The Media Is Still Totally Relevant

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK

A clip from a 2009 episode of Charlie Brooker's Newswipe has become strikingly relevant once again following the Charleston shooting. The three-mi...

A Week of Shame for the Left

David Browne | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

A week has passed since the day of the General Election, and while we are surely used to bad losers (and winners) after any democratic event in the country, the tone of the Far (and increasingly non-Far) Left in this case is in many ways terrifying, but ultimately shows the true colours of certain sections of the Left today: namely blind hatred; classist contempt; and fervent anti-democracy.

Charlie Brooker Launches Incredible Rant At The Independent

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Charlie Brooker has apologised for the rant. Profusely... (see below). Charlie Brooker has launched an expletive-laden rant at the Independ...

Who's Charlie Brooker Calling 'A Microwaved Tony Blair'?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

“Nigel Farage is like a ‘flipping, slightly pissed-up sort of brother-in-law or something,” according to Charlie Brooker, who’ll be presenting...

Louise Ridley

Charlie Brooker Says Farage Makes It Almost Impossible To Meet BBC's Impartiality Rules | Louise Ridley | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Politics

Charlie Brooker has said Nigel Farage generates so much comedy material that the Ukip leader was both a “gift” and a “pain in the arse” becaus...

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...