• Charlie Brooker’s Screenwipe

    If you’re the type of person that flicks around the TV, producing a slightly louder and more depressed sigh as each funographic programme manifests itself in front of your very eyes, then Charlie Brooker’s Screenwipe is for you.

    It’s on BBC4 tonight at 10pm and can only be described as one man’s cynical commentary on what British (and to a large extent all) television has become.

    For a taster, YouTube has plenty of clips from previous series of the show. There’s also Brooker’s regular columns in The Guardian. Oh, and then there’s TVGoHome, which was Brookers pet project for a few years (basically a fake TV guide full of bizarre programmes, the aim of which was to satirise the declining standards of British TV by showing where its logical climax would be should the trend continue… he stopped because so much of the stuff he published as extreme exaggerations of what was being made soon became plausible TV programming.