'[It] was the perfect mix of Pythonesque humour and intergalactic road movie.' From Stephen King to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Charlie Brooker shares some of the books and TV that have influenced his groundbreaking series, Black Mirror.
Charlie Brooker is an award-winning writer, producer and broadcaster whose career has spanned television, radio, print, and online media. Brooker is the creator and writer of Black Mirror, whose fourth season launched on Netflix at the end of 2017 and won a BAFTA Craft Award and has recently picked up three BAFTA TV Awards nominations. The critically acclaimed, mind-bending anthology series originally launched on Channel 4 in 2011 and over its four seasons has collected awards including Primetime Emmys® for Outstanding TV Movie and Outstanding Writing for a TV Movie, Producers Guild of America, Rose D'or, BAFTA, International Emmy® and Peabody. Charlie has presented numerous television shows including three series of his BBC Two satirical review show Weekly Wipe, the third series of which was nominated for the 2015 BAFTA for Best Comedy and Comedy Entertainment Programme, and the annual shindig Charlie Brooker’s End of Year Wipe, which won a BAFTA for its 2016 edition. Also, Charlie previously presented the BAFTA-nominated Election Wipe, Gameswipe and Newswipe, which won the 2009 Royal Television Society Award for Best Entertainment Programme and the How TV Ruined Your Life series for BBC TWO. He has also presented You Have Been Watching and 10 O'Clock Live for Channel 4, which he was also BAFTA-nominated for in 2014. Charlie is also behind the BBC Two series Cunk on Britain and the BAFTA-nominated Cunk on Shakespeare with regular Weekly Wipe contributor Philomena Cunk. He also co-wrote the critically acclaimed detective spoof A Touch of Cloth for Sky One. The TV film trilogy starred John Hannah and Suranne Jones and won the Broadcast Award for Best Comedy and was nominated for the RTS Award for Best Comedy. In 2008 Brooker wrote the five-part thriller Dead Set, which starred Jaime Winstone and Riz Ahmed and was nominated for a Best Drama Serial BAFTA; and co-wrote with Chris Morris the six-part comedy series Nathan Barley for Channel 4.
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