The BEST episodes directed by Al Campbell

Episode Five
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9.00
8 votes

#1 - Episode Five

Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe - Season 3 - Episode 5

Brooker looks into TV elimination shows and he creates his own to demonstrate how they can be edited to distort the truth. He reviews Pete's P.A. and Any Dream Will Do.

Aspiration
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8.99
140 votes

#2 - Aspiration

How TV Ruined Your Life - Season 1 - Episode 3

From Dallas to Grand Designs, TV continually rubs desirable lifestyles in your face, making you feel inadequate in the process. Warning: contains Sophie Dahl and coffins.

Episode Five
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8.85
46 votes

#3 - Episode Five

Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe - Season 4 - Episode 5

Brooker focuses on children's television from past to present, and even has a go at being a children's TV presenter on Toonattik. He reviews Johnny Ball Games, In The Night Garden, Yo Gabba Gabba! and LazyTown. Kirsten O'Brien talks about ChuckleVision and Andy Nyman talks about The Junior Christian Science Bible Lesson. The end of the episode includes a tribute to Bagpuss creator Oliver Postgate who had died the previous week.

Episode Five (Screenwipe USA)
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8.78
9 votes

#4 - Episode Five (Screenwipe USA)

Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe - Season 1 - Episode 5

Screenwipe USA. In this USA special, Brooker goes in depth into American TV and compares the main differences between British and American Television. He reviews American soap operas, American reality crime shows, To Catch a Predator and The Wire. Lewis Black talks about his experiences with television.

Love
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8.75
108 votes

#5 - Love

How TV Ruined Your Life - Season 1 - Episode 4

Charlie Brooker argues that TV has warped our expectations of romance with a toxic combination of Blind Date and rom-coms. Do 'soulmates' even exist? Warning: this episode contains traces of Dirty Den and suggestive swimwear.

The Lifecycle
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8.58
117 votes

#6 - The Lifecycle

How TV Ruined Your Life - Season 1 - Episode 2

From kids shows to Countdown, TV has something to infuriate anyone of any age. Warning: this episode contains creepy dolls and the 1980s Oxo dad.

Episode Two (TV Advertising Special)
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8.50
72 votes

#7 - Episode Two (TV Advertising Special)

Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe - Season 4 - Episode 2

Brooker talks about television advertising; the guidelines, its history and how they work. He reviews Mad Men. Tim Key recites another poem.

Episode Four
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8.50
8 votes

#8 - Episode Four

Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe - Season 1 - Episode 4

Charlie dissects Hollyoaks, late-night gameshow The Mint, Dragons' Den and more. Plus, what the people listed in the credits of TV shows actually do.

Episode Three (TV Writing Special)
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8.32
44 votes

#9 - Episode Three (TV Writing Special)

Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe - Season 4 - Episode 3

In this slightly extended episode, Brooker is joined by some of the best TV writers in the business today. They talk about how they started out and how they go about writing a television show. Featured in this episode are; Russell T Davies, Paul Abbott, Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain, Graham Linehan and Tony Jordan.

Fear
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8.18
153 votes

#10 - Fear

How TV Ruined Your Life - Season 1 - Episode 1

From hysterical public information films to grisly crime dramas, terror spills out of almost every channel. As Charlie explores TV's approach to fear, you won't know whether to laugh or scream. Warning: contains traces of Michael Buerk and a semi-naked lady.

Progress
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8.17
108 votes

#11 - Progress

How TV Ruined Your Life - Season 1 - Episode 5

From the moon landings to Blake's 7 to CSI: Miami, Charlie Brooker argues that television has warped our relationship with technology. Warning: this episode contains a computerised Simon Cowell and a lady in a silver catsuit.

Episode Four
star
8.16
73 votes

#12 - Episode Four

Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe - Season 3 - Episode 4

Brooker talks about television that is aimed at today's youth. He reviews My Super Sweet 16, America's Next Top Model and The Tudors. Matt Berry about television theme tunes, especially those of Ronnie Hazelhurst.

Episode Four
star
7.86
78 votes

#13 - Episode Four

Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe - Season 2 - Episode 4

Brooker talks about how video and editing techniques and technology have improved over time. He reviews Primeval and The Sex Inspectors. Stewart Lee talks about how the perception of teenagers on TV has changed over the years. Grace Dent talks about love storylines in soap operas.

Episode One
star
7.74
78 votes

#14 - Episode One

Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe - Season 4 - Episode 1

Brooker discusses the notion of people complaining about television. He reviews Britannia High, Paul Ross's Big Black Book of Horror. Liza Tarbuck talks about Tales of the Riverbank.

Episode Three
star
7.70
73 votes

#15 - Episode Three

Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe - Season 3 - Episode 3

In this television news special, Brooker talks about the need to entertain on the news and also the rise of 24-hour news. Adam Curtis talks about the rise and fall of the television journalist.

Episode Two
star
7.68
76 votes

#16 - Episode Two

Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe - Season 3 - Episode 2

Brooker talks about the decline of the ending credits on TV programmes. He reviews Ann Widdecombe Versus Prostitution, Secret Diary of a Call Girl and Street Doctor. Richard Herring talks about Big Cook, Little Cook.

Episode Two
star
7.66
118 votes

#17 - Episode Two

Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe - Season 2 - Episode 2

Brooker discusses what TV ratings are and how they work. He reviews 24, video games not getting as much respect as television and Fortune: Million Pound Giveaway. Gia Milinovich talks about video on the web.

Episode Three
star
7.63
80 votes

#18 - Episode Three

Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe - Season 2 - Episode 3

Brooker discusses what it's like to be the "talent" on a TV show. He reviews shows aimed at men; Ross Kemp on Gangs, Top Gear and Britain's Hardest. He also reviews courtroom reality show The Verdict. Reginald D Hunter talks about British TV from an American perspective.

Episode One
star
7.56
107 votes

#19 - Episode One

Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe - Season 1 - Episode 1

Brooker talks about how difficult it is to actually make the smallest bit of TV. Brooker reviews the morning slots on television, Doctor Who, EastEnders and aspirational TV. Jamie Whyte talks about advertising on TV.

Episode Three
star
7.55
104 votes

#20 - Episode Three

Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe - Season 1 - Episode 3

Brooker looks into sex on television. He reviews where TV is heading in the future and where it is now, Emmerdale, cookery shows and Deadwood. Catherine Townsend talks about unrealistic sex on television.

Episode One
star
7.54
108 votes

#21 - Episode One

Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe - Season 2 - Episode 1

Brooker talks about the guidelines that TV has to adhere to. He reviews Celebrity Big Brother 5, Psychic Private Eyes and Battlestar Galactica. Doug Stanhope gives his views on television.

Episode One
star
7.51
105 votes

#22 - Episode One

Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe - Season 3 - Episode 1

Brooker looks into the lies TV tells us. He reviews Heroes, Have I Been Here Before? and The X Factor. Nicholas Parsons talks about Saturday night entertainment.

Episode Four
star
7.49
41 votes

#23 - Episode Four

Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe - Season 4 - Episode 4

Brooker talks about the change in direction that modern day documentaries have taken. He launches his own mission documentary; "Konnie's Great British Wee", fronted by Konnie Huq. He reviews Miss Naked Beauty and Jamie's Ministry of Food.

Hive-Mother
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7.36
126 votes

#24 - Hive-Mother

Dead Pixels - Season 1 - Episode 6

Meg, Nicky, Usman and Russell are set to complete Kingdom Scrolls and decide to make a weekend of it by cosplaying the final level.

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Big Nose
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7.32
133 votes

#25 - Big Nose

Dead Pixels - Season 1 - Episode 4

Meg starts live streaming from Kingdom Scrolls but flatmate Alison worries she won't make a living from it.

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Episode Two
star
7.30
87 votes

#26 - Episode Two

Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe - Season 1 - Episode 2

Brooker discusses why some people want to be famous and will do anything to get on TV. He reviews psychic and medium programmes, Big Brother and Love Island. David Quantick discusses his gripes with "list" shows.

Tanadaal
star
7.22
150 votes

#27 - Tanadaal

Dead Pixels - Season 1 - Episode 2

A movie version of Kingdom Scrolls has been announced, but Meg and Nicky are not happy with the casting. 

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Defuse an Unexploded Bomb
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7.21
529 votes

#28 - Defuse an Unexploded Bomb

James May's Man Lab - Season 1 - Episode 1

The first of a new series that sees James May on a mission to save modern man - from themselves. From his Man Lab HQ, James and his team set out on a series of action-packed challenges that will help modern man relearn some of the vital skills, once cherished by his forefathers, that are now in danger of being lost forever. In this episode, we learn how to defuse an unexploded bomb, build a kitchen out of concrete, how to serenade a woman, transform a fishfinger sandwich, and create the world's first motorised picnic table.

Bears
star
7.18
189 votes

#29 - Bears

Dead Pixels - Season 1 - Episode 1

Comedy series about Meg, Nicky and Usman's obsession with the online fantasy game Kingdom Scrolls. Meg asks new guy Russell on a date to play the game. 

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Patricide
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7.15
123 votes

#30 - Patricide

Dead Pixels - Season 1 - Episode 5

Nicky's dad tries to bond with him by playing Kingdom Scrolls but things get complicated when Nicky gets a taste for killing his father.

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Merrily, Merrily
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7.13
109 votes

#31 - Merrily, Merrily

Inside No. 9 - Season 7 - Episode 1

Laurence has arranged a special reunion on a boat for his old university friends. As they strike out across the remote lake, their conversation takes them into troubled waters.

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Betrothal
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7.05
133 votes

#32 - Betrothal

Dead Pixels - Season 1 - Episode 3

Meg and Nicky decide to get married in the game and things quickly get complicated.

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