Charlie Brooker Black Mirror

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  1. Bob The Skutter

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    Channel 4 have picked up a new show from Charlie Brooker called Black Mirror.

    Sounds like Classic Charlie fare here. Can't wait to see it.
     
  2. ITL

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    Hooray! More Brooker is always a good thing.
     
  3. captcalhoun

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    i don't care about the shows, i just LOL'd at the quote from him at the end of BTS's quote.
     
  4. Jax

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    Indeed, any idea if there will be another season of "You Have Been Watching" and "TV Ruined my Life" ?
     
  5. ITL

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    I have no idea, but if anyone knows, it's Bob.
     
  6. Bob The Skutter

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    I've not heard about either, hope both, and 10 o'clock live come back for more.
     
  7. Haggis and tatties

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    God I hope its on soon......No new IT crowd, No new screenwipes, No new You have been watching, new Who spread over the year, Hustle's gone, and the rest of 2011 looks similarly sparse on the ground for stuff to watch.(For me anyway).

    Thank god i have a good supply of DVD box sets on tap.(just going through Stargate).
     
  8. Servo

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    Sounds cool.

    I agree with Haggis. Autumn can't come soon enough. At least we'll have new episodes of Doctor Who and Sherlock, and I imagine this show will likely air between Autumn and Christmas.

    Didn't the beautiful Lauren Laverne say they'd be back "later in the year" at the end of the last 10 O'Clock Live?
     
  9. ITL

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    Probably. And beautiful? She certainly is.
     
  10. Bob The Skutter

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    ^I don't think she did. At least not that I remember.
     
  11. TheGodBen

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    She didn't, and there are rumours that Channel 4 dropped it due to poor ratings. It's possible that it will return again next year but they'll drop the live aspect, which means they'd have to change the name and everything. They should just call it "The Brooker and Mitchell Expertly Edited Half-Hour", because that name alone would attract back most of the audience that dropped away after the first few episodes.
     
  12. CaptainWacky

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    Jimmy Carr ran out of funny hats.
     
  13. Bob The Skutter

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    Well I liked it all. so :p to you all.
     
  14. TheGodBen

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    I liked it too. It was schizophrenic, but the good parts could be very good while the bad parts were rarely ever that bad, and it improved over the course of its run. But I don't see a need for it to be live, they could film it earlier in the day and edit out some of the less-than-slick bits, like The Daily Show does, and it would be pretty much the same show. It did well on 4OD, apparently, so a lot of the people that watched it weren't watching it live anyway.
     
  15. Bob The Skutter

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    Well the live thing worked out when the Libya thing happened, and it differentiated it from Mock the Week, Have I got news for you, Stand up for the week, etc.
     
  16. Bob The Skutter

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    Looks like Charlie is doing a spoof crime drama for Sky. It's called "A Touch of Cloth"

     
  17. Deckerd

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    D'you think it's a play on 'touching cloth'?
     
  18. ITL

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    I was thinking the same thing...
     
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    What would come next -- Skiing for Crocodiles?
     
  20. Bob The Skutter

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    Almost certainly, would you expect any less from Charlie Brooker? I mean it's obviously a play on A Touch of Frost, but playing on Touching Cloth... at least that's what I took it for.
     

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