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The Brooker prize

GOING! Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe, BBC4, 10.00pm

Charlie Brooker's ScreenwipeShould we be worried that two of the best shows on TV at the moment are shows that essentially point out to us how bad TV is? Harry Hill's TV Burp is the highlight of our Saturday viewing, and its more bilious older sibling Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe is officially the only good thing about Mondays at the moment. Except this is the last episode in the series, so we're going to have to go back to hating Mondays again. Bah.

Obviously it's not really that possibly for us to say what's going to be in tonight's episode since it's essentially a great big retrospective of the big issues in telly this week, and nobody knew what those were going to be when the listings got written, and try as we might, we still don't have the ability to look into the future. However, if previous form is anything to go by, this should be a hoot. Just be careful of approaching this show if you have a sacred TV cow of any kind, because you may find extremely mean things being said about it. Mean but true things, mind.

We'll miss this a lot when it's over, but at least we won't have to feel quite so shameful about our not-secret-any-more total addiction to Hollyoaks. Charlie has a habit of making us feel very very bad about things like that.

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