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The King's Christmas Message



CURMUDGEONLY! Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe, BBC4, 10:35pm

Now as you should all know by now, Charlie Brooker is regarded as some kind of deity by lowculture and as such, it is your loyal duty to watch this show tonight (or at least try and catch one of the many repeats that are on over the next few weeks).

This special edition of Screenwipe has been billed in some quarters as a Christmas special, and others as a review of the year. So we don't know whether it'll be old 'Chuckles' reminding us of the TV highs and lows of the past year (although he's covered phone fakery, advertising, reality TV, talent shows, rolling news and yoof TV in the series proper already, so goodness knows what else is left), a preview of the festive fayre that awaits us, or, perhaps more likely, a combination of both. LC fave Aisleyne will no doubt crop up to, to the delight of the many 'Caisleyne' lovers on the board.

What we do know is, Voyage of the Damned aside (and the annual treat from new LC icon The Queen, of course, gawd bless ya, maam), this is the most essential thing on TV this festive period and anyone who doesn't watch will be demoted back down to 'slabface'.

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According to the Sky guide, "Charlie casts a critical eye across the TV schedules, bringing both festive cheers and plenty of dispiriting humbug." Hoorah!

By Anonymous Ian, at 10:40 am  

er... that should have read "Christmas TV schedules"

By Anonymous Ian, at 10:41 am  

Oooh, i forgot this was on. Can't wait!

By Anonymous LMusic, at 11:34 am  

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