EP.76 - CHARLIE BROOKER

Adam talks with British writer, producer and presenter Charlie Brooker.

THIS EPISODE CONTAINS LANGUAGE AND THEMES THAT HAVE OFFENDED IN THE PAST AND MAY OFFEND AGAIN.

There was a problem with one of the mics on this episode hence roomy sound from back up recording. Apologies for any emotional scarring this may cause.

Hello. Adam here with a few notes and links related to this episode for you.

My rambly conversation with Charlie was recorded in March of 2018, in the west London house where he lives with his wife Connie and their two young children. 

Charlie started his media career writing about video games in the 90s and we began by reminiscing about our childhood fascination with those blocky virtual worlds.

We also talked about Nathan Barley (Channel 4, 2005), Black Mirror (Channel 4, Netflix, 2011 - present), how comedic fury can be taken at face value, smoking, defecating, and how we would cope if we were on reality TV or facing armageddon and didn’t have Bear Grylls to advise us. Charlie also does a very good impression of comedian Jimmy Carr’s laugh.

Thanks to Séamus Murphy-Mitchell for production support.

Music and jingles by Adam Buxton

ADAM BUXTON’S OLD BITS DVD/DOWNLOAD

ADAM & JOE - PEOPLE PLACE 

TV GO HOME WEBSITE

NATHAN BARELY EP 1

‘WAKE IN FRIGHT’ 2012 ARTICLE IN THE NEW YORKER

‘WAKE IN FRIGHT’ HOW WAS THE KANGAROO SLAUGHTER FILMED?

ARISTON AD FEATURING ROBOCOP VIDEO GAME MUSIC

PYE CORNER AUDIO YOUTUBE PLAYLIST

Q.E.D. - A GUIDE TO ARMAGEDDON

PROTECT AND SURVIVE - 70s UK PUBLIC INFORMATION FILMS ABOUT NUCLEAR WAR

‘CHARLIE SAYS’ DON’T TALK TO STRANGERS


 

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