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Look who’s back to restore some sanity

Look who’s back to restore some sanity


Get ready for a unique look at lockdown life with Charlie Brooker’s Antiviral Wipe on BBC Two, plus can you crack our quiz on some of his greatest zingers?

By Virgin TV Edit

Charlie, we’ve missed you. The irascible broadcaster is soon to be back on our screens for the first time since his BAFTA-winning 2016 Wipe, as he casts his cynical eye over, well, EVERYTHING that’s been going on recently.


Brooker, who gave us season 5 of the terrifyingly brilliant Black Mirror on Netflix last year, will be taking a closer look at not only the fast-moving coronavirus crisis, but also what we’ve been watching on the telly while we’ve been shacked up indoors, with his new one-off special Charlie Brooker’s Antiviral Wipe.

Charlie Brooker

Charlie is always thrilled to be recognised for his work.


And what would a Wipe be without the always incisive insights of Philomena Cunk and Barry Sh*tpeas? Yes, Brooker’s trusted contributors will also be on hand to analyse, ruminate on and question how the world has changed over the last few months in the only way they know how.


When it comes to the scabrous quip, Charlie Brooker reigns supreme, like some kind of bitter king sat atop his misanthropic throne. But how well do you know some of his most memorable observations? Take our quiz to find out…



When is Charlie Brooker’s Antiviral Wipe on TV?

The one-off special Charlie Brooker’s Anitviral Wipe is available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > BBC iPlayer.


It originally aired at 9pm on Thursday 14 May on BBC Two HD (CH 102).

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Image credit: Charlie Brooker © Netflix – Photographer: Matt Holyoak