30 Facts About Charlie Brooker

1. Charlie Brooker was recently a guest on the BBC's iconic Desert Island Discs programme—where famous faces pick the tracks they'd take with them into hypothetical seclusion, along with a luxury item and a book—and he paid tribute to his video gaming roots by selecting the main theme from the Game Boy version of Robocop, composed by Jonathan Dunn.

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2. Charlie Brooker was born on March 3, 1971 in Reading, Berkshire, England.

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3. Charlie Brooker is a British comedian, journalist, television presenter, writer and producer.

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4. In 2010, Charlie Brooker retired the column and married Konnie Huq, a former host of the classic BBC children's variety program "Blue Peter.

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5. In 2008, Charlie Brooker received a spoof news article from one of his admirers about Kerry Katona, a member of the British pop group Atomic Kitten.

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6. In 2000, Charlie Brooker began working on the satirical news program "The 11 O'Clock Show" and writing his TV column for the Guardian.

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7. Charlie Brooker was determined to make the devices and screens and interfaces used in "Black Mirror" seem authentic.

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8. In 1999, Charlie Brooker was introduced to one of his heroes, Chris Morris, the creator of the spoof current-affairs programs "The Day Today" and "Brass Eye", which many consider a high-water mark of British television comedy.

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9. Charlie Brooker spends the opening minutes establishing his protagonist's troubled family history.

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10. Charlie Brooker was sitting hunched over a MacBook, his graying quiff, crafty eyes, and sullen mouth caught in the screen's pale glare.

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11. Charlie Brooker has celebrated the total number of 47 birthdays till date.

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12. Charlie Brooker got his start working on British shows such as The 11 O'Clock Show and Nathan Barley, and he doesn't see Black Mirror as the dark dystopia many viewers do.

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13. Charlie Brooker is a Guardian columnist who wrote Screen burn for The Guide from 2000 to 2010.

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14. Charlie Brooker explained, "I was watching somebody [on I'm a Celebrity] —I can't remember who—but they were absolutely terrified.

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15. Charlie Brooker won the 2009 Columnist of the Year award at the British Press Awards for his Guardian column.

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16. Charlie Brooker is an atheist and contributed to The Atheist's Guide to Christmas, but due to his family's background, he has described himself as a Quaker.

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17. Charlie Brooker became engaged to former Blue Peter presenter Konnie Huq after dating for nine months, having met while filming an episode of Screenwipe.

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18. On 6 May 2010, Charlie Brooker was a co-host of the Channel 4 alternative election night, along with David Mitchell, Jimmy Carr and Lauren Laverne.

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19. In 2009, Charlie Brooker began hosting You Have Been Watching, a panel comedy TV quiz on Channel 4 which discusses television.

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20. Charlie Brooker has appeared on three episodes and one webisode of the popular BBC current affairs news quiz Have I Got News for You.

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21. Charlie Brooker wrote Dead Set, a five-part zombie horror thriller for E4 set in the Big Brother house.

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22. The last of these involved a segment where Charlie Brooker joined the cast of Toonattik for one week, playing the character of "Angry News Guy".

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23. Charlie Brooker has regularly experimented with Screenwipe, with some editions focusing on a specific theme.

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24. From 1999 to 2000, Charlie Brooker played hooded expert 'the Pundit' in the short-lived show Games Republic, hosted by Trevor and Simon on BSkyB.

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25. Charlie Brooker began writing a TV review column titled "Screen Burn" for The Guardian newspaper's Saturday entertainment supplement The Guide in 2000, a role he continued through to October 2010.

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26. Charlie Brooker has presented a number of television shows, including Screenwipe, Gameswipe, Newswipe, Weekly Wipe, and 10 O'Clock Live.

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27. Charlie Brooker has achieved new levels of fame and success thanks to the brilliant Black Mirror, but for years he was the host of various Wipe shows—Weekly Wipe, Screenwipe, Newswipe, 201X Wipe.

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28. Charlie Brooker says Wipe series might be over for good.

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29. Charlie Brooker has already included plenty of easter eggs and callbacks in 'Black Mirror' episodes.

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30. Charlie Brooker talks the future of 'Wipe' and the one thing he'd like to see uninvented.

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