The System, a Channel 4 special in which Brown shared his 100 percent guaranteed method for winning on the horses. The show was based around the idea that a system could be developed to guarantee a winner of horse races. Cameras followed a member of the public, Khadisha, as Brown anonymously sent her correct predictions of five races in a row, before encouraging her to place as much money as sh
Knowledge Charlie Brooker traces how TV’s notion of knowledge has changed from bespectacled experts to celebrity presenter drivel. Warning: this episode contains an alien meeting with Danny Dyer and celebrity supernatural activity.
Progress From the moon landings to Blake’s 7 to CSI: Miami, Charlie Brooker argues that television has warped our relationship with technology. Warning: this episode contains a computerised Simon Cowell and a lady in a silver catsuit.
Love Charlie Brooker argues that TV has warped our expectations of romance with a toxic combination of Blind Date and rom-coms. Do ‘soulmates’ even exist? Warning: this episode contains traces of Dirty Den and suggestive swimwear.
Aspiration From Dallas to Grand Designs, television continually rubs desirable lifestyles in your face, making you feel inadequate in the process. Warning: contains Sophie Dahl and coffins.
The Lifecycle From kids shows to Countdown, TV has something to infuriate anyone of any age. Warning: this episode contains creepy dolls and the 1980s Oxo dad.
Fear Comedy series in which Charlie Brooker uses a mix of sketches and jaw-dropping archive footage to explore the gulf between real life and television. From hysterical public information films to grisly crime dramas, terror spills out of almost every channel. As Charlie explores TV’s approach to fear, you won’t know whether to laugh or scream. Warning: contains traces of Michael Buerk and a
A comprehensive timeline of the unthinkable natural disaster that triggered a nuclear crisis at Fukushima Daiichi. Paula Zahn takes us inside the dramatic story in Japan, and explores out what it will mean for nuclear power in the United States.
I Believe in UFOs documentary from the BBC features actor Danny Dyer as he investigates topics that include UFOs, aliens from beyond Earth, crop circles, and other paranormal phenomena. Dyer holds discussions with several expert researchers, authorities on UFOs, and individuals who report having mysterious and unexplained encounters that may have had extraterrestrial origins. The film I Believ