Belfast Telegraph

Brooker vows election 'confusion'

Charlie Brooker has promised to take a swipe at politicians of every party in an hour-long election special.

His BBC2 Election Wipe show will feature regulars from his Weekly Wipe series and promises a "summary of the good, the bad and the inevitable ugliness of the election campaign".

Brooker said: " At a time of great political uncertainty it'll be an honour to bring some much-needed confusion to the national debate.

"Since our show transmits in the run-up to the election, it will have to adhere to strict impartiality rules - which means it will, by law, be equally disparaging to all parts of the political spectrum."

The channel's coverage will also include three half-hour episodes of J ack Dee's Election Helpdesk.

The improvised show will see Dee and a string of guest stars try to help a live studio audience deal with their political dilemmas without the help of a script.

BBC2 controller Kim Shillinglaw said: "With shows from Jack Dee and Charlie Brooker, as well as Rory Bremner's Election Report, BBC2 is the place to come for the smartest, funniest, sharpest take on the general election. They are just the kind of strong, lively voices I want as part of our ambitious range of new comedy this year."


From Belfast Telegraph