EP.76 CHARLIE BROOKER

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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 distress caused.

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 this year 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 an impression of comedian Jimmy Carr’s laugh which will improve your life.

Thanks to Séamus Murphy-Mitchell for production support.
Music and jingles by Adam Buxton

ADAM BUXTON’S OLD BITS DVD/DOWNLOAD
https://www.gofasterstripe.com/cgi-bin/website.cgi?page=videofull&id=33226

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CHARLIE CONVO LINKS

ADAM & JOE - PEOPLE PLACE
https://youtu.be/IBjcHsRLSsc

TV GO HOME WEBSITE
http://www.tvgohome.com/

NATHAN BARELY EP 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rqfkuc5mawg

‘WAKE IN FRIGHT’ 2012 ARTICLE IN THE NEW YORKER
https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/wake-in-fright-prepare-to...

‘WAKE IN FRIGHT’ HOW WAS THE KANGAROO SLAUGHTER FILMED?
http://screenprism.com/insights/article/in-wake-in-fright-how-was-the-ka...

ARISTON AD FEATURING ROBOCOP VIDEO GAME MUSIC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUVs7vXNZiw

PYE CORNER AUDIO YOUTUBE PLAYLIST
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPlEifkDHZgycqnDndOmkpNIjCiY1KYlW

CHILDHOOD TRAUMA LINKS (STILL GRIM!)

Q.E.D. - A GUIDE TO ARMAGEDDON
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GJttnC8PoA

PROTECT AND SURVIVE - 70s UK PUBLIC INFORMATION FILMS ABOUT NUCLEAR WAR
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6U9T3R3EQg

‘CHARLIE SAYS’ DON’T TALK TO STRANGERS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3FnCiRpdQ4

Comments

Submitted by: Chandra Quarmby   1 year 3 months ago

Hi Adam, I really enjoyed the Charlie Brooker episode. My first gaming experiences were on a ZX Spectrum. The tense minutes spent waiting to see if the tape would load correctly...

Just a couple of minor things in the accompanying blurb: it's Pye Corner, not Pie Corner. And I think that Seamus Murphy Mitchel should be Seamus Murphy-Mitchell. Sorry to be pedantic, just trying to help.

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