TV Go Home

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ISBN 9780571272198 Format Paperback
9780571272198
Paperback
Published 04/11/2010 Length 112 pages
112

About Book

TV Go Home began life in the late 1990s as an outrageously funny website by Charlie Brooker which parodied the Radio Times, and was turned into a book in 2001 when Brooker was still a relative unknown. It was a brutal and surreal satire of the world of TV, media and celebrity, written with Brooker's trademark savage wit. Unavailable for some years, we are republishing it to reach his many thousands of new fans.

In TV Go Home, visit a parallel world where reality TV and 'new media' have got completely out of control. Shows include Daily Mail Island, where inhabitants of a small island are force-fed the newspaper and become ever more outraged, an eternal version of Watchdog where viewers are invited to 'phone in and complain about every single facet of every single object, product and service in the world' and various extremely rude shows featuring Mick Hucknall's testicles.

Star of the book is Brooker's famous creation Nathan Barley, pretentious Hoxton new-media type 'whose very existence indelibly tarnishes the world's already questionable track record'. Not for the faint-hearted, TV Go Home is a gloriously funny, filthy and spectacularly angry book.

TV Go Home began life in the late 1990s as an outrageously funny website by Charlie Brooker which parodied the Radio Times, and was turned into a book in 2001 when Brooker was still a relative unknown. It was a brutal and surreal satire of the world of TV, media and celebrity, written with Brooker's trademark savage wit. Unavailable for some years, we are republishing it to reach his many thousands of new fans.In TV Go Home, visit a parallel world where reality TV and 'new media' have got completely out of control. Shows include Daily Mail Island, where inhabitants of a small island are force-fed the newspaper and become ever more outraged, an eternal version of Watchdog where viewers are invited to 'phone in and complain about every single facet of every single object, product and service in the world' and various extremely rude shows featuring Mick Hucknall's testicles.Star of the book is Brooker's famous creation Nathan Barley, pretentious Hoxton new-media type 'whose very existence indelibly tarnishes the world's already questionable track record'. Not for the faint-hearted, TV Go Home is a gloriously funny, filthy and spectacularly angry book.
  • About Charlie Brooker

    Charlie Brooker has worked as a writer, journalist, cartoonist and broadcaster. His TV writing credits include Nathan Barley, BAFTA-nominated satirical horror Dead Set and the Rose D'or-winning sci-fi festival-of-cheeriness Black Mirror. He also writes and presents the RTS-winning 'Wipe' series of BBC shows, Channel 4'sTen O'Clock Live,and Radio 4's So Wrong It's Right. He is also well known for his weekly columns in the Guardian newspaper. But so what? One day, he will die.

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