Before They Were On Telly

  • 8/18/2006 04:00:00 pm
  • By Mark Gibbings-Jones

So, another series of Charlie Brooker's Screen Wipe is over, but not before an entertaining look at American television. It would have been better if he'd showed that focus group some of 'our' good programmes, like Life On Mars or Peep Show, but that wouldn't have served the purpose of getting to see a load of bemused Americans in a room, we suppose.

But never mind all of that, we've found the letter he had published in Your Sinclair in 1986. And here it is, mirrored from the excellent World Of Spectrum.

Yup, it is the very same Charlie Brooker, the artwork is in the same style as his strips for Oink! comic. So, not only is he carving out a living being a much better TV version of BrokenTV before we were even a twinkle in the Blogger New Account Registration Form's eye, but he also had to go and get a letter printed in YS about five years before BrokenTV did (and a much better letter, obviously). We dread to think what he'll pre-emptively beat us to next.

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