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Charlie Brooker is reviving Screenwipe for a coronavirus special

The Black Mirror creator will return to the BBC for the show’s first broadcast since 2016

Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker is returning to the BBC for a special coronavirus-focused episode of Screenwipe. 

The half-hour special, recorded in lockdown, is currently titled Charlie Brooker’s Antiviral Wipe, according to The Guardian. The episode will explore the crisis itself as well as the things that people are watching and doing to pass the time while at home on lockdown.

Regular guests Philomena Cunk and Barry Shitpeas (Diane Morgan and Al Campbell) will return for it. Other contributors will also be involved, although a press release did not name them, claiming they “haven’t been told they’re doing it yet, but have no good excuse not to”.

Charlie Brooker declined to give many other details about the show, saying only in the press release: “The BBC asked me to supply a quote for the press release, which is what you’re reading now.”

The show does not currently have an air date. It will be the first episode of Screenwipe since its Bafta-winning 2016 Wipe – watch that below.