Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 275 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A very long awaited and very highly requested guest right here, as Pip is joined by the creator of Black Mirror and so much more - it’s CHARLIE BROOKER!
…but don’t by any means think that Black Mirror is a one man show, as Charlie himself will ensure you know how important Annabel Jones is in the whole creative process! He and Pip get all the way into the whole Black Mirror phenomenon, how it works and what it is to be a showrunner, the rise of Black Mirror in the US, how Charlie is the Drake of TV according to Pip (you’ll enjoy this theory), how the auteur theory is bullshit, presenting the show to Netflix, having an exit strategy in a series and how there are less exits in a film as opposed to an episode, Bandersnatch and the three episode season, his older work including Dead Set, Nathan Barley and the various ‘-Wipes, his Screen Burn column and how haters could improve their hater game by reading some of his columns for how to REALLY dis someone…
* Production note: Pip had a backup recorder running, and you’ll hear some of this at the start for a minute or so, but after that the audio is straight from the mics. Just in case you wondered why the quality shifts a touch!
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