BBC Two has commissioned Charlie Brooker’s 2017 Wipe AND an entire series of Philomena Cunk.
Cunk on Britain will see Philomena exploring everything from Britain’s battles and medieval monarchs to Thatcher, Britpop and Brexit.
“In 2017, Britain stands at a fork in its crossroads, so what better way to find out where we might be heading than looking behind us, into history (which apparently is a sort of ‘rear view mirror’ for time),” she said.
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“I’ll be travelling the length and width of the country talking to experts and standing in front of old buildings saying things into the camera, as I try to discover what made Ancient Britain the Modern Britain it is today.”
Charlie Brooker said of Wipe: “It seems like only yesterday we were making 2016 Wipe, but apparently it wasn’t.
“As ever, 2017 Wipe will compile the best and worst of the year into one easily-digestible jam-packed hour. It’s a tradition now. A bit like the Hootenanny, but with less singing and more sarcasm.”
Also heading to BBC Two is Frankie Boyle’s New World Order, which sees Frankie hosting a weekly discussion on political and cultural issues.
Meanwhile, Tracey Ullman will be back on BBC One with a half-hour special in the aftermath of the election with Tracey Breaks The News, which will see her tackling Theresa May for the first time.
Over on BBC Three, Luisa Omielan has secured her first BBC series Politics For Bitches, where she will tackle different political topics, breaking them down for the audience.
And on BBC Four, Rhys Thomas will return with another special of A Year In The Life Of A Year – his comic cultural review of 2017 told through mash-up and manipulated archive footage.