Annabel Jones was Managing Director of Zeppotron from July 2004 until November 2012, when she stepped down to focus on scripted projects alongside Charlie Brooker. Throughout her time at Zeppotron she worked closely with Brooker, Executive Producing the shows he wrote and presented, including the Wipe programmes and How TV Ruined Your Life for the BBC; Dead Set for E4; both series of Black Mirror for Channel 4 and all three seasons of A Touch of Cloth for Sky One. Read More
More recently she has Executive Produced How Video Games Changed The World for Channel 4, and Weekly Wipe for BBC Two, both with Brooker presenting. Jones was formerly Endemol UK’s Head of Business Development and before that headed up Endemol UK’s M&A team as well as working on strategy for the UK group.
Charlie Brooker is an award-winning writer, producer and presenter whose career has spanned television, radio, print, and online media. With earlier writing credits that included Brass Eye and The 11 O’Clock Show, Brooker was one of the founding Creative Directors of leading comedy producer Zeppotron, which became part of Endemol UK in 2000.He went on to create the BAFTA nominated and Emmy® and Rose D’or Award winning Black Mirror; writing all but one episode of the two series. Read More
Since then he has presented numerous television shows, including Screenwipe, Gameswipe, Newswipe, Weekly Wipe and How TV Ruined Your Life for the BBC; and You Have Been Watching and 10 O’Clock Live for Channel 4. He has collected three British Comedy Awards: Best Newcomer in 2009; Best Comedy Entertainment Show Award for Newswipe in 2011; and the award for Best Comedy Entertainment Personality in 2012.
His Newswipe series also won the 2009 Royal Television Society Award for Best Entertainment Programme as well as a 2010 BAFTA nomination for Best Entertainment Programme; whilst Screenwipe received a 2008 Royal Television Society Award for Digital Channel Programme. Charlie was also nominated for the 2014 BAFTA Award for Best Entertainment Performance for 10 O’Clock Live.
Brooker wrote the five-part thriller Dead Set, which starred Jaime Winstone and was nominated as Best Drama Serial at the 2009 BAFTAS; and co-wrote the six-part comedy series Nathan Barley for Channel 4.
He also penned the critically acclaimed detective spoof A Touch of Cloth starring John Hannah and Suranne Jones, which this year won the Broadcast Award for Best Comedy and was nominated for the Royal Television Society Award for Best Comedy. Season three will air on Sky One this August.
More recently, he has fronted Channel 4’s two-hour documentary special, How Video Games Changed The World and the second series of his BBC Two satirical review show Weekly Wipe.
Brooker also writes regular comment pieces for The Guardian, and won the 2009 Columnist of the Year award at the British Press Awards.