How TV Ruined Your Life - The Lifecycle

Comedy series in which Charlie Brooker uses a mix of sketches and jaw-dropping archive footage to explore the gulf between real life and television. From kids shows to Countdown, TV has something to infuriate anyone of any age. Warning: this episode contains creepy dolls and the 1980s Oxo dad.


  • 2011-02-01 22:00:00 - 2011-02-01 22:30:00 on BBC Two England, BBC Two Wales,
  • 2011-02-02 22:00:00 - 2011-02-02 22:30:00 on BBC Two Scotland, BBC Two Northern Ireland,


  • Presenter Charlie Brooker
  • Executive Producer Annabel Jones
  • Writer Charlie Brooker