Gameswipe delivers the goods

It's taken years but finally TV has served up a show about games worth watching: Charlie Brooker's Gameswipe, which you can still watch on BBC iPlayer

For anyone who has watched Brooker's Screenwipe series, it's a familiar experience with Brooker casting a caustic eye on videogames in 50 minutes from the comfort of his sofa.

It's worth watching just for his sneering lampooning of 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand and the bizarre review of Sega's comic book slasher MadWorld through song.

That said it's by no means perfect. The Consolevania pair's ode to the days of the ZX Spectrum being marred by them citing Australian and German games as examples of great British retro games.

But taken as a whole it's a great show, although game fans are unlikely to find out anything they didn't already know.

The viewing figures have also been good, apparently attracting more watchers than Screenwipe. Let's hope Gameswipe becomes a series rather than a one-off.

By the way you might also want to keep an eye out for Micro Men, which is also part of BBC Four's Electric Revolution season.

It's a comedy based on the battle between the Spectrum and BBC Micro for dominance of the 1980s UK computer market and stars Martin Freeman who played Tim in The Office.