In a run-up to Christmas the British Prime Minister Michael Callow is woken up and shown a disturbing video. On it he sees that people's princess Susannah of Beaumont has been abducted and will allegedly be murdered unless he has sex with a pig on live television. An effort to trace the kidnapper on a deserted campus proves to be in vain and Michael dismisses his aides' suggestion that a porn star perform the bestiality with the PM's face digitally superimposed. News coverage and Internet tweeters go into overdrive as Michael ultimately does his duty, in a deserted room with one camera man and a seemingly contented pig. Despite being ordered not to look, millions of people tune in though their amusement soon turns to horror at what they see. Written by
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Besides the original music by Martin Phipps, in one scene music by Max Richter ("Organum", from his album The Blue Notebooks) is used. See more
In the opening scene a telephone rings with the single tone used in north America; British phones ring a double tone. See more
[en route to film studio
We've ratified the law. After midnight, it will be a criminal offense to store any recording or still images of the event.
Referenced in Black Mirror: Nosedive
By Max Richter
From "The Blue Notebooks" See more