Black Mirror (2011– )
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In a world where people's lives consist of riding exercise bikes to gain credits, Bing tries to help a woman get on to a singing competition show.

Director:

Euros Lyn

Writers:

Charlie Brooker, Konnie Huq (as Kanak Huq)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Kaluuya ... Bingham 'Bing' Madsen
Jessica Brown Findlay ... Abi Khan
Rupert Everett ... Judge Hope
Julia Davis ... Judge Charity
Ashley Thomas ... Judge Wraith
Paul Popplewell ... Dustin
Isabella Laughland ... Swift
David Fynn ... Oliver
Colin Michael Carmichael ... Kai (as Colin Carmichael)
Hannah John-Kamen ... Selma Telse
Kerrie Hayes ... Glee
Eugene O'Hare ... Hammond
Jaimi Barbakoff Jaimi Barbakoff ... Anna
Merce Ribot Merce Ribot ... Big Shot Registration Lady
Matthew Burgess Matthew Burgess ... Botherguts Host
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In a world where people's lives consist of riding exercise bikes to gain credits, Bing tries to help a woman get on to a singing competition show.

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 2011 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

In episode 4.3, Black Mirror: Crocodile (2017), the song "Anyone Who Knows What Love Is" appears repeatedly while Shazia (Kiran Sonia Sawar) is investigating the accident. The receptionist at the hotel also mentions to Shazia that he is not allowed to reveal who Mia (Andrea Riseborough) is because of an incident at the hotel regarding one of the judges of the gameshow HotShot. See more »

Goofs

At 46:59, Abi's name is still visible on the leaderboard despite the fact that it's been several months since she had to pedal a bike. See more »

Quotes

Bing: I liked your singing the other day.
Abi: I was trying to sing so no one could hear me pee.
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Crazy Credits

Merce Ribot was wrongly credited as "'Big Shot' Registration Lady" (it should say 'Hot Shot'). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Black Mirror: Shut Up and Dance (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand)
Written by Irma Thomas
Performed by Irma Thomas
Also performed by Jessica Brown Findlay
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What was that?
11 December 2011 | by TheInbetweenerSee all my reviews

Whatever it was, it nearly made me suffocate with holding my breath.

You know that feeling you get, that almost nausea, that exhilarating terror when you take the plunge over a roller-coaster loop, that feeling of stretching out a finger to barely touch something transcendental, that white blank feeling you get when you've hit ground zero and the truth is there, almost there...

No?

I've had that feeling before. I almost can't quite remember when, just that the enormity of feeling something like that couldn't possibly be contained in a memory.

This makes no sense, does it?

I don't know - but tell me you didn't feel something rare when you watched Bing nearly commit cultural, political and physical suicide on that stage. I've never seen anything that's managed to depress and stimulate me at once. I've never seen anything that raw and human. Not for a long time.

Watch it?

And transcribe the end speech. I would have that tattOOED.


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