Black Mirror (2011– )
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The Entire History of You 

In the near future, everyone has access to a memory implant that records everything they do, see and hear. You need never forget a face again - but is that always a good thing?


Brian Welsh


Jesse Armstrong




Episode cast overview:
Toby Kebbell ... Liam
Jodie Whittaker ... Ffion
Tom Cullen ... Jonas
Amy Beth Hayes ... Lucy
Rebekah Staton ... Colleen
Rhashan Stone ... Jeff
Phoebe Fox ... Hallam
Jimi Mistry ... Paul
Daniel Lapaine ... Max
Karl Collins Karl Collins ... Robbie
Elizabeth Chan ... Leah
Mona Goodwin ... Gina
Kemal Sylvester Kemal Sylvester ... Airport Security


In the future, thanks to the Grain, a chip which can be implanted on a hard drive in the brain, every single action that a person makes is recorded and may be played back. Liam, a lawyer, married with a child, suspects that his wife Fi is having a fling with the brash Jonas, whom they meet at a dinner party. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Rhashan Stone and Jimi Mistry starred together in Strike Back (2010) Season 2 aka Strike Back: Project Dawn together. Stone played Major Oliver Sinclair and Mistry played Latif in that season. Stone plays Jeff and Mistry plays Paul in this Black Mirror episode. See more »


In "The Entire History of You" When Liam hits Jonas with the Vodka bottle at 34:54, Liam's shoulder and head are briefly visible. The grain is in their eyes so this shouldn't happen. See more »


Ffion: For five days Liam. No call, no nothing.
Liam: So you fucked him after four days? That's heroic. I mean three days, that's admirable, but four days. I mean, you must have been gagging.
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Referenced in Black Mirror Reflections: The Entire History of You (2020) See more »

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Do we really want those memories
19 February 2018 | by ritikaagrawal-32248See all my reviews

Loved this episode because it looks too true to not believe. With the revolution that started with cameras and selfies, there are security cameras and drones flying everywhere. Gradually there would be cars and tons and tons of data flying everywhere. There will absolutely be no movement or activity that will be hidden but do we really want to keep rewinding and living the past activities.

Liam hardly seems to be living in the present. all his activities be it sex, drinking viewing or work are carried out by looking towards the past ... thereby no new experience. The grain chip technology is no doubt a great resource for goverment and crime agencies; classic example will be where the security guy allows him to board by looking at his past but I wonder if a human needs access to his history all the time. It will only make a person live his traumas and virtual pleasures over and over again.

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18 December 2011 (UK) See more »

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Dolby Digital



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16:9 HD
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