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 - a sort of Sky Plus (Digital Video Recorder) for the brain. 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 ... Robbie
Elizabeth Chan ... Leah
Mona Goodwin 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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Release Date:

18 December 2011 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Toby Kebbell and Jimi Mistry, who interpret Liam and Paul respectively in this episode, appeared in RocknRolla (2008), where they played Johnny Quid and the Councillor. 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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Some memories are best forgotten
12 February 2018 | by dierregiSee all my reviews

If we ever needed proof that some technology is not of help.... this episode shows how keeping ALL your memories can ultimately unravel your life.

From the very start we have the main character obsessing about his interview and literally playing it over and over gain, trying to guess what the interviewrs thought and if he did something wrong.

After having joined his friends for dinner, he starts obsessing about his wife and one of the other guests. One may object that maybe this guy would obsess no matter what, but for sure having technological support to enable his addiction/weakness is not helping.

Further investigation into his wife's past proves to be disastrous. Do one really need to know the truth at all costs?

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