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 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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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller


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Release Date:

18 December 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


French title: Retour sur image. 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: I downplayed it, I fudged it...
Liam: You lied?
Ffion: Not everything that isn't true is a lie, Liam.
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For the one of the finest 45 Minutes of Television Drama over the past 5-8 years
11 November 2013 | by j-c-wenbanSee all my reviews

This for me was the best episode of the two series of Black Mirror, and also the best piece of Television drama over the past 5-8 years.

As a television production student I am critical of drama pieces, but this episode completely blew me away and gripped me from start to end. If anyone asks can television drama be effective over 45-60 minutes , I will always tell them to watch this episode.

This is a masterclass in directing by Ben Welsh. The direction of the cast was perfect, the camera-work suited the feel of the piece , and choice of locations and props for me really added to this film. How they were able to add this futuristic technology to the characters felt 'scarily' believable (especially these days with the development of Google Glasses)

For me this films shows thats you can make an effective drama without making over dramatic and unbelievable plots. As this films grabs its audience, and using its 'gritty' and 'subtle' style makes it for me as one of my favourite dramas ever broadcasted on TV

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