Black Mirror (2011– )
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Be Right Back 

After learning about a new service that lets people stay in touch with the deceased, a lonely, grieving Martha reconnects with her late lover.

Director:

Owen Harris

Writers:

Charlie Brooker (creator), Charlie Brooker
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Hayley Atwell ... Martha
Domhnall Gleeson ... Ash
Claire Keelan ... Naomi
Sinead Matthews ... Sarah
Flora Nicholson ... Midwife
Glenn Hanning ... Delivery Man
Tim Delap ... Simon
Indira Ainger Indira Ainger ... Martha's Daughter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tony Fadil ... Christopher
Chris Wilson ... Paramedic
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Storyline

Martha is devastated when her partner Ash is killed in an accident the day they planned to move in together. At Ash's funeral, Martha's friend tells her of a new service which enables people to communicate with their (deceased) loved one. Martha is appalled, and decides to stay in the cottage despite her sister's view she is isolating herself. One day Martha gets a message from Ash, and she realises Sarah has signed her up for the service. Initially, Martha's displeased but, on finding she's pregnant, relents and soon begins communicating now and more with 'Ash'. With her comfort-level growing talking with the synthetic Ash, it isn't long before 'he' tells Martha about a 'next level' of communicating - one which will bring them truly closer. Written by don @ minifie-1 (updated by U.N. Owen)

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Trivia

French title : Bientôt de retour. See more »

Goofs

When Martha attempts to answer the phone to speak with "Ash" for the first time, she touches the button to disconnect the call. This action is confirmed by a red response bar with a hung-up-phone icon, however, she then proceeds to speak with "Ash". See more »

Quotes

Martha: He would have worked out what was going on. This wouldn't have ever, ever happened, but if it had, he would have worked it out
Ash: Sorry, hang on, that's a very difficult sentence to process
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Connections

Featured in WatchMojoUK: Top 10 Black Mirror Episodes (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

How Deep is Your Love
(uncredited)
Written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb
Performed by The Bee Gees
Also performed by Domhnall Gleeson
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Magnificent!
27 May 2019 | by HiMoO2See all my reviews

Hayley Atwell's performance in this episode is astonishing. She deserves an Emmy for it. She's the center of this bittersweet bleak episode. You'll feel like being in a journey while she passes from one lovely scene to another that's extremely sad, even you'd cry in a creepy way with her, then moving to an awkward situation, then acting shocked, then being temporarily happy, then going mad, then becoming upset, then ending to be mature. This episode scores 10; firstly for her performance, and secondly for the writers and directors.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 February 2013 (UK) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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