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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.







Episode credited cast:
... Martha
... Ash
... Naomi
... Sarah
Flora Nicholson ... Midwife
Glenn Hanning ... Delivery Man
... Simon
Indira Ainger ... Martha's Daughter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Christopher
Chris Wilson ... Paramedic


Martha is devastated when her partner Ash is killed in a road accident on the day they planned to move to a country cottage. At Ash's funeral, Martha's friend Sarah tells her of a new service which allows people to communicate with their deceased loved ones by using all their online communications and contributions. 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 relishes their conversations. 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 is...experimental. Written by don @ minifie-1 (updated by U.N. Owen)

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller


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11 February 2013 (UK)  »

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16:9 HD
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A service called "That can be my next tweet!" has existed since 2013 that will analyze your twitter stream and attempt to create a tweet that you could have written. See more »


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 »


References Alien (1979) See more »


How Deep is Your Love
Written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb
Performed by The Bee Gees
Also performed by Domhnall Gleeson
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Too Many Issues
9 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

The premise to this was interesting. When a woman's husband dies, she goes into the deepest of depressions. A friend puts her onto a website which takes all his internet interactions and recreates him. Of course, it is limited to the data available. So one day, she takes the next step which is to buy, at great expense, a model of him that has the same gifts. She is excited at first but then begins to realize how sick this all is. What can she do. The possibilities are just to complex and she must take a dramatic turn.

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