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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

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 »

Goofs

The police would not have come to her house with the vehicle lights on. 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

References Alien (1979) 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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Very Emotional
26 September 2018 | by jp281995See all my reviews

How far can technology take us? As far as, say, talking to a long-dead loved one on the phone, and even creating another physical version of him or her? Creepy, but the main character on this story did those.

This episode is really unsettling...and also very emotional and powerful. The acting by the main character is simply fantastic. Best episode since the pilot.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 February 2013 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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