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White Bear 

Victoria wakes up and cannot remember anything about her life. Everyone she encounters refuses to communicate with her, and they all seem to know something she doesn't. But what?


Carl Tibbetts


Charlie Brooker (creator), Charlie Brooker




Episode cast overview:
Lenora Crichlow ... Victoria Skillane
Michael Smiley ... Baxter
Tuppence Middleton ... Jem
Ian Bonar ... Damien
Elisabeth Hopper ... Knife Woman
Nick Bartlett ... Welder Guy
Nick Ofield Nick Ofield ... Iain Rannoch
Russell Barnett ... News Reporter
Imani Jackman Imani Jackman ... Jemima


Victoria wakes with a head-ache and bandaged wrists,pills spilled on the floor. A strange sign is flickering on the television but she can remember nothing. Outside she meets Jem, a young woman who explains that the signal on the television set comes from the White Bear transmitter. It has turned most of the population into voyeurs who do nothing but watch and sometimes film as a deadly elite known as the hunters kill those unaffected by the signal,such as Jem and Victoria. Escaping from a hunter they reach the White Bear transmitter,which they intend to destroy. However the White Bear set-up is not what it first appears and nor is Victoria. Written by don @ minifie-1

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French title : "La chasse" See more »


Victoria Skillane: I woke up in this house. I don't even know if it was my house. I don't even know who I am.
Jem: You must know something.
Victoria Skillane: [Victoria shakes her head. Then pulls out a photo of a little girl from her pocket] I think this is my daughter.
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References Manhunt (2003) See more »

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Intolerable cruelty.
28 February 2020 | by Pjtaylor-96-138044See all my reviews

The second series of 'Black Mirror (2011-)' continues with 'White Bear', which is perhaps the most 'twist-reliant' episode so far. In fact, it's the only episode of the first two seasons to pivot entirely on a single, central reveal. That's not to say it's bad, though. The plot point in question does reshape the rest of the piece, while also opening a discussion around several interesting themes. When is a punishment considered a crime? Can you be held responsible for something you have no recollection of? How far is too far? These questions are incredibly intriguing and the picture does an excellent job of posing them without even really attempting to answer them. It's thematically compelling and often uncomfortable, its devilishly dark and near nihilistic outlook never once relenting. The bulk of the movie is taken up by a more straightforward survival story, though. It's chock full of mysteries and doesn't really come into itself until its final third. It's always enjoyable, though. It may not be the best 'Black Mirror (2011-)', but it's still a solid piece of science-fiction. 7/10

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18 February 2013 (UK) See more »

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Dolby Digital



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16:9 HD
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