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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?

Director:

Carl Tibbetts

Writers:

Charlie Brooker (creator), Charlie Brooker
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Lenora Crichlow ... Victoria Skillane
Michael Smiley ... Baxter
Tuppence Middleton ... Jem
Ian Bonar 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
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Storyline

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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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Trivia

The original draft of the script was a straightforward survival story, according to Charlie Brooker. It wasn't until he was shown the filming locations that he came up with the twist ending. See more »

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Someone would have gotten severely injured or killed , the protagonist could have started taking notes . See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

Referenced in Black Mirror: Shut Up and Dance (2016) See more »

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A terrible episode... on purpose?
8 June 2020 | by ljdohertySee all my reviews

To be completely honest, the first thirty minutes of this episode are really terrible. As in if this episode didn't have such a good ending, it would legitamitely the worst episode of the show. But the twist at the end actually kind of saves it, as well as contextulises Michael Smiley's cheese and ham performance into something a little more interesting. Not a favourite of mine, personally because even on rewatches where you know what is going on, it's still a slog to get through, but the last fifteen minutes are gold.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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