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White Christmas 

Three interconnected tales of technology run amok during the Christmas season are told by two men at a remote outpost in a frozen wilderness.

Director:

Carl Tibbetts

Writer:

Charlie Brooker
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Hamm ... Matt
Rafe Spall ... Potter
Oona Chaplin ... Greta
Natalia Tena ... Jennifer
Janet Montgomery ... Beth
Rasmus Hardiker ... Harry
Dan Li ... Tim
Ken Drury Ken Drury ... Gordon
Zahra Ahmadi ... Gita
Verity Marshall ... Amy
Ian Attard ... Dawson (as Ian Keir Attard)
Grainne Keenan Grainne Keenan ... Claire (as Gráinne Keenan)
Robin Weaver Robin Weaver ... Holder
Simon Nock Simon Nock ... Fenn
Diveen Henry ... Fola
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Joe Potter wakes up on the Christmas Day and finds his talkative co-worker Matt Trent preparing the Christmas dinner. They have been working together for five years in a remote outpost in the middle of nowhere in the snow. Joe does not like to talk, but Matt decides to tell his story. Matt was helping the shy Harry to seduce the beautiful Jennifer in a party using the "Z-Eye" implanted in his eyes in an illegal procedure. Harry succeeds and they go to Jennifer's apartment but things go awry and they die. Matt delete the evidences of his participation but his wife blocks him and they become invisible and inaudible to each other. Then Matt explains that he really worked with a chip called Cookie, capable to make a digital copy of the user. Then he forced the copy to serve the real user through torture manipulating time to break any resistance from the copy. Joe decides to tell why he came to the outpost and he explains that he lived with Beth. One night, they have dinner with their ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Trivia

Oona Chaplin and Natalia Tena played the roles of Talisa and Osha respectively in Game of Thrones (2011). See more »

Goofs

In the news broadcast about a train derailment, a map is displayed showing Kirkconnel roughly where Stirling is. The town of Kirkconnel is actually in Dumfries & Galloway. See more »

Quotes

Harry: Ultimately the only thing you're worried about is the transition from one state to another, and that can't hurt you because it's it's just a state change.
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Connections

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

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Silent Night
Written by Franz Xaver Gruber
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One of the best.
30 June 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

SPOILER: The British sci-fi anthology series consists of various tales about how technology will possibly create a more hellish world in the near future...and none of the episodes I have seen so far are as hellish a future as this one.

The story is set in a room with two men. One is talkative and a bit jovial and the other, apparently, has been mostly silent the last five years. What follows are two stories by the more talkative man as he recounts how he abused technology. And, these stories, in turn, help the quiet man to finally start talking and he tells a very sad story about losing his wife/girlfriend (not sure which)...and she was pregnant! He desperately wants to see her and work things out...as well as see his child. But thanks to modern tech, he literally CAN'T see either as unfriending takes on a strange and sad finality.

I really don't want to say too much about this one...it's not an easy episode to explain AND it would give away too much. Suffice to say it's exquisitely written, very moving as well as scary to imagine such an awful and hellish future...all perhaps possible one day thanks to technology. See this one!!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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16:9 HD
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