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San Junipero 

When Yorkie and Kelly visit San Junipero, a fun-loving beach town full of surf, sun and sex, their lives are changed.


Owen Harris


Charlie Brooker




Episode cast overview:
Gugu Mbatha-Raw ... Kelly Booth
Mackenzie Davis ... Yorkie
Denise Burse ... Elder Kelly
Raymond McAnally ... Greg
Gavin Stenhouse ... Wes
Cheryl Anderson Cheryl Anderson ... Laura
Jackson Bews ... Harvey
Annabel Davis Annabel Davis ... Elder Yorkie
Billy Griffin Jr. ... Davis (as Billy Griffin Jr)
Paul Kitson ... Barman (as Paul Lawrence Kitson)
Jeff Mash Jeff Mash ... Doctor


When Yorkie and Kelly visit San Junipero, a fun-loving beach town full of surf, sun and sex, their lives are changed.

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller


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Release Date:

21 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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This was the first episode written for Series 3. See more »


In 1987, when Yorkie goes to the Quagmire, the Pixies song Something Against You is playing. The song wasn't released until 1988. However, San Junipero was not primarily intended to be scrupulously free of anachronisms; as a place where the elderly and dying can go to relive fond memories of their youth, recreating the overall look, sound and feel of the era would be much more important than making sure everything was pinpoint accurate. See more »


Yorkie: I guess you deflowered me.
Kelly: [chuckling] I 'deflowered' you? What is this, merry England?
Yorkie: [affectionately] Shut up!
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Written by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
Performed by Alexander O'Neal
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25 October 2016 | by hydrorionSee all my reviews

Black Mirror has been a great show from the start, for me it's main draw is the human stories it focuses on in the midst of some mind- blowing technological what-ifs. Although in other episodes Black Mirror has focused on the darker side of technology, this one focuses on how technology could connect people instead.

I loved this episode, and I seldom get emotional during shows or movies, but this one left me misty-eyed. Especially as a member of the LGBT community, this episode was so important personally, to see a future imagined for people like me is so rare that when it's well done it really changes you. "San Junipero" did that for me.

Gugu and Mackenzie have amazing chemistry; I'm a huge fan of their other work as well and they're definitely in top form in this episode. I never would've put them together because they seem so different but in San Junipero, they're made for each other. i'd watch 10 movies with these two as a couple.

I know a lot of people said it was slow but to me, the fact that they took their time with showing the dynamic between the two characters was so, so important and I know it was to a lot of other people as well. To the writers, actors, and those that made this episode possible, thank you.

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