Black Mirror (2011– )
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When withdrawn Kenny stumbles headlong into an online trap, he is quickly forced into an uneasy alliance with shifty Hector, both at the mercy of persons unknown.


James Watkins


William Bridges (as Will Bridges), Charlie Brooker




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Lawther ... Kenny
Jerome Flynn ... Hector
Susannah Doyle Susannah Doyle ... Blackmailed Woman
Frankie Wilson ... Tom
Jimmy Roye-Dunne Jimmy Roye-Dunne ... Red
Hannah Steele ... Melissa
Sarah Beck Mather Sarah Beck Mather ... Restaurant Mother
Beatrice Robertson-Jones Beatrice Robertson-Jones ... Restaurant Daughter
Maya Gerber Maya Gerber ... Lindsay
Camilla Power ... Sandra
Ivanno Jeremiah ... Moped Man
Mariam Haque Mariam Haque ... Petrol Station Attendant
Natasha Little ... Karen
Nicola Sloane ... Bank Clerk
Paul Bazely ... The Man in the Woods


When withdrawn Kenny stumbles headlong into an online trap, he is quickly forced into an uneasy alliance with shifty Hector, both at the mercy of persons unknown.

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller


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Release Date:

21 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

House Of Tomorrow See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The news site browsed by the CEO at the end of the episode mentions Michael Callow (Rory Kinnear)'s impending divorce (episode 1.1, Black Mirror: The National Anthem (2011)), Victoria Skillane (Lenora Crichlow)'s trial (episode 2.2 Black Mirror: White Bear (2013)) and an advertisement for 'cookies' (episode 2.4 Black Mirror: White Christmas (2014)). There is also a banner item for a new TV show, 15 Million Merits (episode 1.2 Black Mirror: Fifteen Million Merits (2011)). See more »


In the opening scene, when the woman parks her Volvo wagon and leaves it, the car is neatly within the lines. When the two guys take it, the car is now parked over the line. See more »


The Man in the Woods: What they get you for?
Kenny: I just looked at some photos. That's all. I just looked at one or two photos.
The Man in the Woods: Yeah, Yeah. I just looked at pictures too. How young were they? In the pictures? How young ?
[Kenny does not respond]
The Man in the Woods: Yeah. Well, me too.
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References Black Mirror: White Christmas (2014) See more »


Exit Music (for a Film)
Written by Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Colin Greenwood, Phil Selway
Performed by Radiohead
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Jaw Permanently Dropped
23 February 2017 | by pelegirl5284See all my reviews

Look, this episode really IS that good. There is nothing I could possibly say that another reviewer probably hasn't said more eloquently about this episode---be it acting, directing, story, hell even music.

If ANYTHING, what I can do is SERIOUSLY recommend watching this show in the order that it is listed. It is done so ft or a reason, and I only wish that I had watched "San Junipero" after this episode like I was (obviously) supposed to. If you are the type of viewer that tends to get emotionally wrapped up in what you are watching, you'll want to take my advice. You may have an easier go at enjoying the rest of your day.

But yes, EXCELLENT episode. No pulled punches---One of the most vital reasons why we love Black Mirror so much.

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