Black Mirror (2011– )
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In near-future London, police detective Karin Parke, and her tech-savvy sidekick Blue, investigate a string of mysterious deaths with a sinister link to social media.


James Hawes


Charlie Brooker




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kelly Macdonald ... Karin Parke
Faye Marsay ... Blue Colson
Benedict Wong ... Shaun Li
Jonas Karlsson ... Rasmus Sjolberg
Joe Armstrong ... Nick Shelton
Elizabeth Berrington ... Jo Powers
Charles Babalola ... Tusk
Ben Miles ... Tom Pickering
Esther Hall ... Vanessa Dahl
Holli Dempsey ... Clara Meades
Vinette Robinson ... Liza Bahar
Georgina Rich ... Tess Wallender
Duncan Pow ... Garrett Scholes
Cecilia Noble Cecilia Noble ... Dame Patricia Lamarr
Katherine Kingsley Katherine Kingsley ... Dana Costello


In near-future London, police detective Karin Parke, and her tech-savvy sidekick Blue, investigate a string of mysterious deaths with a sinister link to social media.

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller


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Although Jo Powers (Elizabeth Berrington) is based upon controversial columnist Katie Hopkins, the article that she gets criticism for ("SPARE ME THE TEARS OVER THIS 'MARTYR'") is referencing a column written by fellow Daily Mail writer Richard Littlejohn titled "Spare us the 'People's Prostitute' routine..." which was written in response to the murders of five prostitutes in Ipswich and was criticised for its perceived callousness. See more »


As Karin exits the court and drives out of the media frenzy, production trucks can be seen outside the window around 1:26:49. See more »


Shaun Li: Lunatic with production values, that's the worst kind.
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References Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous (1984) See more »


Fall into Me
Performed and written by Alev Lenz.
Produced by Martin Phipps.
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A dark, engrossing mystery ends a shaky season on a strong note.
22 October 2016 | by TouchTheGarlicProductionSee all my reviews

In my opinion, the third season of Black Mirror has been very shaky. Each episode has had its own major attributes and its own major flaws. This one is the least flawed of the season. And while it may not quite achieve the moral intensity of "men against fire" or the interpersonal chemistry of "San Junipero", these elements were strong enough to be serviceable, and much better balanced with each other. As a result, this is the most polished and watchable episode of the season.

The plot focuses on the investigation of the mysterious death of a hated journalist. While this starts out as a commentary on the social media age, it gradually builds in more futuristic elements until it is full-on science fiction horror. I was pleasantly surprised by just how dark and terrifying it got by the end of the episode. This was the right episode to put at the end of the season, and it is probably the strongest overall.

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21 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



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2.20 : 1
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