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 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 ... 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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Release Date:

21 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

House Of Tomorrow See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Jo Powers (Elizabeth Berrington) checks her feed, the trending article is 'What if phones but too much?' referring to Mallory Ortberg's (now deleted) tweet and later article where she spoofed Black Mirror episode plots. See more »


MRI magnetic fields are generally left on at all times. It can take up to 30 minutes for the field to dissipate. If the field was strong enough to pull out the mechanical bee, it would still be too strong soon after for someone to just pull it off of the MRI.

However, in case of emergency (such as as a small metallic object being inadvertently removed from a patients skull) there is the option to "quench" an MRI, which shuts down the magnetic field almost instantly. It works by rapidly releasing the liquid helium in gaseous form. In order to be used again, the liquid helium inside the scanner has to be refilled, making a quench an expensive procedure. See more »


Chloe 'Blue' Perrine: You see something like that, it changes you. You either get defeated or you think...
Karin Parke: You think, "Fuck me! I've got to help stop that shit."
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References Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous (1984) See more »


Fall into Me
Performed by Alev Lenz.
Produced by Martin Phipps.
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This episode should have been a feature film - it was so good.
24 October 2016 | by Mr_E_ShoppaSee all my reviews

S03E06 is an extraordinary episode, which, with little modification, could have been (or still could be) an award winning feature film. Everything about it is captivating, including the high-end, cutting edge computer graphics concepts which have helped make the Black Mirror series the exceptional series that it is.

It felt like new and original material, which doesn't happen very often. My only comment is that as an American English speaking person, I found the British accents a little difficult to understand, but with headphones I was fine. This is a thrilling and brilliant roller coaster ride of an episode which is not to be missed.. Here's a toast to Charilie Brooker for creating such fine work!

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