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.

Director:

James Hawes

Writer:

Charlie Brooker
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Cast

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
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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.

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

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House Of Tomorrow See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When showing the hashtag Death To being used online by random users, one user writes Death To Victoria Skillane, and provides her picture. She is the girlfriend of Ian Rannoch and the "main attraction" of the White Bear episode, Season 2 Episode 2 See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Tess Wallander: It was like having a whole weather system turn against me. Just hate message after hate message, around the clock, all piling on. It's hard to describe what that does to your head. Suddenly there's a million invisible people, all talking about how they despise you. It's like a mental illness.
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Connections

References Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)
Written by Nicky Ryan (uncredited), Roma Ryan (uncredited) and Enya (uncredited)
Performed by Enya
Produced by Nicky Ryan
Courtesy of WEA Records Ltd.
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The last but not least
22 October 2016 | by misiribrahim10See all my reviews

This episode is the longest episode of entire Black Mirror series and in my opinion its also the best episode of it too. If I have to exemplify the reasons that why i choose this episode as the best, I can say that this episode is the nearest future ever to us. And you can feel that it is near and it is coming to us either we want it or we don't. Technology is our future. And as they say, our future is bright. Ironically, they show us how "bright" our future is in every episode but in this one they show you how close the "future" is and how scary it is. This episode also includes the fact that we can be cruel in social media. We believe that we are untouchable when we just typing on our desktops or laptops whatever. But episode shows the fact that we are NOT. Thats the way that how the episode can scare you. And you ask yourself that "Am I involved in this ?" "Am I a part of this bullshit?" And answer is simple. "Yes, you are." Welcome to the future. Face it or leave it.


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