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Smithereens 

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A cab driver with an agenda becomes the centre of attention on a day that rapidly spirals out of control.

Director:

James Hawes

Writers:

Charlie Brooker (created by), Charlie Brooker
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Scott ... Chris Gillhaney
Damson Idris ... Jaden
Topher Grace ... Billy Bauer
Monica Dolan ... CS Linda Grace
Amanda Drew Amanda Drew ... Hayley
Daniel Ings ... David Gilkes
Ruibo Qian ... Penelope Wu
Ambreen Razia ... WPC Najma Haque
Calum Callaghan Calum Callaghan ... PC Damien Bullen
Quincy Dunn-Baker ... Don
Mirirai Sithole ... Shonelle
Laura Morgan ... Thalia
Caitlin Innes Edwards ... Hannah Kent
Maggie Bain ... Maryam
Conrad Khan ... Dibbs
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Storyline

After kidnapping an intern at a tech company, a mysterious Uber driver is surrounded by police in a meadow. The story follows an hours long standoff between the police and the kidnapper, who doesn't want money or to harm his victim, as his true motive slowly becomes clearer the further that the situation spirals out of control.

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Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 2019 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Gravesend, Kent, England, UK See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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Trivia

One of the names shown in the phone of Maryam from Smithereen is "Nate Packer." Nate Packer is the name of a character in the earlier episode U.S.S. Callister. See more »

Goofs

Persona contacts Hayley Blackwood and tells her the old password to her deceased daughter's account. For security reasons, large-scale tech companies typically store passwords in a way that they can't be recovered unless a very large amount of computing power is invested. It is much more likely that they'd use a password reset procedure to grant her access, or lacking that, assign a new password to the account and tell that to Hayley. See more »

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Written by Paul Tucker, Tunde Baiyewu and Martin Brammer
Performed by Lighthouse Family
(heard in the 32nd minute of the episode)
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Despite the plot holes
20 June 2019 | by m-atanasoffSee all my reviews

Easily a great episode, despite the glaring plot holes when it comes to tactical thinking and execution. The implications at large in the episode are much more central to the plot, outside the obvious "don't text and drive" message, but they require some critical thought and prior knowledge of some concepts in the "science" part of the sci-fi label.


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