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Black Mirror

Season 1

Black Mirror Black Mirror [Season 1, Episode 1] The National Anthem
Shown 04/Dec/11

Black Mirror Black Mirror [Season 1, Episode 2] Fifteen Million Merits
Shown 11/Dec/11

The high points of the episode include Hannah John-Kamen singing an ABBA song, I have a dream.

Black Mirror Black Mirror [Season 1, Episode 3] The Entire History of You
Shown 18/Dec/11

Season 2

Black Mirror Black Mirror [Season 2, Episode 1] Be Right Back
Shown 11/Feb/13

Domhnall Gleeson (a Weasley brother in Harry Potter ) dies suddenly. His grieving widow ( Hayley Atwell ) gets subscribed to an on-line service that replicates his personality. Basically it is an AI that reads his old emails and generates new ones in the same mould.

Black Mirror Black Mirror [Season 2, Episode 2] White Bear
Shown 18/Feb/13

Lenora Critchlow wakes up in a world that seems to have had a zombie apocalypse.

There is a twisted ending, which illustrates the control of technology over modern life and makes us question our own morality.

Black Mirror Black Mirror [Season 2, Episode 3] The Waldo Moment
Shown 25/Feb/13

The protagonist is a comedian who voices an animated Blue Bear named Waldo. He enters an election in order to humiliate a Fascist. Will he displace the Fascist leader, or simply split the vote?

Special

Black Mirror Black Mirror [Season 2, Xmas Special] White Christmas (90 min)
Shown 16/Dec/14

This features a trilogy of stories, told by a couple of men who are in a remote cabin. These stories focus on the damaging effect that futuristic technologies have had on their lives.

One man goes to a nightclub and tries to seduce Natalia Tena .

The second story is about a new development in housekeeping. They implant a device into the patientís brain that records their thought patterns. After a week it is removed, and functions as an AI that shares the donorís memories, and can predict their future actions and desires.

The third story ties up the bookend sequences of the men in the cabin.

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Black Mirror Black Mirror [Season 1 , Episode 1 ]
Shown th October 2010 [Wednesday]

Reviewed in our special supplement Black Mirror

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  • Season 3

    Black Mirror Black Mirror [Season 3, Episode 1] San Junipero
    Shown 21 Oct 16

    Black Mirror Black Mirror [Season 3, Episode 2] Shut Up and Dance
    Shown 21 Oct 16

    Black Mirror Black Mirror [Season 3, Episode 3] Nosedive
    Shown 21 Oct 16

    Black Mirror Black Mirror [Season 3, Episode 4] Men Against Fire
    Shown 21 Oct 16

    Black Mirror Black Mirror [Season 3, Episode 5] Hated in the Nation
    Shown 21 Oct 16

    Black Mirror Black Mirror [Season 3, Episode 6] Playtest
    Shown 21 Oct 16

    guest-starring Hannah John-Kamen