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Charlie Brooker, the writer of E4's Dead Set, returns with a suspenseful, satirical three-part mini-series that taps into collective unease about our modern world

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Charlie Brooker, the writer of E4's Dead Set, returns with a suspenseful, satirical three-part mini-series that taps into collective unease about our modern world

Series 1 Summary

Charlie Brooker, the author of E4's BAFTA nominated Dead Set, returns with a new three-part 60 minute mini-series. Charlie authors two of the three films while the third is written by Jesse Armstrong (Peep Show, The Thick of It, Four Lions).

Over the last ten years, technology has transformed almost every aspect of our lives before we've had time to stop and question it. In every home; on every desk; in every palm - a plasma screen; a monitor; a smartphone - a black mirror of our 21st Century existence. Our grip on reality is shifting. We have access to all the information in the world, but no brain space left to absorb anything longer than a 140-character tweet.

Black Mirror is a contemporary British re-working of The Twilight Zone with stories that tap into the collective unease about our modern world. The three stand-alone dramas are sharp, suspenseful, satirical tales with a techno-paranoia bent.

  • Episode 1 - The National Anthem

    A twisted parable for the Twitter age, Black Mirror taps into the collective unease about our modern world.

    The first episode is a political thriller in which fictional Prime Minister Michael Callow faces a huge and shocking dilemma when Princess Susannah, a much-loved member of the Royal Family, is kidnapped.

  • Episode 2 - 15 Million Merits

    The second episode is a satire on entertainment shows and our insatiable thirst for distraction set in a sarcastic version of a future reality.

    In this world, everyone is confined to a life of strange physical drudgery.

    The only way to escape this life is to enter the 'Hot Shot' talent show and pray you can impress the judges.

  • Episode 3 - The Entire History of You

    Last in the series of Charlie Brooker's dark dramas.

    In the near future, everyone has access to a memory implant that records everything they do, see and hear - a sort of Sky Plus for the brain.

    You need never forget a face again... but is that always a good thing?

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Charlie Brooker, the writer of E4's Dead Set, returns with a suspenseful, satirical three-part mini-series that taps into collective unease about our modern world

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