Black Mirror (2011– )
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White Christmas 

Three interconnected tales of technology run amok during the Christmas season are told by two men at a remote outpost in a frozen wilderness.


Carl Tibbetts


Charlie Brooker




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Hamm ... Matt
Rafe Spall ... Potter
Oona Chaplin ... Greta
Natalia Tena ... Jennifer
Janet Montgomery ... Beth
Rasmus Hardiker ... Harry
Dan Li ... Tim
Ken Drury ... Gordon
Zahra Ahmadi ... Gita
Verity Marshall ... Amy
Ian Attard ... Dawson (as Ian Keir Attard)
Grainne Keenan Grainne Keenan ... Claire (as Gráinne Keenan)
Robin Weaver Robin Weaver ... Holder
Simon Nock Simon Nock ... Fenn
Diveen Henry ... Fola


Joe Potter wakes up on the Christmas Day and finds his talkative co-worker Matt Trent preparing the Christmas dinner. They have been working together for five years in a remote outpost in the middle of nowhere in the snow. Joe does not like to talk, but Matt decides to tell his story. Matt was helping the shy Harry to seduce the beautiful Jennifer in a party using the "Z-Eye" implanted in his eyes in an illegal procedure. Harry succeeds and they go to Jennifer's apartment but things go awry and they die. Matt delete the evidences of his participation but his wife blocks him and they become invisible and inaudible to each other. Then Matt explains that he really worked with a chip called Cookie, capable to make a digital copy of the user. Then he forced the copy to serve the real user through torture manipulating time to break any resistance from the copy. Joe decides to tell why he came to the outpost and he explains that he lived with Beth. One night, they have dinner with their ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller


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Release Date:

16 December 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The pregnancy test Potter (Rafe Spall) removes from the trash bin is the same model used by Martha in the first episode of this season entitled, Black Mirror: Be Right Back (2013). See more »


When Potter strikes his former father-in-law with the snow globe, he falls backward onto a bench but doesn't die immediately. When he does die, his body doesn't fall back, the actor is left in a position that a dead body wouldn't maintain. See more »


Harry: Ultimately the only thing you're worried about is the transition from one state to another, and that can't hurt you because it's it's just a state change.
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References Sesame Street (1969) See more »


Do They Know It's Christmas?
Written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure
Performed by Band Aid
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Blissfully dark viewing. Darker then the toast.
5 March 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

I think the first time round I watched it I didn't fully absorb into it, subsequently I would now class it as one of the very best. It's is definitely one of the darkest, bleakest and down right sadistic episodes, and for a show like Black Mirror that's really saying something. I've tried to think up one narrative that links each episode of Black Mirror, and it's tough, the closest I've gotten is that mankind will always use technology to take advantage of others, be it monetary, political or for love. We get three stories in this episode and that rule could definitely apply in each case. I love the idea of three stories combining to make one, it's a technique that's not often used, but when it does it's hugely satisfying, each story links with each other, elements would also reappear in later stories, such as Arkangel.

Lots of questions come out of it, did Potter get rough justice, or was he the victim, was Matt a good or a bad guy? Is under cooked toast actually edible? you could debate and argue it for hours. John Hamm and Rafe Spall were excellent, two very strong performances. Visually dazzling as always.

The top of many people's Christmas watch list I shouldn't wonder.

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