Channel 4 drama series written by Charlie Brooker which explores the role of technology in modern society, in particular the potential dark side of humanity's gadget addiction. Each of the episodes is a stand-alone piece and is set in a slightly different world.
The National Anthem follows the attempts of the British Prime Minister, Michael Callow, to negotiate the release of a royal princess, while faced with an outrageous ransom request and a titillated media. Fifteen Million Merits is set in a grim, gadget-dominated world where the only chance of individual glory is a game show called Hot Shot, where contestants will be assessed by Judge Hope and Judge Charity. The Entire History Of You imagines a world in which it is possible to record your own memories and play them back at will.
In Be Right Back, Martha connects with her recently deceased partner, Ash, through a service which uses social media to clone him. But even as Martha becomes attached to the artificial Ash, she begins to realise that he cannot replace the real one. In White Bear, Victoria wakes up to discover that she has lost her memory. When she goes outside she finds a number of people recording her on their phones and soon after she is chased by a masked gunman. Confused and frightened, she encounters Jem, who tells her that a transmitter known as White Bear is responsible for transforming the majority of the population into mindless voyeurs. Victoria joins Jem in her effort to destroy the transmitter but comes to learn that not everything is as it seems... In The Waldo Moment, Jamie is a depressed, struggling comedian who, through motion capture, interviews politicians as a cartoon bear called Waldo. When the channel give Waldo his own pilot, for a stunt Jamie finds himself entered into a political race that quickly gets out of control.
In a mysterious and remote snowy outpost, Matt and Potter share a Christmas meal together and swap creepy tales of their earlier lives in the outside world. Matt is a charismatic American trying to bring the reserved, secretive Potter out of his shell. Are both men who they appear to be? Along the way we see Matt offering an unusual form of romantic guidance to an inexperienced young man, watch Great thrust headlong into a nightmarish world of ‘smart' gadgetry, and explore what might happen if you could 'block' people in real life, just as you can on Facebook or Twitter. All three stories are bound together into a suitably unsettling whole. Fans of eerie Christmas stories are in for a treat...
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