Series 1, Episode 1 - The National Anthem
Political thriller in which the fictional Prime Minister Michael Callow faces a huge and shocking dilemma when Princess Susannah, a much-loved member of the Royal Family, is kidnapped.
Black Mirror. Image shows from L to R: Jane Callow (Anna Wilson Jones), Michael Callow (Rory Kinnear). Copyright: Zeppotron
The National Anthem, is a blackly comic drama written by Charlie Brooker.
A twisted parable for the Twitter age, The National Anthem looks at how information is now disseminated so quickly and public opinion now so loud, powerful and quick to change, that life is very much harder for the rich and supposedly powerful.
It's a political thriller in which the Prime Minister faces a huge and shocking dilemma when a much-loved member of the Royal Family is kidnapped.
- Sunday 4th December 2011
- Channel 4
- 60 minutes
Show past repeats
|Thursday 15th December 2011
Cast & crew
Hugh Grant, who played the Prime Minister in Love Actually, almost played Black Mirror's Prime Minister who has sex with a pig.Laurence Mozafari, Digital Spy, 12th January 2021
Rory Kinnear's character from the first ever episode of Charlie Brooker's dystopian drama is still in Number 10 - despite being thrown out of a zoo.Thomas Ling, Radio Times, 7th June 2019