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Black Mirror

Channel 4 and Netflix comedy drama created by Charlie Brooker. 7 episodes (2 series), 2011 - 2014.

Series 1, Episode 2 - Fifteen Million Merits

Set in a sarcastic version of a future reality, Fifteen Million Merits is a satire on entertainment shows and our insatiable thirst for distraction.

Further details

Black Mirror. Image shows from L to R: Bing (Daniel Kaluuya), Abi (Jessica Brown Findlay). Copyright: Zeppotron.

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 just pray you can impress the judges.

Broadcast details

Sunday 11th December 2011
Channel 4
80 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Guest cast
    Paul Popplewell Dustin
    Isabella Laughland Swift
    David Fynn Oliver
    Colin Carmichael Kai
    Hannah John-Kamen Selma Telse
    Kerrie Hayes Glee
    Eugene O'Hare Hammond
    Jaimi Barbakoff Anna
    Merce Ribot Hot Shot Registration Lady
    Matthew Burgess Botherguts Host
    Laura Power Interviewer
    Matt Stokoe Guard
    Daniel Kaluuya Bing
    Jessica Brown Findlay Abi
    Rupert Everett Judge Hope
    Julia Davis Judge Charity
    Ashley Thomas Judge Wraith
    Writing team
    Charlie Brooker Writer
    Konnie Huq (as Kanak Huq) Writer
    Production team
    Euros Lyn Director
    Barney Reisz Producer
    Charlie Brooker Executive Producer
    Annabel Jones Executive Producer
    Jamie Pearson Editor
    Joel Collins Production Designer
    Stephen McKeon Composer


    Black Mirror - 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.

    Featuring: Daniel Kaluuya (Bing), Rupert Everett (Judge Hope), Julia Davis (Judge Charity), Ashley Thomas (Judge Wraith).


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