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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


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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