Black Mirror

Series 2 - 2. White Bear

White Bear
Radio Times
Review by:
David Butcher

A traumatised young woman (Lenora Crichlow) wakes up with a headache and bandaged wrists. Pills are spilt on the floor. Her TV’s showing static. She can’t remember who she is. When she goes outside, people film her on their phones from nearby houses. Then it gets worse. A man in a balaclava gets out of a Rolls-Royce and starts hunting her with a shotgun. Things gets darker and nastier from there as we try to work out what Hunger Games sort of hell she has woken up in. It’s a horribly well realised nightmare world that delivers the blackest of satires.

About this programme

2/3. Victoria wakes up and cannot remember anything about her life. Everyone she meets refuses to communicate with her and enjoys filming her discomfort with their phones. She encounters Jem, who explains that a signal is being sent out that has turned most of the population into voyeurs. Can they succeed in destroying the transmitter? And will it end their torment? Satirical drama, written by Charlie Brooker, starring Lenora Crichlow and Tuppence Middleton. Last in the series.

Cast and crew

Cast

Victoria
Lenora Crichlow
Baxter
Michael Smiley
Jem
Tuppence Middleton
Damien
Ian Bonar
Iain
Nick Ofield
Jemima
Imani Jackman
Welder guy
Nick Bartlett
Knife woman
Elisabeth Hopper
Reporter
Russell Barnett

Crew

Director
Carl Tibbetts
Executive Producer
Charlie Brooker
Executive Producer
Annabel Jones
Producer
Barney Reisz
Writer
Charlie Brooker
Categories
Drama