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Smithereens 

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A cab driver with an agenda becomes the centre of attention on a day that rapidly spirals out of control.

Director:

James Hawes

Writers:

Charlie Brooker (created by), Charlie Brooker
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Scott ... Chris Gillhaney
Damson Idris ... Jaden
Topher Grace ... Billy Bauer
Monica Dolan ... CS Linda Grace
Amanda Drew Amanda Drew ... Hayley
Daniel Ings ... David Gilkes
Ruibo Qian ... Penelope Wu
Ambreen Razia ... WPC Najma Haque
Calum Callaghan ... PC Damien Bullen
Quincy Dunn-Baker ... Don
Mirirai Sithole ... Shonelle
Laura Morgan ... Thalia
Caitlin Innes Edwards ... Hannah Kent
Maggie Bain ... Maryam
Conrad Khan ... Dibbs
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Storyline

After kidnapping an intern at a tech company, a mysterious Uber driver is surrounded by police in a meadow. The story follows an hours long standoff between the police and the kidnapper, who doesn't want money or to harm his victim, as his true motive slowly becomes clearer the further that the situation spirals out of control.

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Trivia

This episode centres around an Irishman living in England. The title "Smithereens" is an example of an Irish word that moved into the English language, coming from the Irish "Smidiríní". See more »

Goofs

Hayley forgets to scratch her third failed password attempt from her notebook. See more »

Quotes

Chris Gillhaney: I heard that you make these things that way. Addictive. So that you can't take you eyes off them. Well, job done. Bit of user feedback for you there. Maybe factor that into your next update.
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Connections

Referenced in How Didn't This Get Made?: Spidefer-Man 2 (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

Lifted
(uncredited)
Written by Paul Tucker, Tunde Baiyewu and Martin Brammer
Performed by Lighthouse Family
(heard in the 32nd minute of the episode)
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People don't get it!
12 August 2019 | by nikolajbjergeSee all my reviews

Reading the reviews of this episode got me to write this review. The ones who give this episode a 8, 9 or 10 and writes a review they are the ones who got the point of what this episode was about. The people reviewing with 1, 2 or 3 starts and writing that they needed the classic black mirror twist or a high-tech device are the ones that I think this episode actually is about. People who wants quick thrills and nothing deep to think about and are on their phone all day long without realizing that the phone controls them instead of people living their lives and being master of they own decisions.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 2019 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Gravesend, Kent, England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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