Black Mirror: Reflections Episode 001 – The National Anthem

Today on The Black Mirror Cast we discuss “The National Anthem” Season 1, Ep 1. It is a controversial episode as a series premiere. This is Charlie Brooks twisted parable for the Twitter age. A political thriller involving the kidnapping of fictional Princess Susannah a much-loved member of the British Royal Family. Putting Michael Callow the Prime Minister left to deal with the crisis. He is forced to make a decision. Engage in sex acts with a live pig on television broadcast to the world, in order to possibly save the princess. The princess could be killed either way, but he has to face the nation with his decision whatever he may decide. There can be no trickery allowed or all will be lost.