The guys start from the beginning of Black Mirror as they look at “The National Anthem”. On this Independence Day in the States Bryan and Corey check out this ground breaking show and talk about the effects it has on TV and how it compares to The Twilight Zone.
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Director: Otto BathurstWriters: Charlie BrookerStars: Rory Kinnear, Lindsay Duncan, Donald SumpterSummary:
In a run-up to Christmas the British Prime Minister Michael Callow is woken up and shown a disturbing video. On it he sees that people's princess Susannah of Beaumont has been abducted and will allegedly be murdered unless he has sex with a pig on live television. An effort to trace the kidnapper on a deserted campus proves to be in vain and Michael dismisses his aides' suggestion that a porn star perform the bestiality with the PM's face digitally superimposed. News coverage and Internet tweeters go into overdrive as Michael ultimately does his duty, in a deserted room with one camera man and a seemingly contented pig. Despite being ordered not to look, millions of people tune in though their amusement soon turns to horror at what they see.
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