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Black Mirror: The Entire History of You

Set in an alternative reality where most people have a ‘grain’ implanted behind their ear which records everything they do, see or hear. This allows memories to be played back either in front of the person’s eyes or on a screen, a process known as a ‘re-do’.

Liam Foxwell (Toby Kebbell), a young lawyer, attends a work appraisal which he feels did not go well. After leaving the meeting he replays his memory of it and dwells on a seemingly insincere phrase used by his employer. He arrives at a dinner party hosted by some of his wife’s friends, and sees his wife Ffion (Jodie Whittaker) talking to a man he doesn’t recognise, whom she introduces as Jonas (Tom Cullen). Some of Ffion’s friends ask how the appraisal went and suggest replaying it as a ‘re-do’ so they can all give their opinions on it, but Jonas steps in to save Liam from the embarrassment.

At dinner, Jonas speaks increasingly frankly about his personal life, and talks about masturbating to re-dos of sex from his earlier relationships. Throughout the meal, Liam becomes suspicious of how fondly Ffion seems to be looking at Jonas, and he is especially suspicious when she laughs at Jonas’s bad joke…

Watch the episode on Channel 4OD

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