"Crocodile" is the third episode of Black Mirror's fourth season. It stars Andrea Riseborough, Andrew Gower, and Kiran Sonia Sawar.
Production[edit | edit source]
Co-creator Annabel Jones disclosed the following information about the episode: "Crocodile is a beautiful, more personal study. It’s set in Iceland which introduced a totally new palette – one of the privileges of doing Black Mirror is the opportunity to create different worlds and moods and tones. It’s a film set in the near future where your memories are no longer private so they can be dredged – sometimes in helpful ways. It’s very different to [season one episode] ‘The Entire History of You’ in that they’re not accurate – they’re memories rather than recordings. We follow Andrea Riseborough, a woman trying to solve a dilemma…"
Cast[edit | edit source]
- Andrea Riseborough - Mia Nolan
- Kiran Sonia Sawar - Shazia Akhand
- Andrew Gower - Rob
- Anthony Welsh - Anan Akhand
- Brian Pettifer - William Grange
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- In Black Museum, one of the exhibits is the bath that Shazia's husband was killed in.
- The pizza firm mentioned in this episode, Fences, previously appeared in USS Callister.
- One of the porn channels that appears on Mia's TV is Best of Wraith Babes, while it is mentioned that the host of Hot Shots was caught with a rent boy in the same hotel, both references to Fifteen Million Merits. Also, the song Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (which has recurred through the show starting with that episode) is heard again here.
- Mia is seen burning a news article published in the recurring UKN.
- Mia was originally meant to be male, however this changed when Andrea Riseborough (who had been approached to play the insurance agent) read the script and showed interest in playing the murderer. Charlie Brooker agreed, stating that it subverted the cliche of the panicking male murderer.
- The prayer Shazia mutters before getting killed is an islamic prayer, "ان لله وان اليه راجعون" inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajioon. Which means "To God we belong and to him we will return."
- Mia's son performs in a school production of Bugsy Malone. The original 1976 film featured a 13-year-old Jodie Foster, who directed Arkangel, the previous episode.
- In Bandersnatch, the UKN's news ticker reveals that the UK police are currently testing out a new memory recall device.
Trailer[edit | edit source]
|Episodes in "Black Mirror"|
|Season 1||• The National Anthem • Fifteen Million Merits • The Entire History of You •|
|Season 2||• Be Right Back • White Bear • The Waldo Moment •|
|Season 3||• Nosedive • Playtest • Shut Up and Dance • San Junipero • Men Against Fire • Hated in the Nation •|
|Season 4||• USS Callister • Arkangel • Crocodile • Hang the DJ • Metalhead • Black Museum •|
|Season 5||• Striking Vipers • Smithereens • Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too •|
|Specials||• White Christmas • Bandersnatch •|