1x1: The National Anthem
After the kidnapping of Princess Susannah, Prime Minister Michael Callow faces a shocking dilemma: in order to save her, he must have sexual intercourse with a pig on national television.
The National Anthem is the first episode of the Black Mirror series. Let's discuss the major events of this captivating episode.
As you will see in the rest of the episodes, this series talks and reflects about the role technology has and will have on modern life. In this case, the problem starts when princess Susannah is kidnapped. The kidnappers are willing to free the girl one condition: the Prime Minister Michael Callow must have sex with a pig on live national television. How will the government respond?
Time goes by and everyone working in the government tries to find some alternatives to the request. As the deadline is close and there are no solutions all, the Primer Minister accepts the request. When the episode is reaching its end, we see that the girl has been released five minutes before the live broadcast.
Interesting facts: the writter of this episode is Charlie Brooker and is one of the main writters of the series. Besides, The National Anthem had the biggest audience of the series season 1: 2.07 million viewers in the US