Black Mirror Season Two – Channel 4

Charlie Brooker isn’t a shy writer, but Season Two of Black Mirror did far less social skewering than its first season and almost forgot to introduce new themes.

The standout episode of the trio was White Bear, which envisaged mob-led ‘retribution’, intriguingly spun out with a poignant and emotionally-executed ending. The Waldo Moment, meanwhile, was an almost token dig at politics by a desperately irritating cast, and Be Right Back bordered on science fiction.

As in Season One, each episode visualised a scenario that could easily become a twenty-first century reality. As though aimed at a slightly older audience, Brooker’s scripts have matured but have on the whole relinquished their shocking, scandalous spark.