Fifteen Million Merits' Paul Popplewell

We're joined by Fifteen Million Merits actor Paul Popplewell (@PaulPopplewell), who plays Dustin, with episode analysis from Birmingham Live's resident Season 1 super-fan, James Rodger (@jamesdrodger).

Daniel Kaluuya might've narrowly missed out on an Oscar for Get Out, but his journey to that role began with Jordan Peele seeing this lead performance.

Paul tells us what it was like to work alongside Daniel on a Black Mirror episode before any of the shows had even aired on Channel 4.

Meanwhile, James reminds us what it was like to be a viewer in December 2011 and watch this episode for the first time, as Black Mirror began to take shape as a series.


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