Wednesday, 8pm, Studio Those who lie awake at night wondering what happened to mystery and suspense programs such as The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits will welcome with open arms the three-episode Black Mirror. Each episode is a stand-alone freaky story with a techno-paranoia feel set among ordinary and not so ordinary people. In the debut episode, The National Anthem, English stage actor Rory Kinnear, pictured, plays fictional British prime minister Michael Callow. It considers what would happen if a royal family member were abducted and held to ransom. The demand is unusual: the prime minister must have sex with a pig on national television or the princess gets it. As the PM’s office frantically engages special effects wizards and other dodges, the kidnapper proves too fast for them. When the princess’s finger is delivered on ice, with a new video showing it being severed, it all comes down to the PM actually doing the deed. Suppression is impossible and the villains in this regard are Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. With incredible twists, stunning performances and audacious moments of black comedy, The National Anthem plays like a cross between Doctor Who and The Thick of It. Black Mirror won the international Emmy for best TV movie or miniseries last year.