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Three more of Charlie Brooker's hi-tech chillers launch on Netflix and Miley Cyrus stars in the instalment Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too

Charlie Brooker is back with three more hi-tech chillers

With society and technology accelerating at breakneck speed, it’s a wonder Charlie Brooker manages to stay ahead of the curve with his chilling modern parables, yet each of the three standalone films in the fifth series of this dystopian show (all available from today) hits the mark.

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Miley Cyrus stars in Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too

In Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too, US pop star Miley Cyrus plays an American singer whose charmed existence isn’t quite as rosy as it appears, while Striking Vipers sees a man’s marriage falter due to a disturbing addiction.

Black Mirror - Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too

Striking Vipers is another one of the standalone episodes in series 5 of Black Mirror

Perhaps the pick of the bunch, though, is Smithereens, which sees Andrew Scott play a disaffected taxi driver in a chilling tale that will be uncomfortably familiar to many of us…

TV Times rating: *****

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