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Horizon - 2008-2009 - How Violent Are You?


What makes ordinary people commit extreme acts of violence? In a thought-provoking and disturbing journey, Michael Portillo investigates one of the darker sides of human nature. He discovers what it is like to inflict pain and is driven to the edge of violence himself in an extreme sleep deprivation study. He meets men for whom violence has become an addiction and ultimately discovers that each of us could be inherently more violent than we think, and watches a replication of one of the most controversial studies in history, the Milgram study. Will study participants be willing to administer a seemingly lethal electric shock to someone they think is an innocent bystander?

Broadcasts

  • 2009-05-12 21:00:00 - 2009-05-12 22:00:00 on BBC Two Northern Ireland Analogue, BBC Two Wales Analogue, BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC Two Wales, BBC Two England,
  • 2009-05-13 21:00:00 - 2009-05-13 22:30:00 on BBC Two Scotland,
  • 2009-05-23 01:15:00 - 2009-05-23 02:15:00 on BBC One Oxford, BBC One South East, BBC One Cambridge, BBC One Channel Islands, BBC One East Yorkshire, BBC One Scotland, BBC One Northern Ireland, BBC One Yorkshire, BBC One North East, BBC One North West, BBC One East, BBC One East Midlands, BBC One West Midlands, BBC One London, BBC One South, BBC One South West, BBC One West, BBC One Wales,

Credits

  • Executive Producer Andrew Cohen
  • Presenter Michael Portillo
  • Producer Diene Petterle
  • Executive Producer Andrew Cohen
  • Presenter Michael Portillo
  • Producer Diene Petterle

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