Total Isolation

Total Isolation

For the first time in 40 years Horizon re-creates a controversial sensory deprivation experiment. Six ordinary people are taken to a nuclear bunker and left alone for 48 hours. Three subjects are left alone in dark, sound-proofed rooms, while the

Equinox - Psychopath

Equinox – Psychopath

According to popular wisdom, psychopaths are …crazed and bloodthirsty serial killers. The reality is not …all so simple. While many psychopaths do commit violent crimes, not all psychopaths are criminals and not all criminals are psychopathic. Psychopaths are found in

Why Am I Me?

Why Am I Me?

Professor Susan Greenfield tackles the big idea of human consciousness and asks the important question – why am I me? In this documentary, Greenfield takes a look at how the human brain generates consciousness and just what consciousness is.Putting a

Charles Manson Superstar (1989)

Charles Manson Superstar (1989)

In the late 60s, Charles Manson convinced a group of “followers” to move in to the California desert to train for the apocalypse. They eventually committed on of the most horrific string of serial murders in modern times. Considered to

Mistaken Identity

Mistaken Identity

In the 1980s, Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) suddenly became the talk of the town. Tens of thousands of Americans were diagnosed with an illness that was previously unheard of. A trigger for this sudden epidemic was the release of a

How Violent Are You?

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

The Lobotomist

The Lobotomist

Early in the 20th Century, individuals who suffered from mental illness had little hope of recovery. Psychiatric medications had yet to be discovered, and the afflicted were often locked away in overcrowded asylums. In 1935 a radical new medical procedure,