Channel 4 to broadcast live footage of class A drug use

'Drugs Live' will see participants take class As on TV

Channel 4 is planning to broadcast live footage of people taking class A drugs.

The show Drugs Live, announced yesterday (May 11), will see participants consume substances under strict medical supervision in an attempt to show their effects on the body.

The move is said to be part of a drive to “bring a sense of mischief” back to the broadcaster, according to The Guardian.

Programme makers are reportedly working “closely with leading research institutes from around the world to being much-needed clarity to an issue often mired in controversy or confusion.”

Jay Hunt, Channel 4‘s chief creative officer, said: “The issue of class A drugs is something that I think is incredibly important and an area of social policy that Channel 4 can be on the front foot about and provide some interesting and useful data.”

She added that you “can legally test class A drugs on an individual” but added there are “huge duty of care and legal issues” involved. “It will involve people taking drugs in a clinical environment live on TV.”