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Greenlit: Public Eye, Channel 4

Public Eye w/t (4 x 60′) – This series tests Britain’s moral compass by putting unsuspecting members of the public in difficult, and often amusing, situations to see what pushes modern Britain’s buttons.

In a series of bold, entertaining and ground-breaking stunts, hidden cameras will capture every moment as actors play out challenging scenarios across the UK to test the public’s reaction and look for the good in people.

How will people waiting in a security queue react when only Muslims are singled out and strip-searched by security staff? Will anyone object or will they prefer to bite their tongue?

Will passers by object to a gay couple’s very public display of affection? How horrific does customer service have to get before people complain? How many people will report a fault to the hotline on a cash machine that spews out free money? When it comes down to it – is the nation really going to the dogs or does the good in people prevail?

The programme will also examine current British law and how it applies to common dilemmas, for example in the workplace. Viewers will gain an insight into what is and isn’t appropriate if a prospective boss were to ask job interviewees if they’re likely to fall pregnant, and how they should respond, for example.

Channel: Channel 4

Producer: Objective / Kalel Productions

TX: 2013

Source: Channel 4 press release


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