Skip to Content

is the BBC’s The Experiment “cruel and unusual” or “immensely relevant”?

is the BBC’s The Experiment “cruel and unusual” or “immensely relevant”?
The San Francisco Chronicle looks at issues surrounding the resurrection of The Experiment on the BBC. The show’s producers and psychologists tell the paper that “they are drawing from the Stanford study, but they insist they are not simply copying the research” that was the controversial The Stanford Prison Experiment.

All reality blurred content is independently selected, including links to products or services. However, if you buy something after clicking an affiliate link, I may earn a commission, which helps support reality blurred. Learn more.

More great stories

About the author

  • Andy Dehnart is the creator of reality blurred and a writer and teacher who obsessively and critically covers reality TV and unscripted entertainment, focusing on how it’s made and what it means.


I value our community at reality blurred, which connects people through open and thoughtful conversations about the TV we’re watching and the stories about it.

Comment rules: My goal is for us to be able to share our perspectives and exchange ideas in a welcoming, supportive space. That’s why I’ve created these rules for commenting here. By commenting below, you confirm that you’ve read and agree to them.

Happy discussing!