Cynicism is something that we at TV Scoop deal with in bucketfuls… however, some of you lot really take the biscuit. Apparently, you’ve all been moaning and complaining about Derren Brown’s show ‘Hero at 30,000 Feet’, presumably, completely missing the point of a show based on deception and trickery.
For starters, there were many viewers who hated the show because it was all set-up. Obviously, only a complete goon would say such a thing. It’s like furiously shaking your fist at the sky every time Paul Daniel’s saws Debbie McGee in half, only to find out that she’s not bleeding everywhere and dying a slow and painful death on our screens.
Some of these goons though have complained to Ofcom who now have to investigate Derren’s trick which featured a man in a straitjacket chained to train tracks.
Ofcom received some complaints from viewers who stated that the scene was dangerous as there was a lack of any obvious protection systems or a clear rationale for why the stunt was being performed.
I hope they never see any Houdini stunts.
The media regulator has launched an investigation to see if the show is in breach of broadcasting code rules 2.1 and 2.4. Regulation 2.1 relates to generally accepted standards in broadcasting. Rule 2.4 relates to whether the content “condones or glamorises violent, dangerous or seriously antisocial behaviour”.
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