This one-off documentary looks at what happens when we are alone, and for how long can we survive on our own.
Presenter George Lamb and three volunteers attempt to spend five days in solitary confinement. They will spend the whole time separate from each other with no outside contact, in featureless rooms, with no windows, entertainment or sensory stimulation. They are allowed to take three personal items to help them along.
This programme isn’t trying to be sensationalist: it’s a serious experiment and some of the crew don’t last long before demanding to be released.
In Solitary: the Anti-Social Experiment is on Channel 5 at 21.00.