Sky One has commissioned indie Diverse to make a magic reality show that will see a group of people put through a series of hair-raising tests, in a bid to discover what fear really is, writes Paul Revoir.
Sky One has commissioned indie Diverse to make a magic reality show that will see a group of people put through a series of hair-raising tests, in a bid to discover what fear really is, writes Paul Revoir.

The 8 x 60-minute Shock Treatment, which is due to air in the autumn, will put participants through an overnight stay in a scary venue with magic and illusions employed to try and frighten them. The show, which is likely to go out in a post-watershed slot, will monitor heart rates and sweat and will also analyse the different types of fear humans experience.

The programme will be series produced by Justin Scroggie and executive produced by Diverse joint head of programmes Roy Ackerman.

Sky One head of factual Matthew Paice, who commissioned the show, will also executive produce.