Channel 4's latest attempt to fill the void left by Big Brother has been abandoned after a record number of complaints from viewers
The show, You've Been Morally Compromised, combined elements of the popular candid camera and clip shows of the 80s and 90s and an investigation into the morality and mores of today's society.
The show featured trained actors performing what is described as "shocking, depraved and despicable physical and sexual assaults" in the full view of members of an unsuspecting public, with state-of-the art cameras capturing the "hilarious results".
"We are completely surprised at the complaints," said a commentator. "This is the kind of relevant, thought-provoking programming Channel 4 has been doing for years with Big Brother, Eurotrash and that late night edition of Hollyoaks with the man rape in it. We are merely continuing to pursue our agenda of promoting tedious populist psychological experimentation and sexual violence".
Some viewers had suggested the programme would be more suited to More 4 as a more specialised form of entertainment. Again this was refuted, he insisted More4 would continue to be hitting its key themes - late night episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm and documentaries about men's insecurities with their penis size.