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Tripping Along The Ledge

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BBC Panorama LSD experiment 1955

In one of the most famous unbroadcast television programmes of all time, the very jolly Christopher Mayhew MP ingests 400mg of mescaline hydrochloride for the cameras. The documentary, ultimately, didn’t see the light of day for over thirty years.

Incidentally, this footage is spoofed hilariously in this segment from The Day Today (see after the jump), in which Alan Partridge is filmed being “fellated by a young girl, known as a ‘groupie’..” Read the rest of this entry »