Channel 4 (UK TV) 17:00 - 18:00, Monday 3rd November 2003

Richard & Judy 

I didn't see this broadcast.  The first I knew about it was on receiving a surge of emails after the show.  Not that I can imagine this would be the sort of program anyone would set the VHS for but I would love to see a recording of it if anyone out there has one.

Anyway, C4's web-site carried the following info in the TV schedule guide...

Salvia Divinorum, a "mind-blowing drug" which has hallucinogenic properties similar to those of LSD is growing in popularity in this country and is now being sold on the Internet and even in shops with little or no controls. Dr David Bull will be trying this legal hallucinogenic and he will join expert Dr Tim Kendall in the studio to discuss...

Someone who saw it emailed me with the following...

They had their young reporter go out and buy some, then smoke it in a pipe. Seemingly he felt the world turning upside down, and saw beetles driving around instead of cars [...]  R&J commented that it was legal, while another guest, a psychologist, merely suggested that it wouldn't be good for those under 18. I wouldn't say that they were commencing a scare campaign, more just acting on a curiosity.