Fentanyl: Deadlier Than Heroin

Drugs Map of Britain Episode 9 of 9

Series looking at drug use across Britain. Fentanyl is on the rise in the UK, this episode explores the effect this drug has had in Hull. Fentanyl is 50 times stronger than heroin and is the drug linked to the death of rock star Prince, but what's the reality for those addicted? It's reported that Fentanyl has claimed the lives of at least 60 people in eight months. Primarily used as a pain reliever, the programme looks at those whose life it has taken control of, seeing the effects it has on users and what they will risk in order to get a hit, as well as what the authorities are doing to try and stop the circulation of the lethal drug.

Release date:

9 months left to watch

25 minutes

Last on

Fri 16 Feb 2018 00:20
BBC One Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland HD only


Role Contributor
ProducerJessica Winteringham
ProducerMatt Ralph
EditorMax Gogarty