Friday 9th Nov (9pm Ch4)
Very interesting. I suspect that the ‘military drug’ is actually a placebo and the show will be about how you’re not actually scared if you don’t fall into that pre-set pattern (because you believe you’ve taken a fear suppressant). Because I can’t fathom why the military would want a drug that kills fear. Fear can be debilitating, but it’s also what makes you cautious and has you avoid risk. I suspect a fearless soldier would be a dead soldier all too soon.
I want that pill. Even if it may be a placebo, I still want that pill.
This looks like a test on how Placebos and suggestion work together.
Looks Great!!! Can’t wait to watch it!!!
Wew… Something I could be doing with. An extreme fearless makeover. That’s wishful thinking though. I’ll be enjoying this one, hoping to pick up on anything to cope with this life of fear. Excited. And considering I didn’t speak of the Apocalypse on here, I will now. Sincerely I thought it was beautiful TV. Topped Hero. Definitely beyond what Hero conveyed in the actual show. To me a lot of hero was the background stuff, the ads leading up to the event etc.Which a lot of people didn’t get, unfortunately. With this show yous nailed it! I even seen a gambling man with tears min his eyes watching you Derren. Because he can see what you can do too. anyhow, I’m yammering like a soppy fool but Apocalypse definitely as great as you all set out to make it. X
Can’t contain my exitement… Everything Derren does is truely fantastic and inspiring…
looks like another great show 🙂
fear and faith looks brill if anything like apocolypse i will be strapped to my seat and without the subliminal part to make me sit there. Derren a true legend and blessing to the world of conjuring
With only 5% uncertainty I can say that the “drug” will just be a placebo
Placebo effect with an anti-fear drug? More brilliant Derren Brown TV. Good stuff.
Loving the idea of using placebo to make people change their persona. My expectations are high for this one, Derren!
Hmmm, looks interesting . I love your shows, and will definately be watching !
pretty sure it’s a placebo 🙂 looking forward anyway
I haven’t even watched this clip (and may not) but laughed at the stop-motion frame of derren in dapper attire, hands in pockets just casually standing watching a man (possibly tranced out of his mind) teetering on some fence precipice…yah typical db stuff. lol.
Perhaps two of the most fascinating things about the human mind: fear & faith. I am amazed at how powerful these two cognitive actions are and how much of our lives are dependent on what we do with them. I am so excited to explore further into this with Derren Brown & his team. Their creativity is seemingly endless as it is effortless…just like MAGIC! Always a treat.
Derren is a living legend.
I have a feeling that fear is very subjective, similar to pain. Do people only fear spiders because of the other millions that do? Interesting stuff, looking forward to watching this!
Omg it look well cool goood jod keep it up
Omg i can’t wait 🙂 looks really good !!! – I thought Apocalypse was the end of Derren Brown Tv for another year, but so happy there’s more x
How was the victim of the apocalyptic stunt protected from post traumatic stress syndrome?
Looks very interesting, can’t wait to see it.
So obviously the pill is fictional or it wouldn’t be a Derren Brown show? I need to know that you’ve tried one of these specials before and had it fail and not aired it. Otherwise I find it too hard to believe. There are too many things that could go wrong and yet they never do. You’re a magician, you either don’t give yourself room for error, or you film a lot of people (the horse race betting wins is a good example of that). Did you have multiple zombie subjects and Steven was the most convinced? Steven had so many opportunities to be skeptical, were these moments edited out of the show or did you just find the most gullible person in the world?
no pile exists the power of placebo!
Derren I would really like to take part in a show 😀
Would love the opportunity and the potentail to be part of one of yourr many shows
Many thanks and cheers for taking the time out to read this …. Paul
If we know Derren at all it will be a placebo…
This looks really interesting!! I’m sure Derren will point his signature psychological twist on it as well!!!
Ooooo Can’t WAITTTTTT
You guys are so talented. It makes me smile big time!
Eeeek! So excited! Can’t wait, looks amazing! I think I know a few people that need that “drug” to give them a kick up the bum and get them off the sofa 😉 xxxxxxx
oh god,i cant wait!!!! derren ,you thrill the bejaysus outta me,i cant get enough of your genius,keep going stronger and harder,i!llscream if you ever stop!!! hmmn,i read this back and said holy shit,sounds like a big o./
……fact is….it is…you are MAGNIFICENT!!! lol
please keep thrilling us all like you have been doing for past eleven years
fan FOREVER..catherine xxx
Wow.. looks interesting! Would love to swallow one of those haha! 🙂
Interesting (as is always the case when Derren brings out new material). As I think that I know how Derren works, I imagine that the pill isn’t real (i.e. is a placebo) and rather Derren has gone for people who fit the profile of someone suggestible to a degree required for the show, into making them believe that the pill that they’re taking removes the feeling of fear (his most recent online application form was probably used for both the apocalypse/fear and faith programmes, given the variety of questions on it).
As the title is ‘fear and faith’ I wonder if the second part centers around providing some sort of suggested religious experience (and if so, I remember Derren doing this when he visited a church in America as part of one of his other programmes and I imagine it would be conducted the same fundamental methods).
Whatever the content of the program, I’m sure it will be interesting viewing. I’ve met Derren once before (audition for the experiments series of programmes, even though they’ve been aired I won’t mention any details out of respect), and I still think he’s a fascinatingly interesting person.
Will be looking forward to the show !
Deeren gives the ‘mark ‘ an unknown built in safety clause!
It’s entertaining, thort provoking and an example of how the mind can overcome anything g if the person is set in a controlled reality,
I admire, respect and feel empowered when ever I watch him work!
But my opinion is one of a million that are agreed!!
My question is the same as a million others, how would I react, how could he help me, how can I prove myself???
Ther is no answer, that Darren could give, no trick he could play, no scenario to make me a better person!!
Iv only myself……
That’s the scariest, loneliest and most disapointing thing to have!
For no matter how many people’s problems I fix and learn from!
I will never fix my own!
I have followed your career with great interest & was very moved by the documentary about your early years, with especial regard to your personal experience of bullying & self-confidence issues…The mind has always interested me intensely & as a student of sociology I believe in the power of the mind and/or human psyche…but I have an earnest question to ask, and that is if you truthfully feel that hypnotherapy is a realistic solution for overcoming extreme phobias?…and if so…also seek your personal recommendation as to how does one can obtainthe very best therapeutic treatment, because for the past seven years I have exhausted all NHS & private local therapeutic avenues!…I ask this question on my beautiful, gifted & gentle15 yr old daughter’s behalf, who suffers immeasurably & often intolerably with extreme fear of her own venous system…and I also ask this of you because, as her loving parent…I match her pain ‘tear for tear’…each and every day and we’re both nearly ‘cried’ out!…
Most Respectfully yours, Derren…& thank you?!…xxx
Come to Australia… not a suggestion, a demand from a hoard of antipodean fans.
We’ll fire up the barbie and kill all the flies before your arrival.
Turning down the sun will be a sight problem, but we have loads of sunscreen and plenty of ridiculous hats with corks bobbing from the rim.
See you soon.
Sure this will be another amazing performance by all. red pill?
p.s. @Foy – don’t worry, you will. Probably ; )
You’re amazing-loving your work……Mwahh
Hi, I understand and appreciate you don’t do private one to one season, however please could we ask if you would just read this message, our daughter has a condition know as narcolepsy she also has a second condition cataplexy. It’s the cataplexy she’s finds living with so hard she’s unable to laugh and collapses, she would love to have fun and join in with friends, as parents with the hardest thing not watching yr child do something that’s an everyday occurrence to people. Please could we ask if any programs/events come up in the future that she could participate in that you please please contact us.
The presence of the cameras and the pressure to be on TV is a preponderant factor and is the placebo. Not the pill.
I’m a big fan of your work but to be completely honest fear and faith wasn’t a let down.
But it did crush me slightly I have a very keen fear of everything and I were hoping that the show would help. I get the point your making we just have to open ourselves to the possibilities but taking the step into doing so just seems impossible. Please could you advise on what I should do I know your a busy man so I hate to ask but Im afraid of losing everything I’ve got if I don’t get it sorted I’ve tried medical attention but they just don’t get it I’m a 22 year old father of one all I wish is to be able to enjoy things with my son without my fear stepping in and ruining everything
This is the best Derren’s show (so far)
can’t wait to see the next ( i hope it will be better then Messiah)
I’m glad that Derren have stop the mentalism tricks on television and focus just on psychologial experiments.
I haven’t watched this yet, but most certainly will! I just read your Michael Sheen portrait description… there was nowhere to leave a comment underneath so I’m (perhaps annoyingly) leaving one here. I love your portrait! What an actor Michael is, and what an artist you are… on many levels! Apocalypse was mind blowing! But I’d love to see more of you painting live and combining your artwork with your TV/live shows. I know you do that to a small degree anyway but…. DO IT MORE! Oh, I’m supposed to say that quietly… when I say the word “art” you will feel compelled to do a show that centres around you painting live… and sleep… “art”!
Derren, just when I think you can’t top any previous effort, you prove me wrong. I assume people said to you that Hero at 30000 Feet or Apocalypse showed that people can change but that change required tremendous effort on your part. You just gave the best evidence ever that we don’t need a magic pill or a man behind the curtain to change our lives. I hope you keep an eye out for assassins from the pharmaceutical industry!
By the way, this does make me think you could’ve saved yourself quite a bit of money by simply giving Steven a sugar pill rather than meteors and zombies. But I’m glad you took a route that was very expensive, instructive, and enormously entertaining.
I’ve always been a big Derren fan, but I’m in two minds about this one. On the surface it appears wonderful that people are being mentally cured of their own crippling fears and addictions; but on the other, manipulating a few people for the entertainment of others seems rather frivolous if there’s no direct source of help for the many watching who are suffering similar or worse fears. Like @Sara Jo I have a teenage daughter, once outgoing and confident, still clever, funny and beautiful, but who is becoming crippled by the power of her own mind. Maybe these programmes can give some level of subliminal help and hope, but I hope if Derren ( the entertainer) pursues this line of self-help guru that he doesn’t let his ethical standards slip and that he thinks about the bigger picture, otherwise he’s in danger of becoming just as bad as those Derren (the sceptic) purports to abhor.
I enjoyed the show very much. Certainly a fascinating concept, which you explored to the full and with great showmanship. I’ve no doubt that your findings could have many practical applications.
I’d have written that “I thoroughly enjoyed the show” were it not for two shortcomings. First, Katie’s “hypnotism”. That simply did not work for me; a bit too obviously staged, right down to the cameras tracking her to the podium. Second, the soundtrack. Way too high in the mix. My hearing is excellent yet there were times when I found it hard to follow the dialogue, so loud was the music. Even your voice, and you have excellent diction! Do please have a word with your director et al next time you’re in pre-production.
It was pure joy to watch that episode, absolutely brilliant!!!!
On the other side, why does your own brain play tricks on you? Derren? Anybody?
P.S. Slight correction here: you mention in the programme such a pill doesn’t exist, IT DOES( talk to former soviets who fought the Afgan war 1979-89, or,if you are really lucky, formr KGB)
Faith in Brown is restored following the Fear of an Apocalyptic return to TV. This is more like it!. Quality exploration of real psychological effects. I would never question the authenticity of Apocalypse like some but for me it lacked the emotional edge of Fear and Faith. In particular I was gripped by the chap on the bridge. Brown at his mysterious and charming best. Bring on Brown v God; a battle for which I only wish I had such a platform. More like this please!
What a shame we can’t all get a pill to fulfill our potential! Why don’t we / how can we “give ourself permission”? Hopefully the show will inspire people that they CAN overcome fear etc with the power of the mind. And if not, at least enjoy the show!
Derren you and the team are amazing, thank you for bringing your work to the television screen.
Derren, Brilliant!!, i love how you bring out the hidden mind for all to see.
Now, how do i give myself permission???