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Posted by Derren Brown News April 29, 2010 at 10:35 am

April 29, 2010 at 10:40 am
JayKay says:

Ah, I’ve just come…

April 29, 2010 at 10:46 am
Fork says:

I’d love for Derren to interview John Edward. Went to see one of his shows and I just couldn’t figure out how he’d know certain things (beyond just being general or relying on chance). It has bothered me every since!

April 29, 2010 at 10:49 am
John says:

This looks really good, will make interesting viewing especially off the success of paranormal activity.

April 29, 2010 at 10:57 am
Tash says:

Oh how exciting, As much as I adore Derren i’d never deny the supernatural so will beiteresting if Derren actually sees something to sway him from being completely skeptic. πŸ˜€

April 29, 2010 at 10:57 am
Olivia says:

Oh yes to ther power of a million, cannot wait for that!

April 29, 2010 at 10:58 am
chris says:

cant wait!!!!

April 29, 2010 at 11:03 am
Rach says:

WoW! Looks awesome… very excited!! πŸ˜€ x

April 29, 2010 at 11:28 am
mifficat says:

Hubba hubba! Can’t wait

April 29, 2010 at 11:31 am
Baqueta says:

Woo, exciting! Though I have to admit, I don’t find it quite as exciting as JayKay seems to…

April 29, 2010 at 11:52 am
kat says:

Wow i can’t wait. I’ve been waiting for you to take on a psychic face to face and tell them what they do to desperate grieving people is horrible and a load of bulls**t! Well you obviously put it in a better way than i just did! Really excited and can’t wait to see it! xx

April 29, 2010 at 11:54 am
JibJIB says:


April 29, 2010 at 11:59 am
JibJIB says:

when does it start btw?

April 29, 2010 at 12:06 pm
Sam Dawes says:

Why can I watch this on my iPhone I can’t wait till I get home from work it’s too long

April 29, 2010 at 12:12 pm
StuartH says:

Well done Derren! Can’t wait for this. Any chance of Derek Acorah making a cameo appearance, or one of my other favourite clairvoyant clowns “Psychic” Sally… Please, track this woman down and direct her to the nearest drama school.

April 29, 2010 at 12:24 pm
Loopygirl says:


April 29, 2010 at 12:28 pm
Lotte says:

OHhhhhhhh… I can’t wait! Gimme gimme gimme…

April 29, 2010 at 12:29 pm
nigel says:


April 29, 2010 at 1:04 pm
dave says:

cant wait, ps. enigma was awesome tks.

April 29, 2010 at 1:07 pm
Phunkysai says:

I cannot wait for this!!

April 29, 2010 at 1:12 pm
Richard says:

Ah – Derren vs a Medium!!! Excellent!
I hope Derren does a cold reading of his own – to show how it’s REALLY done.

April 29, 2010 at 1:27 pm
Erin says:

wooooow!! Mega exciting πŸ˜€ I’ve been waiting for Derren to do something like this since Messiah. I’m with JayKay on this πŸ˜› x

April 29, 2010 at 1:38 pm

Can’t wait.

April 29, 2010 at 1:45 pm
Mark says:

This should be interesting…
I believe some kind of show that would include contest and disproving by Derren for most trusted “psychics”, believers, conspiracy theorists etc. would do great.

April 29, 2010 at 1:51 pm
Ivan says:

I can’t wait, I can’t wait….

April 29, 2010 at 2:16 pm
Eric says:

Crap, how can we see this if we live in the U.S.? Looks very interesting.

April 29, 2010 at 2:37 pm

This looks soooo good, doesn’t it?? Can’t wait to watch these documentaries. πŸ™‚

LC x

April 29, 2010 at 2:51 pm
ryan says:

I cant wait to see Derren expose these fakes who have been exploiting people for so long, Show us some hard proof, But i bet they cant!

April 29, 2010 at 3:08 pm
Stevie says:

Ahhhhh *THUD*
How impossibly exciting, good to have some new DB things, I must have watch the others hundreds of times by now!

April 29, 2010 at 3:42 pm
Jessica Harkin says:

whens that coming out? πŸ˜€

April 29, 2010 at 4:08 pm
Sarah says:

That looks like its going to be awesome. Although I’m willing to bet all these people claiming to have paranormal powers have a set of convenient excuses lined up to explain why it doesn’t work when Derrens there.

April 29, 2010 at 4:09 pm
Chewy says:

When is this on TV?

April 29, 2010 at 4:20 pm
Jason says:

Ooh, this looks great, can’t wait. Love to see a bit of debunking of frauds and charlatans. There are so many of them spouting their nonsense all over the TV schedules these days. Why are people so bloody gullible??

Go get ’em DB!

April 29, 2010 at 4:20 pm
redaerdnim says:

Just when you think even db could be struggling for new show ideas after 10 successful years of theatre and TV , he does it again!

Love it!

April 29, 2010 at 4:37 pm
Kevin Ferguson says:

Wish we had channel 4 here in the US!

April 29, 2010 at 4:48 pm
Nicole says:

Can’t wait, looks brilliant πŸ™‚

April 29, 2010 at 5:21 pm
Andycov says:

Can’t wait (see ya Saturday in Brum)

April 29, 2010 at 5:26 pm
Hatster says:

I’m a long time believer in ghosties and ghoulies, but my conviction has started to wobble recently, so I’m really interested to see what you observed. I’ve never experienced anything I’d describe as paranormal, just had a vague belief that when we die, that surely can’t be *it* (like a great many people, I suppose). I did see a medium a few years ago. He clutched my car keys mystically and spectacularly failed to divine that I was 7 months pregnant. (“I sense a great change in your life… Are you about to get married?” But he recovered well by telling me I looked like Angelina Jolie, so fair play to him.) But he must just have been one of the nasty charlatan ones; I’m still not quite convinced that *all* of them are fakes.

But anyway, yes, looks like a great bit of telly!

April 29, 2010 at 5:33 pm
ColmMcE says:

this made me smile, i cant wait.

Looks like some of the confrontations will good!

April 29, 2010 at 5:36 pm
Rhian says:

The Acorah sounding guy is getting on my tits already and I’ve only heard about 10 seconds of him! Good job Derren is there too to even out the mood πŸ˜‰

April 29, 2010 at 5:46 pm
James Venger says:

I like the look of this. My favourite Derren program is Messiah and this appears to be in a similar vein.

April 29, 2010 at 6:07 pm
J. S-R. says:

can’t wait!!!

April 29, 2010 at 6:11 pm
Jess xxx says:

Sitting here singing, ‘I’m So Excited’… πŸ˜€

P.s. @JayKay, you’ve just ‘what’ now?!

April 29, 2010 at 6:25 pm
Mel says:

Definitely something i will NOT miss

April 29, 2010 at 6:25 pm

I like this teaser, it gives the show an edge feel.

April 29, 2010 at 7:12 pm
Jennifer says:

What time and date is this on channel 4 as I don’t wanna miss it!! πŸ™‚

April 29, 2010 at 7:18 pm
matt says:

This looks really interesting.

I’m a big fan of debunking the fraudsters but even though I know they’ve been misleading their “customers” about intimate details of their loved ones I can’t help but feel slightly sorry for them.

I can see it’s going to be painful to watch when they are revealed to be complete fakes.

April 29, 2010 at 8:22 pm
Jon says:

Anyone else think the line “You’re son was murdered, but he’s fine” slightly funny?

or am I just a creepy dude?

April 29, 2010 at 8:32 pm
Alex says:

Question to other repliers! English is not my mother language, and I can’t understand, what Derren asks him at 0:28? “Are you sick?”, or what? Can’t get the last word :S

April 29, 2010 at 8:41 pm
Ken says:

I am SO giddy with excitement! It is a good Derren year for me. A new series and I get to see him live in June! Oh no I wet meself….:-S

April 29, 2010 at 8:45 pm

It’s like Christmas has come again, but this time it’ll be really exciting and exhilarating. BRING IT ON!!! πŸ™‚

April 29, 2010 at 9:00 pm
roz says:

jeez…so derren, you were saying something about haughty tones? :/

April 29, 2010 at 9:18 pm
JoJo says:

ohhhhh cant wait for that!!!!!

April 29, 2010 at 10:13 pm
JibJIB says:

@Alex Hmm I think he says “are you a fake?” but it sounds to me like “are you a saaake” – which is obviously jibberish….lets go with “fake”

April 29, 2010 at 10:15 pm
Peter says:


Derren I have been waiting ever since I first started watching you for you to do something like this. This was one of your most interesting topics in your book, and also I noticed when you touched on it during Enigma.

I’m so excited, can’t wait!

April 29, 2010 at 10:41 pm
Thistooshallpass says:

Is Derren talking to Gordon Smith the psychic barber in that trailer? I do hope so. ItÒ€ℒs very difficult to tell from such a small clip… IÒ€ℒm so excited about seeing these documentaries but not as excited as JayKay obviously (bless him) lol

April 29, 2010 at 11:01 pm

Quackery exposed!! Love it! Can’t wait…I can taste the cleaner air already πŸ™‚

April 30, 2010 at 12:27 am
Patricia says:

Wooow… Spooky! πŸ˜€ I can’t wait! :DD

April 30, 2010 at 5:09 am
Alkaz says:

think a few fans could be surprised if what iv been told is true .anyhow il be watching along with everyone,cant wait sounds g8

April 30, 2010 at 6:34 am
Christer Solskogen says:


April 30, 2010 at 6:43 am
Alena J. says:

I can’t wait! I hope this will be soon available on DVDs or iTunes, as we don’t get BBC in here…

April 30, 2010 at 9:13 am
Chris Batch says:

oh … my…. goodness gracious me!!! I can’t wait for this!!! Awsome!!!!

April 30, 2010 at 9:15 am
shabz says:

I don’t suppose this can be applied to the idea of the spirit world?

I’m currently in Tokyo, Japan and I think a lot of the paranormal is really down to how the individual perceives their understanding of the concept. Here Shintoism and Buddhism are the reigning religions, though not followed devoutly I think it’s visible in daily life. You could even say you become more spiritual just by setting foot in Tokyo even though it’s probably one of the most significantly technologically advanced cities on the planet.

I kind of wish I was back in London so I could watch some more of your shows. They’ve always been pretty epic in my household, my siblings and I used to try and see if we’d fall for the subliminal messages. But apparently we’re not quite up to scratch in believing in your mind~Γ’β„’Βͺ

April 30, 2010 at 10:19 am
Emma says:

Can’t wait, getting giddy!

I do believe in some paranormal stuff like some apparitions. I do think some people can be contacted by spirits but not all. I do think most mediums are fake mostly those who do it as a living. The only people who should earn a living by working with dead people are morticians.

April 30, 2010 at 10:25 am
Rob says:

Really looking forward to it. Part of me hopes that you find something…

April 30, 2010 at 11:14 am
Marsh says:

Ah, this looks excellent! I first heard about this show back in June of last year, when I spoke to Joe Power on the streets of Liverpool. Joe is the bald-headed, scouse psychic in the first half of the clip. He’s also a deeply unpleasant man, who reacted to being asked about his abilities by telling me that ‘all skeptics are sick in the head, exactly like paedophiles’. Good old Joe Power.

The full account is here:
(apologies for the blog pimp).

I can’t wait to see what Derren discovered about him…

Merseyside Skeptics Society

April 30, 2010 at 11:35 am

Always have been and always will be a total sceptic regarding this, so would love you to blow a big hole in the theory? If anyone can, its you. Looking forward to it. x

April 30, 2010 at 2:02 pm
Jules says:

YAY!! Can’t wait to see you back on the box again! xx

April 30, 2010 at 3:18 pm
Mat says:

Firstly Hi, seen Derren @ alexandra in birminham yesterday evening. Amazing to say the least, fulfilled my expectations and then some. Almost caught me a frisbee too!!! I doubt Derek Acorah agreeing to do anything with Derren, read Tricks of the mind to see why! This new show don’t appeal to me as much as others but I’m hoping it ain’t all about others and Derren gets involved. Will still watch none-the-less. Shame about the girl who couldn’t tell the time!!!

April 30, 2010 at 5:34 pm
John from Liverpool says:

Looks like its gonna be a really “poweful “show , maybe it should be a pay per view event or would that just be expoitation .

Go get em Derren !!!

Will be there on Sunday

May 1, 2010 at 12:39 am
spiderabc1 says:

@Jon – you are spot on with the creepy murder thingy. Has anyone said they had jesus or Hitler etc? Or a trapped soul heading to Hell? It’s always Jim or Vera.

May 1, 2010 at 12:57 am

Fantastic! What a wonderful concept. It’s about time these clowns get a dose of their own medicine times five million.

May 1, 2010 at 6:03 am
Heather Flight says:

You make a suave Roger Cook, Mr Brown.

May 1, 2010 at 7:00 am
Vern says:

“Please tell me your name…”

*kwwrng* *kwwrng*

Subtitle: Matthew.

This is gonna be another good’un’!

May 1, 2010 at 3:37 pm
Louise says:

Ahhh, so excited!

May 1, 2010 at 6:17 pm

Houdini would have loved this. This is from an article he wrote in 1925.

“Telling me that a supposed genuine medium is in the same town with me is like informing an enthusiastic fisherman that he’s near a trout stream…during my whole career as a professional magician – I have been studying and investigating so-called, psychic phenomena – spiritualism, occultism, clairvoyance, mysticism, telepathy…I have pursued my investigations because I have found them a fascinating kind of scientific research, not merely because seeking to explain the mysteries produced by others may seem to bear some relation to the work of one who is himself a professional mystifier.” ( Read article in full below).

May 2, 2010 at 12:54 am
babz says:

firstly enigma was fantastic, (first show I’v seen of your’s,want to see it again, mind blowing), lol.
secondly can,t wait for the new show!!!
and thirdly why derren is there a little random smiley face on the webpage :-S

May 4, 2010 at 9:21 am
geoff says:

the thing that irritates me with all these programmes is blatent bias !!!! lets ridicule what we really dont know!! it makes for good tv !!! after all these people with so called medium abilities deserve it dont they !!! they lead people on make vast amount of money !!! NO the genuine ones dont !!! in a lot of cases they help grieving people for basically next to nothing but its good to demonise isnt it !!! still the program hasnt been aired yet perhaps my assumptions are premature !!! however my gut instinct { oops am i mediumistic } says it will come down in favour of the sceptic!!!!!!

May 5, 2010 at 11:14 pm
Mark says:

Geoff, it worries me that you sort of showed a bit of that bias youself in your message. First, you assumed that Derren would himself be “biased against” those claiming to be mediums. Secondly, you then assumed that not only are there real mediums out there but that the “best” ones would either not be found by Derren’s team or would be making nothing out of it.

Well, Geoff, first off Derren is rather well-known for having an open mind but also being smart enough to identify the fakes and at the same time to demonstrate how the fake was carried out. Secondly, you offer, in effect, another claim that such things are real – but you deny that the evidence for it can be found by someone with an open mind. You as much as admit that you need to “believe” in order to see the “truth”.

May 6, 2010 at 7:29 am
Michael McG says:

ooooh…how exciting.
Nothing to get the juices flowing that seeing Derren let someone else put their foot in it.
And no, not the same juices as JayKay πŸ˜‰

May 9, 2010 at 7:46 pm
MikeJ says:

An investigation of psychics by one of the greatest (currently) amongst them! Well it takes one to know one doesn’t it Derren…? Your powers of sorcery are quite something – I liked the modesty in “failing” that casino episode! Either way – all very entertaining – I guess the time is right for this sort of thing – again.

May 10, 2010 at 11:22 pm
manxmac says:

why not do sally morgan instead of some unheard of chancer.

she would have had his head spinning. if your going to do a show that promises so much at least give the opposition the chance of a balanced argument that poor scoucer had no chance agains derran,

sally morgan would have made a much better program and would have at least challenged peoples perceptions,

May 10, 2010 at 11:26 pm
Dave says:

I couldn’t believe any ‘medium’ would allow Derren to investigate them, a genius vs a fake… so laughable. Attempting to lie to Derren, how foolish! Tonights show turned out exactly as i expected, thankfully. Of course you can’t communicate with the dead, the evidence would be so much clearer if you could. Maybe as Derren suggested it’s not all bad if someone feels better after a reading, but like accupuncture or ‘healing hands’, anyone with half a brain knows its crap, but if it works for you, so be it… you fool!

May 11, 2010 at 12:26 am
crompy says:

that show was good it just proves the scouser was a con man…lol…one of his readings was next door to his sister…i laughed my head off when i heard that….typical scouser……nobody can speak to dead

May 12, 2010 at 5:43 am
alan says:

Why is Derren following Carl Pilkington around?

May 12, 2010 at 6:42 pm
Kenny says:

I’ve just watched the ‘The Man Who Could Contact The Dead’ and I noticed that on both the occasions that Joe would immediately go to the toilet first… Maybe to snoop around in the bedrooms!!!