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Posted by Derren Brown News November 9, 2011 at 12:33 pm

The Experiments – The Secret of Luck, airs Friday 11th November at 9pm on Channel 4.

November 9, 2011 at 12:36 pm
Berber Anna says:

<3 Sounds fun!

November 9, 2011 at 12:37 pm
Intrigued says:

Really looking forward to this 😀

November 9, 2011 at 12:38 pm
Annette M says:

Their life savings on the roll of a dice?! :-O

November 9, 2011 at 12:48 pm
Sarah says:

Looking forward to watching it on Friday…will be on the lookout for the stock phrases, “luck o the Irish” and “rub of the Green” 🙂

November 9, 2011 at 12:51 pm
Miss Lara Bayley says:

Hello Derren,

I would just like to say I am a big fan of yours. I wasn’t to begin with… One of your programmes changed my mind. It was more of a documentary of you, and what you see behind the scenes. To begin with I thought you were quite scary and probably didn’t care about people, but after watching that documentary I saw you had a heart and quite an interesting personality. I would like to ask if you have confidence cds? I also apologise if my writing isn’t very good, I stopped going to school at the age of 14 years old with my father moving around all the time with his job. I hope you get this message, because you cannot read them all, especially when you have nearly 1 million followers. Anyway, Take care Mr Derren Brown, Best wishes, Lara Bayley, Hull, East Yorkshire.

November 9, 2011 at 12:52 pm
George says:

Wow. This one seems like a nice one (provided it goes to plan)

November 9, 2011 at 1:00 pm
rava says:

looking forward – this looks well shot, loving the intro hand camera with long lens!

and the music, haha

November 9, 2011 at 1:11 pm
Miss Lara Bayley says:

Hello Derren,

I am really enjoying your new show, already got a collection of your previous work, and a book by you called ‘Tricks of the Mind’. The book put a smile on my face 🙂 Hey I’ve seen your art, do you draw dogs, just joking..(Got 4 dogs lol) Good luck with your show..Take care, Best wishes, Lara Bayley in Hull, East Yorkshire..

November 9, 2011 at 1:14 pm
matt johnston says:

Looks fab!

Luck is luck, sometimes you win sometimes you lose!

Reminds me of the guy who sold everything he owned and went to Las Vegas to put all is money on roulette, except he won!!
That was lucky!!

November 9, 2011 at 2:14 pm
Amy says:

I live there!! 😀 It’s filmed in Todmorden!

November 9, 2011 at 2:30 pm

This sounds kind of light hearted after the whole killing-sadism-and killing again Stuff… Really looking forward on this one 🙂

November 9, 2011 at 2:54 pm
krikkitz says:

Just don’t kiss the blarney stone. I hear the locals use it as a privy.

November 9, 2011 at 2:54 pm
roz says:

yeah, i’d like to know what that mysterious force is meself–& why it wont leave me alone! :/

November 9, 2011 at 4:10 pm
Judith says:

This one looks awesome, Derren is brave after last time *coughs* 😀 only kidding X

November 9, 2011 at 6:03 pm
Siobhan says:

Begorra, that advert has a very Irish feel to it, so it does. 🙂

November 9, 2011 at 6:58 pm
Jessika says:


November 9, 2011 at 7:58 pm
Kelly S says:

I actually watched the piece on Calendar News the day you were filming the dog statue and I remember commenting to my hubby that it seemed a bit strange, not your type of thing at all but it all makes sense now. Cannot wait till Friday!

November 9, 2011 at 8:56 pm
Lovelyn says:

I can’t wait to see this episode. I’ve been watching the Experiment series and love it so far.

November 9, 2011 at 8:58 pm
Michael Brooke says:

Hello Derren,

Greetings from Toronto via Leeds (moved to Canada in ’72)
Just wanted to say THANK GOD for the internet
A lot of UK programs never see the light of day here.
You are an intriguing combination of Kreskin and Chris Angel!
: )
But seriously, keep up the great work and if you ever play Toronto, I’ll be the first in line to buy tickets
LOVE your works!

November 9, 2011 at 10:00 pm
Chloe says:

I love this series! Me and my uni flatmates watch it every week 🙂

November 10, 2011 at 12:30 am
Steve says:

Now now, all this gambling has gone wrong before… remember How to Beat a Casino?

November 10, 2011 at 2:28 am

Looking forward as usual. Some of the recent ones have made me cringe, gameshow especially, I just hope everyone saw your post about the people in the audience getting bad comments on social networks…Really hit the nail on the head and made the whole show a bigger and more important thing as a whole!

November 11, 2011 at 3:00 pm
Kirstina W says:

I thought the gameshow one was crazy although i did prefer the assasin one, amazing how you can control someone like that,cant wait for the next ep!.

November 11, 2011 at 6:21 pm
Georgia says:

actually can’t believe how LUCKY i am. Derren in my town!!!!!!! Todmorden loves Derren brown 🙂

November 11, 2011 at 9:51 pm
Nikki says:

Hello Derren, Just wanted to congratulate you on an excellent series. Loved them all especially week 1 & 3. Hope you have more stuff in the pipeline !
: )

November 11, 2011 at 11:58 pm
david35 says:

just watched tonights show.
Best yet. But of course you fixed the third throw.
Nice one Darren.
My guess is magnet on the opposite side of the switched dice.
Any other suggestions ??

November 12, 2011 at 10:51 am
Matt says:

There seems to be two possibilities here.

1) Derren somehow switched the dice at some point. (Dawn had already filmed in the toyshop – he could have found out the kind of dice the shop sold and swapped the stock for a weighted or magnetic dice) I have seen a similar thing on Real Hustle where they replace normal cards with tampered resealed cards in a shop and get the subject to buy ‘new’ cards.

2) It was just a normal dice with a 1 in 6 chance, and the dice just happened to land on 4. If the dice did land on 4, Derren could have just turned it around and given him the money anyway, claiming that it was about him taking opportunities that was the real test.

Either way it’s a ‘hit’, however if Derren could have found a way to influence the roll of the dice – and I’m sure he would, and

November 12, 2011 at 10:54 am
Matt says:

(Sorry my comment was split up)

….Either way it’s a ‘hit’, however if Derren could have found a way to influence the roll of the dice – and I’m sure he would, and easily could have – it would make for a much better ending/television.

Nice work with Sally Morgan by the way. More evidence that psychics are either delusional or outright charlatans.

I like how Derren is continuing the tradition of the magician as scpetic i.e. Houdini, Randi, Penn & Teller etc.

November 12, 2011 at 5:26 pm
Gus says:

Did you foresee the guy placing the ‘crazy’ bet?

November 14, 2011 at 3:23 pm
Victoria J says:

Oh my days! My little heart was in my mouth watching the third roll of the dice, tremendous outcome and i must confess i did a big YOL (YAY out loud) when i saw the number 4. Have been watching other bits of your work on the old catch up on demand too. Attempted to do the reading thingie off the trick or treat series you did, EPIC FAIL but enjoyed having a go at it. Thank you Derren, you’ve brought back that little flutter of excitement and the shock-like grin ( :oO :oD ) ive not had since i was little @ christmas time (without actually saying those dreaded 3 words). I hope this finds its way to you. Take care and remember Smiles Cost Nothing. xx