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Posted by Derren Brown News October 19, 2011 at 2:16 pm

Remember to tune in this Friday 21st Oct 9pm Ch4 for the first episode in the series, The Assassin.

Derren: “Here’s a little stunt we filmed: originally to be included in the series but we thought it worked well as a kind of extended trailer. It begins with me doing a very quick hypnotic induction on someone in the street who had previously applied to be on the show. Though he had no idea he was ever going to be used…”

Remember to tune in this Friday 21st Oct 9pm Ch4 to watch the first of the Experiments: The Assassin.

October 19, 2011 at 2:23 pm
willeh says:

im always impressed at the speed u get ppl to sleep.. surely (dont call me shirley) u get them to some
state beforehand no!? anyhoot.. looks good man.. always enjoy these .. heh tony’s face when he wakes up in the chair is priceless 🙂

October 19, 2011 at 2:26 pm
Sarah Lou says:

That was really quite funny ^_^ ha. can’t wait

October 19, 2011 at 2:27 pm
jessikah says:

cant wait!! : D

October 19, 2011 at 2:28 pm
Ming says:

But when I go around doing things like this I get labelled things like ‘villain’, ‘despot’ and ‘violent maniac’.

It’s a hypocrisy, that’s what it is.

October 19, 2011 at 2:30 pm
Elise says:

:O Scary. OMG it’s almost Friday….YAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!! I can’t wait. I am slightly anxious about what you’ll be getting up to. Excited though. 😀 I get this feeling you’re going to something really outrageous and like……try and take over the world or something on your last show, haha! xxx I’d still adore you, LOL. x x x

October 19, 2011 at 2:36 pm
Kawsar says:

Flippin Heck!

October 19, 2011 at 2:40 pm
Joshua says:

Wow, extremely scary… Hope he was briefed about what was actually done to him later on?

I love the ideas you – or your team as well, for the sake of proper credit – come up with. Can’t wait to watch the experiments in a few days. Keep it up Derren, you’re a great source of inspiration for my own work with the human mind.


October 19, 2011 at 2:41 pm
Berber Anna says:

Confused about one thing — what was the exposed brain prosthesis for? Was the tv surface somewhat reflective? Other than that, I don’t see why you’d go through the trouble for something happening outside his field of vision. Unless it was to convey to the viewer a sense of what’s supposed to be happening.

Aside from that, quite a disturbing scene. Glad I’m not that guy, that must have been terrifying.

October 19, 2011 at 2:44 pm
Chris says:

You shouldn’t be allowed to exist Derren 😉

This must honestly be one of the most terrifying things that could ever happen to you haha, and I can’t believe you did it 😛

Can’t wait for the new series, super excited now 😀

October 19, 2011 at 2:45 pm
Nihad says:

Very beautiful , can’t wait to see it

October 19, 2011 at 2:45 pm
Foxy says:

Impressive, Mr. Brown!

October 19, 2011 at 2:53 pm
Craig says:

Will be great to watch very sinister too

October 19, 2011 at 2:55 pm
Shreena says:

Wow! That’s Brilliant! Can’t wait!

October 19, 2011 at 2:55 pm
Morgan Griffiths says:

Genuinely can’t wait. I’ll try to force my Dad to watch it, but he hates this sort of stuff.

October 19, 2011 at 3:15 pm
roz says:

that was funni. tony is cute. and i AM the subject of someone’s experiment! :0

what i’m wondering is why, at the beginning of the clip, no one on the street objects to this apparent kidnapping?

(and also when did derren start liking beethoven? hehe!)

LH&S, roz

October 19, 2011 at 3:17 pm
Mark says:

Go on Tony, gun him down!

October 19, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Holy crap, poor bloke! Reminded me of Dr Zarkov undergoing the mind wiping bit in Flash Gordon.

Haha, can’t wait to watch these shows….they look brilliant and terrifying in equal measure!

LC x

October 19, 2011 at 3:27 pm
Paulina says:

Derren, confess – the end of the world is beeing dated on this friady because of your show, right? ;P Seriously – this is more that I’ve expected – I can’t wait to see it! 😀

October 19, 2011 at 3:32 pm
Annette M says:

Wow! Just… Wow!!

October 19, 2011 at 3:37 pm
TeamAro1 says:

woahhhh, this looks exciting and a half…!

October 19, 2011 at 3:39 pm
lorna says:

Wow! I’m even more excited about the experiments now. Damn, that was hardcore! I’m shocked and amazed at the same time and impressed. I’m now speechless(in a good way). x

October 19, 2011 at 3:44 pm
Carol Bradshaw says:

Bad man! 😉 Very excited! Good luck with it, Derren. x

October 19, 2011 at 4:22 pm
Miss. Wesson says:

Wow, that’s a very good taster of what is to come! I’m glad you posted this video though, I didn’t know that your new show was airing on Friday. So very excited 🙂

October 19, 2011 at 4:25 pm
Sweeden says:

Brilliant! Please someone tell me what music at the end!?

October 19, 2011 at 4:26 pm
Antonella says:

I seriously hope to see what happened next to poor Tony on Friday! When I see you in action Derren, I’m glad I resisted to the temptation to apply for your shows…ops, I meant “experiments” 🙂

October 19, 2011 at 4:43 pm
Stephen says:

Jejeje, “You sometimes miss Cheltenham” – ! It’s great to see some of the effects that you speak about in your books performed live, so to speak. Was Tony told about what happened to him, or does he have to watch this to see in order to understand?

October 19, 2011 at 4:43 pm
Row says:

You’re all hypnotised every single day to some extent… that’s what’s really scary. Looking forward to watching the show 🙂

October 19, 2011 at 4:48 pm
Louise says:

Can’t wait for the show tomorrow, as always going to be brilliant

October 19, 2011 at 5:24 pm
Agnes says:

erm…. sorry… have I said you are the coolest ever?

October 19, 2011 at 6:42 pm
Mystery says:

Got to love the girl in the street, she spots Derren then when he pounces fumbles in her bag, obviously trying to find her camera phone lol!

October 19, 2011 at 8:01 pm
Stitch says:

Fantastic trailer! Looking forward to seeing the shows.

October 19, 2011 at 8:37 pm
theanh says:

It’s gonna be fun! Love the trailer, which is exactly in Kubrick’s style.

October 19, 2011 at 10:31 pm
Andi Alpers says:

Braaaains, braaaaiins :). Looks like good fun, but dude, I’m so glad I’m going out : )… Will wait for the DVDs (DContinental VEuropean DU*s).

October 19, 2011 at 11:38 pm
Diane Brown says:

Can’t wait to see this!! Looks fantastic 🙂 x

October 20, 2011 at 12:09 am
Den says:

Fantastic!!… Looking forward to finding out what is in that episode if the scenes on this trailer weren’t included. Wish I had been there!

October 20, 2011 at 12:22 am
Ella says:

I’m a little bit excited. Just a little bit crazily excited. Less than 48 hours to go till Derren gets back on our TV screens! Fantastic!

October 20, 2011 at 1:17 pm
spiderabc1 says:

Oh my f-ck! I love Derren : ) Laugh my f-ing arse off. Draw-drop, hand over mouth, brilliant! hehe

October 20, 2011 at 3:34 pm
alan says:

And that m’lord, constitutes my clients defence. As to why he was found outside Argos. Sitting in a wheelchair with a boxed Alba TV on his lap.

October 20, 2011 at 10:07 pm
Christopher Robinson says:

I know we’re watching this out of context, but what was there a point to this, and was it to leading up to something else down the road? The way the clip looks, it seems like a (somewhat mean-spirited) practical joke, instead of an actual experiment.


October 20, 2011 at 10:08 pm
Christopher Robinson says:

Yikes, sorry for all those typos….wrote too quickly (and I guess a little upset by what I saw).

October 20, 2011 at 10:15 pm
Jessika says:

You’re a psychopath, Derren. A brilliant, mischievous, loveable psychopath… 😉

October 21, 2011 at 2:32 pm
Barry Snashall says:

Wow, could have been me… cant wait for the show tonight. Great work Derren

October 21, 2011 at 11:32 pm
stewgreen says:

for people taking it too seriously watch it again and read the words this time

October 22, 2011 at 8:48 am
Myrtle says:

That was truly Brilliant! I love to be entertained Thank You!!! Loved the audience reaction….. wonder how I would have reacted to that?! Never stop making people think Derren. If only people could see how amazing we are they would stop searching for the paranormal and live for the moment – maybe even laugh!

October 22, 2011 at 11:10 am
It's a zero not an oh says:

I liked last night’s experiment until you got the bloke to tell you his PIN Number. PIN stands for Personal Identification Number soit ain’t a PIN Numer just a PIN.

October 22, 2011 at 4:15 pm
Greendesigner says:

Had a weird experience myself a few years back. Makes you think doesn’t it, what is being done to us

October 22, 2011 at 5:10 pm
Bumble says:

Just seen the trailer with the poor guy and the brain op thing, after seeing the experiment part one. I’ve always loved all Derren’s shows but I feel very confused about this new direction he’s going in. It’s unpleasant, unethical and just downright wrong. Why?

October 24, 2011 at 6:36 pm
Gregor says:

Well that was creepy as fuck. Also you seem to have developed a love for high speed cameras.

November 26, 2011 at 7:30 pm
Honza says:

Really amazing!!! I hope can see it soon!