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Posted by Derren Brown November 27, 2008 at 6:30 pm

On my iphone. Currently in the middle of filming on an open top bus around Oxford st under the Christmas lights (not pictured). Tried something I hope will pay off in a year or so. Could be quite exciting.

November 27, 2008 at 6:59 pm
harlequin says:

Iphones are a good thing indeed. Though I always screw something up on my I love it.
P.S. I have some kind of strange affecton to Christmas decorations.

November 27, 2008 at 7:05 pm
BellaFiga says:

While you’re there, can you pop into Primark for me?

November 27, 2008 at 7:11 pm
Michelle says:

Ouu I like your coat! πŸ™‚

“pay off in a year or so” – Blimey, that is planning ahead! πŸ˜‰

November 27, 2008 at 7:12 pm
Nopke says:

Making us curious, huh? So filming and at the same time working on something that you hope will pay of in a year .. or is it a combined something …
Nice to see your face pop in here. Your iphone does not seem to dislike you.
X-mas? Well, Sinterklaas is first making its rounds here, after that it is Santa’s turn. The lights can be kinda nice. Despite the weather (snow would be way nicer).

November 27, 2008 at 7:24 pm
Rhian says:

Ha! Cool! πŸ™‚

Am intrigued…

November 27, 2008 at 8:21 pm
Lyvvie says:


November 27, 2008 at 8:37 pm
Aaris says:

I’ve never been on a open top bus before, mostly because we just don’t have to many of those here in the states. It must be cold.

November 27, 2008 at 8:41 pm
Katherine says:

Ditto the coat comment. Suits you sir! x

November 27, 2008 at 8:43 pm
KimM says:

In picture 2, do I notice the welcome return of the special leather magician’s mittens?

November 27, 2008 at 9:03 pm
Flapjack says:

I’m guessing you’re going to convince tourists that various famous London landmarks are labeled wrong. “That landmark there that says “Marble Arch” is actually the “Arc de Triumphe” ”
Mind you, I’m pretty sure that’s what the tour guides usually do when they’re bored!

November 27, 2008 at 9:28 pm
Sue says:

Nice, and equally intriguing.


November 27, 2008 at 10:01 pm
phil says:

Theres something funny about that second photo. Looks edited on the right hand side.

November 27, 2008 at 10:04 pm
DK says:

agree with michelle, this damn coast is just too sweet, really attractive!
cant imagine what it costs, when db pulled winnings at pokertable and said, now i have money for new suit.

is new style, “brown-style” πŸ˜›

November 27, 2008 at 10:08 pm
Simmie says:

Edited? Looks like a person standing there. If you click on the photo you get a big version. Seems ok

November 27, 2008 at 10:08 pm
Michelle says:

I know, that coat is just fabulous!!! πŸ˜€

phil, I think it looks like someone walking past and that is the blur of their arm? Not sure.

Either that or Derren was making someone invisible from the waist down πŸ˜‰ – Equally possible!

November 28, 2008 at 1:41 am
Katie says:

those photos are so nice- the question is WHEN were they taken? I’m there every single day. what do you think of debenhams’ window display? it makes me cry:)

November 28, 2008 at 1:46 am
Annie says:

Great idea. I think riding the bus all year should help with the crisis.

You’re so damn cute.

November 28, 2008 at 2:05 am
Aaris says:

lol, well if he wasnt rich do you think you would still think he was as charming?

November 28, 2008 at 2:08 am
Annie says:

We’ll never know, will we?

November 28, 2008 at 3:21 am
Aaris says:

alrighty then. whatever you like. πŸ˜‰

November 28, 2008 at 4:16 am

Ah but for a preview of this new effect that we shall have to wait for about a year to see.

Actually, what I’m really waiting for is for the release of “Mind Reader – An Evening of Wonders” on DVD or at least on Channel 4.

November 28, 2008 at 8:47 am
Kr3w says:

Did you jailbreak your phone yet?

November 28, 2008 at 8:56 am
Sue says:

Josh – Mind Reader will be on C4 at Christmas.

And Derren is gorgeous and he is charming, its not to do with his money at all, it is his charm and wit and his down-to-earthness and friendliness that makes him so appealing, IMO.


November 28, 2008 at 9:13 am

Something that will pay off in a year…

Are you going to steal Christmas and hold it ransom?

Think of the children!

November 28, 2008 at 11:59 am
John says:

Oh Mr Brown what are you up to?

Posting pictures of yourself on a open top bus “apparently at work” Me thinks there must be some alterior motive to this blog!!!

Looking forward to finding out what it is you are up to!!

November 28, 2008 at 12:40 pm
crae says:

>Tried something I hope will pay off in a year or so. Could be quite exciting.

I did one on those too…..

Still waiting

November 28, 2008 at 1:05 pm
ReliegiousMarie says:

hmmm. very curious me….and nice picciess…

November 28, 2008 at 2:01 pm
coops says:

Guys (or rather, girls) – to remind you – please use the fan forums elsewhere for back and forth chatter. Many thanks.

November 28, 2008 at 2:35 pm
Trini says:

Hmm…very curious…if i had a mind-reader type beard, i would be stroking it in wonder…

November 28, 2008 at 4:23 pm
Sara says:

WHAT! had the ex-major of London not ask you to turn the lights on this year? Top Gear did Blackpool Illuminations!

November 28, 2008 at 5:12 pm
Sara says:

Can I just add by the way – True to your word!
Thank you Derren for you iphoto’s, I hope you will be following this up with more Post-production or Production snipets!


November 28, 2008 at 6:01 pm
Brandon says:

Everyone seems to have an Iphone nowadays, hmm.
Derren, I have a question for you. How in the world would a person go about getting a hold of you?
As I’m sure you know, you are an inspiration to Many including myself and I would love a chance to be able to talk/chat with you.
I think it would be an interesting experience for the both of us.

November 28, 2008 at 6:09 pm
Oxford_Blues says:

Brown was in Oxford in October during a very nice festival!–oxford-castle-ghost-fest-uk.html

November 29, 2008 at 11:33 am
Amanda says:

Or is it a bus with an open topped Derren? Master of illusion and all that, just because you s a y it is a bus……

November 29, 2008 at 5:33 pm

cool pics deebs thanks for sharing : )

I like them

have not been on here for about a week, I come back & wow cool stuff is posted : )

November 30, 2008 at 12:35 am
Miguel says:

Ooh… i think maybe derren could be doing something to do with the lights, stash some prediction in one of the lights, only to have it revealed next year haha. who knows, he’s mental

November 30, 2008 at 12:40 pm
Amanda says:

Are you ‘on the bus’?

December 1, 2008 at 1:54 am
AaronK says:

It’s a photoshopped pic!

December 1, 2008 at 6:51 pm
A Nonny Mouse says:

Errrr Oxford-Blues….
That wasn’t Derren Brown but someone very similar doing a fab show..
Did you go??

December 2, 2008 at 2:31 am
hyper says:

Why is it photoshopped? whats photoshopped about it?

December 2, 2008 at 2:33 am
donK says:

is this Coops Blog? or Derren Brown Blog? google says Derren Brown Official blog for a link in here. Im confused. please help! whats the difference between this and the main site. are they linked?

December 4, 2008 at 11:09 am

Massively sexy coat πŸ˜‰
I got one of those, a German military coat which Ive been adjusting for the female frame πŸ˜‰
Bloody heavy thing it is!
Derren do you drive a car? I’m curious to know what vehicle you drive?
I currently drive due to bossy parents who insisted at age 35 i really should drive when i so don’t care for it and have a used Peugeot 306 Province Blue which I’m slowly (dare i say) am beginning to warm to!
Only two complaints about my car from neighbors in the few months i have been driving haha Silly damn people.

I read you hate house spiders and like mice SNAP.
What is it about house spiders hey (shudder) Freak me out they do but I’ve managed to get over the phobia about catching them and releasing them πŸ˜‰
Though i am pleased to say my cat POO (his cat tray used to pong to high heaven!) Eats them now πŸ˜€ happy days πŸ˜‰ xXx

February 21, 2009 at 10:18 am
ela hot says:

he’s a my perfect man.517269436 thats my nr.your a funnest from poland and like you show;)and you of course.

August 21, 2009 at 8:55 pm
Baxta76 says:

“Tried something I hope will pay off in a year or so. Could be quite exciting.”


September 11, 2009 at 12:55 am
Nick says:

Has it just paid off? Is this connected to the snowflake and the lottery?

I don’t have a TV (laziness rather than principle) so I didn’t hear about this until surfing this evening. However, it’s absorbed me for the last few hours reading peoples reactions and theories. I’m astounded (but unsurprised) at the amount of interest this has provoked. I’m appalled by the rudeness of many people about DB’s abilities. I’m impressed by people’s theorizing and dedication towards solving a problem. However, most of all I’m simply amazed at how one person can become so expert in his chosen field. I’m no DB fanboy (I just haven’t seen much of him beyond the odd show) but hey, this guy is incredible. His head will be held high in in the history books of magic and popular entertainment. Well done, DB.

September 11, 2009 at 1:00 pm
Kris says:

I’m wondering if this has anything to do with the live advert on ITV about an hour ago, where Derren raises up a Christmas star right at the end…? Hmmm….

September 18, 2009 at 4:34 pm
JayKay says:

Have i woken up on another planet?!

September 18, 2009 at 4:35 pm
JayKay says:

Nope, just another time zone.

September 18, 2009 at 11:01 pm

Is it just that I have gone a little mad but… can anyone else see the reflection in the mirror at the back of the bus in the first picture that I can see???

September 21, 2009 at 12:41 pm
jon says:

it actually makes sense that this is lottery related due to the fact that in the backwards advert the bus has the lottery reference on its side!
are we going to get closure on this Derren or is it going to be something thats left in the air?

January 10, 2011 at 3:40 am
pamuk7 says:

Derren, I saw your video on getting money from a losing dog ticket. I was wondering if the similar technique could be applied when using a penniless oyster card to get on a bus? How would you convince using NLP the driver into subliminally believing that the card has money on it and letting you on the bus?

July 4, 2011 at 3:43 am
Ellie says:

AH! this is from the lottery thing, for some reason i am looking online at it all at 3am! call me crazy!
There is tonnes of stuff on youtube about how the lottery trick is done with a freeze frame and camera tricks, but now i have found out the lotto results were predicted a year before?! perhaps on this bus, i need to delve further into this.
Derren doesnt care that people think the lotto was all camera tricks, modest? if he predicted this all anyway? the snowflake was to link this bus to the lotto, but it wasn’t aired.
NOTHING is done by accident with derren, even mis pronouncing words, im truly intreiged and have even found myself welling up at the thought this is not the end.
I will not solve this, but i need to research more into this to settle my head.
That is all…. for now!