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    The Experiments Behind The Mischief Miracles For Sale Hero At 30,000 Feet Derren Brown Investigates
THE EXPERIMENTS
October 2011

 

Four astonishing one-hour specials seek to answer powerful questions about human nature. The first, The Assassin, puts to the test the conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination of Senator Robert Kennedy: would it have been possible for the CIA to hypnotise someone to kill? An unsuspecting volunteer is brainwashed to assassinate Stephen Fry. In The Gameshow, Derren hosts a pastiche game show to see what cruel behaviour emerges when people are allowed to act anonymously and as part of a group. The third special, The Guilt Trip, aims to see if another unwitting applicant could be made to confess to a murder he did not commit. The final show The Secret of Luck takes a more positive turn, with an entire town finding itself the subject of an audacious social experiment to see what separates lucky from unlucky people. The series won an RTS award and was nominated for both a BAFTA and a BAFTA Craft award.

 

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BEHIND THE MISCHIEF
February 2011

 

Airing as part of a Derren Brown Night, this one-hour special celebrates the remarkable Derren Brown and his 10 years of Channel 4 television series, specials and events.

Unprecedented access is given for the first time ever as Derren allows TV cameras behind the scenes and into his private life to meet his family, friends and closest collaborators as Channel 4 discovers and reveals the real Derren Brown. Celebrity fans, including Stephen Merchant, Matt Lucas, Simon Pegg, Bill Bailey, Simon Callow and Jo Whiley give their insights, and some of the participants featured in Derren’s best-known television feats share their thoughts about him.

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MIRACLES FOR SALE
April 2011

 

With the cameras in hot pursuit, Derren faces his toughest project yet: to turn an ordinary member of the public into a miracle-working, evangelical faith-healer. His chosen one has six months to learn the tricks of the trade before being taken to Dallas to flourish undercover as a convincing pastor and put on a healing service. A tense road movie documenting the gruelling challenges faced by Derren, his pastor, and the crew as they face the stark realities of their task.

 

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HERO AT 30,000 FEET
September 2010

 

Often cited by Derren as his personal favourite of his specials, this one-hour show follows the extraordinary and emotional journey of an under-confident member of the public as his life is transformed. Unaware that he is the subject of a huge hidden-camera experiment, Matt is taken through a series of dramatic life-lessons until he finally finds himself faced with the chance to land an aeroplane at 30,000 feet and save the lives of hundreds of passengers. Ambitious and powerful television.

 

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DERREN BROWN
INVESTIGATES
May 2010

 

In a series of three specials, Derren looks at some extraordinary claims from around the world, documenting a British medium, an American ghost-hunter and the Russian teachers of a psychic system that claims to allow the blind to see. Taking a detached sceptical viewpoint, Derren looks at the nature of claims, evidence, and belief.

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