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Posted by abeodbart April 28, 2011 at 10:36 am

This is not new, but it’s a very effective advert that we somehow missed. Lovely, even if it did make someone just cry.
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April 28, 2011 at 10:48 am
Elaine says:

That is really rather moving.


April 28, 2011 at 11:06 am
AstroGirl says:

God, that is a weepie…


April 28, 2011 at 11:16 am
Michael lyth says:


April 28, 2011 at 11:17 am
Kali says:

It made ME cry, too!


April 28, 2011 at 11:20 am
Jacqueline says:

Phillis that was lovely – Thankyou.


April 28, 2011 at 11:33 am

I posted this out on Twitter a couple of weeks ago cos I found it thought-provoking and quite moving. Powerful indeed….

LC x


April 28, 2011 at 1:06 pm
Lucy says:

Wow. Very moving! Almost reduced me to tears then.


April 28, 2011 at 1:47 pm
Don says:

the original is here;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyGEEamz7ZM

This is an almost exact remake, described by the poster on YouTube as an ‘homage’, but being used as an advert. There are other versions around


April 28, 2011 at 3:15 pm
ReliegiousMarie says:

Yes very True: Change your words, change your world.

Bút ’tis véry sad that meanimg/compassion & evoking understanding needs sugarcoating.
The blind man did-not change @all…the ”blind”-audience did.

“Another Day In Paradise-think about it”


April 28, 2011 at 4:34 pm
Jacqueline says:

Phillis that was lovely – Thank You (2)


April 28, 2011 at 4:57 pm
John says:

That was beautiful !!!


April 28, 2011 at 5:07 pm
Gemma says:

made me cry too. beautiful advert


April 28, 2011 at 6:40 pm
Zoe says:

That was beautiful.


April 28, 2011 at 7:05 pm

Damn you! You just made me cry too!


April 28, 2011 at 7:09 pm
christian says:

I couldnt help thinking. How did he write his first sign.


April 28, 2011 at 10:47 pm
Pete says:

Failed in the execution slightly. And it would have made more sense if it had actually been filmed on a beautiful day, rather than what appeared to be a rainy, cold day in Scotland.

Great idea though and a good message.


April 28, 2011 at 11:35 pm
Jim says:

Hmmm….Why is he begging? It’s Scotland, not Afghanistan. It’s an ad for a bloody marketing company as well! WTF @ at everyone else’s comments?


April 29, 2011 at 12:00 am
Bletherskite says:

Great advert. I recognise the bit of Glasgow, isn’t that between GOMA and Buchanan St?


April 29, 2011 at 2:35 pm
zoe says:

is tht another zoe above? hi!!!! its very moving…


April 29, 2011 at 4:59 pm
Laurence says:

Didn’t think it was that good.


April 29, 2011 at 9:06 pm
Del says:

they edited the bit where shes pushes him over and takes a consultancy fee


April 30, 2011 at 10:39 am

Dear derren brown. My name is helena parkinson. Lm from nothern lreland. And.
L see things before they happend. L have seen planes crashing


May 1, 2011 at 7:49 pm
whodat says:

fuck. credit due to the original, but the version posted was definitely better executed/presented.


May 1, 2011 at 9:43 pm
Berber Anna says:

Helena: Please read this article, it may help you understand why you feel this way. http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/feb/22/future-paranormality-richard-wiseman


May 2, 2011 at 12:06 pm
Ruth McAlpine says:

Can’t find any credits anywhere and it’s really annoying me. What is the music that is played before the Svengali tour, to the audience before Derren comes on stage?


May 5, 2011 at 12:24 am
Linsey says:

Aw that was really nice. Gave me goosebumps! I always hate hearing a Glasgow accent on tv, probably because it’s so similar to my own!

Oh, Ruth, if you’re talking about this tune here:

- http://www.televisiontunes.com/Derren_Brown_-_Mind_Control.html

It’s the theme tune that plays before all of Derren’s shows.


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