My dear bloggees.
I have, these past few months, been secretly ferreting away on a new series of four weekly specials (and theyÂ are specials) for Chanel no. 4. I have been up to all manner of no good, hiding out here and there and making people do all sorts of dreadful things. Trailers and whatnot will be emerging very soon, but I wanted you to hear it here first.
The shows are called Derren Brown: The Experiments. The â€˜Derren Brownâ€™ bit, youâ€™ll be immediately relieved, refers to me; the â€˜The Experimentsâ€™ part is what they are. Each special is an ambitious sociological experiment, in which the unwitting subject is a single person, a crowd, or even an entire town.
Unlike previous shows, these are driven by open-ended questions. They are experiments into whether certain things are possible, or what would happen if certain situations arose, or how people might behave under certain conditions. Three of the four very much look at the darkest edges of human behaviour, and given that, Iâ€™m sure thereâ€™ll be all manner of complaints. I, meanwhile, am rather fond of them.
Weâ€™ll be posting all information here on this site first. Details of the first show should be here tomorrow.
The Experiments start on Friday, October 21st at 9pm, C4.
I do hope you enjoy them.