STAGE & SCREEN

Channel 4, May 2004

SÉANCE

Derren Brown: Séance brought students from Roehampton University together for a live séance in an old hospital in east London.

Before demonstrating the methods used by Victorian spiritualists to contact the dead, Derren explains to his volunteers that the halls have a history of paranormal activity following the suicide pact of twelve people in 1974…

At the time, SÉANCE was the most complained-about show in television history.

“Séance was a display of Brown’s psychological mastery. He’d proved that mediumship is bunk in little more than a hour and looked hot throughout into the bargain. And, as final devastating proof of Brown’s peerless insight, a caption came up at the end of the credits, explaining that the distraught and unnerved students would now be led into a quite room and given pizza.”

– Caitlin Moran, The Times


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STAGE & SCREEN

Channel 4, May 2004

SÉANCE

Derren Brown: Séance brought students from Roehampton University together for a live séance in an old hospital in east London.

Before demonstrating the methods used by Victorian spiritualists to contact the dead, Derren explains to his volunteers that the halls have a history of paranormal activity following the suicide pact of twelve people in 1974…

At the time, SÉANCE was the most complained-about show in television history.

“Séance was a display of Brown’s psychological mastery. He’d proved that mediumship is bunk in little more than a hour and looked hot throughout into the bargain. And, as final devastating proof of Brown’s peerless insight, a caption came up at the end of the credits, explaining that the distraught and unnerved students would now be led into a quite room and given pizza.”

– Caitlin Moran, The Times


VIEW NEXT

MESSIAH

TRICK OF THE MIND

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