The Prestige (Rpt)

17th February

7.35am on Sunday 17th February (2 hours 10 minutes) on Sky Cinema Crime and Thriller.

Period thriller set in Edwardian London where two rival magicians, partners until the tragic death of an assistant during a show, feud bitterly after one of them performs the ultimate magic trick - teleportation. His rival tries desperately to uncover the secret of his routine, experimenting with dangerous new science as his quest takes him to the brink of insanity and jeopardises the lives of everyone around the pair.

 

Columbo Goes to the Guillotine (Rpt)

17th February

12 noon on Sunday 29th August (1 hour 55 minutes) on ITV4.

Columbo delves into the world of magic, ESP and sleight of hand as he investigates the death of a magician. Look out for Christopher Hart and Dan Birch. (Movie 1989)

 

Diagnosis Murder (Rpt)

17th February

1pm on Sunday 17th February (1 hour) on CBS Justice.

Trash TV (Part 1 of 2). Series 6, episode 19. Lighthearted drama series about a hospital doctor who uses his sleuthing skills to help the LAPD crack baffling cases. A ratings war sparks a wave of deaths across the big TV networks - a magician impales himself on a bed of spikes, and Dr Danger also turns up dead.

 

American Chopper: Steve Wyrick and Icee Bikes (Rpt)

18th February

12 noon on Monday 18th February (1 hour) on DMAX.

"It's time for some magic when an illusionist wants a bike, but Jr pulls a disappearing act. Plus, a new painter shows off and the effects are dazzling."

 

Genius (Rpt)

19th February
4pm on Tuesday 19th February (30 minutes) on BBC Radio 4 Extra.
Paul Daniels. Series 2, episode 1. Dave Gorman and an invited celebrity investigate strange ideas provided by the public. Magician Paul Daniels is the first to pick his favourite ideas from those on offer. From October 2005.

 

Benidorm (Rpt)

20th February

2.45am on Wedenesday 20th February (1 hour 15 minutes) on Virgin Media Two.

"Pauline is pregnant after an eventful murder mystery weekend - but who exactly is the daddy? Cue the Oracle's golden opportunity to hone his sleuthing skills. Sir Henry is still standing in for Joyce who is away in Barcelona, as the Solana prepares to put on a psychic convention. Sam sees a chance to boost her income but Psychic Sue smells a rat. Billy gets some life-changing advice from Uri Geller and soon drives his family crazy with his new positive thinking. Tiger and Rob decide that Joey's mathematical genius will make a trip to the casino extremely profitable, but can they really bank on it?"

 

Houdini's Last Secrets

20th February
9pm on Wednesday 20th February (1 hour) on Discovery.

Siberian Prison Conspiracy. Epidose 3. Was one of Houdini's greatest escapes a conspiracy to spy for the US government? Experts investigate by recreating his break from a Siberian prison van.

 

Houdini's Last Secrets (Rpt)

20th February
12 midnight on Wednesday 20th February (1 hour) on Discovery.

Siberian Prison Conspiracy. Epidose 3. Was one of Houdini's greatest escapes a conspiracy to spy for the US government? Experts investigate by recreating his break from a Siberian prison van.

 

Houdini's Last Secrets (Rpt)

21st February
3am on Thursday 21st February (50 minutes) on Discovery.

Siberian Prison Conspiracy. Epidose 3. Was one of Houdini's greatest escapes a conspiracy to spy for the US government? Experts investigate by recreating his break from a Siberian prison van.

 

The Prestige (Rpt)

21st February

9.40am on Thursday 21st February (2 hours 15 minutes) on Sky Cinema Crime and Thriller.

Period thriller set in Edwardian London where two rival magicians, partners until the tragic death of an assistant during a show, feud bitterly after one of them performs the ultimate magic trick - teleportation. His rival tries desperately to uncover the secret of his routine, experimenting with dangerous new science as his quest takes him to the brink of insanity and jeopardises the lives of everyone around the pair.

 

The Great Houdini (Rpt)

22nd February

1.05am on Friday 22nd February (2 hours) on Talking Pictures.

Drama. Directed by Melville Shavelson and starring Peter Cushing and Paul Michael Glaser. A biography of the renowned escape artist Harry Houdini, examining his fascination with the occult. Starring: Paul Michael Glaser, Sally Struthers, Ruth Gordon, Vivian Vance, Adrienne Barbeau, Bill Bixby. (Made For TV, 1976, 3 Star)

 

Now You See Me (Rpt)

22nd February
9pm on Friday 22nd February (2 hours 15 minutes) on E4.
Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Mark Ruffalo and Isla Fisher star in Louis Letterier's thriller. A year after being clandestinely brought together in New York, four conjurors - street magician J Daniel Atlas, mind-reader and hypnotist Merritt McKinney, escape artist Henley Reeves and sleight-of-hand artist Jack Wilder - are performing as The Four Horsemen in Las Vegas. Their initial show is impressive: a member of the audience is apparently instantly transported to their bank vault and invited to switch on a vacuum machine, which then showers the remainder of the audience in cash. It not only baffles the spectators, it also stumps the police when they discover that the 'robbery' was actually carried out for real. And, as the Horsemen brazenly build upon this first success with a series other inexplicable heists, FBI agent Dylan Rhodes and Interpol's Alma Dray are tasked with tracking the magicians down and finding the evidence to convict them. Director: Louis Leterrier. Magic inspired by David Copperfield. Head magic consultant: David Kwong. Magic consultants: Glen Ghirardi and Jonathan Levit. Special thanks: Chris Kenner, Homer Liwag.

 

Columbo Goes to the Guillotine (Rpt)

23rd February

11.30am on Saturday 23rd February (2 hours) on ITV4.

Columbo delves into the world of magic, ESP and sleight of hand as he investigates the death of a magician. Look out for Christopher Hart and Dan Birch. (Movie 1989)

 

Now You See Me (Rpt)

23rd February
9pm on Saturday 23rd February (2 hours 15 minutes) on E4.
Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Mark Ruffalo and Isla Fisher star in Louis Letterier's thriller. A year after being clandestinely brought together in New York, four conjurors - street magician J Daniel Atlas, mind-reader and hypnotist Merritt McKinney, escape artist Henley Reeves and sleight-of-hand artist Jack Wilder - are performing as The Four Horsemen in Las Vegas. Their initial show is impressive: a member of the audience is apparently instantly transported to their bank vault and invited to switch on a vacuum machine, which then showers the remainder of the audience in cash. It not only baffles the spectators, it also stumps the police when they discover that the 'robbery' was actually carried out for real. And, as the Horsemen brazenly build upon this first success with a series other inexplicable heists, FBI agent Dylan Rhodes and Interpol's Alma Dray are tasked with tracking the magicians down and finding the evidence to convict them. Director: Louis Leterrier. Magic inspired by David Copperfield. Head magic consultant: David Kwong. Magic consultants: Glen Ghirardi and Jonathan Levit. Special thanks: Chris Kenner, Homer Liwag.

 

The Great Houdini (Rpt)

25th February

2am on Monday 25th February (2 hours) on Talking Pictures.

Drama. Directed by Melville Shavelson and starring Peter Cushing and Paul Michael Glaser. A biography of the renowned escape artist Harry Houdini, examining his fascination with the occult. Starring: Paul Michael Glaser, Sally Struthers, Ruth Gordon, Vivian Vance, Adrienne Barbeau, Bill Bixby. (Made For TV, 1976, 3 Star)

 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

25th February

1.45pm on Monday 25th February (50 minutes) on ITV2.
The host is joined by magician Shin Lim, Portia De Rossi, who talks about The Ellen Fund, and Olivia Munn, who discusses working with The Shelter Pet Project.

 

The Prestige (Rpt)

26th February

7am on Tuesday 26th February (2 hours 15 minutes) on Sky Cinema Crime and Thriller.

Period thriller set in Edwardian London where two rival magicians, partners until the tragic death of an assistant during a show, feud bitterly after one of them performs the ultimate magic trick - teleportation. His rival tries desperately to uncover the secret of his routine, experimenting with dangerous new science as his quest takes him to the brink of insanity and jeopardises the lives of everyone around the pair.

 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (Rpt)

26th February

9.25am on Tuesday 26th February (55 minutes) on ITV2.
The host is joined by magician Shin Lim, Portia De Rossi, who talks about The Ellen Fund, and Olivia Munn, who discusses working with The Shelter Pet Project.

 

Pawn Stars (Rpt)

27th February
8.30pm on Wednesday 27th February (30 minutes) on Blaze.

Hiding Houdini. The team are spellbound when a book signed by the great Harry Houdini appears in the shop. Corey spots an old X-ray unit and Chum takes a vow of silence.

 

Pawn Stars (Rpt)

28th February
0.30am on Thursday 28th February (30 minutes) on Blaze.

Hiding Houdini. The team are spellbound when a book signed by the great Harry Houdini appears in the shop. Corey spots an old X-ray unit and Chum takes a vow of silence.

 

Houdini's Last Secrets

27th February
9pm on Wednesday 27th February (1 hour) on Discovery.

Buried Alive. Houdini's mysterious sudden death may not have been an accident. Experts recreate his buried alive escape and investigate if he was killed by more sinister forces.

 

Houdini's Last Secrets (Rpt)

27th February
12 midnight on Wednesday 27th February (1 hour) on Discovery.

Buried Alive. Houdini's mysterious sudden death may not have been an accident. Experts recreate his buried alive escape and investigate if he was killed by more sinister forces.

 

Houdini's Last Secrets (Rpt)

28th February
3am on Thursday 28th February (50 minutes) on Discovery.

Buried Alive. Houdini's mysterious sudden death may not have been an accident. Experts recreate his buried alive escape and investigate if he was killed by more sinister forces.

 

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