Tricked (Rpt)

12th October
0.10am on Saturday 12th October (1 hour) on Virgin Media Two.

Ben Hanlin goes undercover to astonish unsuspecting celebrities and members of the public with amazing magic.

 

Houdini's Last Secrets (Rpt)

12th October

2am on Saturday 12th October (1 hour) on Discovery History.

How did Harry Houdini pull off his death-defying escapes? A team of experts investigate his illusions.

 

Troy: The Highwire (Rpt)

13th October

1.55am on Sunday 13th October (55 minutes) on Channel 4.

In this one-off special, magician Troy is set a seemingly impossible challenge: to perform a brand new illusion while balancing in mid air. Troy has just two months to learn how to walk on a highwire and design a magic trick that can be performed at altitude. It's the worst possible scenario for a magician: being exposed on all sides and unable to use his hands - while trying not fall off. Troy must conquer his fear of heights. He assembles a team of brilliant magicians to help crack the challenge - shining a light on the process of magic. Along the way, Troy tests some mind blowing new tricks, including a master class in misdirection and seemingly making the moon vanish.

 

The Next Great Magician (Rpt)

13th October

8pm on Sunday 13th October (1 hour) on Virgin Media Three.

Stephen Mulhern and Rochelle Humes host a show featuring the world's greatest magic acts. Each week, six illusionists display their skills, then decide between them which should go through to the final.

 

Best of Bad TV: Live & Dangerous (Rpt)

16th October

1.20am on Wednesday 16th October (50 minutes) on Channel 5.

A collection of major TV howlers, including a fire on the Blue Peter set, famous folk who think they can sing, wardrobe malfunctions and disastrous award shows. There's a lowlight from The National Lottery Jetset as the studio is invaded, Lorraine Kelly being forced off the air, and a wannabe magician impaling the hand of a presenter. Bucks Fizz singer Cheryl Baker has insight into Eurovision's most off-key moments, while John Stapleton recalls The Time, The Place being ambushed. Other contributors include Sarah Cawood, Penny Smith, Dom Joly, Maria McErlane and Matt Johnson.

 

Numbers (Rpt)

16th October

8am on Wednesday 16th October (1 hour) on Universal TV.

Magic Show. Series 5, episode 6. "Detective drama series about a maths genius recruited by the FBI to solve complex criminal cases. The agents investigate the disappearance of an illusionist during a magic act. As details surrounding the case unfold, Don and his team are left wondering whether the magician's vanishing act is all that it seems." With Penn Jillette.

 

Pawn Stars (Rpt)

16th October
7pm on Wednesday 16th October (30 minutes) on Blaze.

Houdini's Handcuffs. Series 3, episode 18. The guys are thrilled to come across Harry Houdini's shackles and handcuffs, as well as rare 1940s cereal box freebies and the 1999 Vince Lombardi Super Bowl trophy.

 

Numbers (Rpt)

17th October

4am on Thursday 17th October (1 hour) on Universal TV.

Magic Show. Series 5, episode 6. "Detective drama series about a maths genius recruited by the FBI to solve complex criminal cases. The agents investigate the disappearance of an illusionist during a magic act. As details surrounding the case unfold, Don and his team are left wondering whether the magician's vanishing act is all that it seems." With Penn Jillette.

 

Houdini's Last Secrets (Rpt)

19th October

2am on Saturday 19th October (1 hour) on Discovery History.

How did Harry Houdini pull off his death-defying escapes? A team of experts investigate his illusions.

 

Pawn Stars (Rpt)

19th October
5pm on Saturday 19th October (30 minutes) on Blaze.

Houdini's Handcuffs. Series 3, episode 18. The guys are thrilled to come across Harry Houdini's shackles and handcuffs, as well as rare 1940s cereal box freebies and the 1999 Vince Lombardi Super Bowl trophy.

 

The Prestige (Rpt)

20th October

10.50pm on Sunday 20th October (2 hours 15 minutes) on Sky Cinema Greats.
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.

 

Derren Brown Presents Twisted Tales (Rpt)

23rd October

2.10am on Wednesday 23rd October (40 minutes) on Channel 4.

A special dark and scary Halloween treat introduced by 'the storyteller' Derren Brown. Three horror fans get a Halloween experience like no other as the boundaries between fact and fiction are blurred to take them on a uniquely dark and unnerving journey. Set up by family and friends, the three unsuspecting fans find themselves in the middle of real life stories which turn out to be dark and twisted tales. Using their families and teams of actors, and drawing on the greatest traditions of ghost stories and spine-tingling British classics such as Hammer House and Tales of the Unexpected, this unique format looks and feels like a drama but at its heart has an unaware central figure taken into a mysterious and creepy world created around them. Be prepared to hide behind the sofa, close the curtains, and think twice before you answer the door.

 

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