The Happenings (Rpt)

3rd December

1.10am on Saturday 3rd December (50 minutes) on W.
Alien Invasion. "Extraordinary epic-scale show from the makers of Derren Brown. This show follows a series of unexplained phenomena created by the master magicians, Barry and Stuart."

 

The Happenings (Rpt)

3rd December

2.10am on Saturday 3rd December (50 minutes) on W.
Sixth Sense. "Extraordinary epic-scale show from the makers of Derren Brown. Barry and Stuart try to make the locals of US college town Athens believe that they have psychic powers."

 

Tommy Cooper (Rpt)

3rd December
2.35am + 6am on Saturday 3rd December (2 x 25 minutes) on ITV4.
Comedy and magic from Tommy Cooper.

 

Breaking Magic (Rpt)

3rd December
10am + 10.30m on Saturday 3rd December (2 x 30 minutes) on Discovery.

Get ready to learn the chemistry, physics and biology powering the world's greatest illusions. Breaking Magic fuses the showmanship and mystery of street magic with the raw power of science. Watch as each trick surprises unsuspecting bystanders with mystifying results. Starring Billy Kidd, Wayne Houchin, James Galea and Ben Hanlin.

 

Now You See Me (Rpt)

3rd December
9pm on Saturday 3rd December (2 hours 15 minutes) on Channel 4.
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 Happenings (Rpt)

4th December

1.40am on Sunday 4th December (50 minutes) on W.
Haunted Town. "Extraordinary epic-scale show from the makers of Derren Brown. Barry and Stuart try to make the residents of Whitstable believe that the town was a haven for ghosts."

 

The Next Great Magician 5/6

4th December

7pm on Sunday 4th December (1 hour) on ITV.
Stephen Mulhern and Rochelle Humes host as the search for the world's next great magician continues. In this episode, the cast of TOWIE get a shock in the Sugar Hut, an incredible mind-reading duo baffle the audience, there is a thrilling double levitation in the laser-filled studio and The Wanted's Tom Parker has some comedy magic fun.

 

The Happenings (Rpt)

5th December

1am on Monday 5th December (50 minutes) on W.
Vampire. "Extraordinary show from the award-winning makers of Derren Brown's programmes. Barry and Stuart try to convince the locals of Savannah that a vampire is amongst them."

 

Dynamo Top 10 (Rpt)

5th December

2.25am + 6am on Monday 5th December (15 + 10 minutes) on W.

Short programme looking at the street magician's best tricks.

 

Tommy Cooper (Rpt)

7th December
2.25am on Wednesday 7th December (25 minutes) on ITV4.
Comedy and magic from Tommy Cooper.

 

Dynamo Top 10 (Rpt)

7th December

6am on Wednesday 7th December (10 minutes) on W.

Short programme looking at the street magician's best tricks.

 

Tommy Cooper (Rpt)

8th December
2.15am on Thursday 8th December (25 minutes) on ITV4.
Comedy and magic from Tommy Cooper.

 

Dynamo Top 10 (Rpt)

8th December

2.50am + 6am on Thursday 8th December (10 + 15 minutes) on W.

Short programme looking at the street magician's best tricks.

 

Numbers (Rpt)

8th December

3am on Thursday 8th December (1 hour) on Universal Channel.

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.

 

Tommy Cooper (Rpt)

9th December
2.35am on Friday 9th December (25 minutes) on ITV4.
Comedy and magic from Tommy Cooper.

 

And the Same to You (Rpt)

9th December
9.05pm on Friday 9th December (1 hour 20 minutes) on Talking Pictures.
Comedy starring Sid James, Brian Rix, Leo Franklyn, Tommy Cooper and Vera Day. The boxing-mad nephew of a pious clergyman embarks on an elaborate plan to keep his boxing career a secret. Director: George Pollock. (Black and White, 1960, U)

 

Dynamo Top 10 (Rpt)

10th December

2.50am on Saturday 10th December (10 minutes) on W.

Short programme looking at the street magician's best tricks.

 

Tommy Cooper (Rpt)

11th December
2.30am on Sunday 11th December (30 minutes) on ITV4.
Comedy and magic from Tommy Cooper.

 

Dynamo Top 10 (Rpt)

11th December

2.45am on Sunday 11th December (15 minutes) on W.

Short programme looking at the street magician's best tricks.

 

The Next Great Magician 6/6

11th December

7pm on Sunday 11th December (1 hour) on ITV.
Stephen Mulhern and Rochelle Humes host as the search for the world's next great magician concludes with the grand final, in which the winners of previous five shows compete. Featuring illusions, comedy, levitations, time travel and a veritable feast of magic. Who will perform the most awesome trick to win the crown?

 

Tommy Cooper (Rpt)

12th December
2.15am on Monday 12th December (35 minutes) on ITV4.
Comedy and magic from Tommy Cooper.

 

Dynamo Top 10 (Rpt)

12th December

2.50am + 6am on Monday 12th December (10 + 10 minutes) on W.

Short programme looking at the street magician's best tricks.

 

David Blaine: Beyond Magic

12th December

9pm on Monday 12th December (1 hour) on Channel 4.

Following his critically acclaimed ratings smash David Blaine: Real or Magic, Blaine returns with his most revealing performance yet, which has been two years in the making. Blaine pulls the lid off his signature brand of street magic, sparking reactions that will leave audiences in awe and defy all expectations. Magic meets documentary in the one-hour special, as Blaine blows the minds of some of the most recognisable celebrities in the world, including David Beckham, Johnny Depp, Drake, Steph Curry, Dave Chappelle, John Travolta, Patrick Stewart, Emma Stone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, among others.

 

The Royal Variety Performance 2016 with BGT winner Richard Jones

13th December

7.30pm on Tuesday 13th December (2 hours and 35 minutes) on ITV.
David Walliams hosts this year's Royal Variety Performance - in the presence of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall - from the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith. Tonight's spectacular includes performances by Barry Gibb, Sting, Robbie Williams, Gary Barlow, Sheridan Smith, Emeli Sande, DNCE, OneRepublic, ABC, and this year's Britain's Got Talent winner Lance Corporal Richard Jones. The cast of the Beatles LOVE show by Cirque du Soleil are here from Las Vegas and there are also sneak previews from the casts of Gershwin's classic musical An American in Paris and Gary Barlow's The Girls. Show-stopping numbers are provided by Amber Riley, star of the musical Dreamgirls, and McFly's Tom Fletcher, who premieres his new book The Christmasaurus. Diversity return to the stage where they first auditioned for Britain's Got Talent and there is comedy from Joe Lycett, Alan Davies and Rob Beckett in a night of exceptional entertainment.

 

David Blaine: Real or Magic (Rpt)

13th December

10pm on Tuesday 13th December (1 hour 30 minutes) on E4.

For more than a decade, David Blaine has been captivating the world with his high-profile endurance stunts. Starting his career as a magician who appeared to do the impossible with a deck of cards, he was soon following in the footsteps of Houdini, seeking out that which seemed physically impossible, and actually doing it. This special programme follows Blaine's signature brand of street magic and mystifies some of the most recognisable celebrities in the world, including Jamie Foxx, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Ricky Gervais, Katy Perry, Lenny Kravitz and Will Smith, to name a few. Blaine goes into the homes of Kanye West and Olivia Wilde, and visits Stephen Hawking at his office at Cambridge University. He also travels the world, astonishing people from all walks of life with never-seen-before, inconceivable magic.

 

Dynamo Top 10 (Rpt)

14th December

6am on Wednesday 14th December (10 minutes) on W.

Short programme looking at the street magician's best tricks.

 

Tommy Cooper (Rpt)

14th December
2.30am on Wednesday 14th December (25 minutes) on ITV4.
Comedy and magic from Tommy Cooper.

 

David Blaine: Beyond Magic (Rpt)

14th December

9pm on Wednesday 14th December (1 hour) on 4Seven.

Following his critically acclaimed ratings smash David Blaine: Real or Magic, Blaine returns with his most revealing performance yet, which has been two years in the making. Blaine pulls the lid off his signature brand of street magic, sparking reactions that will leave audiences in awe and defy all expectations. Magic meets documentary in the one-hour special, as Blaine blows the minds of some of the most recognisable celebrities in the world, including David Beckham, Johnny Depp, Drake, Steph Curry, Dave Chappelle, John Travolta, Patrick Stewart, Emma Stone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, among others.

 

Tommy Cooper (Rpt)

15th December
2.15am on Thursday 15th December (30 minutes) on ITV4.
Comedy and magic from Tommy Cooper.

 

Presto (Rpt)

15th December
5.50am on Thursday 15th December (10 minutes) on Sky Cinema.
A ravenous rabbit gives his magician master a lesson in pet care when he neglects to give him a hard-earned carrot.

 

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