13.12.14
Breaking Magic
(Rpt)

12noon + 12.30pm on Saturday 13th 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 James Galea, Ben Hanlin, Wayne Houchin and Billy Kidd.

 

13.12.14

Beyond Magic with DMC
7pm on Saturday 13th December (1 hour) on National Geographic.

"Renowned magician Drummond Money-Coutts travels around the world to perform a host of incredible illusions."

 

13.12.14

TV's 50 Greatest Magic Tricks (Rpt)
9.10pm on Saturday 13th December (2 hours 55 minutes) on Channel 5.

"A countdown of the greatest TV magic tricks of all time. From the astonishing set pieces of Penn and Teller to the mindbending of Derren Brown and the street magic of David Blaine, be prepared to be amazed and mystified. Contributions come from magic's greatest stars, including Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee, Dynamo, Penn and Teller, and magic fans Joe Pasquale, Stephen Mulhern, and Dick and Dom."

 

13.12.14
Dangerman: The Incredible Mr Goodwin
(Rpt)
11.20pm on Saturday 13th December (1 hour) on Watch.
Reality series following Jonathan Goodwin, escapologist and professional danger man.

 

14.12.14
Tommy Cooper
(Rpt)

6am on Sunday 14th December (25 minutes) on ITV4.

Magic and comedy.

 

14.12.14
My School Trip is Magic
(Rpt)

1pm on Sunday 14th December (30 minutes) on CBBC.

Undercover magicians surprise kids with magic tricks, while they are on their school trip.

 

14.12.14
Breaking Magic
(Rpt)

10pm + 10.30pm on Sunday 14th December (2 x 30 minutes) on Discovery Science.

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 James Galea, Ben Hanlin, Wayne Houchin and Billy Kidd.

 

14.12.14

Beyond Magic with DMC
12 midnight on Sunday 14th December (1 hour) on National Geographic.

"Renowned magician Drummond Money-Coutts travels around the world to perform a host of incredible illusions."

 

15.12.14

Chain Reaction (Rpt)

9.30am + 10.30pm on Monday 15th December (30 minutes) on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Comedian and actor Chris Addison meets illusionist Derren Brown in the tag-team talk show, where this week's guest is next week's host. From August 2012.

 

17.12.14
Tommy Cooper
(Rpt)

2.25am on Wednesday 17th December (25 minutes) on ITV4.

Magic and comedy.

 

17.12.14

The Slammer (Rpt)
10.55am on Wednesday 17th December (30 minutes) on CBBC.
Children's entertainment show in which a group of comedians enter a mock prison. Erica the critic terrorises the performers with her reviews of their work. In the Freedom Show, four more acts, including a ventriloquist and an illusionist, perform for release.

 

17.12.14

Parkinson: The Interviews (Rpt)
10.30pm on Wednesday 17th December (40 minutes) on BBC 4.

Tommy Cooper and Frankie Howerd. Michael Parkinson introduces a recut of two interviews he did with Frankie Howerd during the Parkinson show series and a Christmas interview with Tommy Cooper. Frankie Howerd wanted everything scripted, resulting in an unprompted and unrehearsed interview whilst Tommy Cooper managed to run rings around a delighted Parkinson. Includes clips from Up Pompeii, The Main Attraction and The Bob Monkhouse Show.

 

18.12.14
Tommy Cooper
(Rpt)

2.25am on Thursday 18th December (25 minutes) on ITV4.

Magic and comedy.

 

18.12.14

Beyond Magic with DMC
8pm on Thursday 18th December (1 hour) on National Geographic.

"Renowned magician Drummond Money-Coutts travels around the world to perform a host of incredible illusions."

 

19.12.14

Beyond Magic with DMC
1am on Friday 19th December (1 hour) on National Geographic.

"Renowned magician Drummond Money-Coutts travels around the world to perform a host of incredible illusions."

 

20.12.14
Tommy Cooper
(Rpt)

6am on Saturday 20th December (25 minutes) on ITV4.

Magic and comedy.

 

20.12.14

Dynamo Top Ten Greatest Moments (Rpt)

12 nooon on Saturday 20th December (1 hour) on Watch.

"Voted for by viewers. An exciting look back at ten tricks with the wow factor that the magician has performed, featuring well known personalities who talk about their favourites."

 

20.12.14

Dynamo: Magician Impossible (Rpt)

1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm on Saturday 20th December (4 x 1 hour) on Watch.

"The King of Magic returns for the final series."

 

20.12.14

Beyond Magic with DMC
7pm on Saturday 20th December (1 hour) on National Geographic.

"Renowned magician Drummond Money-Coutts travels around the world to perform a host of incredible illusions."

 

20.12.14

Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This (Rpt)

9pm on Saturday 20th December (2 hours 5 minutes) on ITV Encore.

Drama telling the story of one of Britain's best-loved comedians - a giant of a man with a delicate soul, a man who was in love with two women and was unable to choose between them. Tommy Cooper was a magician, a comedian, an entertainer and a celebrity adored by the public. But he was a troubled man who drank too much and slept too little, and who spent the last 17 years of his life loving both his wife Dove and his assistant Mary. Tommy was unable to live without either, and his shocking death from a heart attack in front of millions of television viewers in April 1984 meant that he never had to make that impossible choice.
Starring: David Threlfall, Helen McCrory, Amanda Redman, Gregor Fisher, Paul Ritter, Bob Golding.

 

21.12.14

David Blaine (Rpt)

1am on Sunday 21st December (50 minutes) on Watch.
Beautiful Struggle. Documentary revealing the inspiration behind David Blaine's infamous stunts. Including footage from Blaine's historic meetings with fellow daredevils such as Evel Knievel.

 

21.12.14

Tricked (Rpt)
3am on Sunday 21st December (50 minutes) on ITV2.

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

 

21.12.14
Tommy Cooper
(Rpt)

5.35am + 6.10am on Sunday 21st December (25 + 30 minutes) on ITV4.

Magic and comedy.

 

21.12.14
Breaking Magic
(Rpt)

10pm + 10.30pm on Sunday 21st December (2 x 30 minutes) on Discovery Science.

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 James Galea, Ben Hanlin, Wayne Houchin and Billy Kidd.

 

21.12.14

Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This (Rpt)

11pm on Sunday 21st December (2 hours 5 minutes) on ITV Encore.

Drama telling the story of one of Britain's best-loved comedians - a giant of a man with a delicate soul, a man who was in love with two women and was unable to choose between them. Tommy Cooper was a magician, a comedian, an entertainer and a celebrity adored by the public. But he was a troubled man who drank too much and slept too little, and who spent the last 17 years of his life loving both his wife Dove and his assistant Mary. Tommy was unable to live without either, and his shocking death from a heart attack in front of millions of television viewers in April 1984 meant that he never had to make that impossible choice.
Starring: David Threlfall, Helen McCrory, Amanda Redman, Gregor Fisher, Paul Ritter, Bob Golding.

 

22.12.14

Tricked (Rpt)
2.30am on Monday 22nd December (50 minutes) on ITV2.

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

 

22.12.14
Tommy Cooper
(Rpt)

5.35am on Monday 22nd December (25 minutes) on ITV4.

Magic and comedy.

 

22.12.14

Dynamo Revealed (Rpt)

12 noon on Monday 22nd December (1 hour) on Watch.

"Inspiring documentary in which Zane Lowe meets the magician, talking to him as he reveals how from growing up in a rough part of Bradford, he became the success that he is today."

 

22.12.14

Dynamo: Magician Impossible (Rpt)

1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm on Monday 22nd December (4 x 1 hour) on Watch.

"Following Dynamo and his incredible skills of illusion, as he travels around and amazes everyone he meets."

 

23.12.14
Tommy Cooper
(Rpt)

5.25am on Tuesday 23rd December (25 minutes) on ITV4.

Magic and comedy.

 

24.12.14

Tricked (Rpt)
3.30am on Wednesday 24th December (45 minutes) on ITV2.

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

 

24.12.14
Tommy Cooper
(Rpt)

4.05am on Wednesday 24th December (25 minutes) on ITV4.

Magic and comedy.

 

25.12.14
Tommy Cooper
(Rpt)

5.35am on Thursday 25th December (25 minutes) on ITV4.

Magic and comedy.

 

26.12.14

Tricked (Rpt)
3.30am on Friday 26th December (45 minutes) on ITV2.

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

 

27.12.14

Darcy Oake: Edge of Reality

9.50pm on Saturday 27th December (55 minutes) on ITV.

After wowing the judges in this year’s Britain’s Got Talent, making it all the way to the final, illusionist Darcy Oake is back on screen with his very own one-hour magic special, Darcy Oake: Edge of Reality. Hosted by Christine Bleakley, this magical extravaganza takes place at the historic Blackpool Opera House and promises to be an evening of breath-taking, logic-bending illusions in the grand old tradition of stage magic fused with Darcy’s modern twist.

 

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