Derren Brown uses deception as a skill to overcome common misbeliefs and fears of individuals.
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Derren Brown: Apocalypse (TV Mini-Series 2012)
Documentary | Horror | Mystery
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A member of the public is given a second chance at life when mentalist Derren Brown makes him realize how important life is by tricking him into believing that a meteor has hit the earth and is now populated by zombies.

Stars: Derren Brown, Steven Brosnan, Gilbert Martin
Derren Brown: Fear and Faith (TV Mini-Series 2012)
Documentary | Reality-TV
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In the first programme, Derren sets up a fake pharmaceutical company which claims to have developed a drug named 'Rumyodin', with the ability to inhibit fear. In the second, Derren looks at the psychology of religious belief.

Stars: Derren Brown, Ben Ryan-Steele, Karol Steele
Documentary
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Derren Brown investigates the power of compliance by persuading a member of the public into believing that they have pushed someone to their death.

Stars: Ben Adams, Derren Brown, Tom Carter
Mystery | Documentary
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Derren Brown demonstrates his unique powers of psychological mentalism, hypnotism, misdirection and showmanship.

Stars: Derren Brown, Nathan Alfred, Arthur Anderson
Derren Brown: Enigma (TV Special 2011)
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Derren Brown's fourth live stage show. The show toured in 2009-2010 throughout the U.K. and aired on TV in 2011.

Director: Benjamin Caron
Stars: Derren Brown, Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones
Derren Brown: Trick or Treat (TV Series 2007)
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Volunteers choose between 2 cards: "Trick" or "Treat". Depending on which card is picked, Derren Brown provides the volunteer with either a good experience or a bad experience.

Stars: Derren Brown, Merric Boyd, Miranda Colmans
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Derren Brown's third live stage show. The show toured throughout the U.K. In 2007-2008.

Director: Benjamin Caron
Stars: Derren Brown
Derren Brown: The Heist (TV Special 2006)
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Derren Brown recruits participants to attend a "motivational seminar" where he manipulates them into robbing a security van in broad daylight.

Director: Benjamin Caron
Stars: Derren Brown, Marc Cass, Peter Clifford
Derren Brown: The Events (TV Series 2009)
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Derren Brown attempts "some of the most incredible feats to date" in The Events.

Stars: Derren Brown, Julz Cukrov, Mark Foster
Derren Brown: The System (TV Special 2008)
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In The System, Derren Brown amazes us by being able to correctly predict the winner of horse races every time. Derren persuades a woman to place increasingly large bets with her own savings based on his picks.

Director: Simon Dinsell
Stars: Derren Brown, Philip Bell, James D. Boyle
Derren Brown Investigates (TV Series 2010)
Documentary
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Derren Brown looks at some extraordinary claims from around the world, documenting a medium, a ghost hunter and a psychic expert who claims to make the blind see.

Stars: Derren Brown, Vyacheslav Bronnikov, Claire Cooper
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Derren Brown motivates and manipulates an ordinary man into taking control of his life and achieving his aspirations.

Stars: Victoria Broom, Connor Williams, Victoria Jane Appleton
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Derren Brown: The Experiments
28 October 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have always enjoyed the television of the illusionist and mentalist, all of his shows are really watchable because he is so clever in influencing his subjects and the audience, and this series was no exception. Derren Brown presented this series of four episodes which would focus on and reveal the darker sides of the human behaviour, using the ordinary public with his famous abilities. The Assassin saw him influence a man to be hypnotised and controlled to carry out a fake assassination on Stephen Fry (Sirhan Sirhan claimed he was controlled to kill Robert Kennedy), The Gameshow presented a fake prank show for an audience to watch a man humiliate and embarrass himself with their two choice decisions, good and bad (it showed how our desire to see the bad is overwhelming), The Guilt Trip saw a man fooled into feeling a sense of guilt for a crime he did not commit, in a Cluedo style, to the point where he believes he has murdered someone and admitted to doing it, and The Secret of Luck showed how both the fortunes and consequences of believing in lucky things can influence decisions, for example gambling, including spreading a rumour creating good fortune, and man putting his life savings on a big gamble that show him the good side of believing luck. It was a fantastic documentary and entertainment format, Brown as usual is charming and clever with his mentalist tricks and explanations that make you follow and be gripped by what is happening to the unknowing participants, I would love there to be more programmes and specials like this from Brown. It won the BAFTA for Best Entertainment (Programme or Series), and it was nominated for Entertainment Craft Team. Very good!


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