The Events

Friday 25th September 9pm

The American and Russian governments spent millions of dollars in the 1960s on research into the principle of remote viewing – the ability to see and describe an object that is hidden from view. In the third of The Events, Derren Brown puts this theory to the test on a grand scale.

Derren will perform an ambitious nationwide experiment with viewers able to text in their results or submit them to the Channel 4 website. In the programme he’ll attempt to project a single image into all of our minds. At the end of the show, the image itself will be revealed to see how it compares to the one produced by viewers– and to find out whether even the master of the impossible can make the country visualise something they couldn’t possibly have seen.

How to Be a Psychic Spy. Friday 25th September. Channel 4 9pm

Friday 25th September 9pm

The American and Russian governments spent millions of dollars in the 1960s on research into the principle of remote viewing – the ability to see and describe an object that is hidden from view. In the third of The Events, Derren Brown puts this theory to the test on a grand scale.

Derren will perform an ambitious nationwide experiment with viewers able to text in their results or submit them to the Channel 4 website. In the programme he’ll attempt to project a single image into all of our minds. At the end of the show, the image itself will be revealed to see how it compares to the one produced by viewers– and to find out whether even the master of the impossible can make the country visualise something they couldn’t possibly have seen.

How to Be a Psychic Spy. Friday 25th September. Channel 4 9pm

Psychological illusionist Derren Brown returns to Channel 4 this autumn in The Events with his most ambitious undertaking to date.

Previous specials have seen him perform Russian Roulette live; apparently contact the dead in an interactive séance; convince members of the public to engage in a daylight robbery of an armoured security van; and teach a foolproof horse race gambling system.

In The Events, Derren has been working for over a year on four highly complex shows of ‘misdirection’.

Each event has an underlying theme: to trick, to win, to fool and, of course, to control. Derren will invite an audience to witness his unique skills and, in a first, viewers at home will be able to interact and participate in each event. Derren will also explain some of the techniques behind the stunts.

The only clue as to what The Events will be is a cryptic quote from Derren: ‘In the modern world of mass communication and big business, simple tricks can be developed to make even the most secure of systems vulnerable when you know where to push.’

Friday 11th September on Channel 4

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