Derren Brown: Mind Control

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Using his unique abilities to anticipate and manipulate people's reactions, psychological illusionist Derren Brown wields his powers of perception over the unsuspecting

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Using his unique abilities to anticipate and manipulate people's reactions, psychological illusionist Derren Brown wields his powers of perception over the unsuspecting

Series 4 Summary

Whether it be beating the lie detector, winning at will at a London casino (defying a nation-wide ban), giving a ghost train operator a taste of his own medicine or helping a bystander recall 'hidden' details at the scene of a shocking incident, Derren deploys his audacious confidence and intuition to predict, suggest and control human behaviour.

  • Episode 1

    Derren takes three medical students to the Old Operating Theatre and attempts to cause them to feel and avoid pain, and subliminally influences two creatives from an advertising agency.

  • Episode 2

    At St Pancras Station, Derren attempts to illustrate how it is possible to improve a commuter's memory of a shocking incident. He also shocks a group of models by knowing their favourite chat-up lines.

  • Mind Control

    Episode 3

    Derren attempts to influence a visitor trapped alone in an old Victorian cell at the House of Detention, and tries to win with a losing ticket at Walthamstow Dog Track. Part of The Magic of Xmas.

  • Episode 4

    Derren visits the fairground at Margate and gives the ghost train operator a taste of his own medicine, and is challenged by an ex-SAS soldier in a dangerous lie detection assault course.

  • Episode 5

    Derren has been banned from most casinos but here he manages to infiltrate a London casino and shows off his card skills to a group of casino croupiers.

  • Episode 6

    Derren gets an invite to the Oxford Union Debating Society and reveals some of the methods behind the techniques he uses to duplicate psychic phenomena.

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Using his unique abilities to anticipate and manipulate people's reactions, psychological illusionist Derren Brown wields his powers of perception over the unsuspecting

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3 Series, 7 Episodes