Derren Brown: Behind the Mischief
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Airing as part of a Derren Brown Night, this one-hour special celebrates the remarkable Derren Brown and his 10 years of Channel 4 television series, specials and events.

Unprecedented access is given for the first time ever as Derren allows TV cameras behind the scenes and into his private life to meet his family, friends and closest collaborators as Channel 4 discovers and reveals the real Derren Brown.

Celebrity fans, including Stephen Merchant, Matt Lucas, Simon Pegg, Bill Bailey, Simon Callow and Jo Whiley give their insights, and some of the participants featured in Derren's best-known television feats share their thoughts about him.

The programme also features a selection of Derren's greatest television moments from his early Mind Control specials via Russian Roulette Live, Séance, The Heist, Predicting the National Lottery Live and his incredible live tours to the recent Hero at 30,000 Feet special.

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    1. Derren Brown: The Great Art Robbery Derren Brown: The Great Art Robbery Fri 13 Dec 2013

      Master illusionist and showman Derren Brown plans to pull off the perfect crime. He's made a bet with renowned art…

      • Adult content
      • This episode has subtitles available.
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        A new exhilarating skill
    2. derren_brown_fear_and_faith Derren Brown: Fear and Faith Fri 16 Nov 2012

      In the finale of his second two-part event, Fear and Faith, Derren Brown looks at the psychology of religious belief…

      • This episode has subtitles available.
    3. derren_brown_fear_and_faith Derren Brown: Fear and Faith Fri 9 Nov 2012

      The first part of a two-part event, Fear and Faith is an extraordinary film looking at what happens when people have…

      • Strong language
      • This episode has subtitles available.
    4. Derren Brown: Apocalypse Derren Brown: Apocalypse Part Two Fri 2 Nov 2012

      Derren Brown continues his extraordinary odyssey beyond the end of the world in this two-part special, combining his…

      • Strong language and scenes of gore
      • This episode has subtitles available.
    5. Derren Brown: Apocalypse Derren Brown: Apocalypse Part One Fri 26 Oct 2012

      The first of a two-part show, Apocalypse unleashes Derren Brown's most audacious plan yet - to convince one person that…

      • Strong language and gory scenes
      • This episode has subtitles available.
    6. Derren Brown: Svengali Derren Brown: Svengali Tue 18 Sep 2012

      Master Showman Derren Brown presents his 2012 Olivier award-winning theatre show, filmed live in front of a sell-out…

      • Strong language
      • This episode has subtitles available.
    7. Derren Brown: Enigma Derren Brown: Enigma Thu 6 Jan 2011

      The incredible Derren Brown presents Enigma: the recording of his latest sell-out live theatre tour.

      • This episode has subtitles available.
    8. Derren Brown Derren Brown: Hero at 30,000 Feet Wed 8 Sep 2010

      Derren Brown, the acclaimed psychological illusionist, returns to Channel 4 for a thought provoking - and life…

      • Strong language and adult themes
      • This episode has subtitles available.
    9. Evening of Wonders Derren Brown: Evening of Wonders Tue 13 Jan 2009

      The internationally acclaimed psychological illusionist takes the theatre audience and viewers on a jaw-dropping…

      • Some strong language
      • This episode has subtitles available.
    10. The System Derren Brown: The System Fri 1 Feb 2008

      In the one-hour special, Derren employs his unique combination of skills to investigate the psychology behind gambling…

      • Strong language
    11. The Heist Derren Brown: The Heist Wed 4 Jan 2006

      Under the guise of a motivational seminar and a follow-up documentary, The Heist was a one-off special.

      • Strong language
      • This episode has subtitles available.
    12. The Messiah Derren Brown: Messiah Fri 7 Jan 2005

      Derren Brown takes his debunking mission to America. In a country where his mind control skills are unknown, he sets…

      • A thought-provoking and controversial look at belief
      • This episode has subtitles available.
    13. Séance Derren Brown: Seance Mon 31 May 2004

      Psychological illusionist Derren Brown hosts a entertainment special, bringing together 12 members of the public to…

      • Strong language and adult content
      • This episode has subtitles available.
    14. Derren Brown: Plays Russian Roulette Derren Brown: Plays Russian Roulette Live Sun 5 Oct 2003

      Psychological illusionist Derren Brown performs a highly dangerous feat - Russian Roulette, live.

      • This stunt is dangerous and was performed by professionals. It should never be copied. Some strong language.

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In these special shows, psychological illusionist Derren Brown demonstrates his unique and almost uncanny ability to misdirect, manipulate and mesmerise...