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Series Two: Derren Brown Trick of the Mind - Series 1 broadcast on C4 and E4 from April 2004

Programme One: Friday 23 April, 2004 TVWatch on 4OD

  • slumping to floor reaction to telephone call received on pay phone
  • taxi driver amnesia (London Eye)
  • Smoke (as detailed in Pure Effect) performed for Stephen Fry with the following reaction: "I just want to burn him at a stake and watch his witch's heart bubble"
  • Street Work: member of the crowd mindreading the full name thought of by another bystander after a little instruction from DB
  • conclusion of taxi driver amnesia (London Eye)
  • Street Work: DB divining the number of fingers held up out of sight by a member of the crowd and vice versa
  • playing chess against "nine of the UK's top chess players", including a prediction of the number of his opponents' pieces left at the end of each game and an explanation of the method employed for playing multiple games
  • waking and confused conclusion to opening telephone call

Programme Two: Friday 30 April, 2004 TVWatch on 4OD

  • slumping to floor reaction to telephone call received on pay phone
  • Street Work: DB divining the number of fingers held up out of sight by a member of the crowd and vice versa
  • failed attempt at predicting object selected by Martin Kemp from pocket contents; picking item pre-selected by MK; prediction of object to be selected from 150 by MK
  • prediction of the location of penalty shots placed in an open goal
  • Music Information'It's Up To You (Shining Through)'
    Layo & Bushwacka
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  • speed counting the number of Smarties on a counter, and the proportion of blue sweets
  • drawing a randomly selected London landmark 'from memory'
  • two football players selecting the same button from a choice of five correctly four times in a row
  • waking and confused conclusion to opening telephone call

Programme Three: Friday 7 May, 2004 TVWatch on 4OD

  • leaving wallet ringed with yellow circle containg cash on Regent Street
  • identifying three pieces of music conducted, without any orchestra, by Robin Stapleton selected from list of DB's CD collection
  • Music InformationOverture to Die Fledermaus
    Johann Strauss II
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  • Music InformationPrelude to Act I
    from La Traviata

    Guiseppe Verdi
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  • Music InformationOverture to Music for the Royal Fireworks
    George Frideric Handel
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  • continuation of wallet
  • Invisible Man hypnosis routine with film student
  • Street Work: member of the crowd mindreading the address of another bystander after a little instruction from DB
  • orchestra playing a piece (after having started randomly) which was chosen by the conductor and only transmitted to them by his "mental conducting"
  • Music Information'Ode to Joy' (from fourth movement)
    from Symphony No 9 in D (Choral) (Op 125)

    Ludwig van Beethoven
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  • conclusion to wallet as DB collects it at the end of the day

Programme Four: Friday 14 May, 2004 TVWatch on 4OD

  • slumping to floor reaction to telephone call received on pay phone
  • Street Work: member of the crowd mindreading the computer password of another bystander after a little instruction from DB
  • questioning girl's belief system through use of voodoo doll to restrict the movement of her legs and arms, and stopping her speaking
  • primary teacher reading a story and picturing an image with the image then drawn by DB while having been created as a hand painting by her class of pupils; explanation given that the printed story was a standard triple acrostic, but the phrase also appeared on the diagonals. The phrase was 'teddy bear' which was the image she pictured, DB drew, and the children painted.
  • DB hammering a nail into his nose "for relaxation", removing it, and hammering it into a block of wood
  • Music Information'Adagio un poco mosso' (second movement)
    from Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat (Op 73)

    Ludwig van Beethoven
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  • waking and confused conclusion to opening telephone call

Programme Five: Friday 21 May, 2004 TVWatch on 4OD

  • slumping to floor reaction to telephone call received on pay phone in hospital
  • Street Work: member of the crowd mindreading the name of another bystander's pet after a little instruction from DB
  • undertaker sorting a pile of photographs based on the photographs' subjects, DB reveals that he had unwittingly sorted them into people that were dead, and those that were alive; DB decribes the process as having been "out of this world"
  • Michel Roux, Jr cooks a meal which reminds him of a specific occasion, DB then describes the scene he has pictured and gives the breeds and names of the two dogs in the memory
  • a butcher, baker, and candlestick maker arrange furniture in a room and then select a toy each, DB then shows them a room in a dolls' house laid out in the same way with their three figures holding the chosen toys
  • waking and confused conclusion to opening telephone call

Programme Six: Friday 28 May, 2004 TVWatch on 4OD

  • slumping to floor reaction to telephone call received on pay phone
  • Street Work: repeatedly identifying the finger thought of by a member of the public; having the subject tell how many fingers DB is holding up out of sight
  • predicting words given by a psychologist during a word dissociation game; final prediction of a free choice word
  • DB stopping woman walking across a room by clenching his fist out of her sight; woman stopping pedestrian walking past the window by clenching her fist
  • DB correctly predicting 'secret' drawing from a dissociated drawing (like the word dissociation game) drawn by the psychologist
  • DB predicting item to be selected from a supermarket by a supermarket designer with a label on his back; the route around the supermaket had also been predicted on an envelope sent earlier in the week
  • waking and confused conclusion to opening telephone call

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