Number 30 - 20th January 2001


Muhammad Ali stole the headlines by performing his infamous vanishing hanky trick at a press launch in London on Tuesday to promote a new electronic video boxing game. World heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis looked on as Ali entertained the crowd of journalists. 20.1.01


Tony Griffith's presentation for Pseudo Psychometry has been voted the 'Best trick published in The Linking Ring for the year 2000.' It appeared in the 'British Ring Parade' in The Linking Ring magazine. For International Brotherhood of Magicians membership information, which includes the monthly magazine, visit: 20.1.01


Andy Nyman (better known to MagicWeek readers for his mind reading prowess) stars in Dead Babies (18), whichs opens in an exclusive west-end presentation at the ABC Cinema, Piccadilly, London (opposite Tower Records) on Friday 26th January. Close-up champion Chris Power also makes an unforgettable cameo appearance we are told! 20.1.01


We're not sure what has happened to the, now recorded, Louis Theroux meets Paul Daniels TV special. "One of the things is demystifying the celebrity," says Louis, "he had 19 million viewers for his magic show – I want to get behind that and see what his life is really like." As soon as we have transmission dates we'll let you know. 20.1.01


Redcar based Steve Peach was a lorry driver for British Steel who, when offered redundancy, decided to set himself up as a magician. Under the guise of Magic Moments and Abracadabra, he uses Whiskers the rabbit, a pair of doves, and a Punch and Judy show to keep the whole family entertained. Next month he is competing in the UK Children’s Entertainer of the Year competition, run by the Blackpool Magic Convention. Also competing from Redcar, but in the close-up competition, Mike Smith, who introduced Steve to magic in the first place. 20.1.01


Marvin's Amazing Magic Hat features a top hat, rabbit, and 125 easy to do magic tricks for the junior (6 years and up) magician. Available from Index stores. 20.1.01


David Blaine Mystifier is now available on DVD from in association with MagicWeek, to order Click Here. To order on video Click Here 20.1.01


The best selling book in the MagicWeek Book Shop for the last two weeks has been Secrets of the Amazing Kreskin. It doesn't take a mind-reader to know that this is as a direct result of the impact that the screening of Derren Brown: Mind Control had last month. For more information from, or to place an order, Click Here. If you'd like us to include your site under 'Magicians' simply e-mail in the details. And if you'd like to run a link, or banner, from your site to MagicWeek Click Here for details. That's all for this week - any UK magic news welcomed, please do send it in. See you next week, Duncan. 20.1.01