Genius (Rpt)

25th February
12noon on Saturday 25th Thursday 23rd February (30 minutes) on BBC Radio 4 Extra.
Paul Daniels. Series 2, episode 1.
From the 99p coin to steel drum urinals, Dave Gorman asks magician Paul Daniels to select the best loopy idea. From October 2005.

 

The Illusionist (Rpt)

25th February

7.35pm on Saturday 25th March (2 hours 10 minutes) on AMC UK.

Sparks fly when childhood sweethearts Eisenheim and Sophie are reunited after 15 years. But Sophie is engaged to volatile royal Crown Prince Leopold and he doesn't take kindly to his fiance's feelings. Director: Neil Burger. Starring: Edward Norton (James Freedman Magic Consultant. PG, 2006, 4 Star)

 

The Prestige (Rpt)

27th February

6.45pm on Monday 27th February (2 hours 15 minutes) on Sky Cinema Crime and Thriller.
Period thriller set in Edwardian London where two rival magicians, partners until the tragic death of an assistant during a show, feud bitterly after one of them performs the ultimate magic trick - teleportation. His rival tries desperately to uncover the secret of his routine, experimenting with dangerous new science as his quest takes him to the brink of insanity and jeopardises the lives of everyone around the pair.

 

Shooting Stars with Paul Daniels (Rpt)

1st March

3am on Wednesday 1st March (30 minutes) on Gold.

"Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer host the surreal comedy quiz show, assisted by Matt Lucas as George Dawes. Team captains Ulrika Jonsson and Will Self are joined by Johnny Vegas, Paul Daniels, Keith Duffy and Jasmine Lowson."

 

And the Same to You (Rpt)

1st March

8.40pm on Wednesday 1st March (1 hour 20 minutes) on Talking Pictures.
Comedy starring Sid James, Brian Rix, Leo Franklyn, Tommy Cooper and Vera Day. The boxing-mad nephew of a pious clergyman embarks on an elaborate plan to keep his boxing career a secret. Director: George Pollock. (Black and White, 1960, U)

 

Dynamo: Magician Impossible (Rpt)

5th March

1pm on Sunday 5th March (1 hour) on W.
New York. Wizardry with the street magician. Dynamo is caught up in the backlash from Hurricane Sandy in New York. His trip culminates with an incredible stunt in Times Square.

 

Tommy Cooper (Rpt)

6th March
6am on Monday 6th March (30 minutes) on ITV4.
Comedy and magic from comedian Tommy Cooper. In this edition, guests include Michael Bentine.

 

Rules of Engagement (Rpt)

6th March

8am on Monday 6th March (30 minutes) on E4.
Uh-Oh It's Magic. Audrey tries to bond with Jeff's softball buddy Brenda, who has agreed to be their surrogate, but puts her foot in it by revealing the surrogacy plans to Brenda's new girlfriend Becky, who wasn't aware of them. Russell takes his date Jessica to a magic show, only to see the magician make her disappear and not return. Desperate to prove his DIY skills to Jennifer, Adam knocks himself out trying to install a new shower fitting. Illusionist Criss Angel guest stars.

 

Fameless Prankers

6th March

11pm on Monday 6th March (30 minutes) on Comedy Central.
A wannabe crime fighter discovers how time flies, a driving instructor learns the dangers of buzzed driving, and a magician's apprentice watches his big break vanish into thin air.

 

Rules of Engagement (Rpt)

7th March

4am on Tuesday 7th March (20 minutes) on E4.
Uh-Oh It's Magic. Audrey tries to bond with Jeff's softball buddy Brenda, who has agreed to be their surrogate, but puts her foot in it by revealing the surrogacy plans to Brenda's new girlfriend Becky, who wasn't aware of them. Russell takes his date Jessica to a magic show, only to see the magician make her disappear and not return. Desperate to prove his DIY skills to Jennifer, Adam knocks himself out trying to install a new shower fitting. Illusionist Criss Angel guest stars.

 

Numbers (Rpt)

7th March

4am on Tuesday 7th March (1 hour) on Universal Channel.

Magic Show. Series 5, episode 6. "Detective drama series about a maths genius recruited by the FBI to solve complex criminal cases. The agents investigate the disappearance of an illusionist during a magic act. As details surrounding the case unfold, Don and his team are left wondering whether the magician's vanishing act is all that it seems." With Penn Jillette.

 

The Prestige (Rpt)

8th March

11.50am + 10.15pm on Wednesday 8th March (2 hours 15 minutes) on Sky Cinema Greats
Period thriller set in Edwardian London where two rival magicians, partners until the tragic death of an assistant during a show, feud bitterly after one of them performs the ultimate magic trick - teleportation. His rival tries desperately to uncover the secret of his routine, experimenting with dangerous new science as his quest takes him to the brink of insanity and jeopardises the lives of everyone around the pair.

 

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