BGT: Top 10 Astonishing Acts Stars (Rpt)

23rd March

12.30pm on Saturday 23rd March (1 hour 5 minutes) ITV2.

Join TV's Stephen Mulhern, our superstar judges and classic BGT contestants as we announce The Top 10 Astonishing Acts of all time. Can a magician leave us mystified? Which singers will smash it? And who will come out on top? All will be revealed.

 

CSI: Miami (Rpt)

23rd March

5pm on Saturday 23rd March (1 hour) on Universal TV.
Open Water. Series 4, episode 22. "A cruise ship plays host to a shocking double murder and the CSI team is sent in to investigate. With a long list of suspects including the newly-wed wife of one of the victims, her daughter, the ship's magician and the corrupt captain, Horatio and the team have their work cut out. Will the discovery that a large sum of money was stolen from the safe in one of the victims' rooms narrow down the suspect list? Meanwhile, Horatio takes his relationship with Marisol to the next level."

 

The Prestige (Rpt)

24th March

3.25pm on Sunday 24th 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.

 

The Prestige (Rpt)

25th March

2.45pm on Monday 25th March (2 hours 20 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.

 

American Restoration (Rpt)

26th March

6pm on Tuesday 26th March (30 minutes) on Blaze.

David Copperfield: Rick Works His Magic. World-renowned illusionist David Copperfield calls on Rick and the team to restore two items from his magic museum's collection.

 

Tricked (Rpt)

26th March
10pm on Tuesday 26th March (1 hour) on Virgin Media Three.

Magician Ben Hanlin goes undercover to trick the unwary, before astonishing them with amazing magic.

 

American Restoration (Rpt)

27th March

2am on Wednesday 27th March (30 minutes) on Blaze.

David Copperfield: Rick Works His Magic. World-renowned illusionist David Copperfield calls on Rick and the team to restore two items from his magic museum's collection.

 

American Restoration (Rpt)

27th March

9am on Wednesday 27th March (30 minutes) on Blaze.

David Copperfield: Rick Works His Magic. World-renowned illusionist David Copperfield calls on Rick and the team to restore two items from his magic museum's collection.

 

The Russell Howard Hour (Rpt)

27th March

11pm on Wednesday 27th March (1 hour) on Sky2.

With special guests illusionist Derren Brown and top snooker-player Stephen Hendry. Plus, the first Grill Grahams of the series with Maria McErlane and one lucky listener chats to Graham about their favourite Tune With A Tale.

 

The Magic of Houdini with Alan Davies (Rpt)

29th March

9pm on Saturday 30th March (1 hour 10 minutes) PBS America.

Having had a fascination with the world of magic since he was a boy, Alan Davies explores the extraordinary life of illusionist and stunt performer, Harry Houdini, the man who against the odds became one of the most successful entertainers in the world. In a bid to understand why Houdini felt compelled to perform such terrifying death-defying acts, Alan visits New York where the young Eric Weiss arrived as a child with his Hungarian immigrant family, made his entry into show business and ultimately performed some of his most death-defying stunts. Immersing himself in the world of Houdini, Alan tries to hold his breath under ice cold water, lies on a bed of nails, gets strung upside down in a straitjacket and takes an exclusive look at David Copperfield's priceless collection of Houdini artefacts in Vegas. Alan talks to Houdini enthusiasts and delves into the family history of a man driven to conquer his rivals and be the very best.

 

Babylon 5 (Rpt)

29th March
10am on Friday 29th March (1 hour) on Sky1.
Day of the Dead. Series 5, episode 8. The crew gets caught up in the Brakiri's eerie Day of the Dead celebrations. Guest starring Penn and Teller.

 

The Magic of Houdini with Alan Davies (Rpt)

30th March

0.20am on Saturday 30th March (1 hour 10 minutes) PBS America.

Having had a fascination with the world of magic since he was a boy, Alan Davies explores the extraordinary life of illusionist and stunt performer, Harry Houdini, the man who against the odds became one of the most successful entertainers in the world. In a bid to understand why Houdini felt compelled to perform such terrifying death-defying acts, Alan visits New York where the young Eric Weiss arrived as a child with his Hungarian immigrant family, made his entry into show business and ultimately performed some of his most death-defying stunts. Immersing himself in the world of Houdini, Alan tries to hold his breath under ice cold water, lies on a bed of nails, gets strung upside down in a straitjacket and takes an exclusive look at David Copperfield's priceless collection of Houdini artefacts in Vegas. Alan talks to Houdini enthusiasts and delves into the family history of a man driven to conquer his rivals and be the very best.

 

The Prestige (Rpt)

30th March

9.30am on Saturday 30th March (1 hour) on Universal TV.

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.

 

Pawn Stars (Rpt)

30th March
2.40pm on Saturday 30th March (25 minutes) on Blaze.

Best of - Expert Examinations. Special Episode 3. Revisit some of the finest expert examinations in the history of Pawn Stars, including a straitjacket that may have been worn by Harry Houdini investigated by Murray, and a signed Babe Ruth bat and glove inspected by Jeremy.

 

Chain Reaction (Rpt)

30th March

10pm on Saturday 30th March (30 minutes) BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Chris Addison Talks to Derren Brown. Series 8, episode 3.
Comedian Chris Addison turns his hand to interviewing and is joined by illusionist Derren Brown, who discusses magic, comedy, art, faith and Hitler. First aired in 2012.

 

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