Midsomer Murders: Murder by Magic (Rpt)

17th November
7pm on Saturday 17th November (2 hours) on ITV3.

When a pub landlady is crushed to death by a giant Perspex box during a magic show by famous illusionist Gideon Latimer in Midsomer Oaks, Barnaby and Nelson uncover conflict between the village church and ancient pagan traditions. Is famous magician Gideon Latimer to blame or is he the target?

 

The Magic of Houdini with Alan Davies (Rpt)

17th November

9.30pm on Saturday 17th November (1 hour 5 minutes) on PBS America UK.

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 Magic of Houdini with Alan Davies (Rpt)

18th November

0.55am on Sunday 18th November (1 hour 5 minutes) on PBS America UK.

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.

 

Dynamo: Magician Impossible (Rpt)

18th November

5pm on Sunday 18th November (1 hour) on W.

The acclaimed magician Dynamo travels the world, dazzling those he meets with his illusions.

 

Jonathan Ross Presents Fool Us (Rpt)

18th November

5pm on Sunday 18th November (1 hour) on Virgin Media Three.
"Hosted by the hilarious Jonathan Ross, this series of the peak time entertainment extravaganza is an original and daring TV magic show - starring the world famous magic double act - Penn and Teller. The spectacular show throws down the gauntlet to every magician in the US and from around the world to perform their most mystifying tricks to fool Penn and Teller. This series features 4 magicians per episode ranging from the most skillful to the most hilarious, who test the magical insight of the world famous duo."

 

The Prestige (Rpt)

22nd November

6pm on Thursday 22nd November (2 hours 15 minutes) on Sky Cinema Select.
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.

 

Tonight at the London Palladium (Rpt)

22nd November

11.20pm on Thursday 22nd November (1 hour) on ITV.

Bradley Walsh returns to the famous London Palladium stage one last time as the latest series of the iconic variety show concludes. This week's bill features music from chart-toppers Clean Bandit, jaw-dropping illusion from James More, comedy from James Acaster and The Noise Next Door, plus performances from West End smash hits School of Rock and Les Miserables.

 

The Love Boat - Ship of Ghouls (Rpt)

23rd November
2pm on
Friday 23rd November (1 hour) on CBS Drama.

Comedy drama series. The world's greatest illusionist, who has been hired to entertain on the Halloween cruise, risks losing his fiancee when he successfully 'mystifies' some of the female passengers. Doc and Gopher chase after a beautiful model who is afraid to face people after a recent accident. And a boy who has cried 'wolf' once too often learns the penalty for not telling the truth.

Diagnosis Murder (Rpt)

23rd November

6pm on Friday 23rd November (1 hour) on CBS Action.

Murder with Mirrors. Series 1, episode 10. Celebrated '60s TV comic Dick Van Dyke stars as the sleuthing medic Dr Sloan in another episode of the entertaining 'whodunnit'. In this episode, Dr Sloan attends a friend's magic show - only to witness the magician mysteriously dying on stage during his escape act!

 

Dynamo: Magician Impossible (Rpt)

25th November

5pm on Sunday 25th November (1 hour) on W.

The acclaimed magician Dynamo travels the world, dazzling those he meets with his illusions.

 

Diagnosis Murder (Rpt)

26th November

9am on Monday 26th November (1 hour) on CBS Action.

Murder with Mirrors. Series 1, episode 10. Celebrated '60s TV comic Dick Van Dyke stars as the sleuthing medic Dr Sloan in another episode of the entertaining 'whodunnit'. In this episode, Dr Sloan attends a friend's magic show - only to witness the magician mysteriously dying on stage during his escape act!

 

The Great Houdini (Rpt)

27th November

2am on Tuesday 27th November (2 hours) on Talking Pictures.

Drama. Directed by Melville Shavelson and starring Peter Cushing and Paul Michael Glaser. A biography of the renowned escape artist Harry Houdini, examining his fascination with the occult. Starring: Paul Michael Glaser, Sally Struthers, Ruth Gordon, Vivian Vance, Adrienne Barbeau, Bill Bixby. (Made For TV, 1976, 3 Star)

 

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