Pawn Stars (Rpt)

16th September
11.45am on Saturday 16th September (30 minutes) on ITV4

The Great Escape. Series 4, episode 12.
Series following pawn shop owners in Las Vegas, the range of goods that come their way and the fakes that might just catch them out. The guys are presented with a Harry Houdini straitjacket, a letter from activist Helen Keller and a loudspeaker from the former home of the Brooklyn Dodgers.

 

How Magic Changed TV

17th September

9pm on Sunday 17th September (2 hours 5 minutes) on Channel 5 (5).
Documentary. "The story of the magicians whose spellbinding skills changed the face of television. The most groundbreaking magical moments in TV history. Featuring contributions from Penn & Teller, Stephen Mulhern, Debbie McGee, David Berglas, Dick and Dom and Gloria Hunniford."

 

When Magic Goes Wrong (Rpt)

17th September

11.05pm on Sunday 17th September (2 hours 45 minutes) on Channel 5.

"Entertaining documentary special looking at the sometimes funny, often dramatic, and sometimes even deadly consequences when magic tricks fail. Witnesses, escapologists and magicians, both famous and amateur, tell their stories, illustrated with archive clips and specially shot material, while graphics help to dissect the tricks to discover what went wrong and why."

 

Houdini (Rpt)

20th September
6.55pm on Wednesday 20th September (2 hours 5 minutes) on TCM.

The story of how struggling performer Harry Houdini became a success in Europe and, following his return to the USA, began to establish himself, by way of his death-defying feats, as the greatest escapologist of all time. Starring: Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh.

 

Harry Hill's TV Burp (Rpt)

22nd September

2.30am on Friday 22nd September (25 minutes) on Gold.
Harry Hill takes a look at the week's TV and pulls out his surreal highlights, including some Paul Daniels alien footage and a swine flu opera.

 

Harry Hill's TV Burp (Rpt)

23rd September

3.05am on Saturday 23rd September (25 minutes) on Gold.
Harry Hill takes a look at the week's TV and pulls out his surreal highlights, including some Paul Daniels alien footage and a swine flu opera.

 

The Prestige (Rpt)

23rd September

3.40pm on Saturday 23rd September (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.

 

America's Most Badass (Rpt)

24th September

9pm on Sunday 24th September (1 hour) on Discovery History.
Neil Armstrong, Teddy Roosevelt, John Dillinger and Harry Houdini all lived life on the edge and they all have one thing in common they're badass Americans.

 

Tommy Cooper (Rpt)

26th September
2.35am on Tuesday 26th September (25 minutes) on ITV4.
Comedy and magic from Tommy Cooper.

 

Tommy Cooper (Rpt)

27th September
2.15am on Wednesday 27th September (25 minutes) on ITV4.
Comedy and magic from Tommy Cooper.

 

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