Britain's Got Talent: The Champions

14th September
8.15pm on Saturday 14th September (2 hours) on ITV.

Ant and Dec host the spin-off from the talent show in which winners and memorable acts from past series return to the fray, competing against each other and performers from Got Talent shows from around the world. The second installment features the return of Lost Voice Guy, the first comedian to ever win the show, the group Mersey Girls from series 11, and series 5's winner Jai McDowall. Joining the British entries is an unusual act from Germany - Alexa Lauenburger and her eight performing dogs.

 

Legends of Stand-Up and Bernard Righton (Rpt)

15th September
2.50am on Sunday 15th September (1 hour 10 minutes) on Gold.
Club comedian Bernard Righton (John Thomson) celebrates the world's greatest comedians, using archive footage to explore and explain their greatest routines. Clips in this instalment feature Les Dawson, Frankie Howerd, Victoria Wood, Jim Carrey, Rik Mayall, Mike Yarwood, Bob Blackman, Woody Allen and Tommy Cooper.
Starring: John Thomson

 

The Next Great Magician (Rpt)

15th September

8pm on Sunday 15th September (1 hour) on Virgin Media Three.

Stephen Mulhern and Rochelle Humes showcase another group of illusionists, with Downton Abbey's Jim Carter and TOWIE's Amy Childs helping some of the performers with their acts. The second show features a spectacular series of nightmarish illusions, a magician secretly going on a date and a strange magical beverage mixed on stage.

 

American Restoration (Rpt)

16th September

5am on Monday 16th September (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 Great Houdini (Rpt)

19th September

2.45am on Thursday 19th September (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)

 

Death Defying Acts (Rpt)

21st September
2.30pm on Saturday 21st September (1 hour 30 minutes) on BBC 2.
Renowned escapologist Harry Houdini embarks on a tour of Scotland, where a con woman claims she is a psychic and will contact his dead mother in return for a $10,000 reward. However, things take an unexpected turn when Houdini begins a passionate affair with the fraudster. Period drama, with Guy Pearce, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Timothy Spall and Saoirse Ronan.

 

Tommy Cooper: In His Own Words (Rpt)

21st September
8pm on Saturday 21st September (2 hours) on 5Select.
An affectionate look back at Tommy Cooper's life and career. Sir Michael Parkinson, Jimmy Tarbuck and Chris Tarrant and others reflect on what made Tommy Cooper one of the greatest ever entertainers. Colleagues talk about working with him, and his daughter Vicky reveals her feelings about her father.

 

Britain's Got Talent: The Champions

21st September
8.30pm on Saturday 21st September (2 hours) on ITV.

Ant and Dec host the spin-off from the talent show in which winners and memorable acts from past series return to the fray, competing against each other and performers from Got Talent shows from around the world. The second installment features the return of Lost Voice Guy, the first comedian to ever win the show, the group Mersey Girls from series 11, and series 5's winner Jai McDowall. Joining the British entries is an unusual act from Germany - Alexa Lauenburger and her eight performing dogs.

 

The Next Great Magician (Rpt)

22nd September

8pm on Sunday 22nd September (1 hour) on Virgin Media Three.

Stephen Mulhern and Rochelle Humes introduce another batch of acclaimed magic acts, with Illusionist Josephine Lee setting up an unsuspecting family and Laura London sharing a drink with some of the Coronation Street cast in the Rovers Return. Paul Vu displays his amazing Rubik's cube skills, Rob Zabrecky freaks out Jaymi Hensley, Jimmy Bullard and Michelle Heaton at a haunted house, and South Korea's Seol Park demonstrates his take on the traditional cups and balls trick.

 

Tommy Cooper: In His Own Words (Rpt)

24th September
8pm on Tuesday 24th September (2 hours) on 5Select.
An affectionate look back at Tommy Cooper's life and career. Sir Michael Parkinson, Jimmy Tarbuck and Chris Tarrant and others reflect on what made Tommy Cooper one of the greatest ever entertainers. Colleagues talk about working with him, and his daughter Vicky reveals her feelings about her father.

 

Houdini's Last Secrets (Rpt)

24th September

8pm on Tuesday 24th September (1 hour) on Discovery Science.

How did Harry Houdini pull off his death-defying escapes? A team of experts investigate his illusions.

 

Houdini's Last Secrets (Rpt)

25th September

8pm on Wednesday 25th September (1 hour) on Discovery Science.

How did Harry Houdini pull off his death-defying escapes? A team of experts investigate his illusions.

 

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