Midsomer Murders (Rpt)

12th June

9pm on Saturday 12th June (2 hours) on ITV3.
The Magician's Nephew. Series 11, episode 5. Jean Wildacre, a grandmother and magician's assistant, drops dead during a stage show, poisoned by a deadly tropical frog. Barnaby and Jones investigate the secretive world of Midsomer's Magic Circle - a group of friends who once formed a cult together. Ernest Balliol and his family are still obsessed with black magic, and fellow villager Aloysius Wilmington has caused upset by exposing their rituals as fakes. But why would someone want to murder Jean?

 

American Chopper: Steve Wyrick and Icee Bikes (Rpt)

17th June

2am on Thursday 17th June (1 hour) on Quest.

"It's time for some magic when an illusionist wants a bike, but Jr pulls a disappearing act. Plus, a new painter shows off and the effects are dazzling."

 

Charlie's Angels - Magic Fire (Rpt)

18th June

2am on Friday 18th June (1 hour) on GREAT! tv.

Magic Fire. An ageing illusionist hires the team to clear him of carrying out a series of arson attacks on fashion centres. Seventies detective series, starring Kate Jackson, Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd.

 

Columbo: Now You See Him (Rpt)

18th June
11.05pm on Friday 18th June (1 hour 55 minutes on 5USA.
Another feature-length outing for the shabby yet cunning LAPD detective. During an evening of unusual entertainment, there is magic, illusion, sleight of hand - and murder. Lt Columbo sets out to find out how the crime was committed.

 

Midsomer Murders (Rpt)

19th June

5.05pm on Saturday 19th June (2 hours) on ITV3.
The Magician's Nephew. Series 11, episode 5. Jean Wildacre, a grandmother and magician's assistant, drops dead during a stage show, poisoned by a deadly tropical frog. Barnaby and Jones investigate the secretive world of Midsomer's Magic Circle - a group of friends who once formed a cult together. Ernest Balliol and his family are still obsessed with black magic, and fellow villager Aloysius Wilmington has caused upset by exposing their rituals as fakes. But why would someone want to murder Jean?

 

The Plank (Rpt)

19th June
6.50pm on Saturday 19th June (1 hour 10 minutes) on Talking Pictures TV.
Silent comedy written and directed by Eric Sykes about two bungling workmen trying desperately to transport a wooden plank through a suburb of London to a building site. Director: Eric Sykes. Starring: Tommy Cooper, Eric Sykes, Jimmy Edwards, Roy Castle, Graham Stark, Stratford Johns.

 

A Window in London (Rpt)

19th June
11.25pm on Saturday 19th June (1 hour 35 minutes) on Talking Pictures TV.

"A man mistakes a magician rehearsing one of his tricks for murder - but further misunderstandings soon lead to the real thing. Crime thriller, starring Michael Redgrave, Sally Gray, Paul Lukas, Hartley Power and Patricia Roc." Director: Herbert Mason. (1939).

 

The Curious Life and Death of Harry Houdini (Rpt)

21st June

2pm on Monday 21st June (1 hour) on Smithsonian.

The magician and escape artist's sudden death at the peak of health has long remained mysterious. This programme contemplates whether it an accident or something much darker.

 

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