Columbo: Now You See Him (Rpt)

9th August
12.50pm on Sunday 9th August (2 hours) 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.

 

Tommy Cooper (Rpt)

10th August
6am on Monday 10th August (25 minutes) on ITV4.
Comedy and magic from Tommy Cooper.

 

The Carbonaro Effect (Rpt)

11th August

2.35am on Tuesday 11th August (25 minutes) on 4Music.
Hidden-camera magic show, with illusionist-cum-prankster Michael Carbonaro.

 

Tommy Cooper (Rpt)

11th August
6am on Tuesday 11th August (25 minutes) on ITV4.
Comedy and magic from Tommy Cooper.

 

Midsomer Murders (Rpt)

11th August
11pm onTuesday 11th Auugust (2 hours) on Virgin Media Two.

Murder by Magic. 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 Carbonaro Effect (Rpt)

12th August

2.35am on Wednesday 12th August (25 minutes) on 4Music.
Hidden-camera magic show, with illusionist-cum-prankster Michael Carbonaro.

 

Tommy Cooper (Rpt)

12th August
6am on Wednesday 12th August (25 minutes) on ITV4.
Comedy and magic from Tommy Cooper.

 

Houdini's Last Secrets (Rpt)

12th August

12 noon on Wednesday 12th August (1 hour) on Discovery Science.

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

 

The Carbonaro Effect (Rpt)

13th August

2.35am on Thursday 13th August (25 minutes) on 4Music.
Hidden-camera magic show, with illusionist-cum-prankster Michael Carbonaro.

 

Tommy Cooper (Rpt)

13th August
6am on Thursday 13th August (25 minutes) on ITV4.
Comedy and magic from Tommy Cooper.

 

The Carbonaro Effect (Rpt)

14th August

2.35am on Friday 14th August (25 minutes) on 4Music.
Hidden-camera magic show, with illusionist-cum-prankster Michael Carbonaro.

 

Tommy Cooper (Rpt)

14th August
6am on Friday 14th August (25 minutes) on ITV4.
Comedy and magic from Tommy Cooper.

 

Houdini's Last Secrets (Rpt)

14th August

11am on Friday 14th August (1 hour) on Discovery Science.

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

 

Derren Brown - 20 Years of Mind Control: Live

16th August

9pm on Sunday 16th August (2 hours 10 minutes) on Channel.

The illusionist performs his latest psychological masterpiece live, and also revisits some of the most memorable moments of his 20 years of making programmes for Channel 4. He reveals how he has used hypnosis and the power of suggestion to baffle the British public, before opening up about his most controversial, headline-grabbing moments, including playing Russian Roulette, 'sticking' viewers to their sofas, and the zombie-fuelled Apocalypse illusion.

 

Derren Brown's Greatest Stunt

16th August

11.10pm on Sunday 16th August (1 hour 5 minutes) on Channel 4.

Following on from 'Live: Derren Brown - 20 Years of Mind Control' the nation's favourite Derren Brown special will be shown, as chosen by viewers from a shortlist of Russian Roulette, The Heist, Hero at 30,000 Feet, Apocalypse, and Pushed to the Edge. Sunday 16th August at 11.10pm on Channel 4.

 

David Blaine: Beyond Magic (Rpt)

17th August

0.15am on Monday 17th August (50 minutes) on Channel 4.

Following his critically acclaimed ratings smash David Blaine: Real or Magic, Blaine returns with his most revealing performance yet, which has been two years in the making. Blaine pulls the lid off his signature brand of street magic, sparking reactions that will leave audiences in awe and defy all expectations. Magic meets documentary in the one-hour special, as Blaine blows the minds of some of the most recognisable celebrities in the world, including David Beckham, Johnny Depp, Drake, Steph Curry, Dave Chappelle, John Travolta, Patrick Stewart, Emma Stone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, among others.

 

Tommy Cooper (Rpt)

17th August
2.05am + 6am on Monday 17th August (2 x 25 minutes) on ITV4.
Comedy and magic from Tommy Cooper.

 

8 Out of 10 Cats (Rpt)

17th August

9pm on Monday 17th August (50 minutes) on 4Music.

Host Jimmy Carr and team captains Sean Lock and Jason Manford play the topical comedy panel show that delves into the world of polls, surveys and statistics in its own unique way. With celebrity guests Jack Osbourne, Uri Geller, Tim Minchin and Holly Walsh.

 

Illusions of Grandeur (Rpt)

18th August

2.35am on Tuesday 18th August (25 minutes) on 4Music.

Toronto. Series 1, episode 1. Zack Mirza begins a magic journey across North America in his hometown of Toronto. He delights locals with close-up magic, and explores his old haunts where his obsession began.

 

Tommy Cooper (Rpt)

18th August
6am on Tuesday 18th August (25 minutes) on ITV4.
Comedy and magic from Tommy Cooper.

 

Live: Derren Brown - 20 Years of Mind Control (Rpt)

18th August

9pm on Tuesday 18th August (2 hours 15 minutes) on 4Seven.

The illusionist performs his latest psychological masterpiece live, and also revisits some of the most memorable moments of his 20 years of making programmes for Channel 4. He reveals how he has used hypnosis and the power of suggestion to baffle the British public, before opening up about his most controversial, headline-grabbing moments, including playing Russian Roulette, 'sticking' viewers to their sofas, and the zombie-fuelled Apocalypse illusion.

 

Illusions of Grandeur (Rpt)

19th August

2.35am on Wednesday 19th August (25 minutes) on 4Music.

Niagara Falls. Series 1, episode 2. Zack heads to the site of one of the great wonders of the natural world, Niagara Falls, to do his first ever stage performance. He's going to perform an illusion.

 

Illusions of Grandeur (Rpt)

20th August

2.35am on Thursday 20th August (25 minutes) on 4Music.

New York. Series 1, episode 3. After a stop at the Conjuring Arts Center Zack takes a page out of Houdini's book-- by attempting his idol's daring and dangerous needle-swallowing trick in the heart of Manhattan.

 

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