Monday 17 August 2020


Derren Brown: 20 Years of Mind Control
I've been a fan of Derren's since the start, so this special was both a welcome celebration and made me feel old (20 years!) The reminiscences and clips were nice (it makes me want to go back and properly rewatch so much stuff), but the new live trick was a bit of a damp squib. The ‘subliminal’ messages were so obvious (it seems like all of Twitter spotted them) that I assumed there was a double-bluff coming... but no, it was what it appeared. Ho hum. (Of note, the version on All 4 last night omitted all the live bits (fortunately I recorded it because I wasn't free to watch live), but it has now been updated.)
[Watch it (again) on All 4.]


Yes, God, Yes (2019)
[#191 in 100 Films in a Year 2020]


Derren Brown on 20 years of blowing our minds and why he’s planning to do less TV in future
by Simon Hattenstone (from Radio Times)
A long-ish interview tied to Derren's 20th anniversary TV special.