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Storyville: - Exposed: Magicians, Psychics and Frauds

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Post by Candlelight.kk on Sun 14 May 2017, 09:51

01 Nov, 2014

Showing on BBC Four tomorrow (2nd November 2014) at 9:00 pm

Storyville
Exposed: Magicians, Psychics and Frauds


(1 hour, 25 minutes)

Renowned magician James 'The Amazing' Randi has been wowing audiences with his jaw-dropping illusions, escapes and sleight of hand for over 50 years. When he began seeing his cherished art form co-opted by all manner of con artists, he made it his mission to expose the simple tricks charlatans have borrowed from magicians to swindle the masses.

This entertaining film chronicles Randi's best debunkings of faith healers, fortune tellers and psychics. It documents his rivalry with famed spoon-bender Uri Geller, whom Randi eventually foiled on a high-profile television appearance. Another target was evangelist Peter Popoff, whose tent-show miracles and audience mind-reading were exposed as chicanery when Randi revealed a recording of Popoff's wife feeding him information through a radio-transmitter earpiece.

In telling Randi's strange, funny and fascinating life story, the film shows how we are all vulnerable to deception - even, in a surprising twist, 'The Amazing' Randi himself.

Clip from the programme:
'The miraculous ministry of Televangelist Peter Popoff'

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Post by Candlelight.kk on Sun 14 May 2017, 09:59

For anyone that missed it, you can watch the programme again  HERE

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