On 5 October at 9pm, Derren Brown will attempt not to shoot himself in the head,
live on Channel 4.
Filmed in a secret location, one person selected from the thousands who applied will load a real handgun with one bullet and then hand it to Derren. Using a series of psychological tests, Derren will then determine which chamber contains the bullet, put the gun to his head, and fire until he comes to the live chamber.
This should be good. Hope nothing does go wrong.. his other programmes are brilliant
Cptkrell From United States of America, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1338 times:
Guess I've been in a vacuum lately, but is this Brown guy some sort of a European entertainer? I don't think I've heard of him before. Not that I'm pro-more-laws, but wouldn't there be some kind of regulation that that would prohibit this as a staged, planned "event"? ...jack
Jaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1222 times:
He picks up any clues in their voice.. he put it to his head twice but then he shot at the sandbag because he thought it had the bullet in... but it didn't. So that threw him! Then there was just silence for a couple of minutes while he thought....
Banco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 15, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1190 times:
I heard some do-gooder fool on the radio saying how irresponsible this was because "young people" might decide to copy him and kill themselves. Well, if anyone is stupid enough to do so, they deserve to die. Second (in the UK at least), guns are not exactly lying around for anyone to pick up and third, what kind of person needs to be told that russian roulette is not the best of ideas if you want to draw on your pension?
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
One of the best TV programmes I have seen this year, he is truly an amazing man. Even the build up to how he eliminated the 100 contestants was compelling TV. The final five minutes were unbearable to watch and I had to hide behind a pillow! Just shows how the Brits can do it so much better than the Americans.
Claire Smith, England
--The American bit is to do with Derren being better than David Blaine...
The way he eliminated the first 95 people was great. It's got to be one of the best TV moments this year