The subject, guest star David Tennant,
appears to have the ability to time travel. He is taken back to the
early 1930s and gives out facts, which appear in a newspaper from that
date. He then predicts what a member of the public will draw on a card,
twenty minutes beforehand. Finally, he performs automatic writing, predicting two news items which would appear three days later in The Guardian
newspaper. It was mentioned in the episode that Tennant had applied to
the programme in the same way any ordinary member of the public would.
The subject is shown a kitten in a metal cage and told that it will be
electrocuted if she presses a button. The subject would win £500 if she
stays in the room for five minutes without killing the kitten. Derren's
forces her to press the button at the last second. However, she finds
the cat is still alive and thus wins the £500. The treat was that the
subject would think back to the moment if she was ever being negative
in future, and would then become a more positive person.
Trick or treat is a British television show hosted by Derren Brown. The focus of the show is on one person selected from a pool of
volunteers who responded to adverts in the national press to take part
in the show. The experience the volunteer receives is decided by which
card they choose. If they choose the card that says 'Trick' they
receive a bad experience and if they choose the card that says 'Treat'
they receive a good experience.
Trick or Treat Season 2 - Episode 1: Quiz
The subject is taught a technique of speed learning, and spends a week
scanning hundreds of books in preparation for a Night of the Champions
pub quiz, in which he enters as the only solo participant and comes
second only to two teams who tied for first place.
Brown has a system for winning at the horses. In this one-hour special,
the maestro of mind control anonymously tells a single mum from London
which horse will win at the next day's races - again and again -
culminating in a final, massive bet.
Investigating the psychology behind gambling and using his unique
combination of skills to create guaranteed wins, Derren proves his
system works every time. Not only that, but he explains it fully to us
at home. But how fool-proof is this system and will his participant,
believing in him and his predictions, risk her life-savings on one more
I took a member of the public and I told
her which horse would win in a certain race; when it did win she was
intrigued and I did it again and again and she started to bet more and
more money according to my system. She's scraped together every last
penny she could find and she is risking it all on one final race. Is it
really possible to predict every time which horse will win? Welcome to