Monday, April 28, 2008

REVEALED: Episode 1 of Derren Brown's Trick or Treat 2

Today's Telegraph revealed the contents of Episode 1 of Derren Brown's Trick or Treat 2 series, which airs this Friday on Channel 4:

[Glen] Brighton, 40,... took on more than 100 of the finest general knowledge brains in Britain in a "champion of champions" contest - surprising everyone with an astonishing performance....

[To prepare], he speed-read mountains of text by mentally "photographing" it in his mind, taking only a few seconds per page. Then he associated the words on the page with visual images which enabled him to recall them easily....

His objective was to enter the Night of Champions quiz.... The event is one of the biggest in the pub quiz calendar, drawing champions from pubs across the South East to compete....

Mr Brighton was taught the techniques by Derren Brown, the magician, for a Channel 4 television series.

His performance, and the final result of the quiz, will be revealed in the first episode of Derren Brown: Trick Or Treat, which will be broadcast on Friday.

I'm guessing Mr. Brighton will do quite well.

BONUS: check out this YouTube video -- it's a clip from an old NLP/hypnotism training course, and you can see a very young Derren Brown in the audience.

4 comments:

davorg said...

The Telegraph is slightly overstating the case about the "Night of Champions". It's not really one of the biggest events in the pub quiz calendar. It was only held because Channel 4 contacted the quizmaster and told him they wanted to make a documentary about pub quizzes.

I've written a bit more about my experiences that night over on my blog.

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Agnes said...

I would like to get know sth about techniques used in: Derren Brown Trick Or Treat Series 2 Episode 1 - Part 1. Where can I find them?