Master of persuasion’s ambitious experiment
illusionist, performer, writer and UK television personality Derren Brown (pictured) presents his television special Derren Brown: The Heist, demonstrating his unique and almost uncanny ability to misdirect, manipulate and mesmerise. These elements are combined with psychological experiments to take a deeper look at human behaviour and to show how easily behaviour can be manipulated. Under the guise of a motivational seminar and a follow-up documentary, Brown attempts to persuade a group of responsible middlemanagement businessmen and women to steal $150,000 in an armed robbery. He demonstrates his persuasion skills as he shows how little it takes to convince others to cross into deviant behaviour. Considered Brown’s most ambitious special to date.
8.30pm, SBS ONE,