Mas­ter of per­sua­sion’s am­bi­tious ex­per­i­ment

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - PLAY/ MONDAY EXTRA -

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,


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