Derren Brown: Pushed To The Edge
CHANNEL 4, 9PM
The illusionist returns with his most ambitious experiment to date, aiming to persuade an unwitting member of the public to push another person off a roof, seemingly to their death. The illusion investigates the powers of social compliance and how authority, peer pressure or ideology can be used to make people carry out horrific acts. His subject is Chris Kingston, a 29-year-old member of the public who is unaware he’s being filmed or manipulated at a distance, and the setting is the gala launch night of a fictitious new charity called Push.
Mind over matter: Derren Brown returns.