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Storyville

Premier :: 2004-01-23

on BBC Four

Genre :: Documentary
8/10


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Summary

Series showcasing the best in international documentaries on BBC Four. Storyville has developed an enviable reputation since its inception more than a decade ago. Screening over 340 films, from some 70 different countries, the strand has garnered a staggering array of awards: five Oscars, 15 Griersons, three Peabodys and two International Emmys. In true, unique, Storyville style, the new series promises to deliver the strand's usual eclectic mix of compelling stories from across the globe.

Latest Episode

Series 2014 - Episode 25 - Exposed: Magicians, Psychics and Frauds
Aired - 02 November 2014

Episode summary:

Renowned magician James 'The Amazing' Randi has been wowing audiences with his jaw-dropping illusions, escapes and sleight of hand for over 50 years. When he began seeing his cherished art form co-opted by all manner of con artists, he made it his mission to expose the simple tricks charlatans have borrowed from magicians to swindle the masses. This entertaining film chronicles Randi's best debunkings of faith healers, fortune tellers and psychics. It documents his rivalry with famed spoon-bender Uri Geller, whom Randi eventually foiled on a high-profile television appearance. Another target was evangelist Peter Popoff, whose tent-show miracles and audience mind-reading were exposed as chicanery when Randi revealed a recording of Popoff's wife feeding him information through a radio-transmitter earpiece. In telling Randi's strange, funny and fascinating life story, the film shows how we are all vulnerable to deception - even, in a surprising twist, 'The Amazing' Randi himself.

Watch Episodes Online - Episode Guide

+ Series 2014

+ Episode - 24 112 Weddings Aired - 26 October 2014
+ Episode - 21 The Gatekeepers Aired - 11 October 2014
+ Episode - 16 Velorama Aired - 06 July 2014
+ Episode - 6 Cutie and the Boxer Aired - 17 February 2014

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