Derren Brown: Mind Control (also known as Mind Control with Derren Brown) is a British variety series produced by Objective Productions in which illusionist Derren Brown attempts to predict and influence people's thoughts.
The series originally aired in the UK on Channel 4. There are six half-hour episodes in the series.
Derren Brown: Mind Control premiered in South Africa on DStv's BBC Entertainment channel on Sunday 5 October 2008, at 21h00.
Derren Brown is a mentalist — someone who can seemingly read another's mind. Brown seems able to impose his will upon others with little more than a pep talk or a reassuring gesture.
His show certainly is a demonstration of his power of persuasion. It's also a smart send-up of self-help conferences and a debunking of street tricks, frauds and mystical myths.
Brown built his reputation as an amazing mentalist with such mind-blowing setups as:
A random woman answers a ringing pay phone. She listens wordlessly for a couple moments before slumping to the concrete in a deep sleep.
Another stranger is convinced by Brown that the sun has disappeared. Brown protects his cash-stuffed wallet from being pilfered on a busy sidewalk by putting it down and chalking a ring around it.
Pushing psychological buttons most don't even realize exist, Brown opens windows into how our minds really work. And in Mind Control with Derren Brown, he reveals just enough of his secrets to further intrigue audiences.
Derren Brown Shows
Trick of the Mind
Something Wicked This Way Comes
An Evening of Wonders