Beyer Browned-off by Channel 4 show
Surprise! The Sage of Ashford, John Beyer, doesn’t like the idea of mentalist Derren Brown‘s new Channel 4 show, The Heist.
The show involves Derren “persuading” a bunch of businessmen to hold up a security van during a management training seminar. Beyer is raging:
It is not something that Channel Four should be commissioning. If Derren Brown wants to make programmes involving magic, then he should stick to that – not silly stunts glamourising crime,
he drivelled witlessly to the Daily Record.
The thought-provoking show will also feature a recreation of the infamous “Obedience experiment” by Stanley Milgram in which subjects were persuaded to deliver apparently lethal electric shocks to another human being simply because they were told to by a man in a white coat.