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Old 07-09-2009, 16:33   #1
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Derren Brown Events (How to win the National Lottery)

So at 10.35pm this Wednesday Derren Brown will apparently predict the lottery numbers (well, at least 5 of the 6 numbers) 5 minutes before they are drawn. It will be shown live across all of the channel 4 channels and on Friday he will show us how he did it as part of the first in his new series.

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Have to admit, i am intrigued by this one! What do you guys reckon?
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I'm guessing that you can't buy a ticket within 5 minutes of the draw?
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Old 07-09-2009, 18:21   #3
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Can't wait for this, going to be a fun month!

I'll tell you exactly how he is going to do it... don't look and spoil it, you'll regret it.



It's very interesting and sure to be some great TV.

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Old 07-09-2009, 18:27   #4
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Why Am I so tempted to read that spoiler!
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Well I won't edit again and we'll leave wrapped up, like a prediction in an envelope , till Wednesday.
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It doesn't give that much away, it's an educated guess at how he'll manage to do it, a bit like watching Johnathon Creek really.
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It's not a spoiler, it's speculation. And I doubt it will be down to that, it wouldn't be a very elaborate 'event'.
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It's not a spoiler, it's speculation. And I doubt it will be down to that, it wouldn't be a very elaborate 'event'.
The "elaborate" part comes down to the showmanship part. They'll dress it up big time. Plus...

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I don't know there's a lot of very sensible speculation in that spoiler. I tend to agree with it.

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I don't buy that as a potential explanation - at least I hope it's not.


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Old 07-09-2009, 19:27   #11
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Hmmm - puzzled as to why the program is being named 'How to win the National Lottery' - when you obviously can't put on a ticket and therefore win it with only 5 minutes to go???

And if he says that he's only doing it 5 minutes beforehand due to legal ramifications with giving out the numbers whilst bets are still being placed - then why not do it 25 mins beforehand - as you cannot purchase a ticket within 30 mins of the draw taking place. 25 mins would certainly be a hell of a lot more impressive......

So, dunno if I'll bother with this one.....

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Hmmm - puzzled as to why the program is being named 'How to win the National Lottery' - when you obviously can't put on a ticket and therefore win it with only 5 minutes to go???
Probably because if enough people caught a whiff of winning numbers, all got tickets, won and had to share it with about a million other people, some people might be a little bit annoyed...
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He is going to 'reveal' how to do it after apparently.

I think the suggestion above is too lame to base a whole TV show on even for him. I suspect he'll only get a few numbers right.
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Well it's certainly an "event" and has people wondering just how he'll do it. Should be fun!
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25 mins would certainly be a hell of a lot more impressive......
What difference does it make? Is it any easier to do it 5 mins beforehand than 25?

I can't think of anyway he could do it before the draw, it's not something he can fake and the draw machine isn't suggestible like a human could be.

Friday's synopsis from digiguide:
The Event.
The first of four Friday night specials from Derren Brown. Derren reveals how he could (my emphasis) have pulled off Wednesday's live stunt.

Ep2
How to Control The Nation.
In this episode Derren will attempt to control the nation and literally have viewers stuck to their sofa as he speaks live to participating viewers at home.

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On the ads he is stressing "misdirection". He's a tricky one!
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What difference does it make? Is it any easier to do it 5 mins beforehand than 25?
Yes about 14 million times easier . But as I said before it'll be closer than 5 minutes. More like 2 minutes.

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I think the suggestion above is too lame to base a whole TV show on even for him. I suspect he'll only get a few numbers right.
How Derren dresses up his stunts and how he "says" he does them isn't necessarily how he actually does them. Some of his other stunts have far far more benign truths behind them than what I've speculated for this. But we'll see on Friday..

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what scoobyood says is what immediately sprang to my mind.

seems a bit obvious though
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It'll probably be a lot easier. Unless he writes the numbers down for us all to see prior to the numbers being drawn, then he's gonna do some trick envelope thing where he gets someone to hold an envelope supposedly with the numbers in it, and then last minute he swaps it and opens it with one with the correct numbers in it.
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Yes about 14 million times easier . But as I said before it'll be closer than 5 minutes. More like 2 minutes.



How Derren dresses up his stunts and how he "says" he does them isn't necessarily how he actually does them. Some of his other stunts have far far more benign truths behind them than what I've speculated for this. But we'll see on Friday..
I agree, the horse racing one was so easy, but because it wasn't obvious to most people, it seemed amazing. This is exactly how he does his tricks. He uses probability and statistics that wouldn't work without all the dressup and showmanship.

All his juggling onscreen (which wasn't his arm) is all part of the misdirection trick. If anyone else see's this advert again, have a look around the rest of the screen as I guarantee there is something else going on that isn't obvious. It's probably all there to see in his adverts and they are all part of the buildup, and required to make the show work.

I also heard he is going to make people stuck to their sofa.
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