Exposed is a Documentary programme.



A Storyville documentary: chronicling magician James Randi's debunkings of faith healers, fortune tellers and psychics. 'The Amazing' Randi has been wowing audiences with his 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. The film 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 everyone is vulnerable to deception - even, in a surprising twist, Randi himself.

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

When is Exposed next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 4 April 5th, 10:00pm. See more...