Derren Brown: Apocalypse. Episode 1,
Friday 26th October 2012, 9:00 to 10:00pm, Channel 4.
After his award-winning success with The Experiments, Derren Brown is back. His four specials for 2012 feature his customary inventive, intelligent mix of thought-provoking, compelling entertainment, stunts and suggestion, combined with tried and tested psychological tricks and experiments. In Derren Brown: Apocalypse, the first two shows in the series shown across two weeks, Derren unleashes his most audacious plan yet: to convince one person that the planet has been devastated by a catastrophic meteorite strike; that zombies now roam the land and he is one of a mere handful of survivors. Our ‘survivor’ is someone who takes life for granted, and has yet to truly value what he has. The adventure that awaits him is meticulously crafted to give him the ultimate wake-up call, and teach him valuable life-lessons. Will he rise to the challenge?