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Re: Now You See It

Postby Mandrake » Jan 11th, '15, 10:24



The clips themselves were good, some I'd not seen before. Pity that Shahid and Lisa's box act was so truncated, it works better with the build-up of each spike being pushed in. Seven shows to go.......

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Re: Now You See It

Postby Johnny Wizz » Jan 11th, '15, 14:15

To me the main problem was the moronic commentary and unless you are magic minded like us then that is what it will all be about. And the commentary in the main ridiculed magic and magicians, not what we need. I thought it was a bad cross between You've Been Framed and Come Dine With Me. It was for me half an hour of my life I will never get back!

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Re: Now You See It

Postby magicofthemind » Jan 12th, '15, 11:11

I recorded it and tried to watch it last night. I muted the sound after about a minute. I gave up altogether when the melon exploded.

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Re: Now You See It

Postby Mandrake » Jan 12th, '15, 13:36

Check the credits - Mel was the Narrator but there were four script writers listed. That's four (count 'em, four) people commissioned specially to write the annoying drivel. Perhaps we should make approaches to Objective and point out how badly the narration has backfired - assuming they don't already know.

I wonder how Katherine Mills would feel if her Mind Games series had used the same silly narration - after all, it was also made by Objective.......

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Re: Now You See It

Postby Mandrake » Jan 18th, '15, 22:07

Second programme maintained the same standard but I'm managing to filter out the comments without resorting to the volume control. Again, some good clips to see and enjoy.

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Re: Now You See It

Postby Mandrake » Mar 3rd, '15, 22:58

The title of the show, Now You See It, seems most ironic given that the programme has been elbowed several times in favour of live sport of one kind or another. According to the BBC website ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04ypsw0 ) there are, and I quote, "no upcoming broadcasts of this programme" so I guess there are a lot of other programmes with greater priority on the horizon. Certainly a case of Now You See it, Now You Don’t!

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Re: Now You See It

Postby Magus » Mar 4th, '15, 15:53

I watched the first programme and half of the next before I felt I had seen enough. I guess the viewing figures determined how important it was...

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Re: Now You See It

Postby Mandrake » Mar 6th, '15, 22:00

There are supposed to be 8 programmes in the series and we've only seen 5 so I assume the Beeb will just slot the remaining three in when there's no footie or rugby to televise..... or when ITV screen magic shows!

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Re: Now You See It

Postby Mandrake » Jun 12th, '15, 17:49

Rather cheekily the Beeb slipped in programme 6 last Saturday! I was away and missed the broadcast but it's on Iplayer, click the link in the post above and view it. There are some good clips and I'm becoming very skilled in blanking out the moronic 'commentary'..... :D

No news as yet about the remaining 2 programmes.

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Re: Now You See It

Postby Mandrake » Sep 6th, '15, 22:29

One of the final 2 shows is seemingly about to be broadcast! This from http://www.magicweek.co.uk:

    Now You See It returns to our screens on Saturday 12th September (at 6.30pm). "Fast-paced entertainment series voiced by Mel Giedroyc, featuring some of the world's best illusions, alongside a few moments the magicians might wish had never been caught on camera. There's footage of bewildering stunts, cheeky camera tricks, bizarre performances and talented pets mixed in with the magic. Someone floats in mid-air between two four-storey buildings, beer is poured from a tablet computer, a man jumps off a moving speedboat to catch a Frisbee, and Mel finds out how a Star Trek transporter illusion is actually done."


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Re: Now You See It

Postby Mandrake » Nov 17th, '15, 22:40

Finally the Beeb have dared to release the final episode! From http://www.magicweek.co.uk

    Now You See It. The last in the current series of this fast-paced and successful comedy/trick/magic clip show, voiced by the somewhat miscast Mel Giedroyc, on Saturday 21st November features some of the world's best illusions, alongside a few moments the magicians might wish had never been caught on camera. There's footage of bewildering stunts, cheeky camera tricks, bizarre performances and talented pets mixed in with the magic. Dynamo takes his nan on a magical shopping trip, a hedgehog performs extraordinary feats with a hat, a young Jedi makes a mess in a toyshop with his lightsaber, and in Japan, a magician picks up his cooked food and brings it back to life in front of a restaurant full of disbelieving diners


Just my four penn'orth but I wouldn't call it fast paced or successful by any means - 8 shows with the final three spread over 8 months sounds more like a failure to me!!!

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Re: Now You See It

Postby Mandrake » Jan 4th, '16, 15:26

Well, well well! Series 2, Episode 1 is on BBC 1 Saturday Jan 9th at 5.20pm (near enough twelve months since they screened Series 1 Episode 1 and this time the show features Dynamo, Troy, Ben Hanlin and Kimberley Wyatt. The bad news is that the series is, again, "voiced" by Mel Giedroyc. Time to give the Mute button a service.......

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Re: Now You See It

Postby russpie » Jan 18th, '16, 14:35

You won't have heard her at the end saying, "Are you a magician? Do you have footage of the magic going wrong? Why not send it in to us to air on the show?".

Who in their right mind would do this?

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Re: Now You See It

Postby Mandrake » Jan 18th, '16, 17:21

russpie wrote:Who in their right mind would do this?
Only an eejit, methinks! :D

Again there were some good clips and, sadly some truly awful clips. On balance, still rather disrespectful to the art of Magic.

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Re: Now You See It

Postby Mandrake » Mar 26th, '16, 11:41

After the usual unexplained interruption :roll: , the next episode is at 5.20pm on Saturday 2nd April on BBC 1.

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