Magic tricks from around the world. We meet a photobombing prankster on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and Keith Barry indulges in a little mind reading.
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In the world of magic, speed is everything.
But if you want to make a fast buck, don't lose your head.
Welcome to Now You See It.
Ooh, Stephanie Jayne's good at making money.
All you need is cardboard with a hole cut in it and a 5 bill.
You shake it.
And I've heard of taking money out of a hole in the wall.
Here's Stephanie again with what is possibly
the world's smallest magazine.
We should be friends, Stephanie.
I've got some old chip wrappers with your name on them.
IN AMERICAN ACCENT: Over now to the Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard.
I got in there with you.
Did you want just the two of you?
Yes, I bombed your photo.
You want me to take one of you guys?
One, two, three.
Perfect. I got in there with you.
-I just got in real fast. Took the picture.
-Is that cool?
He's convinced these people that although he's taking the photos,
he's also in them.
Perfect. Hope you don't mind, I got in there with you guys.
Cos I just figured the three of us would look good together.
Of course, the biggest mystery here is what does off-duty Spider-Man
keep in his bum bag?
One, two, three.
Right before I took the picture, I just ran around.
One, two, three.
This guy was obviously cut out to be a magician.
What do I do when I'm not doing magic tricks?
Oh, read, watch TV,
hit a ping pong ball up some stairs
and into a jar of sweets.
OK, if you fancy trying your hand at a few tricks,
here's our Beginner's Guide To Magic.
This week, levitation.
When you're starting out, careful preparation is important.
Millimetres can make the difference between success and failure.
Choosing the right person from the audience
to assist you on stage is key.
Someone who will not only follow your instructions to the letter,
but can also pull off that tricky jean/blazer combo.
Breathe deeply - you need to be completely relaxed in order
to successfully defy the laws of gravity
and astound your audience with your ability to float in mid-air.
And most importantly...
..don't forget levitation is actually impossible
without some sort of magic prop.
I'll tell you what actually is possible, though.
Mind reading. Let's watch Keith Barry do some now.
Excuse me, can I stop you for two seconds?
-I know it's a little bit strange, but very quickly,
think of a flower. Change your mind to a different flower.
-Change your mind again.
Keep changing your mind, that's the flower right now.
-Have you got a flower in mind?
Go on, say self-raising.
It's for you, have a nice day.
-That's an unusual flower.
-Have a good day.
-It's for you, thank you.
Master magician Andrew Mayne is out and about, causing more mischief.
I'm going to help you secure your bike, so nobody steals it.
Sound good? We don't need that. We don't need that.
What you need to do is go grab your back tyre.
You are going to pick this up, OK.
Hold on to it.
Right. Just like that.
-What did you just do, bro?
How am I going to get home?
Can I be honest, I don't quite trust your bike lock system.
I don't trust your shampoo, let me show you something.
Just like that. All right.
He's the best bike magician ever,
at least he is according to his spokes-person.
I want you to have peace of mind tonight to know that your bike's not
-going to get stolen.
-The whole night?
Eternity? Sure. Yeah.
Grab your back tyre.
Just like that.
Oh, that's actually pretty good.
-You know, I'll never be able to get that out.
-That's the idea.
-Go on, catch him.
Oh, if only you had a bike.
Oh, this sucks.
Is he coming back?
Ah, let's hope Keith Barry pops up and offers her gladioli.
Now, nothing to see here.
Just a man nonchalantly carrying a mannequin down the street in Brazil.
The mannequin loses her head,
then simply by having some fake workmen walk past
with a big piece of wood, a fake paving slab and a real woman
willing to stand in a sewer,
the illusion is all set.
Yeah, if I saw a body part on the ground, I'd probably leave it.
But I'm weird like that.
Let's just see one more, then we'll knock it on the head.
Now, Young and Strange -
not just the phrase that appeared on all my school reports,
but also the name of this act.
One day, they hope to perform in Las Vegas,
but for now, it's Swindon.
Is he going to disappear into that massive trophy in the shop window?
Whoa, and he's up there. Brilliant.
Who could fail to be impressed by that?
Although, to be fair, he is in her flat.
Now, we seem to be at a car wash. ACCORDION MUSIC PLAYS
And by the music, I think I can guess what country we're in.
That's right, Spain.
This wizard is just polishing up la voiture before his next magic show.
He specialises in bird magic.
But I hear a rumour that the dove wants to quit the act.
Well, that's one way to hand in your notice.
Now, it's time for Franz Harary
to make an actual, real-live plane vanish in
The Big Finish.
Let Franz explain.
In my business, there's an old adage -
to make something disappear in a puff of smoke.
I wanted to make a stunt plane disappear in a puff of smoke.
We had one plane coming directly at me, at about 180mph,
we have a second plane, which is going to come perpendicular
and cross in front of me at 200mph.
Now, we would have to time our illusions such
that both of these planes would align themselves up perfectly,
if for some reason, God forbid,
the illusion should fail,
the stunt plane would come ploughing into me at over 200mph.
Now, I don't know about you, but I'm a bit nervous.
Plus, I haven't understood a word he's saying.
You are cleared for take-off.
Fox ground, RB triple nine's here, tango, do you copy?
John, we're good.
What's he doing on top of that giant ironing board?
-Checkpoint one, looking good, bro.
-'Have a visual on ten.
-'It looks great from here.'
-All looks good from here.
OVER RADIO: 'Franz, yeah, roger.
'Mel here, I don't know what I'm supposed to be doing. Over.'
All points checked and clear, give it to me, guys.
-'We all look good, Franz. We're waiting for your cue.'
All right, let's do this.
OVER RADIO: 'Franz, please don't do this.
'You'll get knocked over. Over.'
The entire plane's vanished.
Normally, it's just the luggage.
That is so cool.
Join us next time to enjoy more cool magic from around the planet
as the world's greatest and not so great magicians keep us entertained.
OVER RADIO: 'Over and out.'
We meet a photobombing prankster on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Keith Barry indulges in a little mind reading, and Andrew Mayne presents a magical bike-locking system that is probably a bit too secure. A larger-than-life pigeon causes trouble at a French car wash, American illusionist Franz Harary attempts to make an entire plane vanish in mid-air, a lady in Brazil loses her head, and for our big finish, usually it's just the bags that go missing!