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Chris Addison interviews Derren Brown

Episode 3 of 6

The comedian and the amazing illusionist in the talk tag show where the guest is the next interviewer. From August 2012.

Comedian Chris Addison gets the rare chance to talk to the amazing Derren Brown about magic, comedy, art, faith and Hitler.

Episodes in the chain include:

Rebecca Front being interviewed by the man who knows her best, her big brother, Jeremy Front.

Rebecca Front talking to her Thick Of It co-star and fellow non-nudist, Chris Addison, about working with Armando Iannucci and embracing his middle-classness through stand-up;

Chris Addison in a rare interview with the actually-really-nice-and-he-doesn't-do-any-of-that-weird-stuff-in-real-life, Derren Brown;

Derren Brown chatting hair, beliefs and Tim Minchin with comedy musical megastar and fellow sceptic Tim Minchin;

A poorly Tim Minchin being handed tissues whilst attempting to interview with no questions a not-at-all-poorly and hilarious Caitlin Moran.

Caitlin Moran getting to spend time and talk shoes, Bananarama and women with her comedy hero Jennifer Saunders.


Jennifer Saunders turning up a week later to find the series has ended. Probably. We weren't there because the series had ended.

Produced by Carl Cooper

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in 2012.

Available now

30 minutes


  • Fri 10 Aug 2012 18:30
  • Sat 11 Aug 2012 12:30
  • Mon 13 Aug 2012 23:00
  • Tue 14 Aug 2012 09:00
  • Wed 15 Aug 2012 02:00
  • Mon 15 Dec 2014 09:30
  • Mon 15 Dec 2014 22:30
  • Sat 30 Mar 2019 22:00

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