TX: Thursday 11th July, 9pm, Watch
The BAFTA-nominated and multi award winning series Dynamo: Magician Impossible returns to Watch this summer with even more mind-blowing magic and international adventure. Dynamo?s worldwide social following has continued to grow as his Twitter and Facebook followers reach over 1.6million each, making him one of the most followed magicians in the world.
The brand new, four-part series of Dynamo: Magician Impossible follows Dynamo as his global success takes hold, with the show becoming a huge international hit, reaching over 210m viewers worldwide across 180 territories. In Dynamo?s third series he takes his adventures to extraordinary new locations, visiting New York, South Africa, Ibiza and the UK, amazing everyone he comes into contact with from members of the public to A-list celebrities.
Disaster struck while filming for the first episode in New York, after Dynamo and his crew were caught in the middle of the devastating Hurricane Sandy. Despite the obvious risks, it gave Dynamo an opportunity to bring some magic to New York in its darkest hour, culminating with an incredible stunt in the very heart of Times Square.
Dynamo continues to take his unique brand of magic all over the world, this time wowing tourists in the heat of Ibiza, as he turns a rushing fountain into solid ice with his bare hands and travelling to South Africa where he brings wooden animals to life and takes part in an unforgettable game of paintball with the locals in Soweto.
Dynamo is joined throughout the series by his celebrity friends, as he continues to blow the minds of the rich and famous, including some impressive close-up magic with Samuel L. Jackson, a game of pool like no other with Keith Lemon, and impaling himself with a javelin in front of Jessica Ennis.
Samuel L Jackson said
I was blown away by Dynamo?s creativity, it was great to meet the guy and experience his magic personally.
Dynamo, AKA, Steven Frayne, emerged as a star after the first and second series? of Dynamo: Magician Impossible became huge hits, reaching 17 million viewers to date on Watch. The series has received much critical acclaim being the first digital programme to win Best Entertainment Programme two years running at the Broadcast Awards. Dynamo: Magician Impossible also won TV Show of The Year as voted by viewers at the Virgin Media Awards and Best Multichannel Programme at the 2013 Broadcasting Press Guild Awards.
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Watch is an entertainment channel that promises to surprise with out of the ordinary programming. Premiering hit fantasy and science-fiction dramas such as Grimm, Alcatraz, Primeval New World and Sanctuary, it also showcases a selection of distinctive series like Dr Who, Torchwood and Paranormal Witness. Watch is the exclusive home of Dynamo Magician Impossible, an original commission from UKTV.
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