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Published on May 22nd, 2008 | by Christian Cawley

Broadening the Mind?

Last week David Tennant appeared on Derren Brown’s Trick or Treat, where the hypnotist offered him the chance to experience time travel for real!

OK not quite then. Bland master of mesmerism Derren Brown ambushed the Doctor during location filming for season 30, and the star of our favourite show agreed to undergo a series of experiments "designed to create the illusion that he can experience time travel for real."

Derren caught David unawares in his makeup van on a Doctor Who location shoot, hijacking the van with a clever power outage, low lights and offered Tennant a choice of two cards – trick or treat.

At a Hertfordshire country house some unspecified time later, David Tennant meets with Derren Brown, who offers him the opportunity to experience an illusion of time travel!

Whether or not it is successful or not isn’t something I should be going into here – instead you need to watch the show. You can catch it on 4Od.

Can he regress back in time and witness an event from the 1930s, or travel forward to predict a news event days before it happens?

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About the Author

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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