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  • 2016
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.4  (102)

Tricked is a captivating hidden camera show that premiered in 2013. The show aired on BYUtv and starred the talented British magician Ben Hanlin alongside Daniel Hoffmann-Gill and Joe Swash. The series is filmed in the United Kingdom, and it features Ben Hanlin performing magic tricks on unsuspecting members of the public. The show blends magic with humor, making it an entertaining watch for viewers.

Each episode is filled with a mix of street magic, illusions, and mentalism. Ben Hanlin approaches people randomly on the streets, in shopping malls, or other public places and performs a trick on them. The show’s premise is that Hanlin deceives his subjects into thinking that they are being pranked or that something unexpected is happening. Still, his intention is to perform a magic trick that becomes revealed to the surprised participants.

The show's main host is Joe Swash. He introduces Ben Hanlin’s secret missions and provides commentary throughout the performance. Swash is known for his wit, and he uses this to add an entertaining element to the show. Daniel Hoffmann-Gill, the show's other presenter, was a former magician himself. He helps Hanlin in various episodes by performing some of the magic tricks or providing technical advice on some of the more challenging illusions.

A significant feature of Tricked is the use of hidden cameras. The show’s producers take care to ensure that the cameras are placed strategically so that viewers can see the people's reactions to the magic. The cameras capture the surprise, disbelief, and wonderment of the unsuspecting participants, and these are often the highlights of the show.

Beyond the street magic segments, the series has featured Hanlin performing illusions on celebrities. In these episodes, Hanlin visits a celebrity’s workplace or arranges to meet them elsewhere. He then performs a variety of elaborate magic tricks and illusions for them, often incorporating their workplace or interests.

The show’s creativity is impressive, and it is evident in the way the magic is performed. Hanlin’s tricks are often unique and unusual, requiring intricate skill and plenty of practice. One of his most popular tricks involves him bending a metal spoon using only his mind. Another well-known trick is the “human vending machine” illusion. Hanlin lures an unsuspecting member of the public into a vending machine, only to surprise them by appearing in the machine himself.

Tricked’s success is attributed to the fantastic performances of its hosts and the show’s unique blend of magic and humor. The show is appropriate for all ages and appeals to both magic enthusiasts and those who enjoy hidden camera pranks.

By incorporating a level of audience participation, Tricked brings to the viewers a fresh twist on traditional magic shows, making it an engaging and entertaining watch. Hanlin is a likable performer and is always up for a good laugh, even when things don't quite go according to plan.

In summary, Tricked is an innovative, captivating, and memorable magic show. Its variety of tricks and illusions, combined with the use of hidden cameras, guarantees a fresh and entertaining display in every episode. The show's witty host and creative magic performances make it another excellent show for BYUtv’s audience.

Tricked is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (20 episodes). The series first aired on October 1, 2016.

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Episode 7
7. Episode 7
November 3, 2014
A compilation of the best tricks from Season 2, as selected by the viewers.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
October 28, 2014
Ben agrees to take on dares from Twitter users and pulls a "sweet" prank on singer-songwriter Peter Andre.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
October 21, 2014
A fake vintage magazine shoot lures in a young rap star for an explosive prank.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
October 14, 2014
Ben goes undercover at electronics stores to provide his unique brand of tech support.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
October 7, 2014
Ben pulls several high-profile stunts, including food stand pranks and a terrifying taxi ride to hide a corpse.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
September 30, 2014
Ben meets The Vamps at a fake photoshoot that turns grisly for the boyband when Ben convinces them that a fan's dog has been crushed by stage lights.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
September 23, 2014
Ben plays off his own growing celebrity to prank a Jersey Shore star, Joey Essex and several excited fan girls.
Where to Watch Tricked
Tricked is available for streaming on the BYUtv website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Tricked on demand at Amazon Prime, Tubi TV and BYUtv.
  • Premiere Date
    October 1, 2016
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (102)