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Houdini's Last Secrets

Houdini's Last Secrets

  • Premiered: 
    January 6, 2019
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  • Network: Science
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Historical
  • Tags: magic

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Plot Synopsis

Each one-hour episode of HOUDINI'S LAST SECRETS centers around one of Harry Houdini's most daring stunts. Catching a speeding bullet, being buried alive, submerging himself in a water torture cell. How did the world's greatest showman pull off such death-defying stunts? His talents allowed him to become one of, if not the biggest celebrity in the world. Those same unique skills, along with the company that he kept, led some to believe that he was an informant for the top U.S. and European spy agencies during World War I. Helping piece together clues and testing out his most daring stunts are Houdini's grand-nephew George Hardeen, magician and daredevil Lee Terbosic, and master stunt builder Steve Wolf. With access to the master illusionist's personal scrapbooks, letters, and pictures, they look to uncover the science of Houdini's stunts as well as the myths behind his legend. The series opener looks at Houdini's famous water torture cell escape to unmask the potential methods he may have used, and what the dangers involved could have been. He performed this feat many times in Washington D.C., where President Woodrow Wilson was rumored to often sneak over to watch Houdini. Other episodes focus on The Siberian Transport stunt, catching a bullet, and his escape from being buried alive.
On Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 10pm ET/PT, Science Channel premiered "Buried Alive," the season finale of HOUDINI'S LAST SECRETS. Houdini's mysterious sudden death might not have been an accident, and experts recreate his buried alive escape to reveal how this deadly feat was performed and if the great magician was killed by forces far more insidious.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Megalomedia