PC Sorcar: India's 'maharajah of magic' who terrified the UK

PC Sorcar: India's 'maharajah of magic' who terrified the UK
 

At 9.15pm on 9 April 1956, the BBC's switchboard suddenly lit up with calls from hundreds of viewers convinced they had just witnessed a gruesome murder live on their television screens.
A mysterious-looking oriental magician had put a 17-year-old girl in a trance, laid her on a table and sliced her body in half with a massive buzz saw as if she were a slab of meat on a butcher's table.
It was meant to be the climatic finale to that evening's top-rated Panorama programme, but something appeared to have gone terribly wrong. When the magician rubbed his assistant's hands and tried to revive... read more

 
3 June 2018 in World News, Views: 84
Source: BBC
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