|Bo Tu Ao Thuat (The Magic Four), which will air on Fridays at 9pm, will feature Chung Manh Tai, 23, Hoang Tuan Vu, 22, Tran Anh Duc, 25, and Le Phuc Thinh, 24 performing four distinct styles of street magic.— Photo khampha
HCM CITY (VNS)— A reality show on which illusionists will conjure up money to help disadvantaged people and perform other magic tricks starting this Friday promises to be the year's hottest show on HCM City Television's Channel 7.
Bo Tu Ao Thuat (The Magic Four), which will air on Fridays at 9pm, will feature Chung Manh Tai, 23, Hoang Tuan Vu, 22, Tran Anh Duc, 25, and Le Phuc Thinh, 24 performing four distinct styles of street magic.
In each 25-minute episode, they will also help needy people or a charity organisation by raising funds, turn a disadvantaged person's dream into reality, teach children magic, and focus on a social issue and join a community activity.
The show has been shot in crowded areas to "promote Viet Nam's tourism and culture", its producer Vu Quang Tri said.
There are certain elements that would ensure the success of the programme, he said. The first is that magic has not been exploited much on TV. The show has plenty of human interest by providing a "golden moment" and smiles for unfortunate people, he added.
Dien Quan Media & Entertainment's show has been produced by a foreign crew comprising Malaysian director Chew Han Tah and photographer Ngoh Min Kit, French art director and magic consultant Jean Eichelbrenner, and American scriptwriter Max Murta.
People wishing to help disadvantaged people through the show can do so ar www.botuaothuat.vn or Facebook fanpage www.facebook.com/botuaothuat. — VNS