Article in The Sun, August 8, 1991
Last night's verdict
JAMES RANDI: PSYCHIC INVESTIGATOR, ITV, 9pm
IS James Randi losing touch? I mean to say - dowsers? Is he sure?
Unless you were stranded in the Sahara, could you care two hoots about some wally strolling around with his stick twitching?
We then got a bloke who reckoned he could detect zinc, someone who knew which parts of the studio were bad for your health (the bits nearest to Randi when the Doris Collins Fan Club get hold of him, I reckon).
None of it was remotely as interesting as the subjects Randi hasn't tackled yet - like crystal ball merchants or tarot card readers.
Or more tellingly those scientists who claim there is a rational case for belief in life after death.
Why have their arguments been kept off TV? I hear that comments from astro-physicist Sam Nicholls were cut from the show on mediums. Why?
Could it be that Randi, real name Randall Zwinge, a conjurer and escapologist, is only interested in easy targets?
The only "other side" the great ham makes me reach for is MTV.
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Randi - His Amazing Role in the Great Psi Media Circus - an article
by Sam Nicholls (1991)