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Friday’s best TV – Paul Daniels: My Life in Magic; Travel Man: 48 Hours in Rome

A profile of the late magician; and Richard Ayoade in the eternal city with Matt Lucas – which really does sound magic

An array of talking heads assemble to pay their respects to the greatest of British stage magicians, from pals Penn and Teller to David Copperfield. The programme charts his career from winning prizes on the northern club circuit with his assistant (and first wife) Jackie as the Eldanis, through to his near-perfect cup-and-ball trick – and that time everyone thought he had been perforated in an iron maiden on The Paul Daniels Magic Show. Ben Arnold

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