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The Piddingtons

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The Piddingtons were the husband and wife mentalism team of Sydney Piddington (1918-1991) and Lesley Piddington (1925-) who gave one of the most famous stage and radio telepathy acts of modern times.

After serving in the war, Sydney Piddington returned to Australia where he met and married a radio-actress named Lesley Pope. They put together a telepathy act based on Sydney's experience. As The Piddingtons they became successful in Sydney and Melbourne on radio and with live stage shows

In 1949 they went to England, where they became a success on BBC radio programs. Despite the long range, the Piddington were apparently able to communicate with each other in a way that defied most explanations. Everyone had theories about how the were able to perform their act, which became part of the success of the shows as they challenged the public with: "You are the judge." Listeners were stunned as messages were transmitted between the couple from BBC headquarters to places such as the Tower of London or an underwater diving bell.


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