My wife likes the A&E "Hercule Poirot" shows, with David Suchet. She just bought a DVD with three episodes. In one, Poirot and his cop buddy watch a magic show in a theater. The magician does a dove pan, and then the illusion where a woman in a moth costume disappears (done, in this case, with a stopped camera and a smoke pot). Then, throughout the episode, Poirot is seen reading "A Boy's Book of Conjuring" and doing assorted effects -- silk vanish with a thumbtip; card production/vanish from back palm (most likely assisted with double-stick tape); a vanishing signet ring (using a pull); torn/restored newspaper article; and a vanishing birdcage that didn't quite work. I watched the end credits; the magician in the stage show and also consultant for the episode was Patrick Page.