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Mental health TV coming up - Saturday 5/1/2019 to Friday 11/1/2019

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Saturday

9.45pm, I Daniel Blake, BBC 2. The Ken Loach movie about benefit claimants



10pm, Ghost Asylum, Discovery Science. Apparent hauntings at abandoned mental homes



11:30pm, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Psycho Pete Returns, Vice. When Charlie and Mac's old friend Psycho Pete, long-lost member of the Freight Train, is released from the mental hospital, he's not what anybody expects.



11.50pm, Celebrities in Therapy, 5 Select.




Sunday

11:30am, Dr Sanjay Gupta, the CNN news channel. General health magazine show, often has mental health items



7:30pm, The Therapist - O.T. Genasis, Vice channel. O.T. Genasis explores the light and dark sides of his persona, from gun-toting rapper to father of an autistic child.



9pm, Bull, Fox. Follows the employees at Trial Analysis Corporation (TAC), a jury consulting firm headed by Dr Jason Bull, who is a psychologist and trial science expert. Bull uses his skills and those of his team not only to select the right jurors for his clients, but to help his clients' lawyers decide which type of argument will win over jurors best.



10pm, Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier, Dave channel. Jon's wife and fellow comedian Lucy Beaumont is on hand to answer her stressed spouse's worries about himself - and their marriage.



10pm, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Home, 5 USA. A bystander is killed in a robbery, traumatising his mentally ill wife, who is later suspected of physically abusing their child. The police take the youngster into protective custody, but a lack of evidence forces them to return him home - with tragic consequences.

Crime drama, starring Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay.



10:50pm, While We're Young, BBC 2. Middle-aged anxieties are explored to amusing effect in this insightful, well-observed comedy drama from indie film-maker Noah Baumbach. The story follows the exploits of 40-something couple Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts, whose lives have become rather stale and unadventurous. Things change, however, with the arrival of Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried, a disarming, free-spirited pair in their 20s. As friendship blossoms between the two couples.



11:10pm, Twelve Monkeys (1995), SyFy . A convict from 2035 AD is sent back in time to find the cause of a virus which has wiped out most of the planet's population and driven the survivors underground. However he mistakenly arrives in 1990 instead of 1996 and is locked in an asylum, where he meets a fellow inmate (from the Cult Of The 12 Monkeys) who may have a part to play in the epidemic.

(It seems that about 50% of viewers miss the very final twist. The woman passenger on the aeroplane at the end - recognise her from anywhere? Recognise the men on the escalators near the end too. There are loads of subplots in this one)



Monday

7:35pm, The Therapist - Nathan Williams, Vice. The rocker Nathan Williams of Wavves discusses his battle with depression, stemming from substance abuse, the loss of friends, and his rise to fame.



9pm, Mr Jones, True Movies 1. A manic-depressive begins a romance with his psychiatrist, who becomes infatuated with him, and sacrifices her professional ethics to keep the relationship alive.



11:20pm, Maternal Obsession (2010), True Movies 1. A desperate counsellor wants the baby of a pregnant high-school senior.


1am, My Crazy Ex, Lifetime channel.



Tuesday

4pm, The Therapist - Katy Perry, Vice. Pop icon Katy Perry talks about reconciling her fame with her true self, Kathryn Hudson, and how that has affected her life and music.



9pm, The Purple Plain (1954), Talking Pictures TV. (During WW2) the officers and men of an RAF station are increasingly disturbed by the strange behaviour of a squadron leader whose nerves are shattered, but when his plane crashes in Japanese territory he is forced to snap out of his mental state and fight his way to freedom to save himself and an injured colleague.



10.45pm, Fake Homeless - Who's Begging On The Streets?, BBC 1



Wednesday

5:30pm, Leading Women, CNN. Profiling current influential women who have made it to the top in their fields. Leading Women connects you to extraordinary women of our time. Each month, we meet two women at the top of their field, exploring their careers, lives and ideas.

Watch online - Leading Women - CNN.com



9pm, Cleaning Up, ITV 1. A 6 part gambling addict drama series



Thursday

8:30am, Dr Sanjay Gupta, the CNN news channel. General health magazine show, often has mental health items



10pm, The Therapist - Joe Budden, Vice. Joe Budden discusses his lifelong rage, from its origins to his on-camera persona.



10:30pm, The Therapist - Tee Grizzley, Vice. Rapper Tee Grizzley discusses his time spent in jail and how it affected his subsequent rise to fame.



8.30pm, Young Sheldon, E4. Spin-off from college comedy series The Big Bang Theory, featuring a 9 year old Sheldon Cooper. Despite speculation that Sheldon's personality traits may be consistent with Asperger syndrome, obsessive–compulsive personality disorder, and borderline asexuality, co-creator Bill Prady has repeatedly stated that Sheldon's character was neither conceived nor developed with regard to any of these traits




10pm, My Alcohol Addiction, Channel 5



10.50pm, Psyche 59, Talking Pictures TV. In London the pregnant wife of an industrialist falls down the stairs, loses her sight and has no recollection of the events, but suspects that a mentally traumatic experience just prior to the fall caused her accident.



1am, My Crazy Ex, Lifetime channel.




Friday

9pm, My Strange Addiction, Discovery Home and Health channel


9.30pm, My Strange Addiction, Discovery Home and Health channel




Sunday to Tuesday

9pm, Manhunt, ITV 1. See if it mentions the witch-hunt against a mental health patient.

There might be a re-write of history in this fawning drama. (As in every episode of The Bill) the police will probably claim they made no errors which weren't the fault of liberal laws concerning their powers.

In fact though the police arrested an innocent mental health patient over the murder of Amelie Delagrange, and many years before they correctly arrested Levi Bellfield - who had already murdered Milly Dowler of course.

See this contemporary article about the Amelie Delagrange murder - Murder on the village green | The Independent

The police initially thought that Milly Dowler had been murdered by her own father, merely due to finding (very widely available) girlie mags in his house - so wrong again there too.

(Between 1985 and 2011 the BBC made monthly episodes of Crimewatch in direct co-operation with the police. Yet during all that time not one BBC employee mentioned Jim Savile to any police officer who was sitting right next to them making the TV show)

Don't expect the mainstream media to make you think. John Motson read out the police version of Hillsborough on-air before even checking if any BBC reporter was by those gates - the following day it emerged as totally wrong when ITV broadcast the CCTV showing the police opening the gates - some thing happened with Plebgate - the CCTV confounded the police version but was only found later.




Daily

8.30am, Frasier, Channel 4. The psychiatrist abandons his bar-propping in Boston (a heavily Irish descendant city in the north eastern USA) in favour of presenting a radio show in Seattle (a more Hippie influenced city in the north west). However, his new life is thrown into upheaval when his father moves in with him - followed by his apparently psychic care assistant Daphne.

(There are just over 260 episodes and it runs in double-bills at 9am daily)




11.10am, The Mentalist, 5 USA. American drama series based on the work of Patrick Jane, an independent consultant with the California Bureau of Investigation. Once a fraudulent celebrity psychic, he uses his skills of observation and understanding of human behaviour to help the CBI to solve its most serious crimes.
 
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