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Mental health TV over the festive period

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(There won't be a list next week so here it is for 2 weeks)



Daily

9am, 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)



Weekends

8am, Reed Between the Lines double bill, BET: Black Entertainment TV. This centres on Dr Carla Reed - a busy psychologist, wife and mom struggling to balance her job and her happy but chaotic home life.





Weekdays

11am, Monk, FOX. Private investigator Adrian Monk, whose obsessive-compulsive disorder and Asperger's etc enables him to solve crimes


11am, The Mentalist, FOX. 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.




Friday 23/12/2016

9pm, Pop Fan, True Entertainment. A pop star hoping to reinvent her public image crashes her car during a storm, and is rescued by a mysterious stranger, who takes her to his home in a secluded lighthouse to recuperate. She discovers that she has fallen into the clutches of an unstable obsessive fan, who cannot tell the difference between her music videos and reality.

Thriller starring Chelsea Kane and Nolan Gerard Funk.

(You mean that when that Christina Aguilera was being punched in the face several times by that masked woman in a bare knuckle boxing contest that it wasn't really happening? What a disappointment - I was looking forward to the pop video of a Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie duet)

The pop video which broke the Internet - Christina Aguilera with Dirrty (2002) - with the said face punching starting at 2 minutes and 40 seconds - Christina Aguilera - Dirrty 2002 - YouTube



11.15pm, The Hoax, AMC. Drama based on the true story of conman Clifford Irving (Richard Gere), who deceived a publisher that he had the will of eccentric Howard Hughes




2:40am, One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, Sky Cinema Select. Oscar-winning stark drama with Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher set in a mental asylum. Criminal Randle McMurphy is moved to a mental institution after serving a short sentence on a prison farm. Though not actually mentally ill, McMurphy hopes to avoid hard labour and serve the rest of his sentence in a relaxed environment. Upon arriving at the hospital though, he finds the ward run by the steely, strict nurse Ratched, who subtly suppresses the actions of her patients through a passive-aggressive routine, intimidating the patients. The other patients include anxious stuttering Billy Bibbit; Charlie Cheswick who is prone to childish tantrums; delusional Martini, the well-educated but paranoid Dale Harding; belligerent Max Taber; epileptic Jim Sefelt; and “Chief” Bromden a tall Native American believed to be deaf and mute.




Saturday - Xmas Eve


7pm, Hoarding: Buried Alive, TLC




7pm, Forever, Sky Living. Captain Scarlet type series - born in 1779, Henry is a 21st century New York City medical examiner - who studies the dead in criminal cases to solve the mystery of his own immortality. His first `death' was in 1814. Since that time Henry disappears each time he `dies' and returns to life in a nearby body of water. He has been married twice; his first wife Nora, whom he married before he became immortal, had him committed to an asylum




10pm, Ghost Asylum, Discovery Science. Investigating supposedly haunted buildings in America, abandoned asylums






11pm, My Crazy Ex triple bill, C + I. Stalkers




2:10am, Donnie Darko, Horror Channel. A disturbed teenager is thrown into turmoil when he is plagued by visions of a sinister giant rabbit. The mysterious figure convinces him the world is about to end and urges him to commit wanton acts of destruction in the community.

Fantasy drama, starring Jake Gyllenhaal alongside real-life sister Maggie. With Jena Malone, Patrick Swayze, Drew Barrymore and Noah Wyle.




Sunday - Xmas Day

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



9pm, Bridget Jones - The Edge Of Reason, ITV 3



9pm, TNA Impact Wrestling. Challenge TV. Loud mouth ranting and raving from America

Disturbing storyline - presumably to cash in on the Suicide Squad movie currently at cinemas. The self-harming goth Canadian wrestler Rosemary (who notice has a US flag outside her house - suck up) is all weird and everything (just look at her for a start off) - and she is now hearing voices etc. Anyway she is trying to get wrestler Bram (who is actually from Chesterfield) to join her self-harming zombie type faction Decay (who often get thrown onto barbed wire and drawing pins etc - which Americans call thumb tacks).





11pm, Love Actually, ITV 1. In London, during the weeks leading up to Christmas, people from various walks of life suffer the emotional highs and lows of being in love.

Richard Curtis, writer of Four Weddings and a Funeral and Notting Hill, makes his directorial debut with this ensemble romantic comedy featuring Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Laura Linney and Keira Knightley.




1.20am, Vertigo, BBC 4. Taut Hitchcock thriller, with James Stewart playing a flawed hero in contrast to his usual dependable roles. A policeman-turned-private eye with an aversion to heights is hired to trail his old college pal's seemingly possessed wife. However, he soon falls obsessively in love with her, and is drawn into a complex and destructive mystery.

Kim Novak plays a dual role, while Barbara Bel Geddes and Tom Helmore take supporting parts

See if you can spot the director Alfred Hitchcock himself `hiding' in the movie as ever. Spoiler - Vertigo (1958) - Hitchcock's cameo - The Alfred Hitchcock Wiki

(Hitchcock's simple guide to creating suspense in a film - where the viewer can see the looming danger as it gets nearer and nearer but the characters can't see it until it arrives. Tippi Hendren obliviously smoking whilst all of The Birds assemble behind her etc)




1.25am, Tommy, BBC 2. 1975 rock opera written by The Who. Nora Walker is told that her British fighter pilot husband is missing in action and presumed killed in World War II. On V.E. Day, Nora gives birth to their son, Tommy. While Tommy is an adolescent, Nora marries Frank, a shifty counsellor. Shortly thereafter, Tommy suffers an emotionally traumatic experience associated with his father and step-father, which, based on things told to him at that time, results in him becoming deaf, dumb and blind, a situation which several people exploit for their own pleasure.

As Nora tries several things to bring Tommy out of his psychosomatic disabilities, Tommy, now a young man, happens upon pinball as a stimulus. Playing by intuition, Tommy becomes a pinball master, which in turn makes him, and by association Nora and Frank, rich and famous.

Nora literally shatters Tommy to his awakening, which ultimately leads to both the family's rise and downfall, as people initially try to emulate Tommy's path, but then rebel against it.

It is an allegory of the arcane teachings of the mystical Indian guru Meher Baba;

Meher Baba - Wikipedia
Tommy (album) - Wikipedia

(I often wonder if anyone actually worked out just how many pinball machines there were between Soho and Brighton - like John Lennon's holes in Blackburn. The famous song is sung by Elton John here. Playing always seemed just like pure luck to me as a boy, but reading the Wikipedia page as an adult I then realised all sorts of techniques which never occurred to me)

These days the Who song actually about Meher Baba is used to by the organisers of The Ultimate Fighting Championship to introduce the main card - Baba O'Riley - Wikipedia






Monday - Boxing Day


11pm, Norman Wisdom - His Story, BBC 4. He died of Alzheimer's




Tuesday

9pm, All in the Mind, BBC Radio 4. Claudia Hammond presents another episode in the series that explores the human mind.



10.45pm, Insecure, Sky Atlantic. Sitcom series exploring the black female experience in an unclichéd and authentic way. Issa, like many of us, tries to figure out what – and who – she wants in life, and how to take control of it. Meanwhile, Molly is a successful corporate attorney who appears to have it all but struggles inside as she looks for external ways to fix her life. Aside from following the duo’s entertaining lives, the half-hour series also includes a variety of hip music from indie and well-known artists, as well as touches on social and racial issues that relate to the contemporary black experience.




1am, McBride: The Doctor is Out - Really Out, True Entertainment. The crusading lawyer takes on a custody case, only for his client to later confess to having murdered the psychiatrist who testified against him. However when McBride goes to the psychiatrist's house (there is some weird US confidentiality law where he can just turn up there without first telling the police what he has been told by his client as long as he doesn't then disturb the scene etc), the body is nowhere to be found.

Mystery directed by and starring John Larroquette, with Marta DuBois, Matt Lutz and Stephen Tobolowsky.





3:25am, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, AMC. Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend Clementine underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realizes that he still loves her, but it may be too late to correct his mistake.

Fantasy drama




Wednesday

5pm, A Single Man, AMC. An English (nationality) professor tries to live his life in L.A after the death of his male partner.

Drama starring Colin Firth and Julianne Moore.




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 - http://edition.cnn.com/SPECIALS/leading-women/





7pm, The Mystery of Van Gogh's Ear, BBC 4. Jeremy Paxman joins forces with `art sleuth' Bernadette Murphy in a bid to solve one of the greatest and bloodiest mysteries of the art world - why did Vincent Van Gogh take a blade to his own ear in December, 1888? The pair set out to discover why the Dutch post-impressionist chose to mutilate himself, and also to identify the unknown girl to whom he is reported to have given is severed ear. Their quest takes them from Vincent's former home in the south of France to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, and along the way, they seek to determine the causes of the painter's debilitating mental turmoil. The answers they are looking for, however, might not lie in Europe. Instead, a library in California may hold crucial evidence that - if verified - could cause an art world sensation.




8pm, GP's Behind Closed Doors, Channel 5. Has some mental health issues





10pm, American Dad - The Full Cognitive Redaction of Avery Bullock by the Coward Stan Smith, Fox. Simpsons type cartoon series set in the post-9/11 world. In this one, the CIA Internal Affairs tell Stan that deputy director Bullock is showing early signs of dementia, and so must have his memory erased!

(Listings are ambiguous over which episode will actually be shown)

2 things we need to know;

What enabled Rupert Murdoch to weasel his way (back) into the arms of The Republican Party after incumbent candidate George Bush snr essentially called The Simpsons "Un-American" in the 1992 election (he lost to Bill Clnton) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politics_in_The_Simpsons#Criticism_of_values

Who were the 5 business people whom Donald Trump had pledged his life to destroying in a lunchtime conversation with Richard Branson some years back - and have they been told now as a potential warning? - https://www.virgin.com/richard-branson/meeting-donald-trump





Thursday

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



6.50pm, Gaslight (1944), TCM. Years after her aunt was murdered in her home, a young woman moves back into the house with her new husband. However he has a secret that he will do anything to protect, even if it means driving his wife insane.




Friday

9pm, Ruth Rendell's Thirteen Steps Down, ITV 3. Notting Hill resident Mix Cellini has two dangerous obsessions - his hero the serial killer John Christie and local supermodel Nerissa Nash. Mix is convinced that he and Nerissa are in love and goes to extraordinary lengths to be close to her - but as his fixation grows more powerful, reality and fantasy blend - with disastrous results.

Two-part psychological thriller starring Luke Treadaway, Geraldine James, Gemma Jones and Elarica Gallacher.

(Part 2 immediately follows)




10pm, Blindspot, Sky Living. Mystery crime drama from the US, beginning when a woman is found naked and covered with tattoos - she has amnesia and studying each tattoo unravels a mystery in each episode.






11pm, I Was Possessed, Lifetime. Reality series based on true life accounts of `demon possession'.

(Official Catholic doctrine affirms that demonic possession can occur as distinguished from mental illness, but stresses that cases of mental illness should not be misdiagnosed as demonic influence).






The next week;


Sat 31/12/2016


1:50pm, Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairy Tale, ITV 3. Part two of two. The rags-to-riches tale of the storyteller's life, giving an insight into the people who inspired his fantasy world.

Drama, starring Kieran Bew, James Fox, Simon Callow, Emily Hamilton, Geraldine James and Alison Steadman.

There has been a retrospective diagnoses of Asperger's with him, but it isn't conclusive - Hans Christian Andersen was a great storyteller. He was socially immature. He had very significant social interactional problems. He was very much a loner. He never married. He was a great writer of fairytales and showed enormous creativity in this area. He read an enormous amount of books. He was bullied and called names at school. He was very much an outsider. He spoke with a high pitch tone of voice. He was extremely obsessive. He was very ritualistic in his behaviour. He was very controlling and at meal times his food had always to be served first. He suffered very much from depression throughout his life. He had identity diffusion. He wrote endlessly and compulsively.





6pm, Babylon Mystery, Discovery History. Profile of ancient Babylonian ruler Nebuchadnezzar, regarded as a national hero in modern Iraq, yet is portrayed in the Bible as a madman.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nebuchadnezzar_II#Bout_of_insanity





6pm, What Women Want, BBC 2. A freak accident gives a womanising executive (Mel Gibson on top silver-tongued form) the ability to hear the thoughts of the opposite sex but, embittered after losing out on promotion to a female colleague, he uses his new-found talent to exact revenge.

Appealing romantic comedy let down toward the end by poor direction from Nancy Meyers. Also starring Helen Hunt, with strong support from Marisa Tomei, Alan Alda and Bette Midler

The infamous Mel Gibson anti-Semitic rant;

"F**king Jews ... The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world … Are you a Jew?"

My response if I'd have been there;

To part 1 - Is that the slogan of a sleazy Tel Aviv dating website?

To part 2 - What, even the Iran-Iraq War?

To part 3 - Well I watched Jesus Of Nazareth with Robert Powell made by Lew Grade when it was on Easter Sunday in 1977 - does that count?

(And yes - somehow I avoided making a knobgag re Part 3 despite the obvious temptation - so I am actually capable of it - ok?)

If Mel Gibson and Ken Livingstone boarded a plane to Israel, would the Palestinians re-assemble all the hijacked Israeli planes they had previously blown up?

(Ken Livingstone was surely wrong - Hitler wasn't a Zionist - he was a Xylophonist - he gave it up to be a painter. And when he talked about the German arms industry and said `Glock and Speer' - that was glockenspiel - so clearly he was misheard again. A misunderstood man of peace)





9pm, Prime, AMC. After falling for a fresh-faced man who is 14 years younger than herself, a divorcee consults her therapist for reassurance, and is encouraged to ignore the age difference and go ahead with the relationship. However the female psychologist lives to regret giving that advice once she realises that the young man in question is her own son!

Romantic comedy starring Uma Thurman, Meryl Streep, Bryan Greenberg and Jon Abrahams.






Sun 1 Jan

10:40pm, Good Will Hunting, ITV 3. Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.


So, he can devise bad things, but he knows how to be good really, so a bit like this;

Psephology is `telling' UKIP to goad Scots inside Scotland during the 2017 Local Elections in a way which is prominently witnessed by Geordies just across the border in England

(So via whatever news show is on Tyne-Tees ITV at 6pm and on BBC 1 in Newcastle etc at 6.30pm on weekdays - in Birmingham it is Central News and Midlands Today of course)

The 2017 United Kingdom local elections will be held on Thursday 4 May 2017


So we can predict that NOW, but when will Police Scotland realise what is going to happen? (Probably AS it happens)


Basically - it is like John Reid in that Mosque whilst dragging Tom Bradby (ITN) and Boulton (Sky News) along - the same tactic.

(On seeing Reid confront them, the Moslems IN the Mosque FAILED to see the TRUE situation - thinking that attacking Reid to the satisfaction of other Moslems was the key - but Reid saw the TRUE scenario occurring - via Tom Bradby and Adam Boulton's presence etc meant that swing-voters in Essex would witness the confrontation - and side with Reid)

i.e. Geordies voted Leave, Scots voted Remain. So if you support Leave (UKIP) and want Geordies to vote UKIP, massively goad Scots in a way witnessed by Geordies?

Yes?


(The political tactic is `borrowed' from fixed American wrestling - when a wrestler rants into the camera - his WORDS make out that he his ranting at another wrestler but the TRUE intended target is the TV audience - he's hyping the coming fight to THEM. The trick truly reveals itself when two wrestlers are in the SAME room, they STILL rant into the camera whilst the other wrestler looks into a monitor. That is because ranting whilst directly facing each other - the obvious choice in that same room situation - does NOT engage the TV audience as much).

i.e. Walk into any cafe etc with LOADS of Moslems in it, they WON'T be watching ITN or Sky News (the TV will be on the Al Jazeera news channel) - so if you wanted to "Talk to Moslems" (Reid's verbally stated motive in the Mosque) WHY drag ITN and Sky News along and NOT Al Jazeera?

(Sky News and ITN are of course watched by people in places in like Essex - who quite LIKE seeing Moslems being bashed - and then vote for the Politicians whom they see doing it).

The SAME tactic occurs with Labour (Blairite) columnists in The Sun ("I'm telling you Moslems - you should obey British values" etc etc etc) - the WORDS sound like they are being said to Moslems - those non existent Moslems who read The Sun of course - but The Sun is read en masse in Essex.

(Jesus Christ - am I the ONLY person who can see that abstract `misdirection' trick in Politics?)

The WWF - it should stand for The World Westminster Frauds.


Reid's tactics in that Mosque were vindicated when film of the incident was then shown to Essex people in a focus group on Newsnight on BBC 2 - the appreciation Tracker SHOT upwards pretty much off the scale.

(i.e. if you confront Scots in Scotland, WHY deliberately drag Geordie news TV along into Scotland to film it? See what I mean? Counter-intuitive. In such a confrontation you'd normally summon Border TV and STV etc since the confrontation is occurring IN Scotland? Yes? But of course Border TV and STV are watched by SCOTS - so no good to UKIP who want the Geordie vote)


If you know Formula 1, you'll know that Bernie Ecclestone plays such games with the TV coverage - if you think that the cameras are merely following an unfolding motor race that ISN'T quite what is occurring - a "race narrative" is being constructed by the coverage.

(It is why Alain Prost was repeatedly asked by the accredited F1 media about his performance in the 1986 Australian GP in comparison to events in the 2016 Abu Dhabi GP instead of him being asked about his performance in the 1984 Portuguese GP - which was FAR more relevant in comparison as a race. It is complicated to explain - but is it about the "desired race narrative" dictated by Bernie Ecclestone)

Also, in the remake of the Rollerball movie in 2002. It is noticed that players without the ball are being filmed close up, players who are then very violently knocked to the floor and killed etc (the attacks are a set-up where the dispensable players are violently attacked simply for TV viewer bloodlust but where star players - who often have the ball of course - don't have to be `sacrificed' like that. Hence the discrepancy over the TV coverage)

(Monday - 9pm, Rollerball, AMC channel)

In Politics it is always a good idea to observe tricksters from other fields - magicians, American wrestlers, pop record promoters, mock auctioneers etc etc - since their tactics usually find their way into Politics as they prove useful. Especially if the Voting System makes people in Essex the most important voters due to being Labour/Tory flippers


It all comes down to this;

UKIP representatives from the Tyne And Wear area are going to start a series of massive but concocted community running battles and big confrontations with Scots inside Scotland just before Thursday 4 May 2017, and are somehow beforehand going to convince Tyne-Tees TV etc to cross the border and film it for them

(So that Geordies then see the UKIP "running community battles" with Scots via Tyne-Tees TV in England - and are galvanised to vote UKIP in response)


Nigel Farage has tried the trick before, but being a southern based politician it wasn't viable for long as it involved too much travelling for him - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/may/17/nigel-farage-ukip-scotland-press

Geordies are now moving towards UKIP though, and they are RIGHT on the England/Scotland border of course - presenting the opportunity in a far more viable way for UKIP representatives in Tyne And Wear - they can easily flit across the border to goad Scots.

(If UKIP simply wanted votes IN Scotland by such confrontation tactics - they'll falsely CITE that as the motive - they'd send along UKIP representatives FROM Scotland and would summon the Scottish media to film the events. Yes? That is how the trouble can be shown to be concocted - it'll be UKIP representatives who are standing in Newcastle etc and Tyne-Tees TV etc will be summoned across the border to film the confrontations which Scots have with them - to then place it on Geordie TV screens which will then show UKIP candidates from Newcastle fighting with Scots)


So I re-iterate, in can be PREDICTED in December 2016 (because I just have) - that UKIP representatives from Newcastle etc are going to somehow convince Tyne-Tees TV to cross the border into Scotland with them in BIG attempts to goad Scots into (violent) confrontations with them just before Thursday 4 May 2017

Are Police Scotland aware in the meantime, and it not, why not?

(The `great patriots' of UKIP aren't warning them in advance? Clearly their guff about PC Keith Blakelock etc is false then?)

What happened to that idea post-9/11 of seeing ALL community trouble coming in advance if knowing about it?

I say that Police Scotland don't know, and so the BIG trouble in Scotland will catch them out completely.

What Ofcom rules if any would Tyne-Tees TV etc be breaking by becoming involved in something like that?

(i.e. If Tyne-Tees TV are approached by UKIP - who then state their big confrontation intentions in Scotland and request attendance from Tyne-Tees and basically mirror EXACTLY what I've said - what are Tyne-Tees TV obliged to tell Police Scotland about it in advance? Or can they just allow the inevitable big community trouble in Scotland to unfold and them film it?)

I say any Scottish shop-keeper who gets their windows smashed etc in such the big pre-planned confrontations by UKIP will have a civil case against Tyne Tees TV? Surely that is undeniable given that Scottish shopkeepers can in theory be warned about the possibility NOW in December 2016 but will remained unwarned by Tyne-Tees TV?


Donald Trump acts like an American wrestler of course - and who is HE friends with in this country? UKIP

(Jo Moore - I always reckon that she made a GRAVE error unwittingly revealing to ME the secret game that is always going on at Westminster - because I think I'm the best at it - even if the dopey police can't see it yet)

Oh - and that John Reid bloke from Labour who thought that no one could expose his cynical tricks concerning Moslems - these days he is the chairman of Celtic FC - which is a football team in Glasgow of course. So it'll be fitting if those UKIP Geordies head there to cause that `unpredictable' trouble with Scots.






Sun 1 Jan

11:05pm, Fight Club, 5 STAR. Bare-knuckle boxing drama with a multiple personality theme



11:15pm, The Asylum, Horror Channel. Following a party at a deserted asylum, a group six teenagers discover an old record and investigate the rumour that there is a message on the LP if it is played backwards. They put it to the test, and unleash a sinister spirit which causes havoc - put they do not realise an even greater danger lies closer to home.

Horror, starring Stephen Lang and Brett Dier.

Any LP played backwards has some understandable words on it simply by coincidence over the structure of language and how Human perceive it - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backmasking#Skepticism




Mon 2 Jan

9:45am, Patch Adams, CHRISTMAS GOLD. A talented student doctor turns the medical community upside down with his offbeat views about the healing power of laughter. His methods provoke outrage and intense debate among his professors - but his extrovert nature brightens the lives of all kinds of patients.

Comedy drama starring Robin Williams, Monica Potter, Daniel London, Bob Gunton and Philip Seymour Hoffman.




8pm, The Mrs Bradley Mysteries, Drama. Psychologist Mrs Bradley and chauffeur George solve another crime



10:45pm, Magic, Horror Channel. A deluded ventriliq - ventrol - ventrilogi - man who can talk without moving his lips (a ventriloquist - that's it) believes that his dummy is alive

Remember that ventriloquist on RADIO? He obviously didn't bother learning not to move his lips when talking since no-one could see him anyway - but then TV came along and he had to appear on it - oops!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Brough#TV_work




Tue 3 Jan

1.40pm, Girl Interrupted, Sky Cinema Christmas. 18-year-old Susanna Kaysen (Winona Ryder) has a nervous breakdown and is checked into a psychiatric hospital, and encounters a number of the patients on her journey to recovery.



9pm, The Bourne Identity, ITV 2. Amnesia themed thriller



1.10am at night, Single White Female, Sony Channel. Software designer Allison is looking for a flatmate and seems to have struck lucky with shy applicant Hedra. However, Allison soon comes to realise her new friend is dangerously obsessed with her, and when she plans a reconciliation with her former boyfriend, a jealous Hedra becomes increasingly unhinged.

Psychological thriller, with Bridget Fonda, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Steven Weber.



3am, You're the Worst, 5 Star. American comedy-drama series, It follows Jimmy, a self-involved writer, and Gretchen, a self-destructive Los Angeles PR executive, as these two toxic personalities attempt a relationship

(The next episode immediately follows)





Gaslight is at the New Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham

Friday 6th to Saturday 14th January 2017

Gaslight is written by one of the 20th Century’s most renowned British writers, Patrick Hamilton. This masterpiece of suspenseful playwriting will have you on the edge of your seat and is a superb mystery thriller.

While Jack Manningham is on the town each evening his wife Bella (Kara Tointon) is home alone. She can’t explain the disappearance of familiar objects, the mysterious footsteps overhead or the ghostly flickering of living room gaslight - is she losing her mind? Does the terror exist in her imagination or are dark secrets living in her home? The surprise arrival of a retired detective (Keith Allen) leads to a shocking discovery that will shake her respectable Victorian marriage to its core.

In the tradition of heavyweight thrillers from Hitchcock, Christie and Priestley, Gaslight is a genre-defining, sensationally suspenseful, all-round elegant masterpiece.

More - http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/gaslight/new-alexandra-theatre-birmingham/#overview_tab
 
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I think I'll record Good Will Hunting. I've seen it loads of time, but never gets boring.

I'm going to record Frozen too, because even though I won't like it, I find it seems to end up in loads of conversations/or on TV comedy programmes, and I never get anything.
 
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I think I'll record Good Will Hunting. I've seen it loads of time, but never gets boring.

I'm going to record Frozen too, because even though I won't like it, I find it seems to end up in loads of conversations/or on TV comedy programmes, and I never get anything.
Well.
Enjoy Frozen Mayfair, lol
It's a masterpiece

(^^ sarcasm btw, lol)
 
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Well.
Enjoy Frozen Mayfair, lol
It's a masterpiece

(^^ sarcasm btw, lol)
If it doesn't get me in 5 seconds, I'm done with it! :LOL:
 
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If it doesn't get me in 5 seconds, I'm done with it! :LOL:
Oh no, you have to get to the bit with the song about building a snowman.
Just typing that sentence has put the song in my head.
Maybe better than my earlier earworm of 25 bottles of milk on the wall.
 
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Oh no, you have to get to the bit with the song about building a snowman.
Just typing that sentence has put the song in my head.
Maybe better than my earlier earworm of 25 bottles of milk on the wall.
If it has an earworm, then I simply cannot watch it. I already specialise in ear-wormings things that aren't even catchy! :prop:

(that's the most apt 'smiley' that I can find, AND it seems quite apt!)

thanks for the warning :LOL:
 
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Has anyone noticed how GPs: Behind Closed Doors pretty much always has the wrong synopsis on TV?

So it will say what people today's programme will have on, then no one with that description will be on the programme at all.

It is very strange.

Plus there is another tv programme in channel 5 tonight called in therapy with Coleen Nolan.

I saw another in therapy programme with Katie price and one with Kerry Catona. The one with Katie Price was not so good. The one with Karry Katona was more interesting. Bless her.
 
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Has anyone noticed how GPs: Behind Closed Doors pretty much always has the wrong synopsis on TV?

So it will say what people today's programme will have on, then no one with that description will be on the programme at all.

It is very strange.

Plus there is another tv programme in channel 5 tonight called in therapy with Coleen Nolan.


I saw another in therapy programme with Katie price and one with Kerry Catona. The one with Katie Price was not so good. The one with Karry Katona was more interesting. Bless her.
I recorded that.

I have no interest whatsoever, as I'm not into celebs, however I record a lot of things, and give them a few minutes. Sometimes things that look boring actually turn out to be interesting, and vice versa. I don't hold up much hope for this.
 
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I saw another in therapy programme with Katie price and one with Kerry Catona. The one with Katie Price was not so good. The one with Karry Katona was more interesting. Bless her.
I would NEVER watch anything about either of these :LOL:
 
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There is a new series about the best diet for you. I think it is called how to lose weight well on Channel 4. I managed to sit through a whole episode of it.

I like the presenters on it.

It is a bit like trust me I'm a doctor but it is all about trying out different diets.

This week they tried out the Asian diet, the French woman's diet, the WeighWatchers diet, the clean eating diet, the green smoothie diet and the bone broth diet.

I liked the look of the bone broth. I thought it was interesting that the butchers gave away the bones for free to it is a very good diet to go on if you don't have much money.

The clean eating diet and the weightwatchers diet were meant for long term weight loss and the men on those diets lost nearly 2 stone each in 4 months.

I couldn't see many people losing weight on the French woman's diet. It made me laugh, though. The woman doing that diet thought eating a croissant and tango orange for breakfast, along with a pain au chocolate was following the diet. She did mange to lose 6 pounds. She was not happy about that though. Plus you can only have a small glass of red wine 2 times a week. I think real French woman probably have red wine more than that!

I thought it was normal for French people to drink wine with their lunch everyday? (I am not trying to offend french people. This is what I was told.)

I remember being in France and eating French bread and cheese every day. Apparently it is all about portion size and slowing down to enjoy good food. You could do that with English food though.
 
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There were so many highlights of Christmas Tv though.

I enjoyed the morecambe and Wise special.

I didn't enjoy the outnumbered special. I used to like that programme and was looking forward to it but it was disappointing, not funny enough. Apparently they don't have as much ad libbing anymore. :(

There was we are going on a bear hunt. I am not a child so It wasn't really aimed at me. But I think there wouldn't be many children who would not have liked it.

I liked watching Harry Potter again. I think I might need to get it on DVD some time. I used to have it on DVD years ago but leant it out to people etc.
 
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10:45pm, Magic, Horror Channel. A deluded ventriliq - ventrol - ventrilogi - man who can talk without moving his lips (a ventriloquist - that's it) believes that his dummy is alive

Remember that ventriloquist on RADIO? He obviously didn't bother learning not to move his lips when talking since no-one could see him anyway - but then TV came along and he had to appear on it - oops!"

This is an excellent film. It stars Anthony Hopkins, Ann Margret and Burgess Meredith.

Anthony Hopkins plays a ventriloquist who is really funny and his manager wants to make him a star.

He knows that there is something wrong with his own mind though so he doesn't want to take the medical that is needed for the insurance.

So he leaves town and goes back to where he used to go as a child.

It is a deserted holiday let place. The only people are there are the man and woman who run it. The woman was the childhood sweetheart of the ventriloquist.

The ventriloquist wants to be with his childhood sweetheart again so he murders her husband.

He hides his body in the lake.

He is controlled by his ventriloquist dummy called fats.

His manager comes to see him and sees him deep in conversation with his dummy.

So he kills his manager to make sure no one finds out.

Then he kills himself.
 
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