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Mental health TV over the festive period

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The documentary film Status Anxiety (2004), presented by Alain de Botton and based on his book of the same name. We are richer than ever before. We live longer, own more property and induldge in greater luxuries. So why aren't we getting any happier? One concern, above all, keeps us awake at night: status. Am I a success? Have I made it? Do I have the right car, the right clothes? Do people think I'm a loser and should I really care? Writer and presenter Alain de Botton challenges the idea that what we do, where we live and what we own, should define our status and determine our happiness.

2 hours 23 minutes -


Saturday

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


2:20am, The Protectors - For the Rest of Your Natural, ITV 4. The Contessa is held captive by a deranged killer who puts her `on trial' in a bizarre act of vengeance.

Drama, starring Nyree Dawn Porter.


Sunday

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


9pm, The Case of Sally Challen, BBC 2. In 2010 Surrey mother-of-two Sally Challen bludgeoned her husband Richard to death as he sat eating lunch at the kitchen table, and was found guilty of murder at her trial in 2011. This documentary follows her appeal against the conviction, with her new defence lawyers arguing that she was the victim of Richard's coercive control, a newly understood type of psychological abuse, and that she should be in prison for manslaughter, not murder.


10pm, Why We Hate, Discovery, 10pm.


10.50pm, Fear in the Night (1972), Talking Pictures. A young woman recovering from a nervous breakdown moves with her husband to a boys' school, and finds herself being terrorized by a mysterious one-armed man, but nobody believes her.


4:45am, NCIS: New Orleans - Second Line, Channel 5. A naval psychologist is found dead in close proximity to a traditional funeral procession.


Monday

6.20pm, A Beautiful Mind, Film 4. Russell Crowe stars in a multi-Oscar-winning biopic of John Nash, the brilliant US mathematician who battled paranoid schizophrenia and won the Nobel Prize in Economics.


9pm, NCIS: New Orleans - The Accident, FOX. The officers are called in to investigate after a clinical trial of brain implants in veterans is hacked.


0.20am, Manchurian Candidate, BBC. 2. The 1962 brainwashing saga


1am, My Crazy Ex, Lifetime channel.


Tuesday

9pm, Hoarders - Landfill In My Living Room, Channel 5


Wednesday 25/12/2019

3.30pm, Columbo - A Deadly State of Mind, 5 USA. A psychiatrist who specializes in hypnosis murders the husband of his mistress. and convinces her to lie to the police. It's up to Lt Columbo to discover the truth.


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


11:55pm, Steaming, Talking Pictures. 3 women wrestle with their own personal crises while trying to save the sauna they frequent from being closed down.

Drama, starring Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles and Diana Dors.


Thursday

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


1.20pm, Columbo - A Deadly State of Mind, 5 USA. A psychiatrist who specializes in hypnosis murders the husband of his mistress. and convinces her to lie to the police. It's up to Lt Columbo to discover the truth.


1am, My Crazy Ex, Lifetime channel.


Friday

9pm, Perception, 5 USA. Dr. Daniel Pierce is an eccentric neuropsychiatrist who uses his unique outlook to help the federal government solve complex criminal cases.


9pm, Bridget Jones's Baby, 5 Star


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

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

0.25am, Gemma Collins - In Therapy, Channel 5


Daily

9.30am, 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)



The next week;

Sat 28/12/2019

9pm, Mystique - Michael Hutchence, BBC 2. The pop star who suffered a brain injury


Sun 29/12/2019

11pm, What Women Want, Channel 5. Mel Gibson starts to here the thoughts of women near him


1.45am, Louis Theroux Extreme Love - Autism, W channel


Tuesday night (New Year's Eve) 31/12/2019

1.25am, Psycho, TCM. The 1960 movie

(Spoiler - during the struggle between the 2 men at the denouement watch how Anthony Perkin's wig isn't coming loose quickly enough just via the struggle itself to fall off and thereby reveal the truth of who the killer is - so the actor rather helpfully shakes his head a bit to help it come off and fall to the floor!)


Wednesday (New Year's Day) 1/1/2020

9pm, Bridget Jones's Diary, Channel 5
 
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