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Mental health TV - Sat 13/12/2014 - Fri 19/12/2014

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Saturday

2:20pm, Captain Newman MD, ITV 4. As an American Army psychiatrist stationed on an airbase during the final months of World War the Second World War faces a constant battle with bureaucracy as the army fails to recognise the seriousness of his patients' conditions. Fortunately, he has a resourceful corporal on hand to beg, borrow or steal much-needed resources.

Comedy drama, starring Gregory Peck, Tony Curtis, Bobby Darin and Angie Dickinson



7pm, Hoarding: Buried Alive, TLC




8pm, What Women Want, BBC Two. 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




9pm, I Dated a Psycho, Crime and Investigation. Documentary series examining once-loving relationships that soured in terrifying fashion.



9pm, Hope Springs, Channel 4. 2012 comedy starring Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep as a long-married couple who attend counselling to discuss the fate of their future.

(This is not the 2003 Colin Firth comedy with the same name)



10pm, Good Will Hunting, Film 4. An aggressive and unstable genius refuses to make use of his gifts to improve his life, preferring to work as a janitor than turn his back on his neighbourhood and best friend. He forms a tempestuous friendship with the unconventional psychologist who helps him come to terms with his mental talents and his past traumas.

Uplifting drama from director Gus Van Sant, starring Matt Damon and Ben Affleck - who won an Academy Award for the script they penned together - alongside Minnie Driver and fellow Oscar recipient Robin Williams




10pm, The Town That Caught Tourette's, Really



11pm, The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin - , Yesterday. Classic Seventies comedy, starring Leonard Rossiter as the executive stuck in a middle-aged crisis rut and eager to change the world

(The next one is on Sunday and then the next weekend etc)



3:30am, Taxi, CBS Drama. US sitcom series set in a taxi firm. The Latkas Gravas character is from a fictional European country where they don't speak English. His dissociative identity disorder (multiple personality disorder) was conceived late in the series as a result of actor Andy Kaufman expressing boredom at portraying Latka. This allowed him to broaden his comedic abilities with alternate personas.
(New York City taxi-drivers are often notoriously foreign - or that is the stereotype which this character plays into)



Sunday


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



11:35am, Captain Newman MD, ITV 4. As an American Army psychiatrist stationed on an airbase during the final months of World War the Second World War faces a constant battle with bureaucracy as the army fails to recognise the seriousness of his patients' conditions. Fortunately, he has a resourceful corporal on hand to beg, borrow or steal much-needed resources.

Comedy drama, starring Gregory Peck, Tony Curtis, Bobby Darin and Angie Dickinson



3pm, Bonds of Love, True Entertainment. A mentally disabled man defies the wishes of his over-protective family and the authorities to continue his romance with a woman whose previous marriages brought abuse and heartache.

Fact-based drama, starring Kelly McGillis, Treat Williams, Steve Railsback and Hal Holbrook



3pm, The Ronnie O'Sullivan Show, British Eurosport 2. The snooker play has depression but won the last tournament he was in



5pm, David's Mother, True Entertainment. An over-protective mother struggles to reconcile her insecurity with the needs of her mentally impaired teenage son as she faces sending him to a special school.

Tearjerker, starring Kirstie Alley, Sam Waterston, Phylicia Rashad and Stockard Channing





9pm, TNA Impact Wrestling, Challenge TV. American wrestling.

(Repeated on Tuesday at 11pm)

The story so far - wrestler and demented stalker Samuel Shaw has been stalking the attractive female ring announcer Christie Hemme (by setting up a secret shrine to her in his house etc - which she then accidently discovered). Knight in shining armour (or actually shining lycra to be more accurate) wrestler Mister Anderson rode to the rescue. The two men have since been feuding.

During a resulting "Padded Van Match" aka a "Committed Match" (where you have to throw your opponent inside an ambulance which has padded interior walls and then lock them inside) the goodie wrestler Mister Anderson won by doing that to baddie crazed stalker wrestler Samuel Shaw.

You win that type of bout by forcing your opponent into the padded ambulance as I say, and the loser (locked inside) is then transported under flashing lights and sirens to a mental institution!

We saw scenes of Samuel Shaw simply sitting catatonic in the padded-room of a mental home, and he was dressed in a strait-jacket too!
Fellow wrestler Gunner began talking to him there and counselling him

See what the next stage of this wrestling storyline is.

Latest - Shaw has now turned on Gunner and has a woman helping him!

American wrestling, so subtle - eh? Anyone would think it was all fixed.





10:05pm, The Holiday, ITV 1. Nancy Meyers's romantic comedy features Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet as two recently depressed single women residing either side of the pond, who decide to take part in a house exchange over the holidays. In their new locations, both women unexpectedly encounter prospective partners, in the form of Jude Law and Jack Black, but as the house swap draws to a close, difficult decisions must be made about the blossoming romances.



10pm, Mind Control, Discovery Science, Using psychological techniques from hypnosis to the Barnum effect, this programme will expose the inner workings of the human mind



11pm, Cracker, ITV 3.



12am, Star Trek: The Next Generation: Frame of Mind, CBS Action. Riker finds himself cast as an inmate of a mental asylum in one of Dr Crusher's plays. However, he soon finds fantasy and reality blurring into one!

Sci-fi adventure, starring Jonathan Frakes





3am, Amnesia, True Movies 2. A policeman is left distraught after his wife's sudden disappearance on their fifth wedding anniversary, and strives tirelessly to discover what has happened to her. However, his efforts seem to be in vain and, despite suffering from terrifying hallucinations, he's forced to return to work - where he quickly becomes obsessed with the strange case of a man who also vanished in mysterious circumstances.

Could the two cases be linked, or is he clutching at straws?

Psychological thriller, starring John Hannah, Jemma Redgrave and Brendan Coyle.

Concludes tomorrow





Monday

4pm, Brain Doctors: Emergency, Really




10pm, Injustice, A criminal barrister struggles at work whilst he recovers from a nervous breakdown.

Psychological thriller series, starring James Purefoy and Dervla Kirwan.



10pm, Stalker, Sky Living. Homicide detective Jack Larsen teams up with troubled-yet-knowledgeable detective Beth Davis - and together they encounter stalkers of every shape, size and age. All the while struggling to keep their own compulsions at bay.

Psychological thriller series, starring Maggie Q and Dylan McDermott




1am, Do No Harm, Watch. TV series with a Jeykyll and Hyde theme




1.25am, The Per-vert's Guide to Ideology, Channel 4. A 2012 British documentary film written and presented by Slovene philosopher and psychoanalyst Slavoj Žižek. Through psychoanalysis, Žižek explores the mechanisms which shape what we believe and how we behave in a cultural sense.

Some of the featured films;

Triumph of the Will (1935) - Nazi propaganda

The Eternal Jew (1940) - ditto

Brief Encounter (1945) - at the end of the war many couples had grown apart

The Searchers (1956) - very anti Native American cowboy film

The Sound of Music (1965) - I'm the only person I know who has never seen this film!

If.... (1969) - notorious film about posh schools and the class system. See below for the You Tube link

MASH (1970) - set in the Korean War but it became an allegory of the Vietnam War

Zabriskie Point (1970) - starts off coherent, but becomes incoherent - anti State and anti Capitalist sentiments and themes

Cabaret (1972) - a weird one about bohemian Berlin under early Nazi rule - won loads of Oscar and made Liza Minelli

A Clockwork Orange (1971) - a satire which backfired when it was taken literally - like that Brass Eye episode about child abuse

Jaws (1975) - a shark terrorises the US coast

Brazil (1985) - not about the South American country - but a man who fights overwhelming bureaucracy, but where a minor argument over a comma etc eventually lands him in prison. (That recent family who ran off to Spain to treat their cancer suffering boy but were locked up instead - that reminded me of this film)

Full Metal Jacket (1987) - Vietnam War movie - refers to a type of rifle bullet

They Live (1988) - only one man can see aliens in human form who secretly tell everyone what to buy in supermarkets etc via subliminal messages (so obviously they must've gone into overdrive with that Black Friday the other week). Also the paper money has influential secret messages written on it too saying what to buy with it etc - presumably alluding to the Masonic imagery on real US bank-notes. The wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper played the lead - a weird one.

Titanic (1997) - this expensive one was in danger of flopping and bankrupting 20th Century Fox - but a massive worldwide hype campaign by studio owner Rupert Murdoch turned things around - did you fall for the hype?


Someone has put the If movie online here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmoHv8Mf_-o

(The famous cafe scene - the waitress says she's a `tiger' but the music playing in the background is clearly African - so a Zoological and Geographical fail there - we all know that tigers are from Hull)




Tuesday


8pm, Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners, Channel 4



9pm, Psychobitches, Sky Arts 1. Double-bill. The return of the comedy sketch show in which Rebecca Front stars as long-suffering psychiatrist holding therapy sessions with history's most famous women



10pm, Deadly Suspicion, 5 USA. The estranged members of the Danville family are reunited when their patriarch, a prominent politician, is murdered. However, one of them is missing - an unstable daughter who was abandoned in a mental institution years before. When news reaches them that she escaped on the night of the killing, they realise she could be the culprit - and they could be next.

Thriller, starring Marilu Henner, Emily Bergl and Matt Keeslar




0.05am, Wreckers, BBC 1. Movie (2011). A woman discovers a dark side to her husband's past when they take in his brother, a traumatised former soldier.

Drama, starring Claire Foy, Benedict Cumberbatch and Shaun Evans




0.25am, Spike Milligan: Love, Light and Peace, BBC 4. Documentary offering a personal portrait of the truly unique and erratic comedian, as told in his own words and featuring exclusive home movie footage. With contributions from those who worked with him, lived with him and were inspired by him

(A compilation show follows)




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




6pm, Law & Order: Criminal Intent: See Me, FOX. A psychiatrist is found murdered, leading Goren and Eames to suspect an ophthalmologist may be involved, especially when they realise that his research into schizophrenia could be masking mental health problems of his own.

Crime drama, starring Vincent D'Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe




8pm, Saving Hope, Watch. Totally far-fetched series. When the chief of surgery at a hospital falls into a coma, his fiancée and fellow surgeon takes up the challenge of running the hospital - with only the helpful intervention of his spirit to guide her and which others can't see or hear!
As I say for a whole series!

(Inspired by Dallas where someone dreamt a year of episodes?)



9pm, Benefits Britain, Channel 5



10pm, My Crazy Christmas Obsession, Channel 5




11:35pm, The Entity, Horror Channel. A woman is inexplicably subjected to repeated attacks by a terrifying invisible force. While friends and family are convinced she is losing her mind, she turns to a team of parapsychologists for help.

Fact-based psychological thriller, starring Barbara Hershey, Ron Silver and Jacqueline Brooks

Based on the strange case of Doris Bither - The Real Entity Case | Dr. Barry Taff's Official Site

(That article does mention her drug and alcohol use - which is the logical explanation of events)




4:30am, Fit to Rule, BBC Two. Lucy Worsley presents six short films examining the impact the mental and physical health of monarchs, including Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I, Charles I, and George III, has had on history. She also explores how childbirth has always been one of the royal family's greatest biological challenges




Thursday

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



5pm, House: Baggage, Sky Atlantic. The cantankerous medic receives a visit at work from his therapist, Dr Nolan. The pair discuss House's most recent case, which involved a woman who arrived at the hospital with an unexplained illness and no recollection of who she was - forcing the staff to piece together her identity.

Medical drama starring Hugh Laurie




8pm, The Mrs Bradley Mysteries: Laurels Are Poison, Drama channel. Amateur sleuth and professional psychologist Mrs Bradley is asked to give a lecture at her old school, but her visit takes an unexpected turn after a teacher is murdered during a production of the Mikado. When she and her chauffeur George investigate, they uncover a tangled web of skulduggery and secret affairs.

Detective drama, based on the novel by Gladys Mitchell, starring Diana Rigg, Neil Dudgeon, Peter Davison and David Tennant



9pm, Hammer House of Horror: The Mark of Satan, Horror Channel. Edwyn is sure that the number 9 is used in the conspiracy as some form of code by The Devil

(This is eek! You have been warned)




Friday

12pm, Diagnosis Murder: Delusions of Murder, Alibi. Dr Sloan discovers a manipulative killer posing as a psychiatrist, who uses hypnotism to lure his victims to their deaths!

Whodunit, starring Dick Van Dyke



2pm, The Streets of San Francisco: The Programming of Charlie Blake, CBS Action. An unscrupulous psychiatrist kills his wife, and compounds that felony by hypnotising an innocent patient into taking the blame!

Vintage detective drama, starring Karl Malden


The US has something of an obsession with hypnosis-related murders, mainly due to a famous book and film about it called The Manchurian Candidate, and also the assassination of JFK's brother Robert Kennedy by Palestinian immigrant Sirhan Sirhan in 1968, who had hypnotised himself to help in committing the murder (he was armed with a small pistol whose short range of accuracy would offer almost no chance of escape afterwards since he would have to fire from very close up and so had to be very determined mentally) - obviously conspiracy theories exist that he was hypnotised by sinister others into doing it. Israel being the obvious cited villain, as making Sirhan do it would stoke hatred of the Palestinians by Americans as a result.

(And there's another version saying that a woman in a polka-dot dress with a Mexican bloke did it or something. Sirhan fired at point-blank range during a crowded political convention and was immediately wrestled to the floor still clutching the gun but somehow the various tales about who did it still never end. The woman in the dress is cited because she was seen running away afterwards - but wouldn't you run away if you heard a gun-shot?)

Paul McKenna's act never really caught on in the US because whilst we tended to laugh at the hypnotised people doing things they normally wouldn't, American TV audiences tended to sit in stunned silence - obviously recalling The Manchurian Candidate and the RFK murder




9pm, Untamed Love, True Drama. Compelling drama based on a true story, starring Cathy Lee Crosby as a special needs teacher who forms a close bond with a violent girl traumatised by years of physical and psychological abuse.

With Ashlee Lauren, John Getz and Richard Fancy




1am, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Channel 4. A women is damaged psychologically after leaving a cult.




The next week;



Saturday

9pm, Donnie Darko, Syfy. A disturbed teenager finds himself thrown into confusion as he's plagued by visions of a sinister giant rabbit that forces him to commit wanton acts of destruction in the community. Excellent, inspired fantasy which packs an unexpected emotional punch and creates a stunning, dreamlike atmosphere.

Jake Gyllenhaal is simply brilliant in the lead, alongside real-life sister Maggie, plus Jena Malone, Daveigh Chase, Holmes Osborne and Mary McDonnell. Patrick Swayze, Drew Barrymore and Noah Wyle also appear
 
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