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Mental health TV - Sat 23/5/2015 - Fri 29/5/2015



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1pm, Monk double-bill, FOX. Private investigator Adrian Monk, whose obsessive-compulsive disorder and Asperger's enables him to focus on minor details and solve even the most baffling of crime cases

Detective drama series set in San Francisco, starring Tony Shalhoub

The show obsessed with the errors of others had these errors itself this week;

When Monk opened the Get Well Soon card and it played the music to the nursery rhyme Polly Wolly Doodle, he never said that it had the same tune as the Boney M song Hooray Hooray It's a Holi-Holiday. Wikipedia knows that, look - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hooray!_Hooray!_It's_a_Holi-Holiday

When Stottenmeyer dunked that guy's tie in some soup, and so had to give him his own tie as a replacement, all of his stiff shirt collar came up as a result of him taking his tie off. But then hey presto! As he turned away and the camera shot changed, part of his shirt collar had somehow gone down again by itself

Possible allusion - one suspect was called John de Lancie - the name of the actor who played Q in some Star Trek franchises and who knows absolutely everything past, present, and future - so even cleverer than Monk then


7pm, Hoarding: Buried Alive, TLC

9pm, The Enfield Haunting, Sky Living. Supernatural drama set in 1977, based on the most documented account of poltergeist activity in British history.
Starring Timothy Spall, Matthew Macfadyen, Juliet Stevenson and Rosie Cavaliero.

Sceptics say that it was just hysterical/deceptive kids being photographed in the air as they bounced on a bed etc

From Wikipedia - `A photo allegedly depicting Janet "levitating" in mid air actually shows her bouncing on the bed as if it were a trampoline.'

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

11pm, Bedlam, Sky Livingit. Paranormal drama series, set in an apartment block converted from a pre-Victorian psychiatric hospital. Renovations awaken the spirits of former inmates who come back to reclaim what they believe to be rightfully theirs, and seek revenge on those who have wronged them.

Starring Will Young, Theo James and Charlotte Salt

0:20am, Psychoville, GOLD. Comedy thriller series, written by and starring The League of Gentlemen's Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton, focusing on the lives of five apparently unconnected characters. A blind recluse, a telekinetic dwarf, a hook-handed clown, a deranged midwife and a man-child obsessed with serial killers each receives a mysterious card bearing an anonymous message.

With Dawn French and Adrian Scarborough

1:40am, Tell Me You Love Me, Sky Atlantic. American drama about the lives and loves of three couples who all share the same therapist

(Subsequent episodes immediately follow)

2am, I Dated a Psycho, Crime and Investigation. Documentary series examining once-loving relationships that soured in terrifying fashion.

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)


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

6pm, Brain Games, National Geographic Channel. Documentary series with interactive experiments, illusions, and mind tricks revealing the inner workings of the human brain.

9pm, Trance, Channel 4. An art auctioneer uses hypnotherapy to help recover a lost painting, but his own memories of what happened becomes blurred.

Crime thriller directed by Danny Boyle

10:50pm, The Sixth Sense, Film 4. A child psychologist, disheartened after the suicide of a former patient, takes on the case of a terrified boy haunted by ghostly apparitions.

Director M Night Shyamalan's Oscar-nominated supernatural chiller stars Bruce Willis as the psychologist and features an impressive debut from Haley Joel Osment, who also received a nod from the Academy - as did Toni Collette, who stars as the youngster's worried mother. Shyamalan's penchant for unexpected twists has been criticised in recent years, but the uninitiated will be genuinely astounded by the outcome here.

With Olivia Williams and Donnie Wahlberg


4pm, Law & Order: Criminal Intent: In the Dark, FOX. Goren and Eames uncover a series of frauds during an investigation into the deaths of several homeless people. Further inquiries lead them to a woman in the early stages of dementia and a man willing to commit murder to demonstrate his devotion to her.

Starring Vincent D'Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe and Jamey Sheridan

8pm, Lewis: Down Among the Fearful - Part One, ITV 3. When psychologist Reuben Beatty is murdered while moonlighting as a psychic, Lewis and Hathaway struggle to unravel the victim's baffling double life. Dark forces appear to be at work, and not just in the afterlife.

Sanjeev Bhaskar guest stars in the first of a two-part episode, with Kevin Whately, Laurence Fox, Clare Holman and Rebecca Front

(I can't see a listing for Part 2)

9pm, Benefits Street, Channel 4. From Stockton On Tees

10pm, Call Me Crazy: A Five Film, Lifetime channel. Anthology of interconnected stories about people coping with mental illnesses. A schizophrenic law student is committed to an institution, a teenager helps her mother live with bipolar disorder, a comedian's wife tries to understand his depression, a woman returning home from hospital disrupts a family gathering, and a war veteran develops post-traumatic stress disorder.

Drama, starring Jennifer Hudson, Brittany Snow and Sarah Hyland

10pm, Stalker, Sky Living. The psychological thriller returns after a mid-series break. Perry is in custody for attacking Janice, and she questions him about the disturbing pictures he drew of Beth, while Ray receives a surprising visitor. Meanwhile, the TAU investigates the case of a mayor who believes his stalker could be a someone from his scandalous past.

Maggie Q and Erik Stocklin star

10:15pm, Psychobitches, Sky Arts 1. Comedy sketch show starring Rebecca Front as a psychiatrist who conducts therapy sessions with some of history's most famous women.

With Julia Davis, Sharon Horgan and Mark Gatiss

11pm, Wire in the Blood, ITV 3. Thrillers based on the novels by Val McDermid, starring Robson Green as eccentric clinical psychologist Dr Tony Hill, who possesses an eerie insight into the minds of murderers.


10am, Crimes That Shook Britain: Britain's Worst Crimes: The Russell Murders, CI channel


11am, Crimes That Shook Britain: Beverly Allitt, CI channel


4:45pm, Aces High, Film 4. A young recruit is thrilled to join the elite 76 Squadron under the command of renowned flying ace Gresham. However, the frequent deaths of the men under his command have taken their toll on Gresham, and the new arrival is shocked to find that he has turned to drink, with devastating implications for his judgment.

World War One drama, starring Malcolm McDowell, Christopher Plummer and Simon Ward

Joan Of Arc - God's Warrior, BBC 2, 9pm

9pm, We Need to Talk About Kevin, BBC Four. The disturbed Kevin Khatchadourian (Ezra Miller) is in prison after committing a massacre at his high school. His mother, Eva (Tilda Swinton), a once-successful travel writer, lives alone in a run-down house and works in a mall travel agency in a town near the prison, where she visits Kevin. Throughout his life, Kevin was detached and difficult. Eva had problems with identifying as a mother and has trouble bonding with Kevin, which affected his behaviour.


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/

6pm, Star Trek: Voyager: The Voyager Conspiracy, Syfy. Seven develops paranoid tendencies, and begins spreading unfounded rumours about captain Janeway, convinced that she is up to no good.

(The background to help you - Seven is now Human but a reclaimed Borg drone, much of whose Borg electronic implants had to be left within her body, one affecting her brain is malfunctioning. Voyager came to be stranded on the far side of the galaxy due to a creature called The Caretaker instantly transporting them there - they are trying to get to back to Earth and are now periodically in contact with Earth. Seven starts to allege that Janeway and The Caretaker were secretly in league all along and that Janeway is now getting secret plotting messages from Earth etc)

Sci-fi action with the starship crew, starring Kate Mulgrew and Jeri Ryan

Modern Earth parallel which Star Trek episodes tend to allude to - those people who say things like the victims of The Suffolk Strangler secretly knew where Bin Laden was hiding, and so had to be silenced in order to make sure that the US wouldn't invade Saudi Arabia, and that therefore would have time instead to secretly unleash the Ebola virus in Africa, which was invented by aliens imprisoned secretly in Area 51 by The Masons/The EU/The UN/Simon Cowell etc

Watch how Torres and Chakotay are initially taken in by Seven about captain Janeway - brilliant!

Then again I remember initially believing a documentary where Darth Vader voice James Earl Jones said that JFK was killed in a link to Watergate, and that there were 2 gunman but the second one cunningly shot JFK in exactly the same body places as Oswald in order to avoid detection!

Or something like that anyway.

(Certainly those Cuban burglars at the Watergate Building whom Nixon and Kissinger "only found out about later" should have fired a rifle out of a window at the police who came to arrest them - like Oswald "didn't fire a rifle out a window" at JFK)

Decide for yourself - The JFK Conspiracy (1992) - hosted by James Earl Jones - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucQqm0xIjZ4

(The US president Nixon decided to secretly burgle an office but didn't think to bring the police in on it. So how heart-warming - or totally stupid - was that? At least our police know to ignore burglar alarms when they go off - look at that Hatton Garden malakey)

Seven starts sounding like this bloke - conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on the Sunday Politics in a Bilderberg Group themed interview (which is "a secret govt which rules the whole world" etc) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znxWfhJOP0E


(Like the Watergate Scandal the Bilderberg Group are named after a building. Do you think that is entirely a coincidence? Well yes actually it is!)

Somehow that Alex Jones when on the BBC didn't notice that female Alex Jones presenter who works on the BBC - and say that there was a BBC conspiracy to turn him into a woman!


"Did Lee Harvey Oswald really do it?" - I say Yes

"Did Hitler escape?" - I say No

"Did the US Navy look for Hitler as far away as even Antarctica after the war?" - Yes they did

"Did they scour the whole of Antarctica in the search though?" - No

"So he could have been hiding there then - and maybe he still is. German U-boats could reach Argentina and Antarctica is just across a short sea strait from there" - To which I say - Have you ever been to Antarctica? - Hardly an ideal place to hide a redoubt force of 300 Tiger Tanks.

Hitler’s Antarctic base: the myth and the reality - https://wikileaks.org/gifiles/attach/49/49783_.pdf

9pm, PTSD: The Soldiers' Stories, Forces TV

9pm, Amnesia, True Entertainment. Psychological thriller mini-series, starring John Hannah as a policeman whose wife suddenly vanishes, leaving him trawling the streets in an increasingly desperate attempt to find her. However, he soon becomes drawn into a deeper mystery - and is haunted by terrifying nightmares.

With Jemma Redgrave, Brendan Coyle and Anthony Calf

(Concludes the following day)

9pm, Bates Motel, Universal Channel. Widow Norma Bates and her shy teenage son Norman seek a fresh start in a coastal town filled with secrets.

Horror series set as a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock's movie Psycho, starring Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga.

10pm, The Job Centre, Channel 4. One in Bradford

10pm, Mind Games, Sky 2. Drama series about two brothers who run a problem-solving firm that employs solutions based on psychological manipulation.

10.55pm, Psycho, Film 4. The Hitchcock thriller

3am, Terror in the Family, True Movies 1. A girl struggles to control her anger as her family's problems build up, and eventually inflicts physical abuse on her parents. As her mother hits the bottle and her father throws himself into his work to escape his family, the youngster is sent to live with a relative, where she begins the task of putting her life in order.

Emotional drama, starring Joanna Kerns, Dan Lauria, Hilary Swank and Kathleen Wilhoite


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

3pm, Haven't We Met Before?, True Entertainment. A disturbed man causes concern when he claims he's responsible for a series of murders, and that he's the vengeance-hungry reincarnation of an executed 19th-century criminal. But his bizarre story soon begins to make horrifying sense, thrusting a dedicated cop into a race against the clock.

Taut thriller, adapted from a novel by Mary Higgins Clark, starring Nicolette Sheridan, Page Fletcher and Anthony Lemke

3pm, Perception: Pilot, Alibi. First episode of the US crime drama, starring Eric McCormack as a neuroscience professor suffering from schizophrenia, who helps an FBI agent solve baffling cases

(The next one is the following day etc)

So another one of my abstract examples to test yourself over then - can you see this abstract concept?

Number 44. (Air Hockey) Ryder Cup Golf Makes Everyone Cross


UK liberals (at Westminster and in Fleet Street etc) will rant at Yanks in general (and at its govt in particular) if The Ryder Cup occurs whilst a Republican is in The White House.


UK conservatives (at Westminster and in Fleet Street etc) will rant at Yanks in general (and at its govt in particular) if The Ryder Cup occurs whilst a Democrat is in The White House.

(Check past Ryder Cups and you'll see that typical pattern)

Currently of course, Barack Obama (a Democrat) is in The White House

Explained in simpler form;

Ryder Cup + Republican in the White House = UK liberals will rant at Yanks
Ryder Cup + Democrat in the White House = UK conservatives will rant at Yanks

So the $64, 000 question being this;

COULD knowing that transparent information in ANY way assist Al Qaeda etc (enemies of both The UK and US) in some nefarious but practical way above what Al Qaeda already does and attempts to do?

Remember that The Ryder Cup (with significant prominent targets present such as Tiger Woods etc) occurs on a date, time, and at a venue transparently known WELL in advance (about 2 years in advance if not more?)

And although knowing beforehand whether a Democrat or a Republican will occupy The White House can't be called outright on demand, ONCE the president IS picked (in the early November of the same year as The Summer Olympics etc and so can be calculated centuries hence) EVEN force majeure factors such as The Grim Reaper (JFK) or removal by Impeachment (Nixon) WON'T remove the PARTY (Democrat or Republican) elected to The White House for 4 subsequent years.

Such force majeure simply means somebody from the SAME Party is picked to serve out the remaining term, the vice-president if available (so vice-president Lyndon Johnson replaced the Democrat JFK - and with Nixon both he and the vice-president resigned but eventual replacement Gerald Ford was a Republican too etc).

(A new president once elected in a November doesn't actually become president until January)

In terms of that US presidential executive power, I think the concept works like this - if The Ryder Cup occurs in an election year but takes place AFTER the election but BEFORE the inauguration, it is the WINNING presidential candidate who is then ranted at by respective Limeys due to The Ryder Cup - not a losing or a two-time incumbent who although STILL officially the president serves as a lame duck until the following January.

(A winner and an outgoing two-time incumbent can sometimes be from the SAME Party of course - e.g. Bush Snr succeeding Reagan a fellow Republican - and if a Democrat wins next time that will occur too etc).

That overall pattern can be checked of course - but can The Ryder Cup ever even occur in that stated way anyway? Later than November?


Either Liam Fox/The Daily Mail etc will massively rant at Yanks, or Ken Livingstone/The Daily Mirror etc will massively rant at Yanks - we know WHICH one and WHEN.

e.g. Liam Fox causing Yank trouble at a KNOWN time - now the city of Bath is near his Constituency or actually in it? It has LOTS of Yank tourists - very famous for it actually - so The Tourist Board for that city could be made to turn on him somehow when he starts ranting at Yanks on cue?

The fact that you can PREDICT his damaging actions (remember conditionally dictated merely by a golf game occurring and who occupies The White House at the time) should in theory severely annoy them when pointed out and proved.

I can't easily see how Al Qaeda etc would find that knowledge specifically useful though (e.g. if merely wanting to attack Tiger Woods etc it doesn't help them in any way which I can see) - HOW could it be useful to them?

Though I suppose you COULD in theory argue that typically, far MORE Daily Mail/The Times etc readers actually attend The Ryder Cup as spectators than Daily Mirror/The Independent etc readers (golf is that type of sport - it appeals to UKIP types?)

So, on those conditional occasions when egged on by Right-wing Fleet Street newspapers to be more boisterous etc than otherwise against the Yanks etc AT a Ryder Cup venue itself in The UK (i.e. when a Democrat is in The White House), that would create MORE "cover" than otherwise for a sniper etc to get close to the players?

A calmer UKIP-inspired crowd though (Republican in The White House) would in theory lessen a sniper from being able to sneak about the course area like that unnoticed - the sniper in theory wouldn't actually need to be IN the venue itself and so need to smuggle the rifle into the venue.

In fact just entering the venue and then picking up a handy heavy object and hurling it at a player whilst taking advantage of the specifically boisterous distractions might suffice.

(There was a past Ryder Cup occasion in the US when about 50 women prematurely ran onto the course and disrupted a game which technically hadn't finished? That behaviour would aid a far-off sniper due to distracting all the security officials etc - definitely. Or just run onto the course with them and then attack the player with some object - I say such incursions in the UK are MORE likely when a Democrat is in The White House and the Daily Mail etc egging it on will be a PROVEN factor).

Yes - that is `The Air Hockey Game' concept demonstrated as an example - ostensibly all rather frightening of course, but NOT so frightening at all merely if YOU see something viable like that BEFORE the terrorist can - and point it out.

Constantly doing that in itself will end the threats (the concept is like inoculation - a "harmless strain" of a viable threat is transparently introduced so that any REAL version of that threat can then be spotted in time and dealt with - especially if 60 million people start doing it just to humiliate The Daily Mail).

It will run Fleet Street and Westminster to absolute havoc hell of course - but hey, as they say themselves - they didn't start The War On Terror and keeping seeing us mere citizens as the problem.

(The Daily Mail CAN'T support 90 Days detention etc and then STILL perform the existing algorithm over The Ryder Cup - will be outed as total fraud re National Security in front of everyone)

But our dopey Police don't understand that abstract game - and so won't until Tiger Woods gets shot by Al Qaeda etc.

At which point David Cameron will line his pockets in the resulting war - like Tony Blair did last time.

6pm, House: Half-Wit, Sky Atlantic. A musician is admitted with muscle contractions in his hand and the doctors learn he developed a gift for playing the piano after a childhood accident left him with brain damage. A series of scans reveals the right side of the patient's brain could be removed, but at the cost of his talent.

8pm, Born Naughty?, Channel 4. Consultant paediatrician Dr Ravi Jayaram and family GP Dr Dawn Harper set out to help families determine whether their children's behavioural problems stem from undiagnosed medical conditions such as autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or setbacks in the parenting process

9pm, The Jinx - The Life And Deaths Of Robert Durst, Sky Atlantic. The millionaire who had 3 people around him mysteriously die - and it is now suspected that he actually murdered them!

On March 14th 2015, Durst was re-arrested in New Orleans, Louisiana, on a first-degree murder warrant signed by a Los Angeles judge. Durst, who is being held in a prison mental-health unit outside of New Orleans, also faces both federal and Louisiana weapons charges. He has previously been diagnosed with Aspergers

10pm, Seven Psychopaths, Channel 4. A gangster's Shih Tzu dog is mistakenly kidnapped by an unexpected screenwriter friends, much to his discontent.

Starring Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell and Christopher Walken.

10pm, Naked and Afraid, Discovery Channel. Two naked survivalists struggle in a "psychological experiment" - in how many men switch over once the woman in the pair quits (the show is pixelated)

(They somehow keep finding hunter women to be in this - so I'm assuming that news of the subsequent lucrative Playboy offers etc has got around)

10:15pm, Psychobitches, Sky Arts 1. Comedy sketch show starring Rebecca Front as a psychiatrist who conducts therapy sessions with some of history's most famous women.

With Julia Davis, Sharon Horgan and Mark Gatiss

11pm, Hawaii Five-0: Wahine'inoloa, Sky 1. The recent version of the crime series.

In this one, a man's body is found burned in a sugar-cane field, and phone records lead the police team to his psychiatrist, the smart and seductive Dr Olivia Victor.

McGarrett is convinced that the woman is somehow responsible for her patient's demise, but she proves more than a match for the determined detective.

2:20am, Donnie Darko, Horror Channel. 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


9pm, Twelve Monkeys, Syfy. The recent series. A time traveller from 2035 AD journeys back to the 1990's to discover the cause of a deadly disease that ravaged the world, only to be thrown into an asylum. He meets a fellow patient who may hold the key to his mission, but the more time he spends in the past, the more he comes to question whether he really is from the future or simply delusional.

9pm, Psycho Kitty (er - right), DMAX. Cat behaviourist Pam Johnson-Bennett and co-host Chris Duchaine instruct viewers in cat training.

The next week;


9pm, Shutter Island, Channel 4. U.S marshals Teddy Daniels (Leonardo Di Caprio) and Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo) investigate the disappearance of a criminally insane patient on a prison island. Deceived by the hospital administrator and cut off from the world by a storm, inmate riots occur and Daniels begins to doubt everything, even his partner and his own sanity.