Mental health TV - Sat to Wed



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

11pm, A Severed Head (1971), Talking Pictures TV. Antonia Lynch-Gibbon, wife of upper-crust wine dealer Martin, falls in love with her husband's best friend, noted psychiatrist Palmer Anderson. While both Palmer and Antonia would like to remain in Martin's life, he has some secrets of his own: namely, a mistress called Georgie, whom his womanising brother also desires. All the while, Palmer's sister seems to know everyone's business.

11:35pm, Regression, Film 4. In 1990 in small-town Minnesota a teenage girl (Emma Watson) has accused her father (David Dencik) of abuse. As the detective in charge of her case (Ethan Hawke) and the psychologist assisting him (David Thewlis) probe further they seem to uncover a diabolical conspiracy.

11.50pm, Celebrities in Therapy, 5 Select.

0.05am, Paul Burrell - In Therapy, Channel 5

1.15am, Steph & Dom: Can Cannabis Save Our Son?, 4 Seven. Following former Gogglebox stars Steph and Dom Parker as they try to help their 18-year-old son Max, who has severe epilepsy and suffers more than 100 seizures a day - any one of which could be fatal. Medicinal marijuana is being used to reduce or even eliminate the deadly seizures, but, like thousands of families across the UK, they are currently being refused this treatment. The film follows Steph, Dom and daughter Honor as they try to work out just how effective medicinal cannabis could be.


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

12.50pm, Ride the Tiger: A Guide Through the Bipolar Brain, PBS. The reality of living with bipolar disorder, what science knows about how the illness manifests in the human brain, and how it might be treated.

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, Louis Theroux - A Different Brain, Really.


4.05pm, Only Fools and Horses - Modern Men, GOLD. Del buys a new manual to help him show Raquel more appreciation and give him the confidence to make positive decisions. Unfortunately, as a result of such upbeat thinking, the Trotters' cash flow hits an all-time low and an angry punter is left baying for blood.

The second part of the Christmas 1996 trilogy (the first part immediately precedes this), starring David Jason, Tessa Peake-Jones and Nicholas Lyndhurst.

9pm, The Radical Story of Patty Hearst : Part One: The Kidnapping, PBS America. An extraordinary tale - (in the 1970's) Patty Hearst, the 19-year-old daughter of one of the richest and most powerful families in the US and the granddaughter of media magnate William Randolph Hearst, is kidnapped and held hostage by the mysterious `Symbionese Liberation Army' (a fringe cult-like Left-wing organisation who sought co-operative `symbiosis' for Humanity).

She was then seen by witnesses `assisting' the group in later terrorism and bank robberies etc whilst armed herself - and debate rages to this day as to whether she was brainwashed into doing it by her captors, or became a natural convert, or acted under duress throughout, or merely feigned co-operation in the crimes in order to assist herself with any later escape attempt she was planning. See which version this show supports. Adding to the debate is the fact that whenever she fired her gun no-one was actually hit whereas the other members did shoot people - so was that due to duress or was she just a poor shot since an initially unwilling recruit?

(The following episode is the following day)

Patty Hearst - Wikipedia

1am, My Crazy Ex, Lifetime channel.


10pm, Stalked - Murder In Slow Motion, Channel 5. Three-part documentary series telling the stories of young women killed by their stalkers, with first-hand accounts from their close friends and family. The first episode focuses on the tragic story of Molly McLaren, a 23-year-old university student who was stalked for weeks by her ex boyfriend Joshua Stimpson, before he stabbed her 75 times in broad daylight.

The jury had been told Stimpson took his parents splitting up very badly and the feeling of abandonment from his mother leaving was "more significant than it might have been for others". In the years that followed, he was repeatedly referred to a mental health clinic in Gillingham, and had a "hypersensitivity to any rejection". However psychiatrist Dr Philip Joseph said Stimpson did not have a personality disorder but has narcissistic traits and showed "no remorse" for killing Ms McLaren.


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

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

9pm, The Undateables, Channel 4

9pm, Behind Closed Doors: Through the Eyes of the Child, BBC 2. Anna Hall follows children and their families as they go through the emotional aftermath of domestic violence. Four children open up about what they witnessed and experienced, and the ongoing effect this has on them throughout their childhoods, including 13-year-old Zara, who was surrounded by domestic abuse at home for the first eight years of her life.

10pm, Pure, Channel 4. Comedy drama series following 24-year-old Marnie, a young woman plagued by intrusive sexual thoughts in the form of an obsessive compulsive disorder, nicknamed Pure O.

11pm, The Mind of Mr. Soames, Talking Pictures TV. Scientists clash over an accelerated education programme made for a 30-year-old man who has been in a coma since birth.