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Mental health TV shows - Sat 11/1/2020 - Fri 17/1/2020



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Mental health TV shows - Sat 11/1/2020 - Fri 17/1/2020


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

1.40am, The Swimmer, Talking Pictures. A man decides to "swim" back to his house via his neighbour's swimming pools - but is actually unravelling psychologically.


9.25am, You Must Be Joking, Talking Pictures. A mad psychologist trains five misfits in an attempt to create the perfect soldier.

Comedy with Lionel Jeffries and Terry-Thomas.

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

9pm, Louis Theroux: America's Medicated Kids, W channel. Louis visits one of America's leading children's psychiatric treatment centres in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to discover why drugs are taking the place of old-fashioned parenting. He gets a glimpse of what life is like for 15-year-old Kaylee, diagnosed with ADHD, when she suspends her medication for a day.

9:35pm, Allo Allo - Rising to the Occasion, Yesterday. Spoof of Secret Army if you remember that old show. In this one, General Von Klinkerhoffen is declared insane and taken to the hospital's psychiatric ward.

The similarities between Secret Army and Allo Allo;

Events are set in a cafe in Occupied France (Belgium in Secret Army) with a male owner in WW2.

The invalid woman upstairs.

The uniformed policeman who secretly helps the Resistance.

The Resistance member who has different disguises

The wife of the cafe owner sings for the German officers (very badly in Allo Allo)

British airmen hide in the loft and even Germans searching for them somehow never look there.

The Gestapo all wear brimmed black hats and brown trenchcoats.

The leading Resistance woman has a brown trenchcoat, black beret, and bicycle (I'm sure Jan Francis from Secret Army got over it - she had moved on to Just Good Friends by that time).

The Gestapo and German Army (Luftwaffe in Secret Army) often double-cross each other.

The Germans steal a valuable painting from a local museum, but the Resistance paint a worthless copy and secretly swap them (a lot in Allo Allo).

The Resistance have a secret radio to contact London, which the Germans are somehow never able to pinpoint in several years of use from the same location.

3.05am, A Severed Head, Talking Pictures. The wine taster and merchant Martin Lynch-Gibbon is married to the shallow and spoiled Antonia Lynch-Gibbon, and loves his mistress Georgie Hands. Antonia is under therapy with Martin's best friend, the psychiatrist Palmer Anderson. One day, Antonia decides to ask for a divorce from Martin, to live with Palmer, but they want to keep Martin as their friend. When Palmer's sister Dr Honor Klein comes from Oxford to stay with her brother, she discloses the affair of Georgie, who was her student, and Martin to Palmer and Antonia. Meanwhile, Martin's brother Alexander Lynch-Gibbon has a love affair with Georgie, and Martin falls in unrequited love with Honor, but he discovers a secret about Palmer. Who will stay with whom in the end?


10.35pm, Ladhood, BBC 1. New series. Having started a fight with a stranger, for the crime of having a conversation with his girlfriend, Liam thinks back to his adolescence and where this toxic behaviour stems from.

Comedy written by and starring Liam Williams, which straddles two timelines to explore the roots of modern-day masculinity by delving into the memories of his own misspent adolescence.

1am, My Crazy Ex, Lifetime channel.


10pm, Being Gail Porter, BBC Scotland (available nationally e.g. Virgin 162). Gail Porter opens up about her past, hoping to understand her rise to celebrity and her fall into depression, anorexia, self-harming and homelessness.


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/

9pm, White House Farm, ITV 1. Drama series based on the 1985 Jeremy Bamber case where he tried to frame his mentally ill sister for several murders that he himself had committed - the police were initially fooled.

9pm, Get Out, Film 4. Black photographer Chris Washington is apprehensive as he prepares to meet the family of his white girlfriend Rose Armitage. Later at the Armitage house in rural upstate New York, Rose's brother Jeremy and their parents, neurosurgeon Dean and hypnotherapist Missy, make disconcerting comments about black people.

2017 horror.

(Spoiler - the denouement is more David Icke than Donald Trump - if there is a difference between those 2 that is)

10.35pm, Eating With My Ex - Celebrity Special, BBC 1. Past relationships examined

0.05am, Kerry Katona - In Therapy, Channel 5


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

9pm, Split, Film 4. Though Kevin (James McAvoy) has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist Dr Fletcher (Betty Buckley), there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all of the others. Compelled to abduct 3 teenage girls led by the wilful, observant Casey personality, Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him - as well as everyone around him - as the walls between his `compartments' shatter.

1am, My Crazy Ex, Lifetime channel.


9.30pm, Chris Packham - Forever Punk, BBC 4. The naturalist discusses his Asperger's Syndrome

11.50pm, The Mind of Mr Soames, Talking Pictures. Since his birth, 30 years ago, John Soames is in a coma. Now he's operated and brought to life in a neurologic clinic. A tense plan shall make him develop from a 30 years old baby to a man, but there's no time for the love and care a normal baby would receive. He manages to flee.


9.10am, 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)