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Mental health TV shows - Sat 13/9/2020 to Fri 18/9/2020

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Mental health TV shows - Sat 13/9/2020 to Fri 18/9/2020


Netflix - Ratched. Prequel to One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. In 1947 Mildred Ratched begins working as a nurse at a leading psychiatric hospital - but beneath her stylish exterior lurks a growing darkness.

Starring Sarah Paulson, Finn Wittrock, Judy Davis

Here - www.netflix.com/gb/title/80213445



Saturday

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



Sunday

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


9pm, Bull, Fox. Brilliant, brash, and charming, Dr. Bull is the ultimate puppet master as he combines psychology, human intuition, and high-tech data to learn what makes jurors, attorneys, witnesses, and the accused tick.


0.05am, The Radical Story Of Patty Hearst double bill, PBS, The US magazine empire heiress who was kidnapped by an armed cult, and who then decided to become a fully fledged member of them!



Monday

7pm, Mindful Escapes: Breathe Release Restore, BBC 4. Immersive viewing experience, featuring a combination of sequences from natural history programmes with narration from Buddhist monk Andy Puddicombe.


9pm, Shut In, Horror channel. A widowed child psychologist lives an isolated existence in rural New England


10pm, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Home, 5 USA. A bystander is killed in a robbery, traumatising his mentally ill wife, who is later suspected of physically abusing their child.


10pm, Elizabeth Is Missing, BBC Scotland (also on Freeview etc). Glenda Jackson as Maud - a woman struggling with dementia who must attempt to piece together what has happened to her best friend Elizabeth. After Elizabeth goes missing, Maud is convinced that something terrible has occurred, and she sets out to solve the mystery, all the while fighting against time as her dementia worsens. As Maud becomes more forgetful, the distinctions between past and present begin to blur - and she begins to wonder whether the mystery is connected to the decades-old unsolved disappearance of her own sister, Sukey.



1am, My Crazy Ex, Lifetime channel.



Tuesday

7pm, Mindful Escapes: Breathe Release Restore, BBC 4. Immersive viewing experience, featuring a combination of sequences from natural history programmes with narration from Buddhist monk Andy Puddicombe.


9pm, Prodigal Son, Sky 1. Drama series - Silence Of The Lambs rip off


10pm, Y Fam Iawn ("The Very Mother"), S4C. Drama series about a child psychologist, dealing with the disturbing case of a 3 year-old boy who claims that his mother is an impostor.

In Welsh - check the red button for English subtitles etc.




Wednesday

2:15pm, The Radio Talk Show Killer (aka Radio Silence), Channel 5. The relationship therapist Dr Jill Peterman had the highest-rated call-in radio show, but then her world was pulled out from under her following the on-air suicide of a female caller named Alexis. Shaken to her core, Dr Jill walked away from her show vowing she would never go back. That is until Stuart, the station's General Manager, pleads with her to reboot the show in effort to bring followers back to the station. Still haunted by what happened, Jill agrees to help her friend out and believes this will be the perfect remedy to put her year-long anxiety to rest. As Jill starts to settle back into her show though, mysterious call-ins start happening forcing her to believe there could be a copy-cat out there. What Jill begins to uncover is a web of secrets and lies stemming from the mysterious voice she has come to know as Alexis.




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



7pm, Mindful Escapes: Breathe Release Restore, BBC 4. Immersive viewing experience, featuring a combination of sequences from natural history programmes with narration from Buddhist monk Andy Puddicombe.


9pm, The Undiscovered Tony Hancock, Sky Arts. The troubled comic



Thursday

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



Radio Cardiff every Thursday at 1:30 to 3pm. Well Waves - mental health radio show. Well Waves explores experiences of mental health and is made by volunteers from VCS Pave The Way who have the perspective of 'lived experience' and features true life stories; interviews; features and covers a range of performing & creative Arts. Radio show introduced by co presenters Jay Walker and Jen Ashton.

Listen to all episodes on Mixcloud here - www.mixcloud.com/BeingWell/



7pm, Mindful Escapes: Breathe Release Restore, BBC 4. Immersive viewing experience, featuring a combination of sequences from natural history programmes with narration from Buddhist monk Andy Puddicombe.


9pm, Council House Britain, Channel 4



10pm, Being Gail Porter, BBC Scotland (also on Freeview etc). The model-turned-presenter opens up about her past, hoping to understand her rise to celebrity and her fall into depression, anorexia, self-harming and homelessness.



9pm, Mara, Horror channel. The psychologist Kate Fuller is assigned to the murder of a man who has seemingly been strangled in his sleep by his wife and the only witness is their 8-year-old daughter, Sophie. As Kate digs into the mystery of an ancient demon which kills people in their sleep, she experiences the same petrifying symptoms as all previous victims and spirals through a chilling nightmare to save herself and Sophie before she dares fall asleep again.



1am, My Crazy Ex, Lifetime channel.



2.40am, Demonic (2015), Horror. A police officer and a psychologist investigate the deaths of five people who were killed while trying to summon ghosts.



2.45am, Doghouse, Horror channel. Vince is handling his divorce badly. He's depressed. Gone to pieces. But his mates aren't giving up on him. Struggling with their own women troubles, they drag him off for an ultimate lads drinking weekend in the country. Arriving in the village of Moodley where the women outnumber the men 3 to 1, the boys find themselves holidaying in a village secretly overrun by psychotic, homicidal Zombie women with a thirst for male flesh.

(Yes really)



Friday night

1.05am, Kaleidoscope, Film 4. Taut, psychological thriller that explores the inescapability of a destructive relationship between a middle-aged man and his mother. At the heart of this modern day Psycho are some unsettling questions: Can we ever escape the role in which we are cast by our early circumstances?



Daily

8.05am, 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)
 
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