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Mental health TV shows - Sat 14/11/2020 to Fri 20/11/2020

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Mental health TV shows - Sat 14/11/2020 to Fri 20/11/2020


Saturday

9pm, Journey's End (2017), BBC 2. Set in a dugout in Aisne in WW1 (1918), it is the story of a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, as they await their fate.


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



0.10am, The Manchurian Candidate, BBC 2. The infamous 1962 brainwashing saga.

(When I was little I used to wonder why this movie didn't have any Manchester people in it! The title sounds a bit like it should be about a local interloper at a by-election in Oldham etc)



2.05am, Life & Rhymes, Sky Arts. Benjamin Zephaniah hosts more spoken-word performances in Battersea Park, with men's mental health and daily life for transgender women the topics in this edition.



Sunday

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



3.05pm, Columbo - Prescription : Murder (1968), 5 USA. A psychiatrist uses a patient he is having an affair with to help him kill his wife, but his perfect alibi may come apart at the hands of a seemingly befuddled LAPD lieutenant



8pm, Frankie Howerd - In His Own Words, Channel 5. The comedian and actor achieved great success in his career but suffered from stage fright, bouts of depression and inner conflict about his homosexuality, which was kept a secret until his death in 1992.



8pm, Blue Bloods - Disrupted, Sky Witness. Erin helps Anthony protect his daughter and ex-wife from a dangerous psychiatric patient.



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.



Monday

9am, Tales Of The Unexpected - The Best Chess Player In The World, Sky Arts. Tale with a twist - this time with a mental health theme.

(Since the player is British and not Russian etc the twist shouldn't be too difficult to guess!)



10am, Star Trek: Dagger of the Mind, Horror channel. Kirk and psychiatrist Helen Noel are trapped on a maximum security penal colony that experiments with mind control, and Spock must use the Vulcan mind-meld to find a way to save them.



9pm, Evil - Exorcism Part 2, Alibi. David is shocked to learn he is being sued for inflicting severe psychological harm on a woman he helped exorcise, leading him to question his future as a priest.

(Despite the title the previous episode isn't linked)



1am, My Crazy Ex, Lifetime channel.




Tuesday

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


10pm, Out Of Her Mind, BBC 2. Surreal sitcom series with Sara Pascoe


0.40am, Wishful Drinking, Sky Documentaries channel. The mental health problems of Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher



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



10pm, Life & Rhymes, Sky Arts. Benjamin Zephaniah hosts more spoken-word performances in Battersea Park, with issues including racism, sexuality, and the NHS among the topics in this edition.



10.30pm, Urban Myth - Cary Grant And Timothy Leary, Sky Arts. A partial speculation on how the 2 used LSD in therapy sessions (before it was made illegal).

www.theguardian.com/film/2017/may/12/cary-grant-how-100-acid-trips-in-tinseltown-changed-my-life-lsd-documentary



11:45pm, Step into the Ring, BBC 1. 4 part series following aspiring young pro-wrestlers from Norwich, with gym owner and trainer and promoter Zak Knight on hand to help them every step of the way. The job Zak is doing is soon revealed to have real value, especially when it comes to the wannabes he trains with anxiety issues, autism, and even sight loss.



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/



10pm, Lost Transmissions, Sky Cinema Premiere. Shy songwriter Hannah discovers that her friend, respected record producer Theo Ross, has lapsed on his medication for schizophrenia. Hannah rallies a group of friends to help commit Theo to a psychiatric hospital, chasing him through the glamour and grit of Los Angeles.

Writer/director Katharine O'Brien's drama, starring Juno Temple, Simon Pegg and Alexandra Daddario.




Friday

7pm, A Special School, BBC 2. Working at Ysgol y Deri special school is one of the most emotionally-demanding jobs in the teaching profession. Rebecca Jones has a class of eight competitive, autistic boys, each with their own individual needs.



10pm, 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.




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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