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Mental health TV shows - Sat 31/10/2020 to Fri 6/11/2020

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Mental health TV shows - Sat 31/10/2020 to Fri 6/11/2020


Saturday

10.45pm, Halloween, BBC 1. 15 years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield in Illinois to kill again.

(The 1978 US movie which I believe introduced Trick Or Treat to Britain - the movie became very famous and children are seen doing it - certainly by about 1982/3 it had arrived here in force and it was on TV by then)



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, Gothika, Sony Movies. A depressed female psychiatrist wakes up as a patient in the asylum where she works, with no memory of why she is there or what she has done.



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.



9pm, Final Ascent: The Legend of Hamish MacInnes, BBC 4. The life of legendary Scottish mountaineer and rescuer Hamish MacInnes - he lost his memory.

Watch online (1 hour 20 minutes) - www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000hp3m



9pm, 999 - What's Your Emergency, More 4. In this one they deal with people with mental health difficulties



Monday

3pm, Star Trek Voyager - The Thaw, Syfy. The crew meet Fear personified.



10pm, White House Farm, ITV 3. Drama series - Jeremy Bamber tries to frame his mentally ill sister for murder.

(Subsequent episodes are on subsequent days)



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



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

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



5.45pm, Richard Jewell, Sky Cinema Premiere. During the 1996, Olympic Games in Atlanta, security guard Richard Jewell notices a suspicious package beneath a bench. It contains a bomb, and after nearly all the the crowds are kept safe as it explodes, Jewell is initially heralded as a hero, but is later wrongly accused of planting the device himself largely based on the word of psychological profilers.

Director Clint Eastwood's award-winning biopic, starring Paul Walter Hauser, Sam Rockwell and Olivia Wilde.



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/



9pm, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Exile, 5 USA. The team investigates an attack on a homeless woman who has a dual personality



9pm, Riviera, Sky Atlantic. Set in the French Riviera, the series follows Georgina Clios, an American art curator whose life is turned upside down after the death of her billionaire husband Constantine Clios in a yacht accident. In this one, Georgina wakes up in a remote psychiatric facility after being forcibly sectioned.




Friday

10pm, Dark Matters - Twisted But True, Discovery History. The Stanford Prison psychology experiment and other dark aspects of science.



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.



10.10pm, Succession, Sky Atlantic. Rupert Murdoch empire type drama series. In this one, the Roy family have family therapy.



11.30pm, The Homesman (2014), BBC 1. (In the Wild West) 3 women who have been driven mad by the isolation of pioneer life are to be transported across the country by covered wagon by the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy, who in turn employs low-life drifter George Briggs to assist her.



2.10am, The Protectors - Trial, ITV 4. A psychologically disturbed man threatens a judge.

(Recognise the bored secretary? Sally James from Tiswas!)



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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