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Mental health TV shows - Sat 7/12/2019 to Fri 13/12/2019



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Mental health TV shows - Sat 7/12/2019 to Fri 13/12/2019

This is running at cinemas;

Lucy in the Sky - Natalie Portman plays Lucy Cola, a strong woman whose determination and drive as an astronaut take her to space, where she's deeply moved by the transcendent experience of seeing her life from afar. Back home as Lucy's world suddenly feels too small though, her connection with reality slowly unravels.

(Loosely based on troubled astronaut Lisa Nowak - who once back on Earth stalked and waylaid the wife of a male astronaut she was having an affair with. The title alludes to the psychedelic-themed Beatle song Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds)


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

0.15am, Memento, BBC 1. Leonard, an ex-insurance investigator, can no longer build new memories, as he attempts to find the murderer of his wife, which is the last thing he remembers. One story line moves forward in time while the other tells the story backwards revealing more each time

1.10am, Short Term 12, BBC 2. At a foster-care facility for at-risk teenagers, Grace is a young counsellor trying to do her best for kids who often have been pulled from the worst kinds of home situations. Even then, life is not easy as Grace and her colleagues care for kids who are too often profoundly scarred, even as they try to have lives of their own. Now, things are coming to a head as Grace readies for marriage even as some her charges are coming to major turning points in their lives. To cope, Grace will have to make difficult perceptions and decisions that could put her career, and more importantly her charges, at dire risk.

2:20am, The Protectors - For the Rest of Your Natural, ITV 4. The Contessa is held captive by a deranged killer who puts her `on trial' in a bizarre act of vengeance.

Drama, starring Nyree Dawn Porter.


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

9pm, The Case of Sally Challen, BBC 2. In 2010 Surrey mother-of-two Sally Challen bludgeoned her husband Richard to death as he sat eating lunch at the kitchen table, and was found guilty of murder at her trial in 2011. This documentary follows her appeal against the conviction, with her new defence lawyers arguing that she was the victim of Richard's coercive control, a newly understood type of psychological abuse, and that she should be in prison for manslaughter, not murder.

10pm, Why We Hate, Discovery, 10pm.


6.20pm, A Beautiful Mind, Film 4. Russell Crowe stars in a multi-Oscar-winning biopic of John Nash, the brilliant US mathematician who battled paranoid schizophrenia and won the Nobel Prize in Economics.

1am, My Crazy Ex, Lifetime channel.


8pm, Holby City - Kintsugi, BBC 1. Jac is confined to a psychiatric unit, and refuses to accept that she has a problem. However, a visit from Fletch, Sacha and Elliot convinces her that things have to change for Emma's sake

9pm, Hoarders - Landfill In My Living Room, Channel 5


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

6pm, The Man Upstairs, Talking Pictures. John Wilson is troubled with pain and an inability to sleep. He tries to light the gas-fire and seeks help from another lodger, artist Nicholas, who is spending the night with his model, and is reluctant to be disturbed. Another neighbour, Pollen, tries to be helpful, but is hit by Wilson. Frightened and angry, Pollen calls for police help. The others in the boarding house are awakened by this time, and Mrs Harris tries to help the mentally confused Wilson, but he also refuses her help. The police clash with Dr Sanderson, a welfare worker, who thinks he can take the now gun-toting Wilson without complications, but when a Police Sergeant is injured, Police Inspector Thompson is determined to take Wilson by force if necessary.

10.05pm, The Man Who Haunted Himself, Talking Pictures. Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde re-worked. While driving one evening, Harold Pelham appears to be possessed, and has a car accident. While on the operating table, there even appears to be two heartbeats on the monitor. When he awakens, Pelham finds that his life has been turned upside-down. He learns that he now supports a business merger that he once opposed, and that he apparently is having an affair. People also claim they have seen him in places that he has never been. Does Pelham have a doppelganger, or is he going insane?

11:55pm, Steaming, Talking Pictures. 3 women wrestle with their own personal crises while trying to save the sauna they frequent from being closed down.

Drama, starring Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles and Diana Dors.


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

9pm, What Makes a Murderer?, Channel 4. Convicted murderers submit themselves to biological and psychological investigations to determine whether they truly had control over their actions.

9.30pm, Jacob's Ladder, Sky Cinema Premiere. Surgeon Jacob Singer's life unravels when he finds out his brother has died in Afghanistan. Just when he thinks things can't get any worse, the medic begins to experience visions of mind-bending paranoia.

Director David M Rosenthal's remake of Adrian Lyne's cult 1990 thriller, starring Michael Ealy, Joseph Sikora and Jesse Williams.

1am, My Crazy Ex, Lifetime channel.


8pm, Glass, Sky Cinema Premiere. Many years after his encounter with psychopath Elijah Price, aka Mr Glass, security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has 24 personalities.

The final part of M Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable and Split trilogy, with James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L Jackson and Anya Taylor-Joy.

9pm, Perception, 5 USA. Dr Daniel Pierce is an eccentric neuropsychiatrist who uses his unique outlook to help the federal government solve complex criminal cases.

9pm, My Strange Addiction, Discovery Home and Health channel

9.30pm, My Strange Addiction, Discovery Home and Health channel


9.30am, 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)