Mental health TV shows - Saturday 15/12/2018 to Friday 21/12/2018

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Saturday

9pm, Bridget Jones - Edge Of Reason, ITV Be



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



11.35pm, Mercury Rising (1998), Film 4. Shadowy elements in the National Security Agency target a 9-year old autistic savant for death when he is able to decipher a top secret code.



11.50pm, Celebrities in Therapy, 5 Select.



Sunday

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



7:30pm, The Therapist - Young M.A., Vice channel. The singer Young M.A discusses being an openly gay female rapper and how she is processing the loss of her older brother to gang violence.



9pm, Bull, Fox. Follows the employees at Trial Analysis Corporation (TAC), a jury consulting firm headed by Dr Jason Bull, who is a psychologist and trial science expert. Bull uses his skills and those of his team not only to select the right jurors for his clients, but to help his clients' lawyers decide which type of argument will win over jurors best.



9.15pm, Louis Theroux - By Reason Of Insanity, W channel. Part 2



10pm, Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier, Dave channel. Jon's wife and fellow comedian Lucy Beaumont is on hand to answer her stressed spouse's worries about himself - and their marriage. Jonathan Ross also guests.



10pm, The Brokenwood Mysteries - The Dark Angel, Drama channel. A couple stumble upon the body of an elderly man in the old hospital wing of an abandoned mental health facility, strapped to a gurney with electrodes connected to his temples.



Monday

1am, My Crazy Ex, Lifetime channel.



Tuesday

12.40pm, Harvey, Film 4. Elwood P Dowd (James Stewart) is a middle-aged amiable though somewhat eccentric man whose best friend is an invisible 6 foot tall rabbit named Harvey! His family seems to be unsure whether Dowd's obsession with Harvey is a product of his propensity to drink or perhaps mental illness.



6.50pm, The Madness Of King George, Film 4. The 1994 movie



1.20am, My Extreme OCD Life, 5 Star



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 - CNN.com




8pm, Agatha Christie's Poirot - Elephants Can Remember, ITV 3. The detective finds himself investigating the strange and gruesome murder of an elderly psychiatrist.



9pm, Mariah: The Diva The Demons The Drama, Channel 5. Charting the rise and fall of Mariah Carey's life and career, offering first hand accounts of her physical and emotional breakdown. Mariah was the most successful female recording artist of all time, but her life began to fall apart when she started to struggle with her mental health. Years later with her diagnosis of bipolar disorder Mariah began to put her life and career back on track.

(Part of an overall Mariah Carey theme night)



Thursday

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



8.30pm, Young Sheldon, E4. Spin-off from college comedy series The Big Bang Theory, featuring a 9 year old Sheldon Cooper. Despite speculation that Sheldon's personality traits may be consistent with Asperger syndrome, obsessive–compulsive personality disorder, and borderline asexuality, co-creator Bill Prady has repeatedly stated that Sheldon's character was neither conceived nor developed with regard to any of these traits




9pm, The Sleeping Tiger, Talking Pictures TV. A psychiatrist overpowers a burglar, but instead of handing him over to the police he uses him as a guinea pig in some psychological experiments!

1954 melodrama starring Dirk Bogarde, Alexander Knox, Alexis Smith and Billie Whitelaw.

(Is that home secretary Savid Javid's latest ploy to become Tory leader?)




10pm, The Undiscovered Tony Hancock, Sky Arts. A fascinating look at the life and work of Tony Hancock, one of the country's leading comedians of the 50's and 60's who enjoyed a major success with his series Hancock's Half Hour - but whose career was hampered by bouts of depression.



10pm, The Therapist - Dreezy, Vice. The rapper Dreezy discusses her addiction to marijuana and her struggle to find a romantic partner.



10:30pm, The Therapist - Corey Taylor, Vice. The Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman confronts his past, including abandonment, attempted suicide and childhood trauma.



1am, My Crazy Ex, Lifetime channel.



Friday

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


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




Daily

8.30am, 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)




11.10am, The Mentalist, 5 USA. American drama series based on the work of Patrick Jane, an independent consultant with the California Bureau of Investigation. Once a fraudulent celebrity psychic, he uses his skills of observation and understanding of human behaviour to help the CBI to solve its most serious crimes.