Mental health TV shows - Saturday 15/9/2018 to Friday 21/9/2018



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Annie Landsberg and Owen Milgrim are two strangers drawn to the late stages of a mysterious pharmaceutical trial. Annie’s disaffected and aimless, fixated on broken relationships with her mother and her sister. Owen meanwhile, the son of wealthy New York industrialists, has struggled his whole life with a disputed diagnosis of schizophrenia.

Neither of their lives have turned out quite right, and the promise of a new, radical kind of pharmaceutical treatment — a sequence of pills which its inventor, Dr. James K. Mantleray, claims can repair anything about the mind, be it mental illness or heartbreak — draws them and ten other strangers to the facilities of Neberdine Pharmaceutical and Biotech for a three-day drug trial that will, they’re assured, with no complications or side-effects whatsoever, solve all of their problems, permanently.

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

11.15pm, The Mary Millington Story, Together channel. A model in adult movies. In her later years she faced depression, pressure from police raids, and a downward spiral of drug addiction, kleptomania and debt.

11.50pm, Celebrities in Therapy, 5 Select.

0.45am, The Master, Channel 4. After leaving the US Navy, a tormented Second World War veteran with a fierce temper develops an intense relationship with a persuasive leader of psychobabbling self-help organisation The Cause - his own religion. However, the former serviceman's darker impulses remain hard to control, especially when confronted with evidence of the cult leader's dishonesty.

Paul Thomas Anderson's satire on Scientology, starring Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams.


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

2am, Sharp Objects - Vanish, Sky Atlantic. Drama starring Amy Adams, based on the book of the same name by Gillian Flynn, following the story of a troubled newspaper reporter who travels back to her hometown to cover the story of the murders of two young girls. When she returns to her hometown, reporter Camille Preaker is confronted by psychological demons from her troubled past.


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10.35pm, The Undateables, Channel 4. Dating show with people with Asperger's etc


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.

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9pm, Louis Theroux: Extreme Love - Autism, Really. Louis visits a school in America for people with autism - a developmental disorder characterised by difficulties with social interaction and communication. The DLC Warren in New Jersey is one of the most innovative centres of its kind, with specialist intervention designed to help both the students and the families who care for them. He meets 13-year-old Joey, whose mother Carol is finding it increasingly difficult to cope with his explosive tantrums, 19-year-old Nicky, who has written a novel, and 20-year-old Brian, whose extreme behaviour has led to the decision to place him in residential care.

10pm, Bull, Fox. Dr Jason Bull is a trial consultant psychologist

10pm, Hang Ups, Channel 4. Comedy series written by and starring Stephen Mangan as Richard Pitt, a therapist with a chequered professional career, who finds himself at a crossroads in life.

12:35am, The Asylum (2015), Horror Channel. During a party in an abandoned asylum, teenagers perform an occult ritual that leads to a violent possession. After they become trapped in the building though, they try to uncover the asylum's dark past to survive.


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

(Another series of The Big Bang Theory starts on Thursday at 8pm on E4 - so right before this actually - by this point in that series Sheldon somehow has a girlfriend)

9pm, Instinct, Sky Witness. A retired CIA officer working as a college psychological behavioural professor and author

US drama series, starring Alan Cumming and Bojana Novakovic.


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

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

10pm, Bull, Fox. Dr Jason Bull is a trial consultant psychologist

12:50am, Stonehearst Asylum, Film 4. A new apprentice at a lunatic asylum is intrigued by the unusual methods of the doctor in charge. He realises that the doctor is actually a patient who has taken over with the intent of establishing his own form of society - a plan that leads to chaos.

Gothic horror based on Edgar Allen Poe's short story Eliza Graves, starring Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, David Thewlis and Michael Caine.

"Man you should have seen them kicking Edgar Allan Poe" - The Serious Silliness of The Beatles' 'I Am the Walrus,' 50 Years Later - The Atlantic


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.