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Mental health TV shows - Saturday 27/10/2018 to Friday 2/11/2018



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Conscious TV;

Jez Alborough : My Personality Just Fell Apart - interview by Iain McNay.

1 hour - Conscious TV - Homepage


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

11pm, Fear Thy Neighbour : Monkey in the Middle, Sony Crime Channel. A man finds himself living between hostile neighbours, including a former marine with severe PTSD. Their campaign of intimidation ramps up to the point of no return.

11.50pm, Celebrities in Therapy, 5 Select.

0.50am, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Mask, 5 USA. Stabler goes undercover as a sex addict to catch a predator after the daughter of a respected sexual psychotherapist is attacked. The therapist, however, is reluctant to cooperate and suspects that he may be responsible.


9:35am, Person of Interest : Guilty, 5 USA. Reese starts to open up to a therapist

(Some listings say 10.35am)

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.


4.05pm, Vertigo, Film 4. Hitchcock thriller

11.45pm, The Descent, Horror channel. Female pot-holers battle humanoid creatures - or is the darkness and stress just making them imagine it?

0.15am, Professor Green - Is It Time To Legalise Weed?, BBC 1

1am, My Crazy Ex, Lifetime channel.


10.45pm, Imagine, BBC 1. Cary Grant's unpublished autobiography. Grant began experimenting with the drug LSD in the late 1950's, before it became popular. His wife at the time, Betsy Drake, displayed a keen interest in psychotherapy, and through her Grant developed a considerable knowledge of the field of psychoanalysis.

10.45pm, On Assignment, ITV 1. Blood tests for Down's Syndrome


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

7:15pm, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, TCM. An invalid (Joan Crawford) is at the mercy of her demented sister (Bette Davis), who has turned their crumbling mansion into a chamber of horrors.

The background has been covered by Feud on BBC 4 - e.g. when Davis was only supposed to `kick' Crawford who was lying on the floor, she actually kicked her for real!

Also - when Davis was nominated for an Oscar but Crawford wasn't, Crawford arranged to collect the Oscar on stage on behalf of any other actress who won it (the other nominees were Katharine Hepburn, Lee Remick, Geraldine Page, and Anne Bancroft) - which then occurred when Bancroft won!

i.e. although not nominated for Best Actress it was Crawford who ended up on stage holding that Oscar and not Davis who had been nominated for it in the same film!

(Crawford was an executive for Pepsi - so Davis always drank Coke in front of her!)

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

10pm, A Severed Head, Talking Pictures. 1971 comedy drama despite the gruesome title (which is actually a pun). Antonia Lynch-Gibbon, wife of upper-class wine dealer Martin, falls in love with her husband's best friend, noted psychiatrist Palmer Anderson. While both Palmer and Antonia would like to remain in Martin's life, he has some secrets of his own: namely, a mistress called Georgie, whom his womanising brother also desires! All the while, Palmer's sister seems to know everyone's business.


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

7.30pm, Tonight, ITV 1. Mental health nurses

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.

10pm, Women on the Verge, W channel. Comedy series starring Kerry Condon, Nina Sosanya and Eileen Walsh as friends struggling to cope with complicated lives. Alison plans to get back with her ex even though she does not love him, Laura tries to get her life in order after a disastrous incident at a family christening, and Katie considers artificial insemination.

1am, My Crazy Ex, Lifetime channel.


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

11pm, Shipwreck Psycho, Yesterday. Forensic scientists search an island off Western Australia where a Dutch ship was wrecked in 1629 AD - only for one of the survivors to turn on the others, leading to mass murder.


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.