Mental health TV shows - Saturday 29/9/2018 to Friday 5/10/2018



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New Order front man Bernard Sumner hits out at mental health funding for young people - YouTube

(I thought he was mistaken - sorry, a little `in' joke there)


9pm, Lucy, Channel 4. A courier is kidnapped and forced to become a drug mule. When she is exposed to the experimental chemicals she is smuggling, it boosts her mental intelligence and reflexes to superhuman levels. She uses her newfound abilities to get revenge on her captors, but as the process continues, she evolves into something more than human.

Sci-fi thriller, starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman.

9pm, Demonic, Horror Channel. A detective and a police psychologist investigate a multiple murder at a remote house in the countryside. While interviewing the one survivor of the incident, they discover the victims may have performed a ritual that summoned up a murderous supernatural presence.

Horror, starring Maria Bello and Frank Grillo.

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

10.20pm, Miranda - Just Act Normal, W channel. In this one, Penny and Miranda are taken into police custody and made to see a therapist - whose assessment technique entails staring at them in stony silence while they grow increasingly nervous and irritable.

Sitcom series starring Miranda Hart and Patricia Hodge.

11.50pm, Celebrities in Therapy, 5 Select.


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

4.55pm, Trust Me I'm a Doctor, BBC 2. Michael Mosley finds out whether singing can boost feel-good chemicals in the brain, Dr Zoe Williams discovers why music could help people with dem4.55ntia, and Dr Alain Gregoire looks at some new research showing the surprising benefits of group singing for mothers with post-natal depression. Plus, Gabriel Weston investigates whether detoxing is a con.

0.00am, Before I Go to Sleep, Channel 4. Christine Lucas wakes up in bed with a man she does not know, in an unfamiliar house. The man explains that he is her husband, Ben, and that she suffered brain damage from a car accident ten years earlier. Christine wakes up every morning with no memory of her life from her early twenties onwards. Christine receives treatment from Dr. Nasch, a neurologist at a local hospital who provides her a camera to record her thoughts and progress each day, and calls her every morning to remind her to watch the video in the camera. Soon, she starts to discover the truth around her.

2014 drama with Nicole Kidman

0.05am, Billion Dollar Deals and How They Changed Your World, BBC 2. Series about how the world was changed by largely unknown people and events.

This episode looks at how medication became part of the modern world. The programme investigates some of the deals struck between health professionals and pharmaceutical companies, including the story of Henry Gadsden, the CEO of a large pharmaceutical company in the 1970's.

One take on it - Big Pharma: A Real War against Drugs | Dissident Voice

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.


1am, My Crazy Ex, Lifetime channel.


2.15pm, The Perfect Stalker, Channel 5. An unstable woman kills her husband by electrocuting him, causing him to fall and break his neck. She then moves to a new neighbourhood, where she claims she is being stalked in order to attract the help of a handsome neighbour, upon whom she has fixed her attentions.

Thriller, starring Danielle Savre and Jefferson Brown.

3.10pm, Mosquito Squadron, 5 Spike, An RAF pilot leads a special mission behind enemy lines to destroy a secret German weapon. In the months preceding the operation, the airman tries to comfort the grieving wife of a friend who went missing in action (now an amnesiac PoW - see his uniform marked with a large X).

Second World War drama, David McCallum and Suzanne Neve.

(Near the end when a `tank shell' explodes nearby note how actor David McCallum does his own stunt in rolling down a big hill when imitating being partially caught by the blast - but see how the film makers made a nice big soft pile of grass at the bottom for him to land on! Those cheese chasers never think of doing that)

10.45pm, George Shelley: Learning to Grieve, BBC 1. Documentary in which the musician and presenter explores the subject of young people dealing with grief, drawing on his own experience after his sister Harriet died last year.


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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8pm, Trust Me I'm a Doctor, BBC 2. Gabriel Weston investigates what is known about the risks and benefits of medicinal cannabis. Dr Alain Gregoire discovers a surprising way in which massage benefits health, and Dr Giles Yeo finds out how to avoid exam stress.

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

11pm, Jimmy Carr and the Science of Laughter - A Horizon Special, BBC 4. The comedian takes over the science programme in a special episode, turning it into a chat show with eminent scientists as guests. He talks to them about the nature of laughter, with the studio audiences serving as guinea pigs in his attempt to get to the bottom of what laughter is, what it has to do with comedy, and why human beings find it a pleasurable sensation. The programme reveals that laughter predates the human species and may have played a vital role in our evolution.


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

2.15pm, The Nanny Is Watching (aka Nanny Surveillance), Channel 5. Following a break-in, Scott and Mara decide to install a deluxe home security system and give their new nanny all of the pass codes. With those codes though, the actually deranged nanny torments the couple by controlling the smart home's system from her laptop!

(So the nanny gets their goat then?)

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, Inside the Ambulance, Really channel. The paramedics come to the aid of a British Army veteran suffering from PTSD.

1am, My Crazy Ex, Lifetime channel.


9pm, The Debt Saviours, BBC 2. Documentary exploring the help available for people in poverty, as offered by the charity Christians Against Poverty (CAP), a charity trying to tackle the problem through counselling, financial advice – and prayer. Led by its evangelical founder John Kirkby. With more than four million people across Britain bearing debts that are considered unsustainable, responsibility for offering advice and help is increasingly falling to charities. This programme follows Kirkby and some of CAP's 6,000 staff and volunteers around the country, as they provide help, including to people who face losing their homes. It also touches on whether steering clients towards Christianity is a happy accident or the charity’s main aim.

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

10pm, Inside the Ambulance, W channel. Michelle and Hannah help a man having a devastating anxiety attack in the street.


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.