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Mental health TV shows - Saturday 6/10/2018 to Friday 12/10/2018



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Art with Heart: Declaration

Midlands Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH

Tue 16 Oct

Price: £10.50 - £12

Sarah grew up feeling different. Her childhood doctor thought it was sugar. Her current doctor thinks its ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder). Sarah still feels different, so what will a label do? Will it change the way you see her and the way she sees herself? Developed in consultation with medical professionals and mental health support groups, Declaration examines the faces we wear to fit in and what happens when we dare to stand out.

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

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

10:10pm, The Swimmer, Talking Pictures. Off beat 1968 allegory of a descent to insanity with Burt Lancaster.

In Connecticut (a rich US state in the north east corner), a fit and tanned middle-aged man Ned Merrill drops by a swimming pool party being held by neighbours at one end of his road. Ned realizes that there is a series of backyard swimming pools belonging to all of his neighbours that form a "river" back to his house, making it possible for him to "swim his way home" by swimming across each pool on befriending each neighbour in turn to get permission first - but becoming increasingly out of touch with reality and taking the viewer on an abstract journey of self-delusion.

(This movie - and another allegorical 1979 one called The Warriors set in New York City - was the inspiration for me to fully explore my own large city of Birmingham earlier this century. For a start I walked every trunk road etc - A452, A453, A38, A34 etc - my surprised therapist told me that few in the city have done that - though how he knew I don't know! The most obvious "end to end" walk is from the BBC transmitter in Sutton Coldfield to Rednal Island in Longbridge - the A5127 to the city centre and then onto the A38 - about 14 miles. The circular "Outer Circle" 11 bus route is about 26 miles I think. The Warriors "route" in New York is about 33 miles - though the film says 50 - but even then they don't cross the entire width of that city and take the Subway train for much of the route)

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.


12.40pm, 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 David McCallum does his own stunt in rolling down a big hill imitating being partially caught by the blast - but see how the 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)

8:30pm, Panorama - Can Violent Men Change?, BBC 1. Every year nearly two million people in the UK are victims of domestic abuse, with police receiving 100 calls an hour about domestic violence. But what's being done to tackle the violent men at the root of the problem? More and more abusers are getting access to courses and therapies designed to help them change their violent behaviour. At stake is the safety of children and partners. But at a time when women's refuges are closing due to lack of funding this is a highly controversial approach, which some even say is dangerous. With extraordinary access to some of these courses, Panorama asks how effective these interventions are, and if violent men can ever really change.

1am, My Crazy Ex, Lifetime channel.




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

9pm, Am I a Murderer?, ITV 1. Since the disappearance of her business partner Fred Handford at Ballbeard Farm in 1976, Janet Holt has been plagued by nightmares and eventually sought the help of a psychotherapist, who revealed memories suggesting that she shot him dead - but after extensive searches of the 50-acre site by police, he was never found, and she was released.

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

10pm, The Loch - episode 3, ITV 3. In this one, the police hold a press conference to appeal for information about the bipolar Jonjo,

11.15pm, Professor Green - Suicide and Me, BBC 1.

12:35am, Black Swan, Channel 4. A repressed ballet dancer leads a sheltered life, devoted entirely to her art. She pursues the lead role in a production of Swan Lake, but the director convinces her she will only be capable of dancing the part if she embraces her darker impulses. This leads her into a destructive relationship with a rival that threatens her sanity.

Drama starring an Oscar-winning Natalie Portman. With Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel and Winona Ryder.


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.

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, The Scariest Night of My Life - Pyscho Oh & Pain in the Attic, Really channel. 2 tales;

Pyscho Oh - the stories of three friends who had a paranormal experience in an abandoned psychiatric hospital

(Pain in the Attic - two sisters who reported a haunting in their home's attic).

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


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.