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Mental health TV shows - Saturday 6/7/2019 to Friday 12/7/2019



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Mental health TV shows - Saturday 6/7/2019 to Friday 12/7/2019

This was on;

Takin' Over the Asylum - 1. Hey Jude. First in a six-part drama serial, set in a psychiatric hospital. Eddie McKenna has a dream - to become a professional DJ. Sacked from his slot on Hospital Radio Glasgow and bored of his day job as a double glazing salesman, he agrees to resurrect the radio station at St Jude's Mental Hospital. Gradually he becomes involved in the lives of the patients and realises that not all the 'lunatics' are on the inside.

Contains some strong language.

On catch up - BBC iPlayer - Takin Over the Asylum - 1. Hey Jude


10pm, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Mother, 5 USA. An eminent forensic psychiatrist is found beaten up and left for dead in a drug den. Benson and Stabler overcome the restrictions posed by doctor-patient confidentiality to uncover the link between the attack and an unsolved homicide.

Hard-hitting drama, starring Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek.

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

2.50am, Hannibal, 5 USA. FBI Special Agent Jack Crawford asks psychological criminal profiler Will Graham to consult on a case of missing college girls. The duo interview the parents of the latest youngster to disappear, only to discover her body has been returned to her bedroom.


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

11pm, Takin' Over the Asylum - Fly Like an Eagle, BBC Scotland. Drama serial set in a psychiatric hospital. Eddie is in danger of losing his job and hypomaniac Campbell plans to become a DJ.


11.10pm, Psycho, TCM. The 1960 Hitchcock movie

1am, My Crazy Ex, Lifetime channel.


6pm, The Guardian - Feeding Frenzy, Alibi. Nick tries to help a 25-year-old man with learning difficulties who has been wrongly accused of murder -

7.05pm, Law & Order - Heart of Darkness, 5 USA. A journalist tormented by violent depression is found dead in his bathtub, but hand marks on his shoulders make detectives Fontana (Dennis Farina) and Green (Jesse L. Martin) believe that foul play was involved - especially when they uncover pills inside the victim from his ex-girlfriend's prescription.

10pm, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Home, 5 USA. A bystander is killed in a robbery, traumatising his mentally ill wife, who is later suspected of physically abusing their child. The police take the youngster into protective custody, but a lack of evidence forces them to return him home - with tragic consequences.

Crime drama, starring Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay.


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


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

9pm, Catch-22, Channel 4. Mini-series with George Clooney during WW2 in USAF bombing Germany.

From the concept Catch 22 : a sinister bureaucratic rule which specifies that a concern for one’s safety in the face of dangers is the sign of a rational mind. Therefore a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions - but a request to be removed from duty (to avoid the danger) is evidence of sanity (since recognising the obvious danger) and therefore makes him ineligible to be relieved from duty.

9pm, Why Can't We Sleep?, ITV 1. Insomnia difficulties

10pm, Louis Theroux - American Medicated Kids, W channel. He visits psychiatric hospitals for the young

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


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.