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Mental health TV shows - Saturday 8/9/2018 to Friday 14/9/2018



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

11.50pm, Celebrities in Therapy, 5 Select.

2:30am, The Protectors - For the Rest of Your Natural, ITV 4. The Contessa is kidnapped by an insane man.


9am, The Brain (several episodes back to back - and run again from 3pm and 7pm), Eden. Series in which David Eagleman explores the brain.

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.


2.15pm, Psycho In-Law, Channel 5. Tina is set to marry widower Brock two years after his wife died, but his former mother-in-law Joyce is determined to stop the marriage and keep her eight-year-old grand-daughter Harper to herself. Joyce's attempts to disrupt the happy couple quickly escalate and it becomes clear that she will do anything to keep Tina from walking down the aisle.

Thriller starring Katie Leclerc and Catherine Dyer.


1.25pm, Twelve O'Clock High, Film 4. A US Air Force officer takes command of a bomber squadron based in England, and has to suppress his instincts to restore morale and discipline in attacks on Nazi Germany.

But, as neither side flies in ways optimum to individual survival as opposed to disrupting the overall enemy mission (the German fighter planes coming in firing from the "twelve o'clock high" position of the title - from head on just above the horizontal to enable many repeated attacks which swooping from very high up will hinder - and the bombers are forced to fly in daylight, stay in formation to both save fuel and hit targets, instead of flying evasively) it soon becomes a task which places a heavy strain on mental states and brings already weary men to the edge of endurance.

Oscar-winning Second World War drama, with Gregory Peck, Hugh Marlowe, Gary Merrill and Dean Jagger.

(The WW2 the RAF bombed Germany at night and USAF bombed by day - and as I say the USAF method was far more accurate but equally far more dangerous).

9pm, Burden of Truth - Devil In The Desert, Universal TV. Canadian drama series - corporate attorney Joanna Hanley returns to her small hometown of Millwood in order to represent a large pharmaceutical company against a group of sick girls, but starts to see that these girls need her help.

In this one, Joanna turns to a respected neuropsychologist for help in proving that the girls have been poisoned.

9.15pm, Celebs in Solitary: Meltdown, Channel 5. In a world that has never been more connected, how would it feel to spend five days completely alone? That's the challenge facing four famous faces in this documentary experiment, presented by George Lamb over three nights this week. Confined to a small living quarters, they have food and drink, a bed and a toilet - all that is missing is human contact. The subjects are musician and documentary maker Professor Green, TV presenter

Anthea Turner, strongman Eddie Hall and comedian Shazia Mirza. Will they all manage the full five days or ask to leave early?

(Continues on Wednesday and Thursday)

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

10:45pm, The Truth About Stress, BBC 1. The World Health Organisation has called stress the `health epidemic of the 21st century', and it has been blamed for contributing to illnesses such as diabetes, dementia and types of cancer. Here, Fiona Phillips explores scientific research into stress and demonstrates a number of techniques designed to decrease common factors. She also investigates whether it is inherently a bad thing, joining a number of volunteers who put themselves into a number of high-stress situations to truly understand its meaning and how people could use it to their advantage.


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

8pm, Wallander - The Fifth Woman, Drama channel. Three elderly men, Holger Eriksson, Gosta Runfeldt and Eugen Blomberg, are murdered in seemingly unrelated incidents. The smell of perfume on Runfeldt's suitcase suggests a woman's involvement. None are mourned by their families, who regarded them as bullies and womanizers, which shocks Wallander, whose own father has just died. A dedication in a book by Eriksson to a woman called Krista leads to the members of a former self-help group for abused women, attended by Vanja, Runfeldt's ex-lover. Is one of these women the killer?

9pm, Louis Theroux: America's Medicated Kids, Really channel. Louis visits one of America's leading children's psychiatric treatment centres in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to discover why drugs are taking the place of old-fashioned parenting. He gets a glimpse of what life is like for 15-year-old Kaylee, diagnosed with ADHD, when she suspends her medication for a day.

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.


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

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, My F--king Tourette's Family, More 4. Cameras follow Hayley and Richard Davies-Monk, and their sons Spencer, 13, and Lewis, nine. They're an Oxfordshire family who confront the daily challenges of living with the boys' Tourette's syndrome, the neurological disorder expressed in uncontrollable physical and verbal `tics' that can include inappropriate or taboo phrases.


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.