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Mental health TV this upcoming week - Saturday 30/6/2018 to Friday 6/7/2018



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Mental health TV this upcoming week - Saturday 30/6/2018 to Friday 6/7/2018

Ruby Wax is touring again - How To Be Human Book Tour 2018

More dates;​

Thurs 5th July, The Grand, Blackpool

More - Tour - RubyWax.net


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.


8am, Reed Between the Lines double bill, BET: Black Entertainment TV. This centres on Dr Carla Reed - a busy psychologist, wife and mom struggling to balance her job and her happy but chaotic home life.


7pm, Karen Carpenter: Goodbye to Love, Channel 5. Part-dramatised documentary detailing the pop icon's career through the 1970s, when she and older brother Richard clocked up 80 million record sales, to her untimely death from anorexia nervosa

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

10pm, John Bishop: In Conversation with Jo Brand, Really. Comedian Jo Brand pops in to have an intimate chat in an insightful, intelligent and revealing one-on-one, sharing tales of her life and her mental health nurse and later showbusiness careers.

11.50pm, Celebrities in Therapy, 5 Select.

2.40am, Fight Club, Channel 5. Movie with a multiple personality theme disguised as one about a secret brawling club


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


9pm, Manson Speaks: Inside the Mind of a Madman, History. Part two of two. Using newly acquired audio recordings of murderer Charles Manson, retired LAPD Cold Case detective Cliff Shepard and researcher Charlie Cook embark on a quest to connect an unsolved cold case murder to Manson and the Manson family.

(Manson wrongly believed that The Beatles song Helter Skelter was about hell - because US fairgrounds don't have Helter Skelter fairground rides and so he didn't know the true meaning!)


9pm, Legion, Fox. Complicated super hero series. David Haller was diagnosed with schizophrenia at a young age and has been a patient in various psychiatric hospitals since. After Haller has an encounter with a fellow psychiatric patient, he is confronted with the possibility that there may be more to him than mental illness

11.05pm, Little Divas - Tantrums and Tiaras, Channel 5. Janey rants and raves until her fiance buys her a Range Rover!

(Talk about high maintenance. As her Defender he hasn't made much of a Discovery there has he? He should buy her a Land Rover instead and set the Sav Nav to Antarctica. Then again a Range Rover is cheaper than that other car with the initials RR - so maybe the silly cow luckily misunderstood - I'd get her a Reliant Robin)

11.35pm, Mercury Rising, Film 4. Bruce Willis is an outcast FBI agent who protects a 9 year old autistic boy who is the target for assassins after cracking a top secret government code.

1.40am, Mental, Film 4. A philandering politician has his wife committed to a mental hospital, then covers it up by claiming she is on holiday. Unable to cope with raising five demanding teenage daughters by himself though, he hires a nanny - who is an eccentric hitch-hiker and who then attempts to boost the girls' confidence in a number of bizarre ways.

Aussie comedy about just what is normal, starring Toni Collette, Anthony LaPaglia and Liev Schreiber.

(A spoof of Julie Andrews films like The Sound Of Music and Mary Poppins etc)


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

10pm, Jon Richardson - Ultimate Worrier, Dave. He discusses troublesome issues

(There was a famous American wrestler called The Ultimate Warrior)

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


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)

10pm, Marriage Boot Camp - Reality Stars, ITV Be. Celebrities seek counselling

3am, The Naked Kiss, Talking Pictures. Kelly, an escort traumatised by her experiences and referred to as The Naked Kiss by psychiatrists, leaves her past and finds solace in the town of Grantville. She meets Griff, the police captain of the town, with whom she spends a romantic afternoon. Kelly finds a job as a nurse in a hospital for handicapped children. The work helps her find her sensitive side in the caring and helping of her young patients. Kelly's path towards happiness is thrown amiss though, when she witnesses an event which threatens not just her happiness, but her mental health as well.


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


Manhunt - Unabomber. Faced with few clues and an increasingly panicked public, the FBI calls on a new kind of psychological profiler to help track down the infamous Unabomber - https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/80176878

As with most profiler-themed TV shows, their performance in this will probably surpass the reality.

Spoiler - the Unabomber was actually caught when he managed to blackmail a newspaper into printing his "Manifesto" - his brother recognised the unique philosophy.


A. If the Tories are led by a Thatcherite and Labour by a Blairite, and Moslems do some terrorism or other etc - BOTH Westminster leaders will rant and rant and really RANT about it.

B. If the Tories are led by a Thatcherite and Labour by someone from the Old Labour faction, and Moslems do some terrorism or other etc - only the Thatcherite leader will really rant and rant and RANT about it.

C. If the Tories are led by a Cameroon and Labour by a Blairite, and Moslems do some terrorism or other etc - the Blairite leader will rant and rant and RANT about it only IF Labour are LOSING in opinion-polls at the time. In the event of any such massive ranting by the Blairite though, the Cameroon will then instantly MATCH it and join in.

D. If the Tories are led by a Cameroon and Labour by Old Labour, and Moslems do some terrorism or other etc - NEITHER leader will rant and rant and RANT about it that much and will remain rather conciliatory towards most Moslems overall in fact (though of course they will STILL both condemn the terrorism outright etc)

Since Tuesday 11th September 2001 (the date of 9/11 of course), all of the "Despatch Box Combinations" have been as follows - Tony Blair/William Hague, Tony Blair/Iain Duncan Smith, Tony Blair/Michael Howard, Tony Blair/David Cameron, Gordon Brown/David Cameron, Ed Miliband/David Cameron, Jeremy Corbyn/David Cameron, and the present one of Jeremy Corbyn/Theresa May.

IF you tabulate out the various incidents of major trouble concerning Moslems - the 7/7 bombing, Danish cartoons, Geert Wilders visits, the murder of Lee Rigby, all the terror failed plots when uncovered and then convicted etc etc etc and plot them against the "Despatch Box Combination" which existed at the time you'll SEE how the above ranting pattern fits.

All of that is a fairly unique stated philosophy - you've never seen it anywhere else other than from me - right?

Other explanations of Tory leader and Labour leader ranting at Moslems after atrocities or convicted attempts give other algorithms as to the explanation.

In truth it is always a contest between a fight over the crucial votes of Essex, the desire not to alienate other voters, and efforts to keep on board existing voters - all whilst knowing that the other Main Party is playing the same game - and as party leader after party leader changes in constant factional fighting too.

Mathematicians seem to call it The Nash Equilibrium.

(The philosophy of course PROVES that actual Moslem atrocities are NOT the only factor dictating whether a Labour leader and/or Tory leader rants at them about it or not - "Moslems doing some terrorism or other" is a constant but the ranting ISN'T but a variable - and also as with Jack Straw/Veils a BIG sudden rant can occur which DOESN'T immediately follow an atrocity).

So if you now see that unique and unfamiliar explanation anywhere else - you'd know it was from me - right?

THAT was how the Unabomber was caught - he had told his brother his unique philosophy before it was then printed in the newspaper via blackmail, and the brother then saw it there too.

In fact a psychological profiler would probably draw completely the WRONG conclusion over who had written my philosophy when faced with seeing it - due to being unfamiliar with the field of Psephology in Politics.

(By contrast Peter Mandelson and Alastair Campbell etc would probably assume it was someone familiar with internal Labour/Tory politics and with direct personal experience - though wrong again - it can be done remotely just by watching the atrocities, party leadership contest outcomes, and rants)