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Mental health TV this week - Sat 30/11/2019 to Fri 6/12/2019

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Mental health TV this week - Sat 30/11/2019 to Fri 6/12/2019


THE ALARMING invisibility of older black women experiencing mental illness has inspired Close to the Edge, a new play to be showcased December 3 - 6 2019 at Thimblemill Library and MAC Birmingham and will tour in 2020 - www.voice-online.co.uk/entertainment/theatre-entertainment/2019/11/28/new-play-puts-older-black-womens-hidden-mental-health-centre-stage/


Saturday

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



10pm, Fatal Attraction, Channel 5. The original "Bunny Boiler" movie. The married Michael Douglas seduces Glenn Close but then quickly dumps her - for arcane reasons to do with her already unstable personality she then dumps his son's pet rabbit into boiling hot water. She was nominated for an Oscar - so her career was not harmed during the making of this movie.



0.10am, The Univited, BBC 1. Anna returns home after a stint in a mental hospital, but her recovery is jeopardized by her cruel stepmother and ghastly visions of her dead mother.



Sunday

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


9pm, Gauguin - A Dangerous Life, BBC 4. A biography of Paul Gauguin, a committed multi-media artist who worked with the Impressionists and had a tempestuous relationship with Vincent van Gogh.


10pm, Why We Hate, Discovery, 10pm.



Monday night

1am, My Crazy Ex, Lifetime channel.



Tuesday

(nothing)



Wednesday

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



Thursday

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



6.20pm, A Beautiful Mind, Film 4. Russell Crowe stars in a multi-Oscar-winning biopic of John Nash, the brilliant US mathematician who battled paranoid schizophrenia and won the Nobel Prize in Economics.



9pm, What Makes a Murderer?, Channel 4. Convicted murderers submit themselves to biological and psychological investigations to determine whether they truly had control over their actions.



10pm, New Amsterdam - A Seat at the Table, More 4. Reynolds confronts a difficult episode from his past. Frome helps a young man suffering from severe delusions.



10pm, Nobody Leaves (aka Braid), Sky Cinema Premiere. Two already wanted women decide to rob their wealthy yet mentally unstable friend Daphne, who lives in a fantasy world they all created as children. To get her money, the fugitives must take part in a deadly and perverse game of make-believe in a sprawling, decaying estate. As things become more hallucinatory and violent, the duo realise that obtaining the cash may be the least of their concerns.

Dark horror, starring Madeline Brewer, Imogen Waterhouse and Sarah Hay.



1am, My Crazy Ex, Lifetime channel.




Friday

9pm, Perception, 5 USA. Dr. Daniel Pierce is an eccentric neuropsychiatrist who uses his unique outlook to help the federal government solve complex criminal cases.


9pm, My Strange Addiction, Discovery Home and Health channel


9.30pm, My Strange Addiction, Discovery Home and Health channel



2.05am, Impulse, Talking Pictures. After a small earthquake in a tiny, quiet town, local citizens start to exhibit bizarre, violent and self-destructive behaviour.




Daily

9.30am, 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)
 
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