Mental health TV shows - Sat 13/4/2019 to Fri 19/4/2019



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

10pm, Louis Theroux: Extreme Love - Autism, Really. Louis visits a school in America for people with autism - a developmental disorder characterised by difficulties with social interaction and communication. The DLC Warren in New Jersey is one of the most innovative centres of its kind, with specialist intervention designed to help both the students and the families who care for them. He meets 13-year-old Joey, whose mother Carol is finding it increasingly difficult to cope with his explosive tantrums, 19-year-old Nicky, who has written a novel, and 20-year-old Brian, whose extreme behaviour has led to the decision to place him in residential care.

11:20pm, Women on the Verge, W channel. Journalist Laura, furious when the column she craved was taken from her by her married boyfriend/boss and given to an “influencer”, is becoming a little bit wearing. Certainly therapist Dr Fitzgerald can barely keep her head out of her hands as self-absorbed Laura rambles on and on about her problems


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

9pm, Bull, Fox. Follows the employees at Trial Analysis Corporation (TAC), a jury consulting firm headed by Dr Jason Bull, who is a psychologist and trial science expert. Bull uses his skills and those of his team not only to select the right jurors for his clients, but to help his clients' lawyers decide which type of argument will win over jurors best.

10pm, Perception, 5 USA. The series stars Eric McCormack as Dr Daniel Pierce, a neuropsychiatrist with schizophrenia who assists the FBI on some of its most complex cases.


1am, My Crazy Ex, Lifetime channel.


10.35pm, Eating With My Ex, BBC 1. Over a meal couples discuss why their relationships failed


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

9pm, The Undateables, Channel 4.


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

1am, My Crazy Ex, Lifetime channel.


8:35pm, Weediquette - Oil for Autism, Vice channel. Autism is on the rise with no cause or cure in sight. Adrift in a void of medical data, more parents are breaking laws by giving their kids weed to treat the condition.

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

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

9:40pm, Fawlty Towers - The Psychiatrist, GOLD. A visiting psychiatrist finds Basil's increasingly manic behaviour both fascinating and alarming.

Classic comedy, starring John Cleese and Prunella Scales.

10:30pm, Fallen, BBC 2. 17-year-old Lucinda finds herself in a reform school receiving therapy after being wrongly blamed for the death of a young boy. At the school she finds herself drawn to two fellow students, unaware the men are fallen angels, who she learns have loved her for centuries.

Fantasy drama, starring Joely Richardson, Addison Timlin and Hermione Corfield.

12:05am, Robot & Frank, BBC 1. An elderly jewel thief struggles to look after himself as his memory starts to fail him. His busy son invests in a robot carer to look after the old man, but the retired crook sees the machine as the perfect partner for one last heist.

Sci-fi comedy drama, starring Frank Langella, James Marsden, Liv Tyler and Susan Sarandon, with the voice of Peter Sarsgaard.


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.