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Takin' Over the Asylum 2-DVD Set

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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2.4 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), SPECIAL FEATURES: 2-DVD Set, Alternative Footage, Commentary, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: First screened in 1994, this engrossing six part drama took on the issues surrounding mental health with sensitivity and black humour. The series helped launch the careers of Ken Stott (Messiah and Rebus) and David Tennant (Doctor Who), and went on to win a BAFTA for Best Serial and an RTS Award for Best Writer.

Eddie McKenna is a double-glazing salesman who moonlights as a DJ for hospital radio in a Scottish mental asylum - St Judes. He nurtures close friendships with the patients there including Francine, a self-harmer, schizophrenic Fergus, OCD sufferer Rosaline and Campbell, a manic depressive, with whom he shares a dream to make it onto the commercial radio scene.

As Campbell's inspired antics seem to bring the pair closer to their goal, the pressures of work, relationships and family begin to get to Eddie. With his life threatening to spin out of control, it is Eddie's turn to look for help... SCREENED/AWARDED AT: BAFTA Awards, ...Takin' Over the Asylum 2-DVD Set

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  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Director ‏ : ‎ David Blair
  • Media Format ‏ : ‎ Import, PAL
  • Run time ‏ : ‎ 296 minutes
  • Actors ‏ : ‎ David Tennant, Elizabeth Spriggs, Gavin Mitchell, Ken Stott, Katy Murphy
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Studio ‏ : ‎ BBC
  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0098TQWBU
  • Number of discs ‏ : ‎ 2
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BlueSkiesForever
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best dramas i've seen in recent years
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 January 2019
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Graham Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Series - A Must Watch
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5.0 out of 5 stars More quality from BBC Scotland
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5.0 out of 5 stars One to watch and savour time and again.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 February 2009
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Adam Oleksin
4.0 out of 5 stars The lunatics have taken over the asylum!!"*😱
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 April 2022
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Adam Oleksin
4.0 out of 5 stars The lunatics have taken over the asylum!!"*😱
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 April 2022
Well written and Bafta winning lots of actors that now have become successful in time almost 30 year's old but still fresh for newbies and of its time for rewatchers. very good for political and attitude of the post Thatcher era.
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