Takin' Over the Asylum (1994– )

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A salesman starts to run a hospital radio station inside a facility for people with mental heath needs.

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 Eddie (6 episodes, 1994)
Katy Murphy ...
 Francine (6 episodes, 1994)
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 Campbell (6 episodes, 1994)
Ruth McCabe ...
 Rosalie (6 episodes, 1994)
Elizabeth Spriggs ...
 Grandma (6 episodes, 1994)
Angela Bruce ...
 Isabel (6 episodes, 1994)
Kenneth Bryans ...
 Stuart (6 episodes, 1994)
Matt Costello ...
 Alastair (6 episodes, 1994)
Derek Anders ...
 Billy (6 episodes, 1994)
Gavin Mitchell ...
 Hector (6 episodes, 1994)
Molly Innes ...
 Margaret (6 episodes, 1994)
Roy Hanlon ...
 Griffin (6 episodes, 1994)
Nell Brennan ...
 Sheila (6 episodes, 1994)
Neil McKinven ...
 MacAteer (5 episodes, 1994)
Caroline Paterson ...
 Jane (5 episodes, 1994)
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 Fergus (4 episodes, 1994)
Sandra Voe ...
 Evelyn (4 episodes, 1994)
Ronnie McCann ...
 Lavery (4 episodes, 1994)
Arabella Weir ...
 Paula (3 episodes, 1994)
Paul Blair ...
 Webster (3 episodes, 1994)
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A salesman starts to run a hospital radio station inside a facility for people with mental heath needs.

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The scenes in the hospital were filmed in Gartloch Psychiatric Hospital, in Glasgow, before it closed. Many of the extras in these scenes were former patients. See more »

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Campbell: We are loonies, and we are proud!
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This series should be on DVD
27 July 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

A bittersweet series with extraordinary acting by all. How I would love to see it again on a video or DVD. Currently I am forced to watch it on a set of old videotapes which I recorded when the series was on TV in Australia. These tapes go back and forth between my daughter and myself quite regularly as she is also an addict. Having been in an "asylum" myself on a couple of occasions, I can identify with the "loonies" and also have quite a few laughs and wry smiles at the content. Having coped with an alcoholic in the family there is also a link with Ken Stott's Eddie - sometimes painful, but real nevertheless. Rosalie, with her OCD triumphs as her condition provides her with satisfaction as she puts things in order, and the acting of this role is superb. I find it sad that my husband cannot enjoy this series as much as I do.


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