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Takin' Over the Asylum 

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




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Complete series cast summary:
Ken Stott ...  Eddie 6 episodes, 1994
Katy Murphy Katy Murphy ...  Francine 6 episodes, 1994
David Tennant ...  Campbell 6 episodes, 1994
Ruth McCabe ...  Rosalie 6 episodes, 1994
Elizabeth Spriggs ...  Grandma 6 episodes, 1994
Angela Bruce ...  Isabel 6 episodes, 1994
Kenneth Bryans Kenneth Bryans ...  Stuart 6 episodes, 1994
Matt Costello Matt Costello ...  Alastair 6 episodes, 1994
Derek Anders Derek Anders ...  Billy 6 episodes, 1994
Gavin Mitchell Gavin Mitchell ...  Hector 6 episodes, 1994
Molly Innes Molly Innes ...  Margaret 6 episodes, 1994
Roy Hanlon Roy Hanlon ...  Griffin 6 episodes, 1994
Nell Brennan Nell Brennan ...  Sheila 6 episodes, 1994
Neil McKinven ...  MacAteer 5 episodes, 1994
Caroline Paterson Caroline Paterson ...  Jane 5 episodes, 1994
Angus Macfadyen ...  Fergus 4 episodes, 1994
Sandra Voe Sandra Voe ...  Evelyn 4 episodes, 1994
Ronnie McCann Ronnie McCann ...  Lavery 4 episodes, 1994
Arabella Weir ...  Paula 3 episodes, 1994
Paul Blair Paul Blair ...  Webster 3 episodes, 1994


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

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27 September 1994 (UK) See more »

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(6 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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The budget was so tight that director David Blair dubbed his own voice over one of the supporting artists' in order to avoid paying them for a speaking role. See more »


Campbell: We are loonies, and we are proud!
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This series should be on DVD
27 July 2005 | by lorerSee 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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