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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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Cast

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
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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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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1994 (UK) See more »

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Runtime:

(6 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Every episode is named after a song. During each episode, you'll be able to hear the song that it's named after. See more »

Quotes

Campbell: We are loonies, and we are proud!
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Pure Genius
15 March 2008 | by TheJiveMasterSee all my reviews

This was probably one of the finest series to come out of the BBC in the mid 1990's and stands head and shoulders above anything else today. It took a gritty look at life inside an asylum, an institution now rarely seen in the UK. It aimed to show that those suffering from mental illness were just like you and me once but a trigger in their life had caused the illness to manifest itself. It took a few people and protaryed their lives in a caring way showing some making it through and others not.

Well done to the writers of this series for giving us a frank yet compassionate view of mental illness and its perception in society today.


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