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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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Country:

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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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Campbell: We are loonies, and we are proud!
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A brilliant piece of work
2 September 2004 | by simonotsimpleSee all my reviews

I won't re-tell the story. I will simply say that the casting is creative, the script scrupulous, the production perfect, the direction indiscreditable. A wonderful artistic construction.

However, as we move into the 21st century Governments, all over the western world, are closing the very services that are desperately needed by mentally ill people. They are now integrated into society while the hospitals are closed down.

But at what cost to those who are mentally ill?

Where are the patients of those hospitals now? Prisons, park benches or cemetery.


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