Medicine And The Media

An orgy of mental illness

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 29 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1145
  1. Kwame Mckenzie

    I've been waiting so long for this bus that I should have expected 26 to come at once. The bus is a full television airing of the subject of mental illness, the 26 that have come make up BBC2's States of Mind series—a two week orgy of programmes. No one can fault BBC2's stated intention: to “challenge the myths and mystries, preconceptions, and prejudices associated with mental illness.” Why though is the series on BBC2 rather than BBC1, where it might be seen by a larger audience?

    Another criticism goes back to the bus analogy; you can only board one bus at a time so it might have been more effective to plan regular programmes over …

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