Being Bipolar

“It felt incredibly intimate….you could see that watching this ought to increase public understanding of an often misunderstood condition…Perry is great, too. Smart, human, compassionate.” The Independent

“Perry’s nuanced approach shows the dialogue is worth starting. What’s not in doubt is the bravery of the participants in this moving documentary.” The Guardian

“This thoughtful film feels timely when 3% of the population have the condition.” The Sunday Times

With twenty years’ experience working in mental health, psychotherapist Philippa Perry has witnessed the dramatic rise in numbers of people being diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. In this one off documentary she explores the condition from the perspective of those living with it to see the impact this debilitating mental illness has on both them, their friends and families.

Filmed over several months the programme charts the lives of people whose depressions can leave them immobile with suicidal feelings of worthlessness; while manias can generate feelings of omnipotence and invincibility. Philippa examines various explanations for the disorder from genetics to life experiences, looks at the use of prescription drugs, and explores other therapies and treatments.

Assistant Producer: Caroline Marsden; Filmed, produced and directed by Christian Watt; Executive Producers: Neil Crombie and Joe Evans

1×1 Hour for Channel 4

Distributed by All3Media International

 

Grayson Perry’s Big …

Series begins 10pm, Wednesday 23rd September on Channel 4 In this very personal three-part documentary travelogue, award-winning artist and social commentator Grayson …

Read More   >

Imagine: This House is Full …

Watch here “A delight to the final chord.” Radio Times “There was enough brilliance in this living room to fill Britain’s Got Talent for …

Read More   >

Grayson’s Art Club

Watch all six episodes here Shortlisted – Arts, Grierson Awards 2020 Nominated – Creativity in Crisis, 2020 Edinburgh TV Festival Awards “Appointment …

Read More   >
 

Museums in Quarantine

Watch the series here “Unmissable four-part series.” Financial Times (***** Five stars) Museums in Quarantine explores national collections and important …

Read More   >

The Last Igloo

Gold Medal Winner – 2020 New York Film & TV Festival Shortlisted – Natural History, Grierson Awards 2020 “Forget thrilling dramas, this is …

Read More   >

Gareth Malone’s Christmas …

“Something to truly roast those cockles this Christmas Eve.” The Times “Packs an almighty emotional punch.” Guardian Christmas is a time …

Read More   >
 

The Curry House Kid

Click here to watch Winner – Best TV Show (Factual), 2019 Asian Media Awards Nominated – Presenter of the Year (Akram Khan), Grierson Awards 2019 Bronze …

Read More   >

TV’s Black Renaissance: …

“Reggie Yates travels to LA for an intelligent think-piece in which he meets a new wave of black actors, writers and showrunners…The best documentary …

Read More   >

Grayson Perry: Rites of …

Nominated – BAFTA, 2019 Television Awards (Specialist Factual) Nominated – Best Specialist Factual, Broadcast Awards 2019 Watch all four episodes here …

Read More   >
 

My Famous Babysitter

Professor Green, Rachel Riley, Anita Rani and Georgia Toffolo are the star names featuring in W‘s My Famous Babysitter (4×60′). In each episode …

Read More   >