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TV Pick - Louis Theroux's Hugely Important New Documentary Airs Tonight

By James Fenton

May 12, 2019 at 12:38pm

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Parenthood can be a wonderful blessing but from the outside looking in it might not be easy to spot the signs of strain.

Louis Theroux is the master at getting to the centre of a number of issues and tonight the documentary maker tackles the difficult subject of mental illness brought on by the strains of motherhood.

Everything from anxiety to depression to psychosis is covered as Louis visits two specialist psychiatric units in the UK which allow mothers experiencing serious mental illness to live alongside their babies.

As always with Mr. Theroux, it should be both fascinating and educational and may even help you or someone you know who can relate. Louis Theroux: Mothers On The Edge airs tonight on BBC 2 at 9pm.

Or if you prefer...

Movie: A Date For Mad Mary is one of the most acclaimed Irish movies of recent years. Catch it on Virgin Media Two at 11pm.

Sport: The Premier League reaches what should be a dramatic conclusion today. Catch all the action in Match Of The Day on BBC 1 at 10.30pm.

Nostalgia: Reeling In The Years is ideal Sunday evening fare. Catch up with the events of 2009 on RTÉ One at 7pm.

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