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Takin' Over the Asylum (UK)

Takin' Over the Asylum is a six part BBC Scotland television drama about a hospital radio station in a Glasgow psychiatric hospital.The station is developed by alcoholic double glazing salesperson Eddie McKenna (Ken Stott), who is an aspiring disc jockey at St. Jude's Hospital, named after the patron saint of lost causes. He meets a range of people with various mental illnesses:

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01x05 Rainy Night In Georgia Aired: Oct. 25, 1999

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Series Info

Type:
Scripted
Premiered:
Sep. 27, 1994
Status:
N/A
Runtime:
N/A
Aired:
1994 - 1994
To-Date:
1 Season
6 Episodes
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Series Fun Facts

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  • David Tennant was, in his own words, "uninvited" to the BAFTA Awards Ceremony so that Angus Macfadyen's then girlfriend, Catherine Zeta-Jones could take his place.
  • 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.
  • Every episode is named after a song. During each episode, you'll be able to hear the song that it's named after.
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