The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive

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Health-Medical Documentary hosted by Stephen Fry and published by BBC in 2006 - English narration

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A two part documentary about manic depression, also known as 'Bi-Polar'

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Stephen Fry explores the world of manic depression, a mental illness which affects up to 4 million people in the UK, including himself.

He sets out to uncover more about a misunderstood condition which drives those who have it from extreme highs to crippling lows.

Stephen describes the impact on his own life and meets up with ordinary people and celebrities such as Robbie Williams, Carrie Fisher, Tony Slattery and Rick Stein to discuss what triggers it and why it often takes years to diagnose.

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Stephen Fry reveals in detail for the first time how this mental illness overwhelmed him 11 years ago when he walked out of a West End play and attempted suicide. Since then, just like up to 4 million other sufferers in the UK, he has had to figure out ways of living with it.

In a world where the medication is as feared as the illness itself, he talks openly about the path he chose and how he now questions it.

He speaks to celebrities like Richard Dreyfuss who owe their life and career to medication, and to the family of one girl who committed suicide rather than take the drugs. Contains very strong language.

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Video Bitrate: 1528 KB/s
Video Codec: XviD MPEG-4 codec
Resolution: 704 x 384
Aspect Ratio: 1.83:1
Framerate: 25 FPS (~ 88400 Frames)
Quality Factor: 0.226 B/px
Audio Bitrate: 134 KB/s (VBR)
Audio Codec: MP3
Channels: 2 Ch @ Sampling Rate: 48000 Hz
No of Episode: 2
Size per Episode: 700.26 MB
Length per Episode: ~ 00:59:00
Subtitles No (TV Caps)
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