Takin' Over The Asylum. Eddie (Ken Stott). Copyright: BBC.

Takin' Over The Asylum

BBC One comedy drama set in a psychiatric hospital. 6 episodes (1 series) in 1994. Stars Ken Stott, Katy Murphy, David Tennant, Ruth McCabe and others.

Takin' Over The Asylum. Image shows from L to R: Eddie (Ken Stott), Francine (Katy Murphy), Campbell (David Tennant). Copyright: BBC.

Takin' Over The Asylum

Sacked from Hospital Radio Glasgow, Eddie McKenna agrees to resurrect the radio station at St Jude's Mental Hospital

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
1994
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
6   (1 series)
Starring
Ken Stott, Katy Murphy, David Tennant, Ruth McCabe, Elizabeth Spriggs, Angela Bruce, Kenneth Bryans, Matt Costello and others
Writer
Donna Franceschild
Director
David Blair
Producer
Chris Parr

Comedy drama serial, set in a psychiatric hospital.

Eddie McKenna has a dream - to become a professional DJ. Sacked from his slot on Hospital Radio Glasgow and bored of his day job as a double glazing salesman, he agrees to resurrect the radio station at St Jude's Mental Hospital. Gradually he becomes involved in the lives of the patients and realises that not all the 'lunatics' are on the inside.

This programme was not originally promoted as a comedy, but has been labelled as one by many parties since its original broadcast so is included on British Comedy Guide for completeness and to avoid confusion.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 27th September 1994 on BBC One at 9pm
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 1st November 1994 on BBC One at 9pm
Length of episodes
50 minutes
Last repeat
Sunday 4th August 2019 at 11:00pm on BBC Scotland

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