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

Takin' Over The Asylum

  • TV comedy drama
  • BBC One
  • 1994
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Sacked from Hospital Radio Glasgow, Eddie McKenna agrees to resurrect the radio station at St Jude's Mental Hospital. Stars Ken Stott, Katy Murphy, David Tennant, Ruth McCabe, Elizabeth Spriggs and more.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 1 - Hey Jude

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.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 27th September 1994
50 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 29th June 2019 9:00pm BBC Scotland
Monday 1st July 2019 11:00pm BBC Scotland

Cast & crew

Ken Stott Eddie
Katy Murphy Francine
David Tennant Campbell
Ruth McCabe Rosalie
Elizabeth Spriggs Grandma
Angela Bruce Isabel
Kenneth Bryans Stuart
Matt Costello (as Matthew Costello) Alastair
Derek Anders Billy
Gavin Mitchell Hector
Molly Innes Margaret
Roy Hanlon Griffin
Nell Brennan Sheila
Caroline Paterson Jane
Angus Macfadyen Fergus
Guest cast
Mary MacLeod Nana
Fiona Kane Nurse
Inta Ozols Interpreter
Ron Donachie Petrie
Ashley Jensen Kathleen
Gary Grochla Engineer
June Watson Mrs Wyatt
Michael Sheard Mr Wyatt
Writing team
Donna Franceschild Writer
Production team
David Blair Director
Chris Parr Producer
Bill Bryden Executive Producer
Annette Howat Associate Producer
Ian Farr Editor
Pat Campbell Production Designer
Sally Pearson Costume Designer
Cheryl Mercer Make-up Designer
Junior Campbell Composer

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