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Urban Myths: When Cary Grant Introduced Timothy Leary To LSD. Image shows from L to R: Cary Grant (Ben Chaplin), Timothy Leary (Aidan Gillen).

Urban Myths: When Cary Grant Introduced Timothy Leary To LSD

Sky Arts comedy drama on the set of Hitchcock's North By Northwest. 1 episode in 2017. Stars Ben Chaplin, Aidan Gillen, Henry Goodman, Tim Stern and others.

Urban Myths: When Cary Grant Introduced Timothy Leary To LSD. Image shows from L to R: Cary Grant (Ben Chaplin), Timothy Leary (Aidan Gillen).

Urban Myths: When Cary Grant Introduced Timothy Leary To LSD

A comedy drama based upon Cary Grant's LSD-taking

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2017
Channel
Sky Arts
Episodes
1
Starring
Ben Chaplin, Aidan Gillen, Henry Goodman, Tim Stern, Margaret Clunie, Marcia Warren and Zephryn Taitte
Writers
Ed Dyson and Roger Drew
Director
Geoffrey Sax
Producer
Sarah Hammond

This fictionalised comedy joins dashing Hollywood film star Cary Grant and renowned psychologist Timothy Leary on the set of Alfred Hitchcock's 1959 thriller North By Northwest.

Cary Grant is in his mid-50s and, with two failed marriages behind him, is looking for happiness, peace of mind and enlightenment. And he's managed to find it, not through critical acclaim, a multimillion-dollar fortune and the idolisation of fans across the world, but through mind-bending drugs.

Currently undergoing a unique brand of therapy involving a series of controlled experiments with Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, also known as LSD, Cary is now bringing Timothy Leary along for the ride.

Juiced to the gills, the pair embark on a whimsical hallucinogenic trip through psychological space and time, as they visit past, present and future memories.

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