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

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2017
Channels
Sky Arts
Episodes
1
Stars
Ben Chaplin, Aidan Gillen, Henry Goodman, Tim Stern, Margaret Clunie, Marcia Warren and Zephryn Taitte
Writers
Ed Dyson and Roger Drew
Directors
Geoffrey Sax and Marc Baker
Producers
Sarah Hammond, Jon Mountague, Roger Drew, Ed Dyson, Harry Williams and Jack Williams
Companies

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.

Additional details

Part of

Urban Myths

Also known as
  • Urban Myths: Cary Grant And Timothy Leary
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 9th February 2017 at 10pm on Sky Arts
Episode length
30 minutes
Most recent repeats
  • Saturday 16th October 2021 at 3:30am on Sky Arts
  • Wednesday 2nd June 2021 at 10:30pm on Sky Arts
  • Friday 20th November 2020 at 2:20am on Sky Arts

Recording details

  • Pinewood Studios

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