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Dr Gwen Adshead

Dr Gwen Adshead

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First broadcast: Sun 11 Jul 2010

Forensic Psychotherapist

Kirsty Young's castaway is the forensic psychotherapist Dr Gwen Adshead.

A consultant at Broadmoor Hospital, it is her job to try to understand the behaviour of some of the most vilified people in our society. The Victorian institution in Berkshire is home to more than two hundred men; all people who have been convicted or accused of the most dangerous violent behaviour.

Her life outside work seems impossibly normal - bringing up her children, singing in a choir and gardening fill her spare time. Of her work, she says: "Other people's minds are so fascinating I can't think of anything more interesting and I can't understand why everyone isn't a psychiatrist."

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The Rolling Stones

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The Rolling Stones

Gimme Shelter

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Johann Sebastian Bach

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Suite for Solo Cello No. 1 in G major - Prelude

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Ian Dury and The Blockheads

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Ian Dury and The Blockheads

Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick

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The Weather Girls

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The Weather Girls

It's Raining Men

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

That Ungrateful Man Betrayed Me (from Don Giovanni)

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James Taylor

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James Taylor

Shower the People

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Johannes Eccard

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Johannes Eccard

When Mary to the Temple Went

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The Lacrimosa

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