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Freud

Series in which Bettany Hughes retraces the lives of great modern thinkers. She travels to Vienna on the trail of Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis.

Bettany Hughes travels to Vienna on the trail of Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis. Freud's influence surrounds us. In our vocabulary - repression, penis envy, the Freudian slip - and in the freedom we take for granted, to talk openly about our deepest feelings and insecurities.

A pioneer in the study of the human mind, Freud's psychoanalytic methods addressed emotional issues, seldom even discussed in the 19th century. Talking to his patients inspired his radical understanding of the unconscious mind, as a repository of hidden repressed emotions and irrational primal desires.

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Mon 11 Nov 2019 23:30

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Presenter Bettany Hughes
Producer Rob Cowling
Director Rob Cowling
Executive Producer David Upshal

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