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Alastair Campbell: Depression and Me

Alastair Campbell candidly talks about his experience living with depression and explores if radical new treatments can make a difference.

In an intensely personal and often surprising film for BBC Two, Alastair Campbell candidly talks about his experience living with depression and explores if radical new treatments can make a difference.

Alastair is best known for his role as Tony Blair’s formidable and often contentious spin doctor, but, away from the public eye, he has been dogged by crippling bouts of depression for most of his life. Some days, just getting out of bed is too hard. Therapy and anti-depressant medication is helping him keep his head above water, but is that really the best he can hope for?

Encouraged by his family, Alastair sets out on a journey to explore if cutting edge science can offer him - and the millions of people like him - the hope of one day living depression-free. As he tries to understand his depression better, he also reflects on key events in his life and asks if they could have had a negative effect on his mind.

59 minutes

Last on

Fri 7 Jun 2019 01:45

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:01

    The Divine Comedy

    Absent Friends

  • 00:22

    Jacques Brel

    Ne Me Quitte Pas

  • 00:45

    The Divine Comedy

    Our Mutual Friend

  • 00:58

    The Divine Comedy

    Bang Goes The Knighthood

Credits

Role Contributor
Narrator Alastair Campbell
Director Peter Gauvain
Producer Peter Gauvain
Production Company Silverfish Films

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