Shrink Rap (TV series)

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Shrink Rap
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Genre Talk show
Presented by Pamela Stephenson
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 3
No. of episodes 12
Production
Running time 50 minutes
Production company(s) Finestripe Productions
Broadcast
Original channel More4
Original run 2 April 2007 (2007-04-02) – 2010

Shrink Rap was a British television series hosted by clinical psychologist Dr. Pamela Stephenson in which she interviewed various celebrities using psychotherapeutic techniques. Shrink Rap focused on relating various childhood experiences and traumas to the adult difficulties of the celebrities. While quasi-therapeutic in approach, the interviewees were briefed that the conversations were interviews and not strictly therapy.

The programme premièred on More4 on 2 April 2007 and was aired in Australia on ABC2 in 2008.

Episodes[edit]

Series 1[edit]

# Title Original airdate
1 "Sharon Osbourne" 2 April 2007 (2007-04-02) [1][2]
Sharon Osbourne talks about her early life, how her father treated her, and her marriage to Ozzy Osbourne.
2 "Stephen Fry" 3 April 2007 (2007-04-03) [2]
3 "David Blunkett" 4 April 2007 (2007-04-04) [2]
4 "Sarah, Duchess of York" 5 April 2007 (2007-04-05) [2]
Sarah Ferguson talks about how she always feels like a child.
5 "Robin Williams" 6 April 2007 (2007-04-06) [2][3]

Special[edit]

# Title Original airdate
6 "Chris Langham" 15 January 2008 (2008-01-15) [4]
Chris Langham talks about his childhood sexual abuse, drug abuse, compulsive lying, and his conviction.

Series 2[edit]

# Title Original airdate
7 "Joan Rivers" 21 April 2008 (2008-04-21) [5]
8 "Gene Simmons" 28 April 2008 (2008-04-28) [6]
9 "Tony Curtis" 5 May 2008 (2008-05-05) [7]
10 "Salman Rushdie" 12 May 2008 (2008-05-12) [7]
Salman Rushdie talks about his death threats from the Ayatollah.
11 "Kathleen Turner" 19 May 2008 (2008-05-19) [7]

Series 3[edit]

# Title Original airdate
12 "Billy Connolly" 14 August 2009 (2009-08-14)
Pamela interviews her husband, Billy Connolly, on his childhood and his views on the Catholic Church.
13 "Heather Mills" 17 February 2010 (2010-02-17)
14 "Carrie Fisher" 24 February 2010 (2010-02-24)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cooke, Rachel (9 April 2007). "Private moments on display". New Statesman. Retrieved 6 December 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Cowie, Eleanor (1 April 2007). "Celebrity surgery with Dr Pamela Connolly". The Herald. Retrieved 6 December 2009. 
  3. ^ Smyth, Anna (6 April 2007). "Dr Connolly I presume?". The Scotsman. Retrieved 6 December 2009. 
  4. ^ "Langham paid price, his wife says". BBC News. 7 January 2008. Retrieved 6 December 2009. 
  5. ^ Deacon, Michael (19 April 2008). "Shrink Rap". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 6 December 2009. 
  6. ^ "Satellite Pick of the Day". Daily Record. 28 April 2008. Retrieved 6 December 2009. 
  7. ^ a b c "Desperate Hollywood housewives". The Sunday Times. 4 May 2008. Retrieved 6 December 2009. 

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