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Domestic troubles in post-war Britain
Jill Kirby

World War, 1939–60’, Twentieth Century British History (2011), p. 10, ; Philip Gillett, The British Working Class in Postwar Film (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2003), p. 2. 9 Jeffrey Richard, ‘New Waves and Old Myths: British Cinema in the 1960s’, in Bart Moore-Gilbert and John Seed (eds) Cultural Revolution? The Challenge of the Arts in the 1960s (London: Routledge, 1992), p. 172. 10 Haggett, Desperate Housewives , p. 85. 11 D5284

in Feeling the strain
Healthcare professionals and the BBC
Vicky Long

depressing or morbid’ while another one in ten believed that such a programme ‘might itself produce mental illness’.23 These fears about the potential impact of such a programme point to a shared belief amongst medical and lay groups regarding the capacity of television to shape opinion: the psychiatrist William Sargant, for example, expressed his belief in ‘the tremendous power of television for good or evil in matters of medicine’.24 They echoed concerns surrounding the release of The Snakepit in British cinemas seven years earlier, when several national newspapers

in Destigmatising mental illness?