Monday 13 May 2013

Politicians on the couch

Is politics good for your mental health?

If you are an elected representative, you will both smile and wince at today’s 15-minute drama on BBC Radio 4 in the series How Does That Make You Feel?

Fictional MP Richard Fallon (Roger Allam, who played another fictional MP Peter Mannion in The Thick of It) is confessing his anxieties to his psychotherapist. He thinks he is being denied promotion because of his obese son and his lack of visibility. But his decision to remedy this problem by taking part in a fly-on-the wall TV documentary series has made matters only worse.

The programme is repeated at 19:45 this evening or you can listen online at any time in the next seven days.

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