A clip from David Tennant's new feature film Mad To Be Normal will be shown on Film 2017 on BBC One later tonight.
David Tennant stars as the renowned Scottish psychiatrist R.D. Laing, the so-called acid-Marxist who controversially rejected the dominant medical model of mental illness in order to focus on the personal emotional journeys of each of his patients. In 1965, Laing and a group of colleagues created the Philadelphia Association and started a unique psychiatric community project at Kingsley Hall, where patients and therapists lived together. He was often criticised for his techniques, which included the occasional use of the drug LSD.
Mad To Be Normal, which also stars Elisabeth Moss, Michael Gambon and Gabriel Byrne, was filmed at various locations across Yorkshire and London in 2016. The movie is a Gizmo Films production with Bad Penny Productions and GSP Studios. It will premiere at the Glasgow Film Festival on February 26th, and the filmmakers say that a national release will follow.
Watch Film 2017 on BBC One tonight from 23.35 or for the next month via BBC iPlayer.