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Stephen Fry: the Secret Life of the Manic Depressive

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2/2. Richard Dreyfuss is among stars discussing why they owe their life and career to medication.
Stephen Fry also talks to the family of one girl who committed suicide rather than take the drugs. And he reveals in detail, for the first time, how mental illness overwhelmed him 11 years ago when he walked out of a West End play and attempted suicide. Since then, just like up to four million other sufferers in the UK, he has had to figure out ways of living with it. In a world where the medication is as feared as the illness itself, Fry talks openly about the path he chose and how he now questions it.
Director/Producer Ross Wilson Stephen Fry presents 01 on Friday at 10pm on BBC2

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Unknown: Richard Dreyfuss
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Producer: Ross Wilson
Producer: Stephen Fry

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Stephen Fry: the Secret Life of the Manic Depressive

BBC Two England, 26 September 2006 21.00






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