Out of Sight | Madness

A look at the rise and fall of the asylum. Conceived as a safe haven for the insane, the reality was somewhat more brutal as typified by the mass murder of the insane in Nazi Germany. But have attitudes to madness changed over 400yrs?

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 58'35''
  • Broadcast year: 1991
Curriculum Connection
  • Psychology | What is Mental Health? | Three historical views of mental illness (Humoral, supernatural and hospital movement)

Licence: ERA Licence required


UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC Two
  • Programme: Madness
  • Episode: Out of Sight