Channel 4’s Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners is back despite the huge amount of upset that it caused when the first series was aired earlier this year. You can find our initial comment on the series here.
This series programme makers have done more to include people with OCD and to talk about the severity of the disorder - but they still don’t get the point. This is OCD as entertainment and that is what makes it so abhorrent.
Later this week Channel 4 are due to show a documentary about the oldest psychiatric institution in the world. The Victorian public used to go there, pay to have a look at “madmen” and be entertained. It was wrong then and it’s wrong now.