In this episode we are on coffee, BUT manage to rattle on about how creativity can be born out of depression and also how the process and stresses of constantly creating brings its own stresses and issues. The Depressive Hero of the Week is Spike Milligan who, perhaps more than any other comedian, epitomises the "sad clown" and someone who has both suffered for his art and used his struggles as a factor which helps him to redefine comedy.
This is "Why the long face?" in which we lift the lid on depression in a sometimes lighthearted and always non-judgemental way.
It is a conversation between two old friends, usually over a drink or two.
Paul has been a psychiatrist for 20 years and has done years of research into mood disorders and Oliver is a business consultant who has dealt with a lot of depression and its consequences in the workplace.