My depression and me — Stephen Fry to talk of his misery

Stephen Fry is to talk openly for the first time about his battle with manic depression for a BBC Two programme. Fry, who said he felt suicidal when he walking out of the West End show Cell Mates in February 1995, will talk candidly about his experiences of living with the condition. His comments will come in two hour-long shows he is presenting on how celebrities cope with mental health problems. He has already travelled to the US to interview actors and comedians about how it affects their work, TV industry website Broadcastnow.com reports. Fry has already interviewed actress Carrie Fisher, who has battled with bipolar disorder since her teens. The shows, being made by independent production house IWC Media, are due to be broadcast in May.