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Bentley on Candian TV

I continue to be amazed at the publicity opportunities that have appeared for me to tell my story to help others.  In May I received an emai from a producer at Make Believe Media in Vancouver, British Columbia. She told me that they were putting together a show called "The Devil You Know" and wanted to know if I would like to be one of the eight hour shows of the series.  Now, I've had some amazing publicity for my book "A Dance with the Devil: A True Story of Marriage to a Psychopath" and you would think I would be used to the cold calls.  But I'm not.  Each time I'm contacted I'm excited as as ever.  Fireworks explode and it takes my breath away.  I couldn't say yes fast enough. 

The crew showed up to film in June.  The director, sound technician, and camerman came down from Canada and stayed for over a week!  They spent two-and-a-half days filming with just me for direct interviews and "B" roll shots.  Several of my friends who knew "the admiral" were also interviewed.  In fact, the production company flew one couple down from Oregon just for the shoot.  I provided photographs and home video to augment the piece.  One of my favorite memories is my husband and I sitting around our patio table in the shade area after a long day of filming and sharing our homemade wine with the crew.

 My segment was named "Devil in Disguise" and it is scheduled to air on the Canadian TV network VIVA on October 30 and November 5, 2010.    The Canadian satellite or cable providers and the corresponding channels for VIVA are listed below. If you don't see your provider listed below contact your TV provider to find out how to tune in to VIVA and "The Devil You Know."
TV ProviderVIVA Channel
Shaw Direct147/507
Source Cable172
ShawBC- 96 or 159
AB- 92
MB- 92 or 159

The production company will probably see the series to cable TV in the United States and the UK.  Stay tuned for announcements.  Remember you can keep up with me on Twitter @BarbaraBentley and If you don't want to sign up with Twitter, you can always go to my home page at www.adancewiththedevil.com where the Twitter feed shows up.


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Apr. 23rd, 2011 09:37 pm (UTC)
Wow! Your story was parallel to my own in so many ways. I too was married to a psychopath many years ago. Sadly, you are right about domestic violence victims. My husband attacked me one day with a cast iron skillet and beat me nearly unconcsious. I finally managed to get to a can of mace I kept in my purse and maced him. The police threatened to arrest ME for assault if he wanted to press charges. Psychopaths know who to befriend and he was friends with many on the police force.
The threats that he would leave me were never ending. What's even more sad is that there are only a few people in my life who know the truth of that realtionship because everyone immediately judges you! "Why didn't you just leave?" Really? You think if it was that easy I would NOT have done that? Only someone who has endured it can understand it and not judge or belittle you. Even my family doesn't know the truth.
I identified with your wedding disappointment as well. My husband held a gun to my head and said that if I didn't agree to marry him on THAT day, then he would shoot me.
Thank you for writing your book! I can't wait to read it! I saw your interview with Dennis Murphy on Dateline. I can appreciate that you cried when you found out he had died. But I am so glad that you were able to escape.
Apr. 23rd, 2011 11:37 pm (UTC)
Re: Psychopaths
Thank you for taking the time to respond to seeing my show on Dateline today. I'm sorry that you have to count yourself among the victims of a psychopath/sociopath. As you know, they creae a crazy-making world for us. Once you read my book, you can give it to your family and say "this is what I went through - believe it or not." I always like the saying about walking in someone's mocassins for two weeks before you judge them. Email me at barbara@adancewiththedevil.cm and let me know how you like the book.
Sincerely, Barbara Bentley

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