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Addicted to Pleasure, Series 1, Episode 1, Sugar
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directed by Sarah Barclay, fl. 2002; produced by Sarah Barclay, fl. 2002, in Addicted to Pleasure, Series 1, Episode 1 (Glasgow, Scotland: BBC Worldwide, 2012), 48 mins
Revealing the rich and controversial past of sugar, alcohol, tobacco and opium, Hollywood actor Brian Cox embarks on a thought-provoking journey to uncover how the commercial exploitation of these products hooked the rest of the world on an appetite for a good time. In this first episode, Brian wants to find out w...
directed by Sarah Barclay, fl. 2002; produced by Sarah Barclay, fl. 2002, in Addicted to Pleasure, Series 1, Episode 1 (Glasgow, Scotland: BBC Worldwide, 2012), 48 mins
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Addicted to Pleasure, Series 1, Episode 2, Opium
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directed by Nick Shoolingin-Jordan, fl. 2005; produced by Nick Shoolingin-Jordan, fl. 2005, in Addicted to Pleasure, Series 1, Episode 2 (Glasgow, Scotland: BBC Worldwide, 2012), 49 mins
Scotland is plagued with over 50,000 drug addicts and one of the roots of this addiction is the opium poppy. In this second episode, actor Brian Cox travels to China to discover how the seeds of this modern-day addiction were planted during the height of Britain's trading empire. Since then opium has fuelled the w...
directed by Nick Shoolingin-Jordan, fl. 2005; produced by Nick Shoolingin-Jordan, fl. 2005, in Addicted to Pleasure, Series 1, Episode 2 (Glasgow, Scotland: BBC Worldwide, 2012), 49 mins
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Addicted to Pleasure, Series 1, Episode 3, Tobacco
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in Addicted to Pleasure, Series 1, Episode 3 (Glasgow, Scotland: BBC Worldwide, 2012), 50 mins
Growing up in the streets of Dundee, actor Brian Cox was surrounded by tobacco. His entire family either smoked it or chewed it and yet Brian reveals, he never took up the habit. To find out why not, Brian travels to Virginia in the US to discover how the habit of smoking kick-started the British Empire and create...
in Addicted to Pleasure, Series 1, Episode 3 (Glasgow, Scotland: BBC Worldwide, 2012), 50 mins
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Addicted to Pleasure, Series 1, Episode 4, Whisky
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directed by Tim Niel, fl. 2004-2015; produced by Tim Niel, fl. 2004-2015, in Addicted to Pleasure, Series 1, Episode 4 (Glasgow, Scotland: BBC Worldwide, 2012), 49 mins
Today, whisky is a source of Scottish pride; it's one of the UK's few growth industries. In this last episode, actor Brian Cox reveals how whisky was born and shaped in opposition to the British tax system, and how that history forged the character of Scotland's national drink. But as he discovers, during the 19th...
directed by Tim Niel, fl. 2004-2015; produced by Tim Niel, fl. 2004-2015, in Addicted to Pleasure, Series 1, Episode 4 (Glasgow, Scotland: BBC Worldwide, 2012), 49 mins
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