Addicted to Pleasure

60 minutes

Actor Brian Cox reveals the rich and controversial past of sugar, alcohol, tobacco and opium to uncover how the commercial exploitation of these products hooked the world

60 minutes

Actor Brian Cox reveals the rich and controversial past of sugar, alcohol, tobacco and opium to uncover how the commercial exploitation of these products hooked the world

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Watch Addicted to Pleasure Season 1 Episode 4 - Whisky

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s1e4 Whisky
December 19, 2012
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 century, addiction became a huge social problem with Scots drinking around six million gallons every year to escape the often unbearable conditions of their urban lives. The Scots reputation for hard drinking was born, an image Scotland struggles with to this day.
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Watch Addicted to Pleasure Season 1 Episode 1 - Sugar

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s1e1 Sugar
November 26, 2012
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 why (like millions of other Brits), he is a diabetic. Starting in Barbados, from which sugar cane fuelled a consumer revolution, Brian discovers how the British acquired a 'sweet tooth' and why today, this has led to epidemic levels of diabetes, obesity and even addiction to sugar.
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Watch Addicted to Pleasure Season 1 Episode 1 - Sugar
s1e1 Sugar
November 26, 2012
November 26, 2012
Sugar
Series Premiere
Watch Addicted to Pleasure Season 1 Episode 2 - Opium
s1e2 Opium
December 3, 2012
December 3, 2012
Opium
Watch Addicted to Pleasure Season 1 Episode 3 - Tobacco
s1e3 Tobacco
December 10, 2012
December 10, 2012
Tobacco
Watch Addicted to Pleasure Season 1 Episode 4 - Whisky
s1e4 Whisky
December 19, 2012
December 19, 2012
Whisky
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