Item Details

Opium [electronic resource]

BBC Worldwide Ltd
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
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 fueled the world's largest drug-smuggling operation, earned vast fortunes, triggered war with China and inspired medical breakthroughs. Brian Cox reveals how Britain unleashed the most dangerous of addictions on the world, and how the consequences still haunt us today.
Release Date
2012
Run Time
50 min.
Language
English
Rating
10 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 04, 2014.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Series
Addicted to Pleasure
Contents
  • Introduction: Opium: Addicted to Pleasure (1:50)
  • Pain Relief (2:06)
  • Papaver Somniferum (2:07)
  • Cultivation (2:01)
  • Negotiations (2:03)
  • Smuggling Opium to China (3:06)
  • Jardine Matheson (3:03)
  • War on Drugs (2:00)
  • Retaliation (2:04)
  • Treaty of Nanking (1:56)
  • Power of Opium (2:34)
  • Laudanum (2:55)
  • Hypodermic Syringe (3:19)
  • Widespread Use (2:12)
  • Addiction (1:46)
  • Brain Study (2:05)
  • Heroin (3:32)
  • Jesus Pills (2:24)
  • Opium Wars (1:59)
  • Looking Ahead (2:20)
  • Credits: Opium: Addicted to Pleasure (0:35)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2014], c2012.
Publisher no.
  • 57411s Films Media Group
  • 57413 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (50 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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