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Burning Desire: The Seduction of Smoking (2014– )

TV Mini-series | 60 min | Documentary

Peter Taylor, a journalist who has investigated the tobacco industry for 40 years, sniffs out the state of the business today, when cigarettes are becoming less and less accepted but profits continue to increase. However, frank honesty has...See morePeter Taylor, a journalist who has investigated the tobacco industry for 40 years, sniffs out the state of the business today, when cigarettes are becoming less and less accepted but profits continue to increase. However, frank honesty has replaced the blatant denial of the past. Written by Anonymous See less
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May 29, 2014 (United Kingdom)

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40 cast members
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Peter Taylor
Himself - Reporter Himself - Reporter   See fewer
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John Ashcroft
Himself - Derbyshire GP Himself - Derbyshire GP   See fewer
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Clive Bates
Himself - Public Health Consultant Himself - Public Health Consultant   See fewer
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2
Linda Bauld
Herself - Health Policy, University of Stirling Herself - Health Policy, University of Stirling   See fewer
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2
John Britton
Himself - UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies Himself - UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies   See fewer
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2
Cyril Chantler
Himself - Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Review Himself - Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Review   See fewer
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2
Mike Daube
Himself - Australian Council on Smoking and Health Himself - Australian Council on Smoking and Health   See fewer
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2
Diane Marshall
Herself - Lifelong Smoker Herself - Lifelong Smoker   See fewer
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John Marshall
Himself - Lifelong Smoker Himself - Lifelong Smoker   See fewer
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2
David O'Reilly
Himself - Scientific Director, BAT Himself - Scientific Director, BAT   See fewer
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2
James Reilly
Himself - Minister for Health, Ireland Himself - Minister for Health, Ireland   See fewer
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2
Nicola Roxon
Herself - Minister for Health, Australia 2007-2011 Herself - Minister for Health, Australia 2007-2011   See fewer
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2
David Sweanor
Himself - Faculty of Law, Ottawa University Himself - Faculty of Law, Ottawa University   See fewer
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2
Kingsley Wheaton
Himself - Corporate Affairs Director, BAT Himself - Corporate Affairs Director, BAT   See fewer
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2
Selva Andreoli
Herself - President, Grupo Publicitario Perfil Herself - President, Grupo Publicitario Perfil   See fewer
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1
David Baldwin
Himself - Consultant Respiratory Physician, Nottingham University Hospital Himself - Consultant Respiratory Physician, Nottingham University Hospital   See fewer
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1
Erik Bloomquist
Himself - Senior Analyst, Berenberg Bank Himself - Senior Analyst, Berenberg Bank   See fewer
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1
John Cassin
Himself - Under Age Sales Himself - Under Age Sales   See fewer
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Adrian Everett
Himself - Chief Executive, E-Lites Himself - Chief Executive, E-Lites   See fewer
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1
Tim Fitzgerald
Himself - Australian Customs & Border Protection Service Himself - Australian Customs & Border Protection Service   See fewer
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Ronnie Flanagan
Himself - BAT consultant, Anti-Illicit Trade Himself - BAT consultant, Anti-Illicit Trade   See fewer
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Craig Glasby
Himself - Founder Member, Alliance of Australian Retailers Himself - Founder Member, Alliance of Australian Retailers   See fewer
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Xanana Gusmão
Himself - Prime Minister, East Timor Himself - Prime Minister, East Timor   See fewer
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Gerard Hastings
Himself - Social Marketing, University of Stirling Himself - Social Marketing, University of Stirling   See fewer
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Brian Jackson
Himself - Gallaher Employee Himself - Gallaher Employee   See fewer
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Dietmar Jazbinsek
Himself - Tobacco Control Consultant Himself - Tobacco Control Consultant   See fewer
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1
Oliver Kershaw
Himself - E-Cigarette Forum Himself - E-Cigarette Forum   See fewer
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1
Jorge Luna
Himself - World Health Organisation Himself - World Health Organisation   See fewer
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1
Scott McIntyre
Himself - BAT Australia Spokesman Himself - BAT Australia Spokesman   See fewer
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1
Gerard Munday
Himself - Convenience Store Owner, Melbourne Himself - Convenience Store Owner, Melbourne   See fewer
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Dan Murphy
Himself - Medical Director, Bairo Pite Hospital Himself - Medical Director, Bairo Pite Hospital   See fewer
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Kate Pike
Herself - Trading Standards North West Herself - Trading Standards North West   See fewer
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Raul Quiñones
Himself - Tobacco Manufacturers' Association, Argentina Himself - Tobacco Manufacturers' Association, Argentina   See fewer
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1
Luc Sabot
Himself - Development Agency Director, East Timor Himself - Development Agency Director, East Timor   See fewer
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1
Veronica Schoj
Herself - InterAmerican Heart Foundation, Argentina Herself - InterAmerican Heart Foundation, Argentina   See fewer
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Kirsty Sword Gusmão
Herself - East Timor National Commission, UNESCO Herself - East Timor National Commission, UNESCO   See fewer
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Tabaré Vázquez
Himself - President, Uruguay 2005-2010 Himself - President, Uruguay 2005-2010   See fewer
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Melanie Wakefield
Herself - Cancer Council Victoria Herself - Cancer Council Victoria   See fewer
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Matt Weetman
Herself - North Bondi Life Saving Club Herself - North Bondi Life Saving Club   See fewer
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Alan Long
Himself - Director, BAT Brazil (1980) (archive footage) Himself - Director, BAT Brazil (1980) (archive footage)   See fewer
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7.6 / 10 | 11 votes